Thursday, February 14, 2013

Christmas Decoration - part 3

Seasonal Sitting Area

The fireplace in this Dallas sitting room is decorated for the holidays with evergreen branches, dried hydrangeas, and gold-and-crimson ribbon. Earthy, harvest tones complement the traditional, Colonial theme of the home.

Holiday Living

A brightly lit tree is a seamless addition to this neutral, cottage living room. The freestanding bookcase was designed to look like an old built-in. The cabinets have wavy glass panels in the doors to make it look more like an antique. 

Winter White Table

Twinkling stars, icicles hanging from branches, and raindrops frozen in midair -- sounds like a white Christmas, except it’s happening on your dining room table. Use nature as your inspiration for this refreshing wintertime scene. 

Cozy Patio

Warm brown tones make this lake house porch comfortable and cozy. Arrange chairs around a small table to encourage conversation or for an easy place to play cards or board games. 

Festive Front Entry

A spray-painted bench at the entry coordinates with the high-gloss front door. Orange ribbons bring a pop of color to this merry entryway.

Old-Fashioned Christmas

This Christmas tree at the Laureate House, an 1840 European-style townhouse in Natchitoches, Louisiana, epitomizes the B&B inn's dollhouse charm. Gilded ornaments and big bows add to the Victorian feel. 

Holiday Mantel

A large wreath and draping greenery make the mantel the foundation for the holiday decor of this family room. Fresh fruit, candles, and flowers add the finishing touch atop the mantel. 

Christmas Cooking

Without upper cabinets along the kitchen’s main wall, the room remains as open and airy as the rest of this Charlottesville, Virginia, house. 

Home for the Holidays

Rich, mahogany floors make a dramatic statement against tall ceilings and white walls. Pine garland, red roses, and red pears throughout this living room don’t overwhelm this Beaufort, South Carolina’s light-and-dark aesthetic. 

Simple Christmas Dining

This simple pine dining room table is adorned with a Christmas red runner, sterling candlesticks, and a bowl of red and white pinecones as a no-fuss centerpiece. A wreath in the window and garland down the staircase feels traditional, yet festive. 

Holiday Sunporch Elegance

This porch fireplace in Atlanta gets an organic update.  Burlap bows, raffia, and mercury filled alstroemeria lend a rustic touch to a garland of magnolia, cypress, and boxwood. 

Boxwood Garland and Orchids

This Atlanta, Georgia, mantel is accented with boxwood garland and chartreuse cymbidium orchids to give a punch of color. The combination is repeated on the dining room table with a garland tied with silk ribbons in coordinating chartreuse. 

Traditional Holiday Dining

Low-set floral arrangements don’t obstruct the view across the table in this dining room decorated for Christmas. Instead, dramatic floral arrangements are set atop decorative pillars. 

Dressed in Red

 Red decorations make a dramatic statement on the ceiling-height tree in the living room in this Atlanta, Georgia, home. Gifts are wrapped in red paper and topped with red bows for a cohesive look.

Yuletide Accents

A berry-and-seashell encrusted wreath, poinsettias, and colored ornaments are easy ways to bring a coastal covered patio into the holiday season. 

Casual Coastal Christmas

Garland and wreathes don the French doors of this Point Clear, Alabama, home. A Christmas tree on the porch, covered with simple red and gold ornaments, welcomes guests as they arrive. 

Holiday Breakfast Space

A wreath laid flat on this simple table, with a ceramic container in the center, makes this space the perfect spot for breakfast on Christmas morning. 

Elegant Room for Entertaining

The mahogany table in this Potomac, Maryland, dining room anchors the light-filled space, and the hand-painted mural on the mantelpiece, with its wispy bluebirds and branches, adds softness. Just a few simple, understated holiday elements are all that’s needed to update this room for the holidays. 

Coastal Christmas D├ęcor

 In this Potomac, Maryland, living room, a palette of Swedish tones and a daybed keep the space feeling airy. Wreaths embellish the French doors at the back.

Understated Living Room

This neutral, streamlined living room gets just a touch of holiday decor with a vase filled with pine tree cuttings and one filled with white amaryllises. A rustic chandelier emphasizes the tall ceilings in this sitting room.

Dramatic Christmas Tree

This tall Christmas tree has a royal blue-and-brown theme, making it fit effortlessly into this Atlanta living room. Blue and silver round ornaments in varying sizes are mixed with oversize pinecones, blending natural elements with traditional Christmas orbs. 

Elegant Dining Room

This charming cottage dining room in Birmingham, Alabama, combines quirky elements with traditional, refined pieces. A spirited diamond pattern covers the walls, while an elaborate crystal chandelier hangs above the dining room table.

Modern White Christmas Tree

A classic green tree with red and gold trimmings would not have suited this all white-and-teal living room. Instead, a flocked Christmas tree with turquoise and silver ornaments looks modern and chic while still in keeping with the glamour and function of a traditional tree. 

Holiday Dressing

The Christmas decorations in this Beaufort home, including local greenery and folk-art, reflect the area's coastal heritage. In the living room, shown here, fresh magnolia and cedar drape the mantel. Antique stockings stuffed with vintage tokens hang above a cozy fire. 

Festive Gold Dining Room

In this Charlotte, North Carolina, dining room, a gold, traditional botanical wallpaper contrasts with a modern rug. Drapes blend perfectly with the warm wallpaper. 

Charming Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree in Potomac, Maryland, is a focal point in the spacious hallway by the stairs. It boasts ornaments in chartreuse and ocean blue, as well as coordinating wrapping paper and ribbon. Instead of the traditional star, try a crown as a Christmas-tree topper. 

Christmas Decoration - part 3
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