We love red as an accent color for the holidays. Clients, Carter and Susan Emerson have done an amazing job bringing the holidays to life in their exquisite Santa Fe inspired home. Susan has a highly curated eye and has hand selected all of her accessories from their travels near and far.
Please see the new Arizona issue of Luxe Where one of our clients home is featured. It is a magnificent setting surrounded by the spirituality of the Sedona red rocks.
The new -yet timeless kitchen has many great features, banquette seating, a wine bar and gourmet appliances.
Other rooms with amazing views are the dining room, living room, master bedroom sitting area and family room.
It has been the most wonderful year at PDG. We were just voted Best Design Firm for Best of Our Valley by Arizona Foothills Magazine.
This holiday season one of our recently designed homes was the background for the Arizona Foothills Magazine December Fashion Shoot. PDG designed this set for their Holiday Issue.
The spectacular dining room, seats up to 20 people, and gave a large space to photograph. The two chandeliers make for a great backdrop for holiday high fashion.
We are extremely grateful for our family and friends and all of your continued support. This year has been filled with amazing projects and partnerships. Lets ring in the New Year and all it has to bring.
Here are some of PDG'S gift ideas for you or that someone on the list. They are a range of prices big and small, that will brighten up your home.
1. Tiffany- Thumbprint Bowl // 2. Mine Heart Store- Poetry Plates // 3. ABC Carpet & Home- Oil Container // 4. Hudson | Grace- Marble Cheese Board Paddle // 5. Luminaire- Bottle Grinder // 6. ABC Carpet & Home- Astier De Villatte Small Can // 7. Wisteria- Bitty Bounty Bucket // 8. Hermes- Playing Cards Holder // 9. Restoration Hardware- Italian Wool & Alpaca Cable Knit Throws // 10. March- Royal Copenhagen Anthracite Contrast Mug // 11. All Modern- Umbra Treela Waste Can // 12. Napa Style- Vintage German Pizza Pan
As you get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with Family and friends here are some ideas...
Our favorite pumpkins are the Albino Fairytale pumpkins, which can be found at your local Trader Joe's. You can use them as a centerpiece and have a simple arrangement. They can also be used later in pumpkin soup.
For the table settings, we use custom place mats in pleather from PDG in a variety of colors and textures. The ones pictured are a champagne color that go well with a dark wood table.
Our Rustic Faience plates were made on a trip to Provence to a place called Moustier. Stay at La Bastide de Moustier and go to Faience to order these plates. It is a beautiful place and the food is amazing.
Silverware is from Tiffany and is an old classic – great weight and simple.
Glassware is from Ralph Lauren. We use their water goblets as an all purpose wine/water glass.
We love working on powder rooms. They are small and compact, but pack a punch visually in a home.
Outdoor living can be just as important as setting up great entertaining spaces indoors. Here are some of our suggestions for creating an environment to entertain and relax in.
Dining – Be sure to place outdoor dining convenient to the kitchen or outdoor kitchen. It makes for much more relaxed entertaining when convenience is a factor.
Lighting – Hurricanes can be used to light walkways, set ambiance in a grouping for seating, or light a dining table. Use the new LED flameless candles. And you don’t have to buy multiple hurricanes, move them around based on your needs. Outdoor hanging lanterns can also be set on a dimmer to set the mood.
Fabric – With the Arizona sun, using a durable outdoor fabric is a must! We love Perennials. It comes in a variety of colors and can be luxurious or vibrant, whatever suits the home. We can help guide you to the right selection and order this to-the-trade only line. Use an accent color from the house to base either the main or accessory pillows from. This way, the inside and out are in harmony.
Seat Groupings – Create a conversation pit. Be certain there is adequate seating and tables for the groups you like to entertain. Extra wide and deep seating helps keep it casual.
Create A Hideaway – A shady, remote part of the garden can seem like a world away from the chaos of what’s going on in the rest of the yard on a busy day. Set up a small table and chairs of a lounge chair and ottoman to enjoy these relaxing spaces.