Ultimate Holiday Style

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The countdown is on and there are only eighteen decorating days left until Christmas! Fortunately, we have some of the most fabulous inspiration photos to put the finishing touches on any decor scheme.

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 The super chic Bronson van Wyck is a master at making the holidays come to life in ultimate style.

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Decking the Halls!

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Lisa Luby Ryan

 Deck the halls! It’s that time. And, if you’re like us and needing a little bit of inspiration for making the most wonderful time of the year feel more, well, wonderful, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some fabulous photos that make us feel full of good cheer!

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Christmas Wreaths

The Virtual Builder
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Nancy Hold Photography

The Curious Bumblebee

All things pretty

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Carolyne Roehm

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All things pretty

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Top Ten: Trimming the Tree

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It’s almost that time… And if your decorations aren’t up, you still have a few days left! 
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Of all the ways we decorate, the tree is for sure our favorite. A fresh, Fraser Fir, filled with lights and, of course, that intoxicating smell that is, to us, so very Christmas! 
I used to be a stickler for filling a tree with baubles of only the gold and silver variety.
They were clean, pristine and looked spectacular with Christmas lights.
Plus, I’ve never really been all that into red…
Country Living
A soothing touch of blue is perfect for a seaside Christmas.

(Do you store your Christmas ornaments this beautifully well? We so wish we did…)

The curious bumblebee
Yup. Here it is. That enviable metallic look, chic and fashionable.

But, now that we have little Will, gold and silver seems way to stuffy for something that’s supposed to be so much fun!

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Plus, we received some truly stunning ornaments for wedding and baby gifts in all shades that made adding a color seem easy.
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So bring on the color… The homemade… The outgrown shoes tied to the branches. It’s a free for all now on our tree!
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How do you trim yours?

Click the images below for our tree trimming wishlist:

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A Grand Entrance…

Southern Accents

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is drive around and look at everyone’s houses all decked out for the holidays. I try to take notes and get ideas from the elegant wreaths and garlands, but, I must admit, there are few things more fun than seeing those houses covered with lights and dancing Santas and blow-up snowmen. I’m always in awe of those people’s artistry because, honestly, getting the wreath and garland hung is about all I can manage, much less getting 100,000 blinking lights wrapped all over the place. There are no green and red blinking icicles hanging in these entrances, but we hope you like them anyway!

Martha Stewart

We are obsessed with this moss wreath. The entire entrance is so elegant — especially for people (like me) who aren’t red fans.

Birch and lily

Such an elegant use of tree lights. Love it!

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Morgan Harrison Design

Wow! Now that’s an amazing entrance.

Eddie Ross Designer

This garland is so gorgeous. I think that goes without saying. But I can’t help but wonder if they have pine needles shedding all over the place like I do…

JRR Company Floral

JRR Company Floral

We love to incorporate non-traditional colors in the Christmas decor. This yellow is such a fabulous punch.

Jean Allsopp Photographer

Fire hazard or no, I am definitely putting lights up my stairs this year. There’s nothing more magical than a little candlelight…

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…

Absolutely Beautiful Things

It’s now December 1, which means no more excuses. I MUST put up my Christmas tree today. Mom has ten billion beautiful ornaments (and some lovely works of art by yours truly) that she and Dad have collected over the years, so decorating her tree is always a little more exciting. Every ornament has a sentimental story, a special meaning and a place in our hearts. Will and I got married on December 29, 2007, so I think we might actually own a small portion of the Christopher Radko corporation. (By the way, that’s such a great wedding gift!) That being said, this is only our second Christmas tree together, so we’re still definitely at that stage where going out and buying fifty ornaments at a time is necessary. At this point, our tree can be anything we want it to be, so we just have to decide what that is. I’m hoping to get a little inspiration from these pics… Hope you do too!

(This first tree is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen but probably won’t go well with our living room decor!)

Southern Living

So fun!

Coastal Living

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Janis Nicolay Photographer via Country Living

This duo-chromatic color scheme is so elegant.

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I love this little kitchen tree. I might have to do that myself this year…

Traditional Home

Small trees can be so festive in spaces where a full-size won’t fit. Will wants to get a small tree like this at our house this year since, “We won’t even be here for Christmas.” Somehow, though, I don’t think he’ll be the least bit surprised when the nine-foot tree I have selected arrives this evening.

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Suzanne Kasler Design

Last year we had planned to go with this look with only silver and gold ornaments. But then we didn’t want to leave out all the beautiful colorful ones we already had, and I found these fabulous colorful birds and peacocks that you actually clip to the branches.

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This is what Mom’s tree usually looks like — except she has a big topper. She’s the only person in the country who has the patience to layer the lights in and out of the tree and do multiple rows and wrap them around the branches. The effect is quite spectacular with all those glittering little lights. Maybe one day I’ll have that kind of holiday fortitude…

Mary McDonald’s Ribbon Tree via Veranda

I thought the big bow I had made as a topper for my tree last year was just gorgeous — until I saw this peacock. Fab-u-lous.

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