with wreaths of holly, pine or magnolia – falalalala, lala, lala! At the rate we’re going with our holiday preparations, a wreath may be the only decorating we get done this year. But what a beautiful way to let people know you’re in the spirit (even if the inside of your house is bare!)
A Succulent Sensation
We recently weighed in on an article by Ann Loynd for atHome in Fairfield County on wreaths and wanted to share our thoughts with you. Besides complementing the color of your door (or walls if hung inside), a wreath can have a theme like a walk in the woods (with added feathers, lichen, pine cones and berries) and be made with a variety of foliage for a range of greens and textures.
We love a luxurious wired ribbon as the crowning touch on a wreath but you can also cluster a group of flowers like amaryllis or roses.
Or, you can opt for an all floral wreath if you live in a warmer climate!
And for those of you who really don’t want to throw your wreath away after every season, you can always buy one of ours!
Frosted Snowball Wreath
P.S. That’s what we’re doing this year… For more advice on door décor, click here!
Photo: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
Aren’t these wreaths and garlands fabulous? In the words of Rachel Zoe, we die! In the midst of trees and tabletops, the front door sometimes gets second billing… but not with these seasonal beauties. Can you guess the blogger behind each door?
She’s makes the most of wherever she is and celebrates every moment she can…
Divine Magnolia and Pine
She knows how to “primp and fluff” with fabulous flair and divine design…
Dreaming of a Designer Christmas
With a Bunny Williams pedigree, she has an elegant aesthetic and a talent for beautifully balanced interiors…
Fancy and Fruitful
She lives life well with quintessence style and substance…
He taught Martha everything she knows and then some…
We're Mad for These Swags
If you want a perfect party, she’s the one to ask…
DIY Done Right
Photos from Pretty Pink Tulips, The Zhush, Hamptontoes, Quintessence, Eddie Ross and Party Resources
With Thanksgiving come and gone, it’s not too soon to think of holiday decorating (for those of you who, like us, wait until the very last minute to get your tree up!) Each year, we try to choose a theme that we carry from the front door throughout the house… whether it be a color (silver, apple green, purple, why not pink!) or a trend (rustic, Hollywood or The Nutcracker).
Our Red Period
We recently read in The Wall Street Journal that the inexpensive carnation is back in style (after all, even if the recession is officially over, we’ve implemented austerity measures) and our creative juices started flowing.
What in Carnation?
When last week we heard from Eddie Ross, lifestyle expert extraordinaire, that he actually loves these humble flowers, especially when massed, “their ruffled edges form[ing] a beautiful texture that looks lush and rich,” we knew we had to explore a carnation Christmas.
Lush and Lovely by Eddie Ross
We’re in good company. Carolyne Roehm celebrates carnations in centerpieces…
Carolyne's Carnation Centerpiece
and Martha Stewart makes wonderful wreaths.
A Beautiful Carnation Creation
We think they would make pretty garlands and kissing balls, too.
Pretty Pink Pomanders
Just a thought…
Photos from yours truly, The Wall Street Journal, Eddie Ross, Carolyne Roehm, Martha Stewart, Heavenly Blooms and Wedding Flowers