Making Room for the Holidays
I’m thrilled to say that the event, which was a bit of an experiment, turned out to be a great success. Shannon’s bold, vibrant color palette and eclectic furnishings made holiday decorating a bit of a challenge, but her unique style inspired me to think out of the box and decorate in a more interesting way. I used unconventional Christmas colors like pink and gold, and incorporated her existing pieces into the holiday vignettes. I also used pieces from our co-hosts that weren’t overtly holiday, such as crystal decanters and Italian gilt frames. When filled with vintage mercury glass garland or hung with a vintage ornament, these everyday items glittered with festivity. By blending holiday décor and everyday pieces, we hoped to show our guests that holiday decorating doesn’t have to be gaudy or cartoon-ish, and the treasures that we decorate with in the off-season can be part of the holiday party too.
I’m grateful to Shannon for including me in the fun, and couldn’t have done it without the lovely merchandise and support from Stacy Rhodes of Dream, AnneMarie Hogan of Willa Home, and Melisa Bleasdale of Apartment 46.
Here are a few pics from the event; check the Holiday Styling portfolio on my website to see the whole thing, and have a happy Thanksgiving!