Gray Cabinets, Gold Hardware and a DIY Vintage Christmas Stocking

seema kitchen

Ahhh….it’s been a while, I know… So much going on around here! I plan on making some time to have a couple of my most recently completed projects photographed in the next few weeks, so I’ll finally be able to show you what’s been keeping me so busy these last few months.

Oh, and do you remember the “forever home” that I’ve been working on with my long time client, Seema? I first mentioned it HERE. Well, the house will be ready to close in January, so we are now hard at work tackling the furniture design for her Living Room and Master Bedroom.

What I haven’t shared with you are the amazing details of her new kitchen…. Think gray cabinets, Carrara Marble and gold hardware! Yes, GOLD!! I’m obsessed and can hardly WAIT for it to be installed!! Oh, and wait until you see the matching gold pendants over the bar…ah-ma-zing! I came across this picture online, which reminded me of our design…



















On another note, I found some super cute Christmas stockings at West Elm this weekend. One in particular caught my eye and I thought it would be perfect for Miss Stella’s first stocking!


Cute, right? I thought the felt flowers made it look at bit vintage, which I love…I always seem to lean towards a vintage look when it comes to decorating my house for the Holidays. Remember the paper flowers I made for my tree a few years ago?? I haven’t used them since, but it was fun for one year.

I just love the chic, sophisticated feel of the whites, creams and golds and can never have too many feathers, mercury glass or glitter! My husband’s worst nightmare.

But when I brought the stocking home, I knew I needed to add a “little something” to spice it up a bit…after all, it IS Stella’s first stocking! So, I raided my jewelry cabinet, pulled apart a bunch of necklaces that I’ve never worn, and voila!























Loving the detail of the steel gray and baby pink flowers…and of course, the feathers and pearls! I also plan on having her name embroidered in the center of the stocking.























Now to figure out the stockings for the rest of the family….hmmmm…

Happy Monday everyone!!


  • Julie

    Seema’s kitchen is going to be beautiful! What a calming, sophisticated look!
    And I love the finished stocking for Stella.
    Now the challenge is Beckham!

    October 29, 2012
  • seema

    i shouldn’t be surprised by this but THAT is the exact picture that made me want to pull the trigger on gold hardware for the kitchen! you did a beautiful job embellishing stella’s stocking…now let’s get some BOYish inspiration up in here!!

    October 29, 2012
  • That kitchen is AMAZING!! And love your additions to Stella’s stocking! Hope we get to see those babes soon!!!

    October 29, 2012
  • Mikie

    Stella is one lucky little baby – the stocking is AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to see your talents on a boy stocking!

    October 29, 2012
  • If the kitchen turns out anything like that pic, it will be amazing. Love the mix of marble, gray and gold hardware. Gorgeous!

    October 29, 2012
  • Catherine

    You do new stockings for the whole family every year? Wow! That one is a cutie… I would have a hard time not using it for many years!

    October 29, 2012
    • I don’t do new stockings every year…just this year since it’s the twin’s first Christmas…

      October 29, 2012

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