Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Hostess

December 12, 2014 Decorating
Hostess Gifts

If you’re attending a flurry of holiday parties this season, don’t forget to pickup a little something to show your appreciation to the hostess! When it comes to giving a great hostess gift, I prefer to bring a stylish yet useful keepsake for the home. Something the person likely wouldn’t buy for themselves but would use often and that reminds them of me every time they use it. Her …

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Stylish Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

December 11, 2014 Decorating
Holiday Gift wrap Ideas

When it comes to holiday gift wrap, I love the idea of coordinating the color of your gift wrap with your tree ornaments and other holiday decor for a cohesive look. This year I used silver and mercury glass ornaments on my tree and had gold and ivory accents throughout the rest of my home so the gift wrap I chose, shown above, reflected this color palette in a mix of stylish patterns. …

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Introducing Waterworks Kitchen

December 10, 2014 Decorating
Waterworks Kitchen 6

For more than 30 years Waterworks has been a leader in the bath industry and now the brand is branching out into the kitchen category with the launch of Waterworks Kitchen and a newly opened flagship kitchen showroom in Manhattan. Kitchens were a natural transition for Waterworks since many of the products the company has expertise in designing for the bath could easily be scaled for …

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A Peek Inside My Home for the Holidays with Balsam Hill

December 5, 2014 Decorating
Nicole Gibbons Holiday Decor

During the holidays when I was growing up both my mom and grandma went over-the-top with their Christmas decorations. We’re talking little Christmas villages, santa figurines, garlands up the staircase, twinkling lights indoors and out, and of course, the most beautiful Christmas tree ever. Having grown up with an appreciation for creating a beautiful and festive holiday atmosphere, dec …

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Giving Thanks

November 27, 2014 Notes from Nicole
Giving Thanks

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you have a beautiful day filled with lots of food, booze, family, friends, love and special memories! I also realize that Thanksgiving and the holidays in general may not be an easy time for everyone, especially if you are alone, away from your family or missing loved ones that are no longer here. But just remember …

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