new years eve {over the top to last minute}

For those of you that are not burnt out from hosting holiday parties and are brave enough to host New Years Eve--this post is just for you! These are some of my favorite palettes and looks for one of the most festive nights of the year. I am especially fond of the playful ethnic mood set by tones of chartreuse and a Moroccan flair. It is such a nice departure from the traditional shimmer and shine of the season.

And for those of you that really want to go all out---I love the idea of draping the ceiling with flowing ribbons, the glow of candles and injecting some Great Gastby glamour.

Or if you prefer a more modern feel why not play with a bold peacock inspired palette?

And if you are pulling the evening together at the last minute--don't fret! There is no reason that you cannot pull the paper whites (or other seasonal potted plants) from around the house to the table alongside some simple votives.

(images scanned from Set with Style and via Canadian House and Home, Anna Beckman, Jenifer Altman, Tricia Foley
Also, I am thrilled to be nominated for the Apartment Therapy Homies. Don't forget to vote for your favorite blogs by tomorrow (12/29) at 5 PM EST.


Courtney said…
Congratulations on your nomination, Blair! It's a well-deserved nod to your fabulous work. xo.

I adore this collection of images and how it provides the perfect inspiration for one of my second favourite holiday of the year. (I love those ribbons and will need to accomplish that look one day, some way or another)!

Have a lovely evening.
A said…
How beautiful all this is! I love the draped ribbons~
Kim Berry said…
Wow! I LOVE the idea of hanging tons and tons of ribbons from the ceiling! It looks like giant confetti! =D I will definitely have to remember that!
Unknown said…
Fabulous inspiration!
Wishing you all the best for 2010! x
I love the flowing ribbon cute!
paula said…
love the last image, so simple and pretty.
love the green palette! this year I'm all for green! lovely!
Nicole Marie said…
oh all the candles! yes please!
Katherine Lee said…
i'm loving loving loving the image with the candles and the hanging ribbons! such a great post, hope you have a lovely new year!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
christina said…
Gorgeous! IK think I'm more inclined to go with the bold peacock number. But I love those ribbons hung from the ceiling. Fabulous! And congrats on the nomination. I'm off to cast my vote (for you, of course!) now.
jamie said…
I have to tell you, that picture of the ribbons hanging from the ceiling made me catch my breath, and I actually spent some time pondering how I could incorporate the idea into my everyday life. :P Not exactly practical...but who cares?

Congratulations on the nomination!
Courtney said…
The photo with the ribbon draped ceiling and candles is absolutely dreamy perfection.

Blair, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a very Happy New Year! xo
Blair Friedeman said…
Oh Jamie--I love it! Sometimes the best things aren't practical. Now you have me thinking!
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