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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

10.29.2007

A Michelle Nussbaumer Holiday




I know it's early, but this ethereal tree grabbed my attention tonight as I flipped through Southern Accents lavish holiday issue. It was done up by Michelle Nussbaumer who has a very personal, worldly style. Using vintage gold-rimmed intaglios on a small flocked tree exemplifies her classic but unexpected approach. The black velvet ribbon just makes the branches feel icier.

Photography by Tria Giovan

14 comments:

Mackenna said...

you beat me to it! i was looking through that just now and was going to do a Christmas post with this later. Absolutely beautiful!

Style Court said...

You should do your own version! I'm having technical difficulties with the close-up cake picture :(

Mélanie said...

You are such a source of inspiration.I love it . I have to think about the christmas decoration in my show room and that is an idea I'm going to keep, even if I'm not going to use intaglios

Style Court said...

Oh good Melanie!

The Peak of Chic said...

This spread caught my eye too! A rather bold style for Christmas, but it totally works.

Habitually Chic said...

I love that Christmas doesn't always have to be red and green! And actually, sometimes it's better when it's not as is the case here! So beautiful!

{this is glamorous} said...

I am completely taken with this tree! Very romantic and so, so beautiful.

annechovie said...

Courtney,
What a very beautiful and original tree. A refreshing departure from the generic, while retaining the essential elements of Christmas. I love the intaglios - kind of Wedgwood meets Italian religious icon.

robyn said...

So elegant... :)

Cote de Texas said...

If Michelle lived in LA or NYC instead of Dallas, she's be bigger than all of them out there. She's fabulous.
Joni

design for mankind. said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful!!! Oh goodness, I want to switch all of my holiday plans!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know anything about the fabulous wedgewood platers on the wall....what are they called?????

Style Court said...

At this point I now they are plates with Lord Wellington's portrait. When trick-or-treat is over, I'll look for more details :)

katiedid said...

So pretty! I just got my SA yesterday, so will have to go through it tonight!
Thanks Courtney!