11/30/11

Go ahead and call me crazy...

I sorta went overboard with decorating for the holidays this year. I usually like a serene, clutter free home, so spending 3 days putting holiday decor up was intense.


It started innocently enough...a traditional tree in our great room.


Then, the mantle got a little sparkle. I usually put up snowmen on my mantle that belonged to my mom. However, I've never been a huge fan of them, as they along with other holiday creatures like penguins and santas seem a little cluttered and not my style at all. So, I decided to keep it simple with greenery, pine cones and bits of red.





Next up, our second tree in our formal great room. This silver/white tree is my absolute favorite. It can be seen from out front window and seeing it glow as I pull up every night makes me smile.


My favorite ornament of all time is this angel ornament that belonged to my great-grandmother. The vintage sweet face is precious.


So, you might be thinking that 2 Christmas trees isn't too crazy, right? Well on a recent trip to Target, I decided to pick up a skinny, simple $20 tree for our bedroom.

That's right...we have 3 Christmas trees currently up in our house. Justin says it looks like Christmas exploded in our home...I say I'm just really in the holiday spirit this year.

I used simple bronze ornaments hung with cream colored ribbon that I got on Target's after-Christmas sale last year.

I used leftover fabric from my DIFFA Dining by Design event to cover the base, originally seen HERE.


We are hosting Christmas Eve at our house this year and I cannot wait. Please share your favorite holiday dishes, as I'm looking for some new recipes to try out!

     Happy Holidays! xoxo, S

11/16/11

Succulent Wreath Beauty

While browsing one of my favorite go-to sites for design inspiration, Houzz, I stumbled across this gorgeous, lush, colorful succulent wreath from Etsy seller, Fairyscape.

Succulent Wreath Happiness 9 by Fairyscape modern accessories and decor
modern accessories and decor design by Etsy

At $65, I think it's a great deal for a wreath full of living succulents. It just needs a little water once a week and some sunlight to keep it going. I love that this could easily take you from Fall/Thanksgiving to Christmas and still be wonderful in Spring. Order it HERE.

11/8/11

Navy Baby!

I'm sure by now most people are a little tired of hearing about THE Royal Couple. However, Kate continues to define herself as a style icon, and her effortless style and beauty is difficult to ignore. Her signature color? Navy.



So, it should be no surprise that this color is now popping up all over the place, including interiors. As we are deciding on how to decorate our last plain secondary bedroom, I keep coming back to navy. I haven't committed yet, but images like the ones below  make my heart skip a beat. The trick is to use high contrast: navy and bright white, navy and magenta etc. Simple, clean lines also help ground the saturated color as well.

What do you think?
I'm in love with that gold stenciled ceiling!

















































































*all images found via my pinterest

Anyone use navy in their home? Does it look as regal as Kate's wardrobe? :)
xoxo-S