“Designer’s Notebook”: Glamorous Design From Rocky Mountain Hardware!

Here is the beautiful Paris Collection

Rocky Mountain Hardware!

Recently I attended the Business of Design Summit in Las Vegas and had the opportunity to meet Roger Thomas. Roger is the designer for Steve Wynn’s Las Vegas properties. Our meeting was held at the Wynn and Roger spoke to our group about his design career and the Wynn properties. I was thrilled to see a glamorous hardware collection designed by Roger for Rocky Mountain Hardware. I can just imagine this lovely hardware on a variety of design projects. I especially love his “Paris” collection which features a quatrefoil knob that is the exact shape of the Kathryn Greeley Designs logo!

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Here is some of the beautiful Paris Collection

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

Here is some of the beautiful Flute Collection

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents designer notebooks on rocky mountain hardware

Several options in finishes make these collections a great design option!

Here is the beautiful Paris Collection

 

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“Specialties of the House”: Chestnut Cottage Apple Cake!

Chestnut Cottage Apple Cake!

Now that fall is officially here, my friends and family expect to see my homemade apple cake on the counter at Chestnut Cottage! So I had to make a run to our local apple orchard, Barber’s Orchard, and pick up some apples.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents apple cake at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents apple cake at chestnut cottage

I have made this apple cake for years and have no idea where I got the recipe. But it is yummy and what a great time of the year to use some of one’s  locally grown apples.

So I will share this recipe with you and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents apple cake at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents apple cake at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents apple cake at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents apple cake at chestnut cottage

Now  sit down with a nice cup of coffee and enjoy this spectacular fall weather.

Chestnut Cottage Apple Cake!

Chestnut Cottage Apple Cake!

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“Inspiring Images”: Fall Colors From Le Jaquard Francais Linens!

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What beautiful and inspiring table linens from Le Jaquard Francais Linens with yummy fall color pallets!

kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents beautiful fall colored linens

kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents beautiful fall colored linens

kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents beautiful fall colored linens

kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents beautiful fall colored linens

kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents beautiful fall colored linens

kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents beautiful fall colored linens

kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents beautiful fall colored linens

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“In the Garden with Kathryn”: Destination…Longwood Gardens!

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in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

Today I am in Philadelphia and on my way to Longwood Gardens!  I am so excited to finally visit this famous garden, or should I say gardens!

The Longwood Gardens of today bears little resemblance to the farm that Pierre du Pont purchased in 1906. With a yearly budget of nearly $50 million and a staff of 1,300 employees, students, and volunteers, Longwood is continuously evolving to meet the demands and tastes of the next century. To accomplish this, Longwood has embarked on a Visionary Master Plan, ultimately to become one of the world’s greatest gardens.

Perhaps nothing quite embodies the history of the land and the promise of the future as Longwood’s Meadow Garden, which opened to the public in June 2014. This new garden uses principles of ecological landscape design and locally sustainable practices to help “preserve the open spaces, valleys, and woodlands surrounding the formal Gardens.” Visitors to the eighteenth-century Webb Farmhouse can explore the story of the land and those who once lived there, as well as the seasonal ecology of the Meadow as it exists today.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

ALL IMAGES-LONGWOOD GARDENS

I am especially excited to see the Topiary Garden, the Orchid House, the Orangery, the Fountain Garden and all of the other spectacular areas of this famous site.

Let me hear from you if you have visited Longwood and what was your favorite area.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer visits longwood gardens

xo Kathryn

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Creating a Rich Seasonal Pallet For Your Home!

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

Autumn is a perfect time of the year for adding some texture and rich tones to your home.

A colorful arrangement of fall foliage and flowers can bring fall into your interior or exterior living spaces.

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

A collection of majolica with lots of earth tones can welcome the autumn season!

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

Or these same tones in yet a different texture…

An outdoor rug…

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

An indoor  rug…

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

Maybe you have a collection of wooden candlesticks, wooden bowls or pitchers that will say autumn has arrive at your table.

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

Especially when paired with a warm cozy plaid tablecloth!

 And nothing says fall quiet as much as a “collection” of summer’s bounty ready for warm winter meals!

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

north carolina interior designer presents  creating a rich seasonal pallete for your home

xo Kathryn

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