One of our favorite things about the holidays is all the beautiful decorations that emerge both inside the home and out. Trees that sparkle and shine and garlands full of berries, to bright and colorful lights and glistening snowflakes of white. Whether it be tradition or hope, or the joy of family and friends, this time of year inspires a feeling warmth and magic. Let the captivating interiors below inspire you to create your own holiday home full of coziness and love.
Bring glittery detail to your mantel décor with a fabulous DIY holiday sign! – Image via A Beautiful Mess Blog
From ornaments to lights to snowflakes and garlands, your stairwell is the perfect blank canvas during the holidays – Images via Houzz and Real Simple
Create a designer look with over-scaled tree ornaments – Image via Better Homes and Gardens
Like a beautifully wrapped gift, this stylish doorway is truly magical – Image via Eclectically Vintage
Warm and radiant, this inviting living room design uses fresh greenery and white candles to get in the holiday spirit – Image via Houzz
Simple and chic holiday decorating via Houzz
An eclectic mix of modern and vintage holiday décor – Image via Eclectically Vintage
Beautiful paper snowflakes add an elegant and creative touch – Images via House and Home & Country Living
Hampton Style: Airy Linens & Fresh Blues Hampton Style Inspiration
Imagine yourself...toes in the sand, a warm summer's breeze on your back, the sound of the ocean in the distance - this is the epitome of Hampton style. It's about mixing clean, fresh hues with rustic outdoor elements, and surprisingly with wallpaper it's not that hard to achieve!
Hampton style originates from the popular seaside vacation destination along Eastern Long Island in New York and te...
15 Trompe-l’œil Murals that Redefine RealityTrompe-l'œil is French for "deceive the eye" It is a technique in art that creates optical illusions with realistic imagery, playing with dimension, perspective and space to create a mirage of sorts. These incredible murals add beauty and art to the room, as well as a touch of abracadabra!
A Whole New Perspective: don't settle for less than amazing. These murals disregard time and space, reinventing rooms into anything from a grand hall to One Direction's looking glass!
Windows to th...
Inspired Spaces: Watercolor Décor Watercolor Mural done by Black Crow Studios
There is something so dreamy about watercolor in décor. Free spirited and effortless, this glorious design technique has the ability to bring a handcrafted look to a variety of pieces that include both fashion and home décor. Making its debut as an art form during the Renaissance, the watercolor trend has truly come a long way since.
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The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year and bringing this spirit to life in our homes is one of the most special ways that we capture the heart of the season. With festive decor including twinkling lights, glittery ornaments, pretty candles, Menorahs, Christmas trees, winter berries and boughs, our homes become an enchanted version of themselves! Many of our decorations come back out each year and have even been passed down, or were received as special gifts so they have meaning, bringing a warm historical sentiment to life. One of our most cherished areas to decorate has always been the mantel. Because the fireplace is a classic and beautiful structure, symbolizing warmth, and perhaps because it is associated with so many holiday traditions, it is a natural focal point for making merry! When decorating your mantel, there are no set rules. Have fun mixing natural elements like wreaths, pine branches, and berries with ornaments, candles, lights and jubilant figures. Some beautiful mantels choose a color scheme, like all white or silver and gold, but mixing colors is just as fetching. We have gathered some inspiring mantels below.
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Image from HGTV courtesy of Laura Bruen
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from La Mirande Hotel in France
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Holiday Decor Prep for Guests4 Tips to Make Guests Happy!
1. Make it cute! Put yourself in your guests shoes for a second. Staying at your house should be a fun time for them! Their visit at your house is like a mini-vacation for them, so show off your fabulous taste and make them feel like they're on holiday! Give your home a spiffy little update. Make sure spaces are clean and uncluttered, with well appointed touches like chic pillow assortments and stylized tablescapes to create a magazine worthy ambiance.
2. Be ...
5 Homes from some of our Favorite Holiday MoviesHome Alone
The Home Alone house is famous! So many of the scenes that make this film an endearing holiday classic take place inside this gorgeous Georgian style home. The actual house, located in Winnetka, IL sold last year for $1.5 million. You can learn more about the 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home and see what it looks like now on Zillow. In the movie, the set designers used lots of red and green to maintain a Christmas feel throughout each scene. Notice how many decor details including the p...
Magical Holiday InteriorsDecorating Inspiration to Make Your Home Shine!
Holiday Décor via Houzz
One of our favorite things about the holidays is all the beautiful decorations that emerge both inside the home and out. Trees that sparkle and shine and garlands full of berries, to bright and colorful lights and glistening snowflakes of white. Whether it be tradition or hope, or the joy of family and friends, this time of year inspires a feeling w...