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Paris Gray Tables + A Sneak Peek at our winter wonderland!

For designers and stylists, the holidays are the perfect time of year to really just go hog wild on decorations without being judged too harshly by your friends [I hope!]. Our house has slowly been Christmas-ified over the last couple weeks, and it's only getting more apparent as we get closer to Christmas. But after reading through some other fellow design blogs yesterday, I realized that I'm WAY behind on the Christmas decor curve!  So this weekend, I'll be hunkering down and making things extra wintery and merry and bright over here.  

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In the meantime, here are a few shots that give you a glimpse at what one of our rooms looks like this holiday season. It's the trickiest room in the house, since it's almost always a revolving door of furniture I'm painting and acquiring, but my two blue velvet wingback chairs and the brick clad fireplace remain as cozy staples in this space.

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I painted this coffee table a while back, and it's been doing a sort of musical chairs for a bit.  I had it in the house I staged a while back, but decided to swap it out and place a larger table I had in that home, since this one suited this space better.  I love the diamond and fluted details of this table, and how it has a second level for placing books and whatnot. [and by whatnot, yes, I do mean the junk from my minor hoarding habit!].

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I love how the pops of red work with the gray, along with the cooler tones of green and blue in this space.  It feels really balanced right now. Granted, these are just progress photos.  There's still a lot missing from my holiday design, and I didn't exactly stage this room just yet...but I'd say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...[cue the carol singers!]. 

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Watson especially loves this room because he was raised as a puppy on these wingback chairs [he was just a miniature back then, all of 5 pounds, and for warmth, we'd snuggle up on these chairs and I'd read while he slept.  I know, you could just gag at how adorable we are].

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Since the tables pair together, I thought I'd also include the photos I snapped of the side tables I photographed the other day. I had already styled this shot for the tables I posted about yesterday, so I did a quick swap out shoot.

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Again, Annie Sloan's Paris Gray is such a beautiful light shade of gray, that works so well with the blues and reds in the room. I love gray because it's so neutral, and these tables could work with nearly any color scheme or furniture style.

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I've had this set on Craigslist for a while, which is why I decided to reshoot them, so you can see them from another angle and in another space [these were also previously in the home I staged!], but right now they're looking so perfect in my own living room, it may be hard to part with them!

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