Dec 3, 2014 >> Holiday Glaze! We get an Update this season
With the Holiday season upon us, there is no better time to outfit your home in brassy tinsels and glam golds. In fact, we encourage it! We trek to Oak Park to visit a boutique that knows a thing or two about decking the halls in Hollywood Regency metallics. Meet Update, the chic outpost for inspired interiors set along the charming main street of downtown Oak Park.
The home design haven is a sanctuary for glistening golds and shining silver and we visit the shop on a blustery day to try our hand at gilding a few easy items to up the holiday ante for our entertaining this year. The boutique’s resident Interior decorator Bret Burdick walks us through the paces to creating the perfect shine. Watch the G&F Extra video to get a taste of the gold rush.>>
While Bret showed us something more hands-on, there is plenty to grab and go at Update to add instant glimmer to your Holiday table. We ask Bret and the Update team to share some of their favorite go-to’s for the season:
A. CHEESE SHAVER + KNIFE SET, $75, BY MICHAEL WAINWRIGHT
Bret says: We all have at least one or two friends who are cheese aficionados! This set is a great way to brighten up their holiday cheese tray with gleaming platinum handles.
B + E. CUT GLASS TUMBLERS, $16 EACH, + DECANTER, $42, BY ZODAX
Bret says: Every father-in-law or husband’s office could use a set of these gilded tumblers. Pair them with a matching decanter and display with your holiday bar to bring a splash of metallic color to your setting.
C. HAIR ON HIDE ICE BUCKET, $190, BY ZODAX
Bret says: This handsome ice bucket really polishes off your holiday bar cart or wet bar presentation. It will also save your host/hostess from having to run back and forth for ice refills!
D. TRURO PLATINUM MEDIUM DEEP BOWL, $75, BY MICHAEL WAINWRIGHT
Bret says: The crystalline quality of glass and platinum gilding make this serving bowl visually stunning! This can be displayed in a glass chest with other fine crystal or used to serve nuts and candy for a holiday gathering.
F. PORCELAIN GIOTTO GOLD NUT DISH, $120, BY MICHAEL WAINWRIGHT
Bret says: This porcelain nut dish is virtually indestructible because of the nature of porcelain and the 24k gold plate really make it pop on your tabletop! It’s also dishwasher safe! (although I would always recommend hand washing to preserve the gold).
Shop Update, 122 N. Marion Street, Oak Park. And visit UpdateInteriors.com for more information.