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Charleston Trees and Black Dogs

I’ve featured lot’s of decorations and ideas for the holidays on the last few blogs and thought you would enjoy seeing a photo of our tree.

Our Tree

I think its pretty but nothing compared to the grand, double story, tree at the Hibernian Hall in downtown Charleston.  Wow!

Hibernian Hall tree

We met Bella, pictured here, at a party on Gibbes Street over the weekend.  The little elf costume stayed on for all of three minutes.


This sweetie is Jerry who was hanging out with the guys at the Hibernian Hall.


Mr. H says:  If you don’t have Christmas in your heart already you will never find it under a tree-Enjoy!

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Merry and Bright

Here’s some photos of the holiday decorations I did for a client’s Folly Beach home this year.

I like the playfulness of the twiggy reindeer on the foyer console table

J. Rhodes Interior Design Christmas decor

The table top tree with the funky stars topper.  Their two dogs are going to be hard pressed to get their paws on the ornaments this year!

J. Rhodes Interior Design Christmas decor

The living room mantle was done with real and artificial greenery-the sporty red bow adds the pizzazz

J. Rhodes Interior Design Christmas decor

I snapped this photo while in Marion Square for the Hanukkah in the Square event on Sunday.  Does it get any more Charleston than this?

Charleston Marion Square Christmas lights

And I had to include this little guy, that we met at the Charleston Parade, since his name is Hampton!

J. Rhodes Interior Design

Mr. H says: The best holiday decoration is being wreathed in smiles-Enjoy!

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Designer Dog Beds

Welcome!  Hampton and I our pleased to launch our Black Dog Design Blog.  We want to share our thoughts on interior design, entertaining, food, and general Charleston living. 

What could be more fitting then to kick things off with a feature on designer dog beds!  All dog owmers have them-those dirty, hideous look pillows lying about that we think our dogs should lie on.  Of course, since most dogs consider themselves far superior they would prefer to lounge on the sofa or better yet your bed. 

Why not treat them like the King and Queens they think they are with this fabulous creation:

Glamour Dog Store dog bed
Glamour Dog

Handpainted with paws and dancing dog bones this bed would make a statement in any decor!

Dog bone dog bed
Glamour Dog

I know Mr. H would enjoy snoozing away on this:

Dog day bed
Max Comfort

Mahogany wood with a big fluffy cushion-Dog Heaven!

Mahogany dog bed
Glamour Dog

And this one is certainly fit for a princess:

Princess dog bed
Glamour Dog

But seriously, a comfy floor pillow may be all you need to keep them off the sofa-just don’t forget the monogram!

Monogram dog bed
Pottery Barn
Mr. H says: Tastes change but comfort is always in style-Enjoy!
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