Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hitting the Highlights

Whew. My blogging muscles are a little out of shape, but I just wanted to pop in to share some holiday happenings around here. First of all, my Pop-Up Shop was a great success. Thank you to everyone who braved the nasty, rainy weather to come and shop! I moved some merchandise and met some new people which is always great fun. I still have some "smalls" left, so I'm thinking of starting an Etsy shop or some such option after the first of the year.

Here are some peeks of Christmas around my house (if you follow me on Instagram - where I spend a lot of my time lately - you've already seen a lot of these) . . .

Every year, my decor changes ever so slightly. This year we got a bigger tree and put it in a different spot (next to our fireplace). Our family's ornaments are already so colorful so when I saw the felt garland at Walgreen's (yes, Walgreen's - I'm so highbrow), it seemed like a no-brainer. Also, since the tree is so close to our mantel, I went with less greenery this year (I usually do a full garland of fresh greenery) and instead opted for a gold dot garland (I painted some Mara Mi garland from Target gold -  I found mismatched ones at Goodwill for $1. Gotta improvise, people). I also threw in some gold feather ornaments from Hobby Lobby and some bronze urchin-looking ornaments as well. As always, I love to see Christmas cards from friends and family first thing when I walk in, so I stash them on mirrors and greenery within the house.  Speaking of Christmas cards, mine will be going out soon, I promise. 

Oh, and here's a little Rockin Around the Christmas Tree to get you in the Christmas spirit from none other than our talented daughter Meg at her piano recital Sunday. So proud of her!

meg from Kathy McGee on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gentleman's Gray & Pop-Up Countdown

Whew. December is here. Agggh. My kids were out all last week (ridiculous to have a week off for Thanksgiving, but I digress), we were out of town for a good portion of that week, then I returned home and got sick. Yay! But, the show must go on. I have been busy preparing for my Holiday Pop-Up Shop Thursday night and Friday. Please do come out if you're in the Nashville/Franklin area (see details below). Lots of goodies to be had. I'll be sharing sneak peeks on Instagram as well.

Now, on to Gentleman's Gray. Do you ever notice how once you buy a car or a sweater or anything, you start seeing it everywhere or at least a lot more than you did before said purchase? Well, in this case, it's a color. I've been working with a client on her office, and I suggested we go dark and dramatic since the rest of the house is more neutral. Dark blue is an accent in other rooms, so it seemed the logical choice. After painting some swatches on the wall, she went with my suggestion of Benjamin Moore's Gentleman's Gray. I must say, it looks amazing. While the room is not done yet (still needs some more furniture, lighting, accessories, draperies, etc.), I just snapped an "in-progress" photo the other day to show the room color.
Isn't it so pretty? To give you an idea what a difference paint can make, here's the before . . . 
Dramatic change, right?

So, I get my House Beautiful last week, and one of the features is designer Scott Meacham Wood's apartment in San Francisco. The color of his main living room? Gentleman's Gray, of course.
His room looks more teal but either way - same color supposedly. 

Then yesterday my friend Sissy from Blue Hydrangea blogged about her husband's office that she recently had painted. Of course, I loved it and commented that I had used a dark blue for a client called Gentleman's Gray recently. Well, she emailed me back because that was her color too. All that is to say, that if you're looking for a pretty, rich dark blue (have no idea why they call it gray??), this is a great choice. 

Now, on to the sale. Please see the details below . . . if you have any questions, please email me.

If you come Thursday night, there's a chance I might even have some wine. Hope to see you there!