I wanted to add some cheer to the master bedroom...since we already have a "hotel chic" theme of crisp whites, tans, and a pop of green, I figured I would add a touch of red by way of cranberries and red accent pillows and be set! Simple, but added a nice change and pop of color for the holidays. And no, the walls aren't gold...the lighting was terrible, you have been forewarned. They're actually more of a coffee and cream color.
In the kitchen, I just added some lighted garland above the cabinets and cranberry wreaths on the door...simple and sweet this year.
I normally change out the centerpieces with the seasons...always something pretty and different. In fact, sometimes I change out the centerpiece more than once per season :) But this year's was fun and practical...a serving dish/platter/thing with ornaments in the middle and treats on all sides...Eric said this was his favorite one yet :) We left up the berries on the chandelier from the fall.
The shelves above the table got candles, ornaments, and trees....we just put these up recently, and I haven't decided what I want up there permanently, do don't judge the array. Any ideas? The only thing we know we want to stay is the bottle of wine we drank in Orvieto, Italy and a watercolor we bought from a little Italian man painting on a bridge in Rome (see red frame).
|Winthrop, where we went to undergrad, decorated for the holidays|
|A shot of Eric proposing :) This will always be a favorite.|
|Don't mind the Steelers snowman family smiling in the corner over there :) The playoffs are just a part of the holiday season around here!|
The stockings were hung on the staircase with care....a double strand of garland (why do they make that stuff so skimpy?) with some fruit added in to accent our traditional, Pottery Barn stockings...a good thing just shouldn't be changed sometimes!