To give your home some definite pizzazz this holiday season, think about building around a theme that shows off a personal interest of yours or your family’s. “Consider your hobbies or your collections and turn those into a holiday theme you can design around”, advises Gigi Willetts of Decorating Den Interiors . “Instead of the usual red and green, the usual garland on the mantel and the traditional door wreath, think outside the box to create truly memorable decorations”, says Gigi.
“Get inspired! Look around your home or your life, and think in terms of what is fun and enjoyable. Does your family share an interest like travel? Have you had fun trips this year? Print and frame some photos you took on vacation, and place them where you, your family and guests can enjoy them and reminisce. Planning on going to the beach or to a foreign destination next year? Why not have a “beachy Christmas” or “A Parisian Holiday” and find items that will excite you about your upcoming trip, and incorporate them into your seasonal decorating. Do you collect something fun like ceramic chickens or miniature toy cars? Let those items become central, and build an imaginative holiday theme around them.” “Even if your whole home does not reflect the theme, sprucing up smaller areas and focal points like an entryway, fireplace mantel, and table settings or centerpieces can add just enough to convey your holiday motif.” Gigi can help you figure out what pieces will fit best and how to integrate them. Contact her if you’d like a professional decorator to help you with your next remodel or redecorating project: email@example.com or (803) 699-5252.
Family and friends gather around the holiday dining table to share love, laughs and special foods. Is it time for you to update your dining room’s look? Ethan Allen on Harbison Blvd. offers free design service and inspiration. They’ll help you create a dining room with jaw-dropping good looks… your guests will feel truly special in this special space. Allow one of the Ethan Allen design team to meet with you in your home or at their design gallery to discuss color, texture, lighting and more.