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How to Decorate Your Home with a Fresh Garden Party Theme

It’s all been done before – bohemian, retro, western, regency – we have had enough! It’s about time designer Ernesto Garcia took us into a world of his own with a home designed with a Victorian garden party theme in mind. Here are some tips to help you get the look:

  • Start off with a neutral tone such as taupe or light gray for walls, and carpeting.
  • Deep purple and cream are the perfect color combination when used in moderation. Use this hue on pillows, benches, or coffee table trinkets.
  • Tiled fireplaces have now successfully swapped your traditional brick or stone.
  • Use delicate fabrics like the small silk floral pillows placed on the green side chairs.
  • Make way for bouquets and pots of blooming flowers.
  • Curtains and rugs in neutral colors with delicate floral prints bring the monotone walls to life.
  • Its all in the details – use intricate detailing on furniture like coffee tables and wall shelving units.

Ernesto Garcia Design

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Last Minute Christmas Ideas – Try Lemons and Oranges

Still haven’t found a theme for your Christmas décor? Get yourself over to the nearest grocery store and stock up on nothing other than mandarin oranges and lemons! Use thumb tacks to decorate them and attach patterned ribbons to hang them up on your tree or garland. Pair them up with ornaments in matching colors like burnt orange, taupe, and gold. To tie the whole look together wrap up your gifts with ribbons in citrus hues and paper. Your guests will think you’ve planned this all winter!

Tobi Fairley, Alanward Furniture

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Get it Right – A Red and Gold Christmas Theme

Red and gold are definitely THE colors of the season. Being one of the most popular, you really can’t go wrong with this classic color combo. You can try out these elegant shades throughout your home to add shine and sparkle to your overall Christmas décor. Try using white lights as a base and pile on the gold ribbon, red ornaments, bows, and even stringing cranberries from your local grocery store for a dash of red color. Spray painted gold leaves also adds a “gold leaf” effect to your whole theme. What are your favorite holiday color combinations?

Regina Gust Interiors

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Create a Cozy Christmas Home this Frosty Season

What’s truly essential about decorating your home is making it a place of comfort and warmth, somewhere family loves to gather and relax. There is no better time than now to make your space full of these comfy qualities!  If you take a look at the space below you can instantly see it makes a marvelous place for family gatherings during the holidays. The long dining table which seats up to 10 people and the enormous Christmas tree puts everyone in a jolly mood this season.

Here are a few tips to warm up your snug home this Noel:

Drape garlands and wreaths all throughout your home: on the staircase, mantel, hallway mirror, picture frame, entry way, and front porch. You can make your own with fresh pine branches and cover them with gold glitter, ornaments, and ribbon.

Decorate with keepsakes – Family photos hung on your tree or placed throughout your home evoke memories and bring the household together.

Use traditional colors – Red, gold, and green may be the usual Christmas colors but they sure can set the mood and tone of your holiday theme. If you want to keep a cozy look but still experiment with other shades, use these as your base and place a vibrant hue here and there to shake things up a little.

Gather around – Arrange plenty of seating areas with casual and comfortable furniture where the family can hang out together. Group pieces like sofas and armchairs in a way that encourages face-to-face interactions opposed to aiming everything towards the television.

Dim the lights – Overhead lighting is too harsh this season, so rely on dimmed wall scones and floor lamps to create softer lighting. Try 40-60 watt light bulbs for a cozier feel instead of high-wattage bulbs.

Dawn Hearn Interior Design

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