Monday, December 17, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas Design Tips - Scot Meacham Wood in Person!

"I believe in beautiful spaces and gracious living
but
without the velvet ropes."
 - Scot Meacham Wood
Scot Meacham Wood
This is such a special treat for me to have Scot Meacham Wood here today
to share his favorite Christmas design tip!

With a background at Ralph Lauren and a very successful design practice 
in San Francisco, Scot's expertise is highly sought-after.
He interjects a sense of style into his projects that is both timeless and very livable.
He also writes a fantastic blog that I follow
which he describes as

   "images that inspire me, events that delight me, and anything that brings a smile to my face."

And it is oh...so...true!  I love to check in to see what he's up to.  
Right now he is wrapping up his annual Holiday decorating contest (which I entered)
and has posted lots of great entries for everyone to enjoy.
http://tartanscot.blogspot.com/2012/12/getting-close-to-wire.html

What is amazing to me is that, 
in spite of his busy schedule as a designer, event specialist and a well-known blogger,
he still has taken the time to send me his Christmas tip.
You're the best, Scot!

Scot Meacham Wood

"If you're looking for the easiest way to give your home a certain magical feeling this holiday season - you only need two things.
  
Dimmers.  And candlelight.  

Firstly, I always find it good and proper to have dimmers on all of my light fixtures.  
Nothing can change a room faster than changing the light level.  
And for the candle portion of the advice - everyone looks better in the soft glow of candlelight.  
Food tastes better.  Wine is richer.  
And conversation flows more easily in the intimacy of flickering candles."
-Scot Meacham Wood 

Such a simple concept that can make the difference between a ho-hum evening
and one that lingers in your memory bank!
And look at his table setting.  
Wow!  
Black and silver is a recipe for drop-dead glamour.
Wonder what he put in the little beribboned boxes?


Scot Meacham Wood
Don't you just want to crash his party?  
The ambiance is certainly heightened by the pillars candles in hurricanes 
but also by the portrait light over the painting in the background.
Soft and subdued, different levels of lighting make for a relaxed, yet elegant setting.



Scot Meacham Wood
No doubt Scot has "just a little" experience in this entertaining game.
From the fresh roses to the twinkling light of the Christmas tree,
he knows how to create a magical setting that will cast its spell on the lucky guests!

To one of the best bloggers I know, thanks and
"Merry Christmas"


"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"





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