Well, it has been a hot minute since I have put anything down here for you. With the start of a new job and all that has gone on, I have been swamped. But that doesn’t mean that I have stopped writing or designing. It just means that the design piece is now my job, so the fun home stuff on the side I have to fit in when I can. This year for the holidays I wanted everything to be special and beautiful, just as always. I started decorating much earlier than usual and I’m so glad that I did.
As I have talked about in the past, Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday, and my favorite time of year. Give me all the lights and all the sparkle everywhere I look. My family makes fun of how excited I get. Think “Elf” when he screams, “SANTA!” This year when I began to plan my table, it was actually inspired by a design photo shoot that I was on for work. It was a gorgeous Scandinavian-style remodel, and I fell in love with the idea of using fur on my table. I also became totally smitten with a fabulous set of red and white plates that I purchased. These two items set the stage for the rest of my design.
I really wanted the centerpiece to stay mostly neutral, so the base is white, green, and gold. Then I added bold pops of red, and I couldn’t be happier. Remember that it is always ok to mix metals, colors, and do what you love. Also remember that creating different levels, and in and out movement will bring about the most beautiful results.
I also layer lots of different greenery and textures to give it plenty of dimension. I hope that you love it and that it inspires your creativity this holiday season. I think that we can all use plenty of holiday cheer, this year more than ever.
Below I am sharing lots of images and I also have source links where available. Merry Christmas. I wish you much love, many blessings, and a Happy New Year too.
Lots of fun with red, green, and gold.
Red is such a traditional and happy color. This year, I wanted happy.
I also love lots of candles!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AT CHRISTMAS?
The plates are such a fun and whimsical pattern. I just couldn’t resist them.
Here are the source links that are available. The candleholders are all vintage, except for the reindeer and they are from Painted Fox Home from last year. Happy table-styling.
Crate and Barrel Vinter Plates
Bottle Brush Trees, Green Lit Trees