The Goode Touch Interiors’ Design Team has helped clients throughout the years with their holiday décor. We have added simple holiday embellishments and designed full scale decorations for both the indoor and outdoor of homes – designing and fabricating custom wreaths, swags, table arrangements, mantel garlands, stairway garland, and Christmas trees.
Combining our interior design expertise with our favorite vendor, Beck’s Silk Plant Company, we have created holiday décor for our clients to use for years to come. Beck’s Silk Plant Company always provides the latest extraordinary products and exceptional designs.
Below are just a few shots from the Beck’s Silk Plant Company website.
Traditional holiday colors of red and gold ornaments, ribbon, and floral decorations bring a level of elegance to this tree.
Using pheasant feathers adds an unexpected texture and masculinity to this rich-looking tree.
A monochromatic tree exudes sophistication with the many layers of green shown above.
Browse Beck’s Silk Plant Company’s site to see more of the possibilities for your Christmas décor, and call Marjie Goode at 303-918-9180 for assistance with your décor.
This Thanksgiving, allow The Goode Touch Interiors to take the guess-work out of setting your dining table. We’ve provided you with a helpful diagram that illustrates the Informal place setting and the Formal place setting. Which one best suits you?
Looking for more inspiration? Update your Thanksgiving table setting with these easy ideas from REAL SIMPLE:
If You Have White Dishes…
Think light, cheery, and mostly monochrome—with pops of one quirky, energizing color. Layer a white patterned runner over a plain tablecloth. Place a low white pumpkin in the center of the table and flank it with loose bunches of fresh sage in footed glass vases (the scent will complement rather than compete with the complex fragrances of dinner). Chartreuse napkins are the surprise hit here (magenta or turquoise would also work); classic in detail but edgy in color, they marry the folksy and sleek aspects of the table.
If You Have Gilded China…
Go dark and moody, with an undone autumnal centerpiece and a liberal dose of gold. Almost everything on this table begs to be touched, down to the rich cotton-velvet tablecloth. Velvet may seem impractical as a dining surface, but cotton velvet is quite resilient—you can throw it in the washer and dryer. At the fabric store, ask for a piece 20 inches longer and 20 inches wider than your table; leave the edges raw or have them finished. To create the “spilled-out” (harmless) cornucopia here, cluster like vegetables in threes and fours and place a small pillar candle, safely behind glass, at either end of the display. Any fork looks dramatic against a black napkin, but brushed-gold flatware has an undeniable shock-and-awe effect. Gold-trimmed water glasses are a subtle touch by day, but once the candles are lit, they add significant sparkle. You can use white gilded china for this setting, too; the result will be brighter but still luxe.
If You Have a Vintage Mishmash…
Roll with it, using every beautiful pattern at once. The trick is to clarify the chaos (and turn down the granny factor) with a neat, crisp canvas: Plain white linens let you indulge your eclectic tendencies and show off all your favorites. If you happen to have a collection of mismatched goblets, throw them in, too—they look logical if the shapes and sizes are similar. For decoration, try a row of tiny cabbages in small glasses down the middle of the table. Add a personal item (here, a jade bust) to play up the found-treasures charm of the scene.
If You Have Earthy Ceramics…
Layer organic elements to conjure a warmed-up Scandinavian minimalism. Take advantage of the natural richness of a wood table by leaving it naked, and mix two sets of neutral dishes—alternating dinner plates and salad plates—to create a subtle ebb and flow of texture. Choose ethnic-graphic napkins, and invent your own fold for a bit of origami elegance. In the center of the table, place metallic-lined bowls filled with tiny pears (what’s prettier this time of year?) and candles wrapped in birch bark. Dark blown-glass cups add depth.
If You Have Blue-and-White China…
Create French-country enchantment, pairing casual glasses with fancy dishes around a glitzy centerpiece. Alternating two complementary china patterns promotes a loose but still pulled-together vibe. A nubby linen cloth in chocolate brown is unexpected against fine china and feels relaxed—no one has to worry about spilling gravy. Soft napkins (they almost look like chambray) host everyday stainless flatware. Goblets are chunky and homey, making this setup sweet and inviting, and not the least bit intimidating. And gold-leaf fruit inspires oohs and aahs.
New is always better! We all have pieces of furniture we love but, over time, have become worn and need some TLC. As long as your pieces of upholstery have good structure/frames, adding new fabric and detail can be just the ticket to bring your old furnishings back to life! Our client loved the overall style and comfort of her sofa and bench, although both needed to be updated.
One of The Goode Touch Interior’s designers, pictured on our client’s old sofa below, is noting that comfort is a key factor for our client, so down-wrapped cushions will be replaced for both seat and back cushions.
The bench is used as both a foot rest and coffee table so durability was very important when selecting new fabric.
Our client recently inherited a beautiful antique pillow cover and wanted to incorporate it as an accent pillow on the sofa. A turquoise blue pillow insert was designed so the color peaks through the spaces between the button closures, while decorative silk tassels were added for the finishing touch.
Pictured below, the new fabrics & trim completely transformed the sofa and bench! The client was in love at first sight! The sofa was reupholstered with a textured linen fabric from Kravet and the skirt was accented with decorative tape. Two additional throw pillows were created with a cream background to accent the antique pillow and contrast with the main sofa fabric.
A commercial-grade Pollack fabric was selected for the bench because of its durability. Its soft, brushed nap gives a luxurious feel and the metallic welt cord frames the cushion beautifully.
We designed the sofa with the original welt detail and a flat flange on the pillows for diversity.
To bring attention to the sofa’s skirt, a Highland Court tape was applied at the bottom, giving a tailored appearance.
The antique pillow turned out to be the perfect centerpiece for the sofa.
And the silk tassels give the pillow the extra detail it was calling for!
The Goode Touch Interiors design team recommended an entry rug and a stairway foyer rug to warm our client’s open floor plan and expansive wood floors. The sizes needed were not standard, so we designed two rugs with Allure Custom Rugs: a 52” x 19’ runner for the Entry and a 7’ round for the Foyer. The rugs are located within visual proximity of one another, so they needed to complement one another (without being to “matchy-matchy”). Our inspiration sprang from the fabric used on the dining room captain’s chairs. As you scroll down the drawings and photographs you will see the process of creating these rugs.
This is the fabric used on the dining room captain’s chairs (which are visible from the entry).
From the renditions below, we selected the favored elements to work into the final design of the entry runner.
Here is the final design for the entry runner along with the yarn selections picked from poms of solid colored strands and mixed strands.
This rendering shows the area of the rug selected to use for the strike off (an actual sample of an area of the rug manufactured for approval).
Here is an image of the round foyer rug. The design we opted for has an organic, free-form detail (floral sprigs and leaves) intertwined with a more traditional, formal detail (large medallion).
Adding sprigs with buds in warm red and copper hues helped bring visual correlation between the Foyer rug and Entry rug.
Additional sprigs and buds were added to convey more visual color balance.
A few more changes to the sprigs and buds finalized the balance of the color and free form elements.
This specified art was used by the weavers to manufacture the strike offs. The art on the left is for the 7’ round Foyer rug, while the art on the right for the 4’4”x19’ Entry runner.
Here are the two strike-offs: Entry runner is on the left, the Foyer rug is on the right. Having these samples allowed us to verify they would compliment one another nicely.
Here is a close up of the Foyer rug to show some texture detail of the loop (at the lower left of the photo – beige yarn) and cut pile.
Here is a snapshot of the completed Entry runner:
Here is a snapshot of the completed Foyer rug:
Have you considered all of your options for the form and function of your room? Before purchasing furniture, you should feel comfortable with your decision in selecting the appropriate pieces by knowing your size requirements. At The Goode Touch Interiors, we help you understand and visualize functions for your room through computer aided drawings (CAD). Below, are three different options we provided for a client’s living room:
Let us help you visualize with your next design project.
Our client had original wood shutters on all of her guest bedroom windows from when the home was built. Although they were a nice quality, they didn’t provide the softness desired or complimented the furnishings and window trim detail. She wanted to bring another decorative element to the room and still provide shade and privacy.
The first guest bedroom has 2 beautiful antique Twin beds with wood inlay and intricate carving. The bedding is in antique style quilts with a soft blue/green paisley pattern. We wanted to compliment the bedding by using a similar motif but scaling down the size of the pattern.
The custom romans were designed to bring a more traditional, historic style to the windows to compliment the antique furnishings. The style of these romans is called Stagecoach Soft Roman – appropriate for the period of the beds.
Because the beds in this room are both Twins, taking its guests in mind, we wanted to bring a playful element to the window treatments but keep a refined detail using Ribbon bows with a metallic thread stitching.
The second guest bedroom has a more masculine feel to the furnishings but we wanted to still bring a softness and interest to the windows. Because the placement of the windows was set in the corner of the room, creating custom inset romans was a better solution to drapery panels with an angled drapery rod.
The bedding in this room is more simple in nature, so we chose to bring movement and interest through pattern to the windows. To maintain a more masculine feel, we chose a flat style roman to with simple valance. This style lets the pattern be the prominent feature of the custom window treatment.
The bedding also has a subtle grey/blue bordered pattern to the duvet. We incorporated a border detail to the custom romans by adding a contrasting fabric to the edges of the roman and the valance. This detail tied all of the soft furnishings in the room beautifully.