As a designer, I spend a lot of time looking at visual eye candy for my clients. Add holiday decorating to the mix, and it’s easy to get your brain tangled around all that tinsel. But fear not, I am a seasoned pro… and a holiday “seasoned” one at that!
1) A fresh color palette: A jewel toned inspired holiday. Think magentas, teals, emeralds, mixed with a touch of sparkle.
These gorgeous faceted glass vases, agate stone ornaments and darling bird paperweights from west elm enhance the mood, and create a rich, yet decidedly festive living space. All still very modern and chic, yet can also be used year round… bonus!
I love this hot pink table accented with metallic paper chain featured on Living Etc. This wonderful combo adds color and warmth by mixing bold, clean lined furnishings and handcrafted seasonal sparkle. Paper chains are so easy to make, you can get the kids involved on the decorating fun too. Best part is, toss it at the end of the season- no storage required!
This tree skirt from LandofNod is cheery and fun for the kiddos, with a festive, yet simplistic pattern and an updated color palette… LOVE. Hits me right in my happy spot!
2) Add texture. Layer on the faux fur, rich knits, burlaps, feathers and fun. There are several ways to achieve this look:
The burlap stockings were hung with great care from Horchow. And who needs a traditional mantle when you have antlers!
The faux fur rug accent creates texture and warmth to a very clean holiday winter white palette. I also love the use of the mirror accent cleverly displaying pops of pink holiday cards. http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/christmas-decorating-ideas-black-white-living-room/#_a5y_p=1046949
Just when you thought tinsel was a thing of the past, Martha Stewart revives the past with this proud little pink tinsel tree.
Pewter and peacock and turquoise, oh my!
The weather outside may be frightful, but the home inside’s delightful!