Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at Mrs. Alice’s Christmas collection, Sara Hillery’s room for Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas, and Schumacher for Pamela Munson. Written by Natalie Aldridge.
Mrs. Alice Christmas
Christmas has officially arrived at Mrs. Alice! With only six weeks until the big day, we are eagerly diving into our festive decorating and entertaining preparations. And Mrs. Alice always makes the process an utter delight. This year, Mrs. Alice unveils an expansive selection of Christmas dinnerware, decorations, and tabletop embellishments. From timeless holiday motifs to whimsical patterns, the collection strikes a perfect balance between tradition and contemporary charm. Take a look!
In anticipation of the holidays, Mrs. Alice has offered her tips and tricks on Instagram for Christmas survival.
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The full Christmas collection can be viewed and shopped here.
Inside Sara Hillery’s Kips Bay Room
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas is in full swing. Today we are giving glimpse into the show house with a look at Sara Hillery’s “Tea for Two” room. Located just off the kitchen, Hillery was tasked with transforming a passageway into something extraordinary. With a vision for fostering personal connections and promoting meaningful face-to-face interactions, steering away from excessive screen time, the hallway became meaningful tearoom.
Images courtesy of Sarah Linden Photography.
The space takes inspiration from 18th-century English and colonial tearooms, with a contemporary twist, where individuals gathered for socializing, card games, and profound discussions. The focal point wall draws its inspiration from classical pediments and French sleep nooks, serving as a home for a luxurious green velvet sofa that anchors the room. This centerpiece is complemented by two smaller tables that promote one-on-one conversations in a chic yet laid-back atmosphere.
To introduce a touch of modern elegance and texture, reflective blue glass was added to the back wall, creating a mirror-like ambiance without reflecting the adjoining room. The color palette draws inspiration from the natural world, blending soft blue pastels with vibrant green and blueberry accents, as exemplified in the “Carnival” pattern from Christopher Farr Cloth. The British influence is evident in the delicate accessories and a custom tea cart, all converging to bring Tea for Two to life as a sanctuary designed for individuals to gather and celebrate the timeless art of tea and card games.
Stay tuned for more to come on the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas.
Schumacher x Pamela Munson
Schumacher and Pamela Munson have once again excelled in their collaboration. In this latest installment of their highly successful partnership, the two powerhouse brands have unveiled a new collection of five handwoven straw minaudières just in time for the holiday season. Paying homage to their shared adoration of timeless patterns and bespoke embroidery, each straw minaudière draws inspiration from a carefully curated selection of beloved Schumacher fabrics. Both teams poured their creative efforts into each piece, resulting in what may be their most exquisite collection to date. You can now purchase the collection here.
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