Thursday, December 9, 2010

An Annapolis Christmas

Two years ago I had the pleasure of decorating a space for The Springhill Center's "Christmas House", located a short distance from Annapolis, MD.  I figured being that close to Annapolis - I needed to take inspiration from The Bay - so, with a mix of soft seaglass colors, pops of white and textures of bamboo, sisal and linen, this relaxing retreat quickly became one of my favorite spaces.

from concept

to completion

I titled the space, "Santa's Retreat", a title befitting a Christmas House...
I figured when Santa needed some R&R, this space could provide him quiet respite.

Notice how Santa never fully relaxes, he's is always checking his Naughty or Nice list.

Santa would enjoy a comfy chair and catching up with the latest Coastal Living.

soft seaglass colors - I chose "Moon Shadow", from Benjamin Moore, for the walls and mixed in furniture and accessories of white, turquoise, green and antiqued silver.

What a find!  I snatched up the mercury glass urn at HomeGoods - it made a perfect tree stand!


  1. Jessamy Tsoris recommended Moon Shadow for my kitchen walls after Cloud White came out less light and bright and more...well, bland. While hunting for photos of rooms using the Ben Moore color I ran across your blog. Interior decorating is a hobby of mine which I am hoping to turn into something more. When I see the work of talented designers like yourself I am truly inspired. What a difference good design can make, especially when transforming the homes of clients.

    Ironically, my inspiration (ocean and nature) and kitchen ceiling color are very similar to those you selected here and it appears Moon Shadow would indeed be the perfect choice.

    Wonderful job. Thank you for sharing with us.