May Newsletter

Happy May! I’m back from Italy, feeling refreshed, inspired, and ready to hit the ground running on our projects at NWID. Make sure to scroll down to check out our Recent Mentions, Watts Your Favorite…Lamps, and details about the event I’m participating in at the Brass Bed in Cherry Creek North on Thursday, May 10. I hope to see you there!

 

XO,

Nadia


DEFINING DESIGN AT THE BRASS BED

 To RSVP email  rsvp@brassbedfinelinens.com

To RSVP email rsvp@brassbedfinelinens.com


RECENT MENTIONS

Thank you, Dering Hall, for featuring NWID in several of your most recent features! To view more click on the images below: 


WATTS YOUR FAVORITE... TABLE LAMP

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Pheasant Feather Lamp by Bunny Williams


Bunny Williams can do no wrong! This classic lamp, also available in brown, is a steadfast addition to a classic, traditional space.


Image from www.bunnywilliamshome.com

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Lyla Rose Table Lamp by Lulu and Georgia

 

Now for something very different! The floral design created by shells makes this lamp a standout décor item.

 

 
Image from www.luluandgeorgia.com

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Mecox Dupont Medium Table Lamp


Elegant and unique. I love how this lamp adds character to a room without overpowering the décor.


Image from www.mecox.com

April Newsletter

Happy April! This month we are busy working on great projects we can’t wait to share with you soon!

April is also the month of a trip I am taking with Kravet to have an exclusive tour of Florence, Italy. Make sure to follow the trip on Instagram (@nadia.watts)!

Until the May newsletter…Arrivederci!

Ciao!

Nadia


SAVE THE DATE


Mark your calendars and join us for Defining Design, a wonderful fundraiser to support the Global Down Syndrome Foundation at the Brass Bed in Cherry Creek on Thursday, May 10 from 5:00-8:00pm. Click here for more details of the event.

NWID has been selected as one of the six interior designers to design a bedding ensemble. The Brass Bed is extending a rare 20% discount on all sales during the three-hour event. Email rsvp@brassbedfinelinens.com to RSVP.

We hope to see you there!


WATTS YOUR FAVORITE... DECORATIVE MIRROR?


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Sapphire Mirror by Bunny Williams


Bold and with a lot of flare, this mirror is a statement piece and a great way to add color to your space!  

 
Image from www.bunnywilliamshome.com

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Clyde Mirror from Oly Studio


This mirror is definitely worth a second look! The ridges on this frame add character and drama to any space.


Image from www.olystudio.com

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Serena & Lily Mosaic Mirror


Anyone else feeling a bit beachy? The beauty of this mirror is that beach or no beach, this mirror is a fun addition to any space.


Image from www.serenaandlily.com

Happy Spring from Nadia Watts Interior Design! 🌷

Spring is here! While the weather seems unpredictable this time of year, it’s hard not to get excited for flowering trees, spring blooms, and of course warmer weather. In honor of Spring’s arrival, I’m sharing my favorite Spring inspired floral fabrics in “Watts your favorite…” this month.

 

Happy Spring!

Nadia


WATTS YOUR FAVORITE...SPRING INSPIRED FLORAL FABRIC


Ferrick Mason’s Lexington

This print compliments a room needing something a bit more contemporary. I love the movement and variation in the design especially in this ‘dogwood’ colorway.


Image from www.ferrickmason.com


Lee Jofa Magnolia in Cream/Blue


Truly a gorgeous print! With a multitude of colors, this fabric is versatile, adding a pop of color into any space.


Image from www.kravet.com/leejofa

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Dante’s Paradise Tana Lawn Cotton by Liberty London Fabric


Liberty London, known for their whimsical and bold prints, hits it out of the park with this beautiful floral. I love the variation of shapes in this print, especially the flowering buds.

 

Image from www.libertylondon.com

 


RECENT MENTIONS

Thank you, Dering Hall, for featuring NWID in "27 Charming Pink & Red Rooms” and “30 Bathrooms with Standing Showers”. Click here to read the article!

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Dering Hall also shared one of Nadia’s Spring Decorating Tips. Click here to read the article!

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February Newsletter ❤ Nadia Watts Interior Design

February is the month of many things: the Olympics, Valentine's Day, President’s Day, and weekend ski trips. At Nadia Watts Interior Design, February is all about kitchen remodels, new home layouts, and of course thoughtful decor and furniture design.

Wishing you a great month with gold medals, love, and wallpaper selections.

XOXO,

Nadia


RECENT MENTIONS


Thank you, Dering Hall, for featuring NWID in "33 Gorgeous Kitchens with Gold Accents". Click here to read the article!

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NWID won a Houzz award! Thank you, Houzz, for the award for Best Dining Rooms in Denver for 2018! Click here to see more.

 

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WATTS YOUR FAVORITE... DECOR ACCENTS

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Sandpiper Quartet by Cyan Design


In need of height? These birds help give length and scope to a space, all while adding a bit of storytelling.

Image from www.cyandesign.com

Items can be purchased locally at C.A.I. Designs


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Barbara Barry Luxe Organizers by Curated Kravet


These boxes are a perfect addition to any space. They can be arranged alone, but look great together.


Image from www.curatedkravet.com

Items can be purchased locally at Kravet

 


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Set of Three Spirits in Black and White II by John Richards


I love the whimsical, artistic application to these vases. Dramatic and thought provoking, this trio of vases is a sure standout in any space.

Image from www.johnrichards.com

Items can be purchased locally at C.A.I. Designs

 

Happy New Year from Nadia Watts Interior Design!

Happy 2018! 

I love this time of year and how it stirs up the feeling of starting something new. No matter what type of resolutions you may have for the year, we wish you every success. NWID is here to help you with any home resolutions you have for 2018!

Best wishes,

Nadia


RECENT PUBLICATIONS


NWID is thrilled to be featured in Luxe Interiors + Design in the January/February 2018 issues! We loved working on this home and hope you will enjoy the article! Click here to read!


TIME TO VOTE


NWID is excited to have submissions in this year's Luxe Red Reader's Choice Awards. Please click here and vote for NWID in four categories.

In order to vote, you will need to create an account with Luxe. It’s a simple and quick process, and your support is greatly appreciated!


WATTS YOUR FAVORITE… PENDANTS


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­­Urban Electric Harford


Don't you just love this color combo?  This sleek modern pendant comes in a variety of finishes and colors, giving any space a unique look.

Image from www.urbanelectric.com

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Circa Lighting Precision Large Pendant

What about hanging two of these over your kitchen island? Designed by Kelly Wearster, this beautiful pendant commands the space especially in this antique-burnished brass finish.

Image from www.circalighting.com

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Todi Pendant Light in Black


Looking for a little drama? I love how the detail cutouts at the edge of this pendant adds character and enough excitement to make this an eye catching work of art.  

Image from www.cocoweb.com


Happy Holidays from NWID!

As 2017 winds down, NWID is gearing up for a lot of exciting projects in the new year. We can't wait to share the progress in the upcoming months!

Since it is a busy time of the year, I promise to keep this newsletter short and sweet. I’m sharing a blast from the past article from Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, October 2009, “I’m Dreaming of a White... Tablescape”. Click here to read some of my timeless holiday decorating tips.

Scroll down for our reader's favorite section, “Nadia’s Favorite Things”. This month is my favorite fun wallpapers!

Cheers!

Nadia

 


RECENT PUBLICATIONS


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NWID was thrilled to be listed in the November/ December 2017 issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles on their Fabulous List for 2017. To read more, click here!


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NWID was honored to be featured in the December 2017/January 2018, 5280 Home in Denver's Top Design for the entry! To read the full article click here!


WATTS YOUR FAVORITE...FUN WALLPAPER


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Cole and Sons Acquario


Fish anyone? I love the level of detail in each fish. The design and layout of the overall wallpaper makes this one of my favorite fun papers!


Image from www.cole-and-son.com


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Jim Thompson Dragon Dance


While Jim Thompson may be known for their beautiful silks, this wallpaper is a standout all on it's own. It's a whimsical dragon scene with movement and flow. It's a great addition to any space looking for excitement and energy.

Image from www.jimthompsonfabrics.com


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Lee Jofa Antlers


It's rustic, it's modern, it's chic, it's fun! I love how this wallpaper can be used in so many different types of rooms. From an updated home in the mountains, to a fun accent wall in a study.


Image from www.leejofa.com

Happy Thanksgiving from NWID!

Hello Friends,

November has been a busy month at Nadia Watts Interior Design. With a home renovation and install behind us, and projects in the pipeline we are looking forward to the busy months ahead.

On top of all of the fun projects we are working on, the holidays are right around the corner. If you're like me you're asking- What?! Thanksgiving? This week!? Where's my pecan pie recipe?!

Before the week passes me by, I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you are a forever client who has worked with me for years and needed a few things reupholstered in their bedroom, or a new client looking for design work on a full scale home remodel, I want to say thank you. I grateful for your continued business and support. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nadia

PS- scroll down below for my favorite Pecan Pie Recipe!


RECENT PUBLICATIONS


Nadia Watts Interior Design is featured for the 6th year in The Scout Guide! Make sure to check out Nadia's feature in Volume 6 and other past volumes by clicking here.
Live. Love. Local.

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WATTS YOUR FAVORITE... RUG?


 Lee Jofa Havelock Carnival

Lee Jofa Havelock Carnival

This carpet defines transitional design: 50% traditional 50% modern. The bold and bright color give this rug life and excitement.

Image from Nadia Watts

Brunschwig & Fils Cobalt Pile Rug

One of my favorite rugs! It's completely unexpected but the rich colors add so much warmth! And the thick pile makes this rug super comfortable!

Image from  Kravet.com

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Tufenkian Helen Wild Berry

This bold impressionist inspired rug adds a dramatic accent to any room. Playful colors and neutral tones balance this piece making it a fun and dynamic addition. 


Image from tufenkian.com


NADIA'S FAVORTIE PECAN PIE

Ingredients
3/4 Cup of Dark Brown Sugar
1 Cup Dark Corn Syrup (Using dark corn syrup and dark brown sugar
creates a richer flavor)
3 Tbl Spoons of Butter
3 Eggs
1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Pecans (I like to use whole pecans)

Instructions:
1. Preheat Oven 375 degrees.
2. Start with making a pie shell or buy one.
3. Then Mix all ingredients together, beat the eggs together before you add
them.  Pour into the shell.
4. Bake 40-50 minutes at 375

Happy Fall from Nadia Watts Interior Design!

Hello friends! It's been too long...

Fall is upon us and I wanted to share recent news with you on Nadia Watts Interior Design.  Our team has been working on wonderful projects and we are incredibly proud to share this year's publications below. For more pictures and updates on our projects, make sure to check out our recently revamped website and social media platforms!

We are starting a reoccurring feature in our newsletter called "Watts Your Favorite...". This month I'm sharing my favorite tiles...next month rugs!

Business is growing and so has our team.  Heather Jobin joined the NWID team this summer, after spending the past 10 years in New York working at Christie's auction house. 

On a personal note, I wanted to share exciting news that Jane in our office welcomed her first child, Bradford Logan Romero earlier this Spring.

We look forward to sharing more with you in our monthly newsletter!

Nadia


Recent Press:

Thank you 5280 Home for featuring Nadia Watts Interior Design in the November/December 2017 issue! We loved working on this home in Congress Park!

Click here to read more.

 Photo Credit: Emily Minton Redfield

Photo Credit: Emily Minton Redfield


Earlier this year we were featured in Luxe Interiors + Design January/February 2017 issue twice for a feature on Living Rooms and Eye for Design Kitchens. Thank you Luxe Interiors + Designs!

Check out the Press section on the NWID website by clicking here.

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WATTS YOUR FAVORITE... TILE

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Marrakech Design Dandelion

Petal/Milk

This tile is truly a FUN tile. The hexagon shape allows for multiple patterns and styles simply by arranging the lines in a different direction. And the color is beyond dreamy and perfect for a modern and creative update. 

Image from www.MarrakechDesign.se


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Sonoma Tile Maker's Euphoria

Crackle/Summer Breeze

This tile is great when you want a classic, timeless look that has a little bit of an alter ego.  The 'crackle' finish gives variation to each tiles and makes for a stunning backsplash. When laid out the look is elegant and totally unique!

Image from www.sonomatilemakers.com


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AKADO's Angle Pitch

Black (Etched) 

This tile is bold and edgy (pun intended!). The shape alone would add a dramatic element to any kitchen backsplash or bathroom tile work, but the grainy, free flowing, organic pattern make this tile a winner!

Image from www.akado.com


Make sure to follow us for our latest updates, projects, and behind the scene pictures at Nadia Watts Interior Design. 

How to Style Your Bookshelves

Bookshelves are an ideal place to show off your style, to showcase things you love and reveal your personality in subtle ways.  But lots of homeowners admit that they have a hard time figuring out how to make their bookshelves look magazine-worthy.

I have good news:  It's easier than you think!  I've gathered a few photos and my best advice to help you get started.  Have fun! 

From HGTV: For timeless style, group similar books together and add decorative objects (like those eagle bookends and the rotary phone) that feel classic.  The library ladder is a perfect touch, don't you think? 

 

From Design Lines: One simpe tip is to stack some books horizontally, and top some of these stacks with interesting objects.  Easy-peasy, right? 

 

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From Primed4Design: Small pieces of framed art on your bookshelves give your room warmth and interest.  The collection here feels so well curated: textureal, quirky, beautiful. I love it!

 

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From Primed4Design: Group your books by color and display them with colorful accessories.  So fun! 

 

From Homesick Designs: All right, I admit that this took more than simple styling.  But I love that the piece integrates bookshelves and an entertainment system- a perfect solution to the black-box-on-the-wall problem with flat-screened TVs.  You might also take a cue from this room and add round objects to your bookshelves; the curves help break up the linear look of books. 

 

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From Sawdust Girl: Who says you have to put books on your bookshelves?  There are very few tomes on this shelf, and it looks awesome with sculptural items and framed pictures. 

 

If you have bookshelves you've styled and you want to show them off, send them to me at nadia@nadiawatts.com, and I'll put them in an upcoming post- with a link to your website or blog, if you have one!  

Happy Styling! 

Sitting on a Bench Never Looked So Good

Benches, benches, benches. They're so easy and versatile--and a perfect way to add surprising style to your home. Add one to your casual dining area. Put one in a large entry. Line a wall in the living room with one, so you can pull it out when you have parties. (And while it's not in use, you can style it like a coffee table or with a slew of pretty pillows.)

Need some inspiration? Here are a few beautiful benches I'm loving right now:

From Designers Craft, this antique bench has to-die-for feet. Carved and lovely!

Antique Original Painted Hand Carved Bench from Shanxi Province, China

From Denver's own Scandinavian Antiques, this ornate piece is pure art.

BLU DOT Son of a Bench

This sculptural bench from Mod Livin' will definitely be a conversation-starter. Made of interlocking loops of hot-rolled steel, it oozes contemporary style.

VITRA Butterfly Stool

Design icon Charles Eames invented a technique that bends and shapes plywood, leading to so many of the forms we see from the middle 20th century. This butterfly stool is a perfect example. Sexy, right?

Sudbury Bench

Of course, many of us love upholstered benches for their softness and elegance, and this beauty from Denver's HW Home shows off a beautiful Moroccan print.

Wesley Leather Bench

If you're going to opt for a dining bench, like this one from Arhaus, leather or indoor-outdoor fabric are good, easy-to-clean options. (Red wine knows no bounds!)

Get Light Right

 

Oh, lamps. If there's one design mistake I see homeowners make over and over again, it's that they skimp on lighting--both on quantity and quality. If everything in your room seems right, but the overall effect is still dull, you probably need more light to see those beautiful things you love.
To inspire you, I've rounded up lamps from some of my favorite sources. Check 'em out!

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Stilt lamps, you're so leggy and modern! These beauties come from Mod Livin' in Denver, one of my favorite places to find mid-century lamps. (Remember you can infuse a little unexpected beauty in your home with mid-century accessories, no matter if your overall style is traditional or contemporary, or anything in between. Those modern clean lines are good matches for almost any room!)


LZF Lighting Cactus Table Lamp

Eye-catching, right? This Cactus Table Lamp is also from Mod Livin.' (They ship, friends across the country, so you can get yours, too.) Even when this lamp is turned off, it's a piece of beauty. Art meets light!

 

Kelly Table Lamp

If you're looking for something a little more traditional, but still flirty, check out these curvy lamps from Arhaus. I love the feminine shape and the neutral color!


Midcentury Danish Restored Table Lamps

If you don't know about 1stdibs, well, I'm sorry to introduce you--because you can easily lose hours of your day searching the site's fantastic inventory of things that make a design-lover swoon. Case in point: these mid-century Danish restored table lamps, which make me happy.

 

LARGE ,ELEGANT MIDCENTURY ITALIAN CERAMIC LAMPS

1stdibs strikes again! These mid-century ceramic lamps with a herringbone pattern would be excellent statement pieces in a small living room. I see them in an elegant, textural space--or in a loft with lots of exposed brick and earthy colors. Let's just agree that the possibilities are abundant.

 

 

Pair  Art Deco Art Moderne  Glazed Ceramic Skyscraper Lamps

And we can agree that mid-century modern isn't the only design era worth mentioning. These Art Deco glazed ceramic skyscraper lamps are SO good-looking, a little bit of handsome glam for your home. 

 

The French know about good things: cheese, wine, chocolate, and design. These lamps, found in France, show off ironwork that just makes me want to stare at them. It's always fun to add a surprising shape to your home, something that inverts the norm. 
So go on and add a little light--and a lot of style--to your home. 

 

 

 

Beautify Your Coffee Table

Coffee tables are the perfect spots to reflect your style. They're little galleries just waiting for pretty objects, books, and art. But the trick, of course, is accessorizing with the right combination of things: not too much, not too little. Just right.
So I've rounded up a few good examples of coffee tables that have that just-right look, and I'll explain why they work. 
TIP 1: Vary heights. This simple wood-and-iron coffee table is handsome, but not flashy, so it can easily handle the visual interest you get from the wooden horse. One reason the horse works so well is that it has height. Repeat after me: I don't want all of my accessories to be the same size. 
TIP 2: If you have a coffee table with a bottom "shelf," go ahead and put something on it. I love this wiry basket with the blanket inside: It's cozy, unusual, and a nice textural complement to the hard edges of a table.
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TIP 3: Build on a tray. Pretty trays add a tailored look to your coffee table, and can give you just the right amount of space to accessorize because you don't want to fill the entire coffee table. 
TIp 4: When in doubt, add a plant. (Back to tip #1: Plants add height, and the mix of organic items with hardback books is just fabulous.) Orchids, succulents, a grouping (three, perhaps?) of small vases filled with flowers--they all work. And you can even use a faux plant: In Denver, one of my favorite spots for faux plants is The Lark.

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From The Lennoxx

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From DG Style Blog 

TIP 5: When in doubt, go with books. A simple stack (or three) of nice-looking books--choose some that actually reflect your interests--topped by one unique object is a great way to accessorize. Remember the odd rule: It's generally better to have an odd number of items in a display than an even number. 

 

Next week, I'll share a few of my favorite sources for distinctive and beautiful decor items you can use on your tables. Until then!

 

 

Friday Finds on Tuesday: Valentine’s Edition

Somehow, Friday turned into Tuesday. Don’t you hate when that happens?

In case you’re hunting for a few Valentine-inspired décor items (and who isn’t?), I’ve rounded up some very pretty accessories I think you’ll love. And they’re not so Valentine-y that you can’t enjoy them the rest of the year.

The Milo Candleholder from Serena & Lily is gorgeous: sleek shape, deep red color, and on sale!

Simon Pearce’s Pure Romance Bowl is the perfect riff on a heart shape—artistic without being cutesy.

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We all love fresh flowers, but if you’re looking for something that might last a little longer, how about these red paper roses from West Elm?

 

And if you’re going to give flowers, be sure you present them in a pretty vase—like these hand-blown glass vases from West Elm.

There’s still time to pick up something pretty (even if you give it to yourself).

 

Cheers to that!  

Friday Finds!

How much do you love Fridays? I’ve been pretty busy (crazy, out-of-my-mind busy) lately, which is a great problem to have, so I’m really looking forward to this weekend.

While I dream of what to do with a few hours to myself, take a look at these fabulous Friday finds:

New York designer Milly de Cabrol’s new (small) apartment by the High Line. What do you think? (I love the desk facing the tall windows! Hello, city.)

From New York to rural South Carolina: For a three-minute break from your busy day, take a peek through the pictures of this remodeled farmhouse. I love the use of wood, tin, and rope—They feel so perfectly at home.

Back to Denver: Local furniture design house Newell Design Studio makes this beautiful and funky desk. How would it look in your office?

 And up to Boulder: Do you know about è bella? This little shop sells beautifully designed modern rugs and pillows. (And if you’re feeling the winter doldrums, a few bright, bold pillows might just cheer you up until spring shows up, don’t you think?)

Have a great weekend. See you back here next week!

Friday Finds!

Hello friends and fellow design lovers.

I’ve scouted some truly beautiful things for this edition of “Friday Finds.”

Enjoy…

This early-20th-century royal blue sofa would look great in a classic living room, but you could also incorporate it into a more contemporary space. The details are gorgeous!

These grey nesting tables from Serena & Lily have sleek little drawers, the perfect solution for all the stuff that accumulates in family rooms: remote controls, kids’ trinkets, coasters—you get the picture.

I love when furniture designers play with classic forms, don’t you? These dining chairs from West Elm are a modern riff on a classic Windsor chair. What do you think?

And if you’re searching for a beautiful new chandelier—something to make a strong but handsome statement in your home—check out Currey & Company’s lighting selection. I can’t pick just one!

Happy Friday to you!

Mid-Century Modern & Marvelous

The owners of this fantastic mid-century home, designed by the famed Victor Hornbein, asked me to help put the finishing touches on their home. Isn’t this living room fantastic?

The owners had the sectional sofa—from Holly Hunt, which they found at a consignment shop in Vail! (Can you believe it?) We found a rug at West Elm to anchor the furniture area, and then added the chevron poufs and little silver pedestal, also from West Elm. The Jonathan Adler pillows add a bit of geometric pattern and color.

The key to a space like this is being selective about how much bold pattern you use: We knew the contrast in the chevron pattern and the bright pillows would brighten the space without overwhelming the subdued pattern. And with gorgeous details like the birch ceiling and stacked flagstone wall, this room didn’t need a lot of flashy elements.


The First-Ever Watts Design Gift-Guide

Now that Oprah has given up her spot as the queen of the gift guide, I’m stepping in to fill the void (except that I won’t be giving away a car or a billion bathrobes or anything like that). Here, a few beautiful things that would make lovely gifts for your family, friends, or favorite designer. (Hint, hint.)

 

Goatskin leather pocket datebook from Graphic Image:  I love these planners for their simple beauty. This little 6-inch book is perfect to throw in a purse or briefcase—or a stocking!  There’s something very satisfying about jotting down appointments and to-dos in such a pretty little notebook.

 

Woodbury Clock from Simon Pearce: You can’t go wrong giving anything from Simon Pearce, the famed Vermont-based glassblower and maker of beautiful pottery. But these clocks are handsome and clean-lined and especially fabulous.

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Redwood Candle at HW Home: I generally don’t like candles, but this one smells divine. And even though HW Home is a Colorado-based shop, it boasts a web shop, so you can easily snatch up a few of these for your mom, sister, best friend, and neighbor, no matter where you live.

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Indigo Herringbone Throw: Every home needs a cozy throw on the sofa, and I’m especially fond of this one, which is woven in Maine. Added bonus: The elves at Serena & Lily will wrap your gifts and ship them for free until December 2 with the code GIVEARTFULLY.

Amana Brass Candleholders from Serena & Lily: Created especially for Serena & Lily, these distinctive candleholders are made of solid brass with an antiqued finish—perfect for a holiday table (and then great to use year-round). Buy one in each size for a striking combination.