Pure Gold

PDG recently joined Luxe's Gold list for 2014. In the words of the editors, "Showcasing the home owner's passions PDG's recent remodel was conscious to excite, enthuse, and inform us." We take great pride being included in the 2014 Gold List. In honor of all things gold, we are highlighting some golden moments we have featured in homes.

We used the Ralph Lauren golden paint in a recent powder room remodel.

This sophisticated Mulholland tableware set from Kelly Wearstler is a great way to serve your guests.

A warm glow from Circa's Dixon Table Lamp lights our client's home office space.

One of our favorite finishing pieces are crystal saint louis’ tea tumblers. 

Finally, in celebration is custom French script chair we used in our client's home.

We Are Dreaming Of A Red Christmas

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.

   The simplicity of  Mongolian furs  are a striking and can warm up the architecture of your home for your holiday guests.

 

The simplicity of Mongolian furs are a striking and can warm up the architecture of your home for your holiday guests.

   Another favorite accent to bring holiday cheer is  Ralph Lauren Christmas candles . They are tasteful and bring authentic Christmas aroma into your home.

 

Another favorite accent to bring holiday cheer is Ralph Lauren Christmas candles. They are tasteful and bring authentic Christmas aroma into your home.

Formations metal baskets  are perfect for chopped firewood on a cold winter's evening.

Formations metal baskets are perfect for chopped firewood on a cold winter's evening.

    Dough bowls from Ballard designs  make for the perfect setting for an arrangement of poinsettias as a centerpiece. 

 

Dough bowls from Ballard designs make for the perfect setting for an arrangement of poinsettias as a centerpiece. 

   Thank you for a wonderful year. We wish you and your family have a very Merry holiday and a Happy New year!  We will be out of the workshop from Dec 23rd - Jan 4th.

 

Thank you for a wonderful year. We wish you and your family have a very Merry holiday and a Happy New year!

We will be out of the workshop from Dec 23rd - Jan 4th.

Sedona Sanctuary

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.  

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Other rooms with amazing views are the dining room, living room, master bedroom sitting area and family room.

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Get the latest copy of Luxe to view the Cover and full spread

Some accessories we chose for their simplicity and  low maintenance are: 

Silver Wine Holder- Match  | Cutting boards- Hudson Grace | Cake stand- Willliams Sonoma

 

 

A Fabulously Fashionable Year

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.  

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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.

Happy Holidays!

Images taken by Werner Segarra

Custom Mirrors- On The Verranda / Chandelier- Restoration Hardware

12 Gifts For Christmas

Thanksgiving

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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.

  • The embroidered napkins are designed to match the plates, can also be ordered through PDG. For an outside source,  Jan de Luz in Napa doeas an extraordinary job.

All Things French

This lovely French inspired home we designed was recently featured on Home Bunch... an interior design blog which focuses on, "beautiful interiors, luxury estates, celebrity homes and a vibrant design community"...check it out here.  

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To bring a little France to a friend there is nothing better than Laduree.  Just a phone call away for fresh macaroons.

All images in this post were take by The Refined Group (please credit if you repost)

 

OUTDOOR LIVING

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.