Stockings are SO 2008 (and 2007, 2006, 2005…) This year, decorate your holiday mantle with a personal touch from the supplies you stole from your office, to those fruitcakes you planned on re-gifting, or even with thank you cards and the word NAKED in a nod to your daily blog. That’s what our friend, Washington D.C-based star interior designer Christopher Boutlier, did for our website last week.
Using supplies from Michael’s, Pottery Barn, Martha Stewart, and the Paper Source, Chris turned a run-of-the-mill fireplace into a shrine to the art of letter writing with no detail overlooked. Tiny versions of the notes hang from the mantle disguised as gift tags while the three of us hammed it up in 1950s fashion to salute the era when the thank you note was a must!
The fact that Chris took the time to do this for us (um, we’re not his typical client, ahem, Vice Prez Joe Biden?!), makes us so happy. He literally stayed up for days making paper chains, arranging tulips, covering wooden letters in patterned paper and shrinking down every thank you we had written until it was perfect and designer friendly. We marveled at his creative genius as we put on so much bronzer that we looked like we were playing in the oven again.
Chris you have redefined the fireplace and made the words we write like vomit, poop, cunnilingus, and orgy, look beautiful hanging from a mantle. Many many many (naked) thanks.