Category Archives: Holiday Decorating Tips

Holiday Decorating Elements

Are you looking for a new element to add to your holiday decorating repertoire?  Here are some of our favorite elements.  We hope you try one of them this year!

White décor

If you have your base décor in a monochromatic pallet such as white, you can add in a different accent color each year (think emerald, crimson, gold or blue).  Or let it all stay white like a Winter Wonderland!

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Natural & wood décor

We love layering in natural and wood elements to our décor to warm up a space.  We do this not only at Christmas but throughout the year!

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Real & faux stem decor

Add wreaths, garland or stems throughout your home.  Some unexpected places are on the backs of chairs or stools and on your light fixtures!  Add touches of ornaments and velvet ribbon for elegance and sparkle.

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We wish you a warm & full holiday season.  May you be able to slow down a bit and take part in things that you truly enjoy.

 

 

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Home

We’ve entered November folks, so that means thoughts of holiday gifting are upon us!

Here are a few of our favorite items For the Home:

The Polished Jar – Custom Soap Bottles

These elevate your bathroom or kitchen instantly they are so beautiful!  Pick your bottle, pump, and label to customize your own look.

Boll & Branch – Luxury Bedding & Towels

Do you need to splurge on yourself this holiday?  You will not be disappointed with this bedding or towel upgrade.

Crate & Barrel – Belgian Flax Linen Quilt

While we’re thinking about our bed, more layers are always good.  Here’s one of our favorite quilts – it’s warm without being hot.  Use it add a textured layer in the same color as your other bedding, or a contrasting color.

Magnolia – Holiday Wreaths

Wreaths can be used in so many places, not just your front door.  Layer one on top of a mirror in the foyer or dining room.  Add one to your mantle or above your kitchen range hood for the holidays!

Crate & Barrel – Salt & Pepper Mills

Upgrade your seasonings with new salt and pepper mills, like this marble and wood option.  If they’re pretty enough, we say leave them out on the counter like decor!

Magnolia – Gatecrest Metal Candlesticks

These are my go to candlesticks that work with any style decor.  They are simple yet beautiful.  Use all 3 sizes together for the best impact.

Joss & Main – Bubble Pots

We always say that plants are welcome decor in any home of any style.  Elevate your plants by swapping out the pot with one of these adorable bubble pots.  White is timeless and goes with any season, while the dots give off a playful vibe.

Gathre – Leather Table Runner

The cutest scallop table runner that’s also wipeable leather?  Yes, please!

Anthropologie – Flatware

Sometimes your table needs something different or that extra sparkle for the holidays.  Most people don’t think to swap out their flatware, but this can add a surprise twist to your hosting game!

We hope this inspired you as you begin making your list or shopping for loved ones this holiday season!

 

Continuity and Flow in your Home

Just the words “continuity and flow” makes you want to take a deep breath doesn’t it? To just be calm. And that is what your home should be, a calming place that your shoulders drop down a couple inches when you walk in the door. This calming factor is important to keep in mind when selling your home as well. You want the potential buyer feeling a sense of calm as they walk through your home. Not chaos or a sense of being unsettled.

There are many ways to create that feeling of calm, one way is with a “less is more” approach with your decor and large furniture pieces.

But the single easiest way to create continuity and flow in a home is with color.

To do that, have a touch of the same color running throughout the home, especially in the main living areas. You can have a different accent color mixed with this main color in a small amount, but that main color appears in all the rooms as you walk through them.

The best way to explain this is with pictures. For the home in the photos below, the main color I chose was navy blue and I used it to create a flow throughout the home. This does not mean it has to be strictly navy, it can be different shades such as smokey blue or even a more vibrant shade.

In the living room I used navy blue pillows and accent pieces of blue on the coffee table.

 

I added a touch of blue on the dining room table:

 

 

The mudroom has blue accessories:

 

 

In the primary bedroom I have blue on the bed as well as a blue velvet chair in the corner:

 

 

In the lower level family room I brought in a bold statement of blue to create a focal point with the color.

 

 

Continuity and Flow is about connecting your rooms, that they seem to work together not against each other. There are some exceptions. Kids rooms can be different, fun and full of color. Laundry rooms can also be a bit fun. The goal is for things not to seem random but rather well put together, every piece has a purpose.

P.S. Did you notice in the first photo I used the gal is sitting in a blue chair? Creating continuity and flow can work in many places!