Wednesday, December 1, 2010

NOEL au Naturel






























(Article from House Beautiful  2001)
 

 You can see how smitten I am not only with the genius that is Carolyne Roehm, but with a natural approach to decorating for the holidays that relies on the subtler elements found in nature.



15 comments:

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

I LOVE NATURAL DECORATIONS!
Beautiful post Therese, really inspiring.
Fra

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'd say your girl crush is totally justified. You know I put that photo of my daughter in yesterday's post specifically for you friend :)

The Polished Pebble said...

I feel like I'm running late....So much inspiration and I've yet to hang up a wreath!

Thanks for getting me going!

kelley

Kathysue said...

Love this warm and inviting look. I did a nature inspired look for the dining room last year. I will post that soon!! This year is a bit different. Having fun re-creating some old, some new, Fa-la-la- ♫ ♪ ♫

pretty pink tulips said...

Not only does she make everything she touches just sparkle -- but I love those tips. Note to self - buy extra greenery to refresh mid month!

Happy December, Terri!
xoxo elizabeth

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I agree, Carolyne Roehm's style is absolutely gorgeous. She also has(or had)a home in CT near where my parents lived and when I would visit I would always take a daily walk past her home just so I could enjoy the style of her home's exterior.
I love the mantle(above)and books. Those pinecones!
Breathtaking post!
I have been so busy and haven't had a chance to post in a couple of weeks. Maybe tonight or tomorrow. But it's good to visit your site.

Party Resources said...

I love it! Though I do laugh that she titled it "au naturel".

teaorwine said...

I love the two evergreens flanking the fireplace in the first pic. So very au naturel. I would leave them just as they are.

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow that chandelier and garland are beautiful! and those gifts are just too gorgeous to open! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Each and every photo is stunning and has something I can take away! Love the tips for the fresh trees...we are almost ready to get ours.

XO,
Jane

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

She =rwally is the gift wrap queen! Love the natural direction and I quess I need to buy some more greens and go hunting for more pinecones. XO

mydesignchic said...

I adore everything Carolyne Roehm does, from au naturel to the most ornate - it's always perfection...no detail too small!!

Hamptontoes said...

Her look is fabulous...what's not to love?

Linda in AZ * said...

* Yer KILLIN' me here, Therese!!!

FIRST, YESTERDAY'S posting on "The Lady C.R." left me almost breathless, as it is SOOOOO my/our style/love!!!

THEN, early this a.m. even MORE of this incredibly talented woman's "displays"... geez, how much more can I TAKE before my heart gives out???? (It's kind of EMBARRASSING to be DROOOOLING over my keyboard, too~ and especially at MY age!!!)...

Seriously tho, am sending MANY, MANY THANKS to YOU annnnd the "DIVINE MS. R"... Her approach to creating & sharing her very beautiful & welcomed preference for a more natural look speaks so highly of her and her personal style and most wonderful flair!!!

Thank you again, and warmest holiday wishes... to BOTH of you!

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

quintessence said...

I'm with you - she is my style icon in terms of table top. The At Home with Carolyne Roehm is one of my favorite books I own. I featured her in my Thanksgiving post and will be in Christmas as well. I went to a party once in her spectacular New York apartment and she is lovely and gracious