Merry Mantels

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Wow, the month is flying by for me. I am finishing up holiday decorations for my clients this week and working on mantels in particular. The mantel tends to become a focal point in the room and during the holidays it draws you right in with a warm cozy fire or the shimmer of candles. If the Christmas tree is in the room they need to complement each-other in some way. A soft palette, fresh airy greens, topiary trees, hanging stars and a collection of frames and statues complete the look. Read more

Home Sweet Christmas

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The house is finally quiet after an evening filled with trimming the tree and unpacking the twenty something boxes of holiday decorations I insist on bringing out each year. I absolutely love Christmas and the traditions we keep, and look forward to sharing our collections and decorations with you in a few days once they are all up. Decorating for several different clients at Christmas I have the opportunity to bring many different visions of Christmas to life, for today a sweet simple side of Christmas. Vintage skates on a fresh spruce wreath sets the mood for welcomed guests. Read more

Holiday Curb Appeal

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While most people were out shopping or at family gatherings this weekend,  my crew was out starting the holiday decorations that I had planned months ago for my clients. In addition to my regular projects I decorate approximately eight houses a year for Christmas and it’s so much fun. My son’s birthday is this weekend so I will start my own house Monday (with no crew LOL) and outside is where I like to begin. Read more