We Are Dreaming Of A Red Christmas...

We love red as an accent color for the holidays. Clients, Carter and Susan Emerson have done an amazing job bringing the holidays to life in their exquisite Santa Fe inspired home. Susan has a highly curated eye and has hand selected all of her accessories from their travels near and far.

The simplicity of Mongolian furs are a striking and can warm up the architecture of your home for your holiday guests.

Another favorite accent to bring holiday cheer is Ralph Lauren Christmas candles. They are tasteful and bring authentic Christmas aroma into your home.

Formations metal baskets are perfect for chopped firewood on a cold winter's evening.

Dough bowls from Ballard designs make for the perfect setting for an arrangement of poinsettias as a centerpiece. 

Thank you for a wonderful year. We wish you and your family have a very Merry holiday and a Happy New year!
We will be out of the workshop from Dec 23rd - Jan 4th.

Thanksgiving with a French Touch

Thanksgiving With A French Touch

With all our blessings this year - special  thanks is to my girlfriend Sue and the phenomenal trip she recently hosted to Paris. Here are a few highlights to I wanted to share:

This is a table setting for Kings and Queens literally! Baccarat has an amazing exhibit at the Petit Palais celebrating its 250 year heritage through January 4, 2015. It is a joy to see and if you are wanting a special gift there are many things on sale in the USA through their website. 

Here are some champagne flute sin the oldest Baccarat pattern. Harcout, which was created in 1841, which comes in black glass giving it a modern twist.

Thanks to the generous women in my office I am loving- My Paris Kitchen . The mustard chicken on the cover is to die for and easy to follow. It is great gift and the author, David Lebovitz, has a blog worth perusing before a trip to France.

Another great girlfriend and I had a memorable meal at Spring Restaurant in Paris. It was an amazing dinner and we both wanted this wine carafe, which is great for both wine and water.

If you want a slice of Paris for your walls, please see Sue Dumke’s fantastic larger than life Barbie photos. It is an Audrey Hepburn at the Paris Opera. This photograph was being auctioned for Unicef in Paris and is quite large and dramatic. To see more of her work go to or contact her for more on the Barbie series. I often use them in our interior projects and customize the size.

PDG wishes you, your family and friends a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!
-Bon Souiree

Sedona Sanctuary

Please see the new Arizona issue of Luxe where one of our clients home is featured. It is a magnificent setting  surrounded by the spirituality and magnificence of the Sedona red rocks.

The new -yet timeless kitchen has many great features, banquette seating, a wine bar and gourmet appliances.  

Other rooms with amazing views are the dining room, living room, master bedroom sitting area and family room.

The home is an updated spanish colonial which is great for the weather conditions, so we keep true to its roots.

Get the latest copy of Luxe to view the Cover and full spread
Some accessories we chose for their simplicity and  low maintenance are: 
Silver Wine Holder- Match  
Cutting boards- Hudson Grace
Cake stand- Willliams Sonoma


Here is a little taste of a clients vacation home that was recently featured on Luxe Magazine's blog, Luxe Worthy.   

Our goal was to take the homeowner's passion and personality and turn it into a space filled with light and 


To learn more about the process go here.   For more images of the property click here.  

We cannot thank Luxe enough for their continued support. 

Tuscan Style

Owner of Palm Design Group, Dana Lyon, had her home recently featured in Tuscan style.  There are several featured items that are unique to Northern Italy.  We thought we would share some thoughts on how to bring a little of northern Italy to your home... 

Pillows with Embroidered Coat of Arms- political dynastybankingroyal houseMugello region/Medici BankEuropeFlorenceHere is a link to a book for more information. For the real thing visit Highboy

Savonorola Chair- cathedra/One Kings Lane 

Intaglios- framed reproduction ones go here.

Olive Oil- William Sonoma


PDG recently joined Luxe's Gold list for 2014. In the words of the editors, "Showcasing the home owner's passions PDG's recent remodel was conscious to excite, enthuse, and inform us." We take great pride being included in the 2014 Gold List. In honor of all things gold, we are highlighting some golden moments we have featured in homes.

We used the Ralph Lauren golden paint in a recent powder room remodel.

This sophisticated Mulholland tableware set from Kelly Wearstler is a great way to serve your guests. 

A warm glow from Circa's Dixon Table Lamp lights our client's home office space.

One of our favorite finishing pieces are crystal saint louis’ tea tumblers. 

Finally, in celebration is custom French script chair we used in our client's home.