We go overboard with neutrals and punctuate with sharp metallic accents. At least, that’s how we’d like to layer… (a $500.00 Ballard Designs gift card would certainly help!).
One of my most beloved Craigslist finds is a petite mid century hutch, with a greige finish and brass details. It’s served us beautifully through the years, storing linens in our Seattle bungalow apartment, and then showcasing curiosities in Berkeley. When we moved into WarLock Manor, I gave it a very glamourous marbled back and transformed it into our bar cabinet.
As if the crystal didn’t sparkle enough, I added strings of starry lights for the holidays…
Combining my Sputnik-era starburst and lucite obsessions with the astral theme I’ve established for the Living Room, these were a holiday gift-to-self from Pottery Barn. When I found a matching lit star ornament at Target, I didn’t hesitate to snag that too! They’ll twinkle through Christmas and light the way to 2014.
The stars are on a battery-operated timer, set to light up right at cocktail hour and glow as we imbibe some holiday cheer.
Mixed drinks and spiky star lights- that’s how we do merry and bright at WarLock Manor!
… it still looks like Halloween around here.
An unintentional vignette, and a photo taken just before the light shifted, taking the crow shadow with it. I think it’s time for another shift, away from dark and spooky, towards merry and bright. I tried to bah humbug my way out of Christmas decorating this year, but perhaps just a few sparkly things here and there… a strand of twinkle lights… maybe even a tiny tree…?