Are you ready to start thinking about the holidays? We know we are! And our fabulous, talented and oh-so-awesome friend Stacy Curran from the ever-inspiring South Shore Decorating is here today to help us get in the Christmas spirit! We adore Stacy’s witty blog, her funny stories and eagerly await her flawless taste. She seriously picks the best stuff, so it’s no surprise that she has a thriving e-design business. Take a peek at her Christmas inspiration and then go sign up for her email list! You’ll be so excited to see her name in your inbox! 
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Hi everyone! First, thank you Kristy and Beth for having me today – I’m thrilled to be guest posting.  I’m also really excited to be talking about Christmas decorating. I held back until now and saved it for this guest post. So here we go….
 
What do you do if you are like me and are not really such a fan of red? It can be tough during the holidays when everything available seems to be red and maroon.  If you like things more neutral, or have colors in your home that clash with reds, here is a solution, and what I do.
 
I use lots and lots of silver and gold, and very little color. Here, there is a bit of gray and green, but really those trees could all be metallic if you didn’t want any color:

 

The trick with this tablescape is to vary the heights, but make it symmetrical. I did tall in the center and on the ends, with lower all around the center. The lack of color is made up for by the glitter:

 
And these pieces can be used year after year, and you can add pops of color if you want something different one year. Here, I added some soft pink instead of the more traditional red:

 
This was for a holiday house tour, and the chair fabric set the color scheme:
 
I haven’t started decorating for this year yet, but I have been moving my house toward more and more white.  I could use any color with it, but I really like blue, so I’m thinking of decorating with golds and silvers and creams, with pops of blue, like these:
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Thank you again Kristy and Beth for having me today!

Thanks so much, Stacy, for inspiring us today! We love the metallics… And those pops of blue? Sigh… Is it Christmas yet??? Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

To see some of our favorite ornaments for trimming the tree, take a look at One Kings Lane, Nordstrom,
 Serena and Lily,  and Wisteria