I'm really excited that this year I have bit more time for creative projects, like refreshing my holiday decor. I redecorated the dining room and living room this year in shades of taupe, charcoal and ivory (you may have guessed that I am a serial redecorator), so I need to tone down the red and green holiday ornamentation.
I love the way the French decorate with mixing metallics and have no problem combining golds, silvers and other metals that are vestiges of the past. You'll see them all working together in most of my rooms, like this dining room with this platinum and nickel look draped from the antique bronze fixture.
Looking at holiday designs is really fun for me, and I thought you might find inspiration here too.
Whoever was the first to think of hanging ornaments from a chandelier is brilliant. Photo on left is via Blissfully Domestic, and the image on right comes from Bower Power.
Images from Kirna Consulting (above left) and Southern Living (right).
Santa Clause would be wowed by the color scheme shown above and below! Nothing says Christmas like brilliant red trimmings. Photos from HGTV (above), Veranda (below left) and Martha Stewart (below right).