Thursday, November 29, 2012

House Tour: Master Bedroom

 Today I am sharing updated photos of my master bedroom.  A few months ago, I replaced my headboard with the Serena & Lily Pondicherry bed.  I was drawn to the ultra high headboard ( 75" tall).  I am still making updates to the room but this is leaps and bounds from where I started.  For a glimpse at before photos, see the links at the bottom of this post. 




Previous links to the master bedroom:
House Tour 1- Includes Before Photos   |   House Tour 2- With Old Bed
Source information:
Bedspread- John Robshaw; Fireside chairs- Lee Industries custom upholstered; X benches- Lee Industries upholstered in Highland court confetti, Dresser and Side Tables- Worlds Away Studly Dresser in Marshmellow, Rug- Serena & Lily Marine Charing Cross Rug; Headboard- Serenda & Lily Pondicherry Headboard with Nailheads, Drapery- Lee Industries Lee Industries Kiawah Pineapple; Artwork above fireplace- Michelle Aramas; Lamps- Worlds Away Powder Blue Pagoda, Lion in Teal from Home Goods, Leopard Box is Waylande Gregory, White Horns are Jonathan Adler, Bedside elephant is Home Goods (i believe)
Silhouettes are a DIY by Vivid Hue Home

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Guest Posting at Sadie + Stella

You can imagine my delight when I was asked to guest post over at  Sadie and Stella for Lindsay's "Favorite Room Feature."  Her blog is always always filled with beautiful photos and witty and insightful content.  (Not to mention, her dining room is to die for!)

sadie + stella

So today, I am featuring my sun room over at Sadie + Stella and I'd love for you to come visit me over there. 

Please stop on over and see me at Sadie + Stella and say hi!

If you're stopping over from Sadie + Stella, welcome!  Feel free to take my house tour and see  how the sunroom looks when it's decorated for Christmas here


Monday, November 26, 2012

iVillage features Vivid Hue Home!

The Peacock Tree in the study has been featured in the "Pretty Christmas Tree" series  by Lia Wiedemann on iVillage.

Lia writes, "Interior designers and bloggers share the inspiration behind these gorgeous trees..."
I was thrilled that Vivid Hue Home was featured in this spread among many wonderful designers, including Emily Clark, Furbishstudio , Traci Zeller, Centsational Girl, and more! 

Here's a sneak peak at a few of the trees.  Go here to see all of them. 
Peacock Feather Tree
Vivid Hue Home

Emily Clark

Traci Zeller

Curious to see other seasonal decorations happening at Vivid Hue Home? 

Countdown to Christmas and see our jump start on the holidays here

Catch Vivid Hue Home again on iVillage showing how to find the perfect high-low balance between budget and higer end. 

Heather | Vivid Hue Home


Sunday, November 25, 2012

DIY Homemade Countdown Calendar

  I was inspired by the December 2012 issue of Better Home & Gardens where Maria Carr displayed a homemade countdown calendar in her home.  She used fallen birch branches from her yard as support then stamped numbers 1-24 onto muslin bags and tied them onto the branches.   I decided to do my own rendition of the countdown calendar...
(Maria's calendar here):

Vivid Hue Home iphone via bhg Dec 2012 issue

(Vivid Hue Home calendar here):

Here are the steps I used to create my calendar.  While Maria used wonderful birch branches from her fabulous farmhouse yard, I found this structure already built for my from my local Home Goods store for $10 bucks. 

I had originally stamped little envelopes from the craft store because I couldn't locate the muslin bags.  I wasn't happy with the end result---The envelopes were too large and didn't have enough oomph

So, I made these smaller cards from Target stationery....and yes, I put those stamps from Napa to use again. 

In full disclosure, these aren't little bags full of goodies...but I could put an inspirational message on the back of each day.   For now, it's home is in my sunroom
For a tour of the rest of the house, go here

As you know, I've kick started the holiday decorating early this year.  Here are some of the decorations that are already up.  And I've got more things in store to share with you later this week!    I also have a great guest post to share with you this week so be on the look out!  It's going to be an exciting week! 

xoxo Heather | Vivid Hue Home

PS-- shouldn't be too much longer and I'll have legit photos from the Napa November to share with you!

Maria Carr can be visited at her fabulously creative blog, Dreamy Whites

Other links to Vivid Hue Christmas:
Holiday Trees
Sunroom at Christmas
Meaningful tree in Living Room

Gift Wrapping Traditions
Christmas Antlers
Holiday Card Tree and Sunroom Photos
Christmas Table Decorations

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fuzzy Photo Napa Fun

It has taken me a good few weeks to recover from my fabulous trip to Napa.  (Recall here and here).  It was everything I had hoped it would be!  I am still waiting for the photos from our photog, Matt, to come back from the 'Big Party' on Friday night so I've tried to hold off from sharing too much before the good pics arrive.   But, I thought I'd share a few of the fuzzy photos from my iPhone to give you a sneak peek of what the night entailed...

Specialty Drinks of the Night

Our menus with sprigs of lavender
Side view of photo gallery display
Of course we had a chance to make it to a few wineries in the midst of the big party celebration.  Here's we are in front of Opus One Vineyard (my brother-in-law, Michael; me, my husband, and my preggo sister Brett...aka Kurby!) 
Here I am with my pal Nicole starting off our tour of vineyards on Saturday at Mumm. 
As soon as I get my photos back from Matt Edge, I promise I will share them!  I had him take a ton of the venue from Friday night so I could share them. 
Hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shhhh....the holidays are in the air

  Yes, I despise the department stores that put up their Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.  I can't stand to hear jingle bells in the craft store isle while I'm picking out my Halloween pumpkins.  And yet, this year, I have decided to get a jump start on decorating.  We are heading to Boston for Thanksgiving and I know that after next week Christmas will be here before I turn around twice.   And I'm hosting my entire family this year.  On both sides.  So I have cheated a bit and pulled up some of the decorations from the basement to get a jump start.  I promise I'm not actually going to turn the tree lights on until after turkey day.  Shhhhhhh.....don't tell anyone, but this is what's happening in our Vivid Hue Home so far for the holidays....

Entrance to study

Front door welcome

Study Peacock Tree

Sunroom Whimsical Tree

Living Room Rustic Reindeers

Sunroom Whimsical Tree Happy Hour

More to follow, this is just a sneak peek.   To see some more seasonal spirit, hop over here.

To view a house tour of more Vivid Hue Home rooms, go here