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Happy Thanksgiving from Design Pulp!

By: Stephanie Andrews

Photo courtesy of Annie Spratt.

We want to take this time to say a whole-hearted THANK YOU! To our friends, family, clients, and readers — we truly appreciate the support you give us year round. We share our love and gratitude with you and yours this Thanksgiving.

Balance Design Holiday Wish List!

By: The Balance Design Team

We’re getting into the holiday shopping spirit! Wanna know what’s on our wish lists?

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Gift for the home: I love the lines of these Bruno Mathsson Eva Chairs for my living room. So sleek and well designed, I definitely need a pair of them.

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Photo courtesy of OfDesign.net.

Gift for the soul: Looking forward to a peaceful and rejuvenating vacation in Japan…just need to buy the tickets!

Elisabeth

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Gift for the home: This painting knocks my socks off. “Sea Light” by Tommy McDonnell, a 60×48 multimedia piece, has the most unique straight-edge-meets-organic composition. Plus, he apparently does all his work on his beachfront terrace under banana palms. (Available at Gregg Irby Gallery, one of our local faves!)

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Photo courtesy of Southern Living.

Gift for the soul: Nothing makes me swoon more than a magnolia in bloom. I’m talking the enormous, evergreen, crazy-shady beasts that make up this land of ours. My homestead lost our century-plus oak tree this year and my hope is that the planting of a magnolia in its place will help with the melancholy of our empty front yard (though it probably won’t bloom for another 10 years).

Shelby

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Gift for the home: The blue coloring of this Kazak rug is unique to these type of rugs, and this one is pretty much a work of art for your floor. To me, it’s not about filling your home with stuff, but collecting beautiful pieces that will last.

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Gift for the soul: This beautiful bag not only supports a local Atlanta business but it’s amazing quality! (Plus, I’m in desperate need of a sturdy bag for work that is light, has adjustable straps, and will hold everything from my laptop to my tape measure.) 

Danielle

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Gift for the home: I’m in love with the moodiness of the Temple Mirror. The cathedral window shape and antiqued mirror are calling my name in a faint, ethereal whisper.

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Gift for the soul: Two things I can’t resist are Scandinavian art and teapots, and this Marimekko teapot is both! I drink tea with breakfast, lunch, and dinner year-round so this little stunner would be well loved.

Melody

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Gift for the home: I’ve never seen anything quite like the delMare table. It’s truly a special piece–only 35 will ever be made. This table looks just like the ocean floor and would satisfy my deeply rooted love of the sea, while still living here in the city. 

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Photo courtesy of Olive Avenue Jewelry.

Gift for the soul: My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our 6th anniversary and family and friends have been asking the dreaded holiday question of “when are you getting married?” I’m personally in no rush, but (just saying) if it were to happen this holiday season, this would the perfect ring for me! I love the vintage feel of the band, and the unique rose gold finish. 

A Simple Holiday Season

By: Stephanie Andrews

What a year it has been! We have so much to be thankful for: a thriving interior design business, a beautiful community, and some very special clients, friends and families. With the holiday season in full swing, it’s important to stay mindful of what is truly important this time of year. To us, holiday decorating means creating a space that is warm, inviting, and finds inspiration in the simple beauty of nature.

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Photo courtesy of The Kitchn.

Air plants and oranges. Simple, festive, easy.

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Photo courtesy of OMGLifestyle.

There’s something magical about the blooming of forced bulbs like amaryllis, paper whites, or tulips.

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Photo courtesy of Monika Hibbs.

A beautiful way to decorate the banister: delicate greenery, pinecones, and ribbon tied to the newels with floral wire.

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Photo courtesy of FamilyHoliday.net.

Don’t forget the fireplace! Seasonal fruit and pines create an organic and authentic ambiance.

We wish you the very best holiday season and thank you for an incredible year. Looking forward to a sumptuous (design- filled) New Year!

4 Easy, Modern Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Table.

By: Stephanie Andrews

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and this year, after an unexpected turn of events that has my in-laws flying out to California, I find myself hosting the dinner for friends and family. This is a first. I must confess that when it comes to cooking, my husband Ed is the star of the show, which means I get to do what I do best: make things look beautiful! My main focus? The table, of course.

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Photo courtesy of Free to Be Lea.

Just a simple draping of branches and herbs in the center of the table. Add a few votive candles and you have an effortlessly elegant arrangement.

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Photo courtesy of Decor Advisor.

Update that tired cornucopia with a fresh paint job and vibrant fruits and veggies. Maybe a deep grey with pomegranates and eggplants for a richer, more sophisticated look?

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Photo courtesy of HGTV.

Let’s not forget those vintage pieces that are laying around. Fill an old dough trough, bowl, or tray with bright apples, acorn squash, pinecones, and artichokes to celebrate the bounty of fall. And don’t forget a few flowering branches! (Check out Candler Park Flowers for unique options.)

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Photo courtesy of Decoist.

Don’t you just love the simplicity of this twine, pumpkin, and wood arrangement? The neutral palette keeps the setting fresh and uncluttered.

Keep things simple this Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season. This helps me remember the real reason for holidays: enjoy my family, appreciate their uniqueness (and try not to kill them), and count my many, many blessings.

Stone Cold Style.

By: Danielle Cornely

When you think of concrete, a warm and welcoming living space might not immediately come to mind. However, this versatile material can add both industrial edge and smooth serenity to a home.

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This baby block concrete tile pattern creates visual interest behind the simple lines of a double sink.

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A small accent piece, like this pendant light, can add just enough edge to a tame room.

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A simple concrete mantel acts like a picture frame for your fireplace.

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Concrete tubs: smooth, cool, serene. Perfect for helping turn your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary.

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Be bold, do an entire wall. Pair with warm wood tones to keep the room from looking sparse and cold.