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Letitia Little Interior Design
150 Pioneer Trail PMB 119, Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: 952-226-6420
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ELEGANT DESIGN ELEMENTS For The HOLIDAYS

Give any one  of these dreamy design elements to your home for the  holidays and it will love you forever.

Bubble tiles from Ceramiche Keope.

Elegant Queen Anne arm chair in red velvet from Artistic Frame.

Garnet channel velvet and silk circles from Kravet. Gray cotton  paisley from Pindler and Pindler. Woven metalic from Kravet.

Wilshire wing chair from Schumacher in white leather with silver nail head trim. Voila!

Warm and fuzzy wool rugs in reds and garnet from Lee Jofa. Your toes will love these.

The grand finale! Show stopping elegance in hand- cut crystals and warm silver frames.  “Cascades” chandelier from Fine Art Lamps. Happy Holidays from Letitia Little Interior Design!

Letitia Little is a licensed, award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. Visit www.letitialittle.com for more info.

DESIGNER’S TIP on Holiday Decorating part II

Here are a few quick and easy ways to decorate for the Holidays using things you already have around the house.

Silver and red are so pretty together this time of year. These mint julep cups look great with red ball ornaments. Add a sprig of  greenery and some red berries and you have a simple but  festive table top decoration. These cups look great in the summer with flower bouquets. I have used them in the spring as well, with green moss.

I love hydrangeas and these white silk ones with a touch of green are so elegant with the red berry branches. I put them in a simple glass vase and added green moss.  The little fat red cardinals  add just the right amount of red. This arrangement would be perfect  on a table all winter long.

These colorful red and green throw pillows add holiday color to a chair or sofa. Pillows are a quick and inexpensive way to change the look of a room for the season. They’ll add cheer through the long winter months too.  

Red and green floral print in cotton chintz makes a great pillow to pair with the red silk stripe. 

This antique desk looks festive for the holidays with red santas  and holiday greenery. The old silver pitcher comes out of the cupboard to hold greens.

I hope this post gives you some food for thought as you decorate your home for the season. Happy Holidays.

Letiltia Little is a licensed, award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. Visit www.letitialittle.com for more info.

DESIGNER’S TIPS on Holiday Decorating part I

A great way to spruce up your home for the Holidays is to use things you already have.  Be creative and think of things around the house that you can re use in unexpected ways. Here’s a few things that I do to add color and interest without being trite.

I love lanterns and I use them around the house thruout the year. This one is usually outside on the deck in the summer. I added some greens and red berries for color and topped it all off with a red bow of wired ribbon. 

 Add some bright red apples to a glass cake plate.  Put it on a buffet or use as center piece on a small table. The glass really enhances the color.

 Change the look of a room instantly by adding new pillows to chairs and sofas. The green velvet  and the red toile bring a touch of festivity and elegance to the Holidays.  Custom pillows in velvet and cotton.

Create a table top  still life with glass candlesticks and crystal decanters. Add a few touches of greens and red for pop. Simple yet elegant.

This large basket sits above a cabinet most of the year. I brought it down for the holidays and added evergreeen branches and giant pine cones to create interest on a ledge in my entryway. The texture of the basket works beautifully with the natural elements. For more Holiday Decorating tips watch for my next post.

Mid-Century Modern Style

 

During the middle part of the 20th century, the 1950′s – early 1970′s, architecture and interiors were defined by the simple, sleek lines  of minimalist design. Low slung, small scale furniture and the horizontal line were the norm.  Furniture in basic shapes and unusual materials  broke the mold. What follows are some popular icons of what we call” Mid- Century Modern”

 Stahl House designed by Pierre Koenig in 1960 is the eptiome of reductivist architecture. “With its welded steel frame and roof deck, overhanging eaves and open-air swimming pool it represents the “Contemporary” style of 1950′s California”. from the American House book by Phaidon

 The brick fireplace, redwood wall and low slung furniture are perfect examples of “modernism” from the mid 20th century. From the Naturally Modern book by Ros Byam Shaw.

Danish Modern Credenza designed by Knoll in the early 1960′s.

Executive office designed and furnished for Look magazine in 1958. Cocktail table by Eero Saarinen. Desk and chairs by Florence Knoll.  

“ Naguchi” table with glass top and 2 part movable base  is a popular piece in today’s “modern” interiors.

 Eames chair from the 1950′s in moulded plywood and leather designed by husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames.

Eichler Homes first designed in 1950 by Joseph Eichler, were affordable homes built in the San Francisco Bay Area. Typical features include “open floor pans, high ceilings, exposed  redwood beams and underfloor heating. Bedrooms and bathrooms are often on the street side to reinforce the private nature of the main living space” which overlooks the back yard. There are 11,000 of  these homes being lived in today! Great style. From the American House book by Phaidon.

Visit www.letitialittle.com for a 2009 take on a Mid-Century Modern dining room.

Letitia Little is a licensed, award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN.

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