Wednesday, November 28, 2007

THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE

I just thought this image of the New Jersey Designer Showhouse had such a fun holiday color scheme! Designed by Barbara Ostrem, it took 2 men 5o hours to complete the grosgrain ribbon fretwork pattern on the walls .That's alot of gift wrap! But the effect is wonderful, don't you think?

Image via House and Garden Blog

23 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

Wow! That's grosgrain ribbon??? A lot of work but very striking!

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

So simple - and SO labour intensive (read expensive). Love it - love the type of client more that can get their head round it and would be up for it!

annechovie said...

I absolutely love this! What a genius idea. That treatment would really define a room. I will have to save this photo and maybe use it one day...Thanks, Katie!

katiedid said...

Hi Jennifer and HBOC!
I thought so too. I wonder if I take my time whether I could attempt this in my guest room? Hmmm. Regardless, It is going into my design files!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Whoa! This wall is amazing.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Wow, that looks great! And festive.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Oh my heavens. The most amazing thing I have ever seen done with ribbon. My heart is filled with envy. Thanks for the image.

katiedid said...

Hi Anne!
You should do a painting! I think it would be wonderful! :)

katiedid said...

Hello to you all Brilliant, Melissa and Mrs!
Isn't it a wonderful room?! I can't stop thinking about how to recreate it in my house!

teaorwine said...

Absolutely lovely and festive! You suppose it will remain in place after the holidays???

katiedid said...

Hello tea!
I don't suppose it will since it is a showhouse, but maybe the owners will love it enough to keep it!

Jennifer said...

Amazing! And I agree totally with the house of beauty and culture about loving the client who would be up for it!

Fairfax said...

damn! that's great. i would never have guessed grosgrain ribbon!

Mélanie said...

You are right It does look like holidays

Style Court said...

Two of my favorite things -- fretwork and grosgrain :)

katiedid said...

Hello Jennifer, Fairfax, Melanie and Courtney!
My favorite ribbon is grograin. It can be used for sooooo many things.
Thnaks for visiting! :)

Cote de Texas said...

I love that painting!!! Just beautiful!!!

Anna said...

I LOVE this!
XO
Anna

Pink Wallpaper said...

WOW truly amazing!

Anna said...

Wow - so striking and I too can't believe that is ribbon - what an amazing job they have done!
XO
Anna

Lynn said...

I want that painting!!

mary said...

I can't even begin to imagine the simple feat of measuring before installing the ribbon. I think that gorgeous wall will go down in history. The painting is great, also.

Alexandra Rae said...

Just came upon this. GORGEOUS. I will certainly keep this one in the files. Would be beautiful in a current clients master of blues and creams...I'll see what she thinks.