Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Out of all my many December magazines I have saved, these images taken from the December 2003 issue of Southern Accents is hands down my favorite.  Pamela Pierce, a Houston designer, has done a beautiful job with this Italian style house built in 1995.  Pamela is known for her rustic, sophisticated and elegant designs with European flavor.

The tree is decorated with clear glass balls and topped with a 17th century Italian decoration.  One of my weaknesses is for wonderful European baskets, and here they are filled with clear glass balls and peanuts.

Pamela used olive branches as tie backs in the dining room and covered the table with a linen check.   This chandelier is fabulous and I really like the simple rosemary wreaths around each candle.

Ironstone and hotel silver are beautifully displayed in this armoire.

This stairwell looks so inviting with the simple hurricane lamps, cream colored stockings, garland and the fir tree potted at the top of the stairs.   

I love this fireplace mantel with just greens and cream pillars. 

How wonderful is this breakfast room?  An over sized gingerbread house is displayed on the table while square boxwood wreaths hang from brown ribbons.  

Not only do I adore these holiday decorations, I really appreciate the simple, rustic elegant look of this Italian style home.  


  1. A favorite of mine too!! I look at it every Christmas for inspiration.

  2. I love that issue too! All those checks and that little lamb...so charming. Thanks for reminding me what great rooms those are.