My real estate agent, Jake, is a man of many talents. We have known each other since high school, when all of the girls had crushes on him and he gave the most fun “field” parties. Fast forward a number of years, and Jake is still a master party planner, as well as a real estate agent and floral designer… oh, and a fabulous host of yard sales (see here and here).
The local paper had a great feature about how Jake decorates for the holidays and I thought I’d share some of the images and copy from the article with you.
"More is more," says Boone, while strolling through his three-bedroom, three-bath house, filled with antiques and estate sale finds, traditional furnishings and global art. For starters, a bronze French chandelier in the dining room is draped with some 350 shimmering ornaments in amethyst and chartreuse hues.Nearby, on a sideboard, twin brushed gold metal "ribbon" trees — each 6 feet tall — are accented with a thick cuff of hydrangea, artichoke and jewel-encrusted grapes.Silver champagne buckets are filled with roses in crimson and purple, while slender 32-inch tapers rest on the mantel of a marble fireplace. Over a period of weeks beginning around mid-November, he begins to execute his grand holiday vision.Unabashedly extravagant? Yes. "But always tasteful," Boone says.
That’s Jake – always tasteful!