Decorate For The Holidays In Style

Holiday decor and accents can transform your home during the holidays. For many though, finding just the right holiday style that matches your home’s existing decor and taste can be a challenge. If this Thanksgiving weekend you’ll be decorating you home instead of shopping we’ve featured two of most popular holiday decor styles – Vintage Holiday and Rustic Luxe – below to inspire you.

Vintage Holiday
Vintage inspired holiday decor reminds us of holidays from years past. Muted colors, natural tones, sparkling metallics and bright whites define this more elegant and warm style for the holidays. Traditional textures, mercury glass, classic ornaments, simply decorated trees, antique glasses, touches of evergreen and nostalgic decor define this style. Group vintage accents and accessories together and pair with a few clean, modern elements to create an updated look.

Vintage Holiday Collage

Rustic Luxe
Rustic Luxe decor is the perfect pairing of a mountain lodge and NY penthouse. Defined by mixing and matching elements inspired by nature with shimmery metallics, rich textures and elegant styling this look creates a warm, glamorous style perfect for holiday decor and entertaining. Mix warm woods and earthy elements with silver and gold. Accents and decor including animal themes and feathers layered with modern touches complete this look.

Rustic Luxe Collage

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Thanksgivukkah Brings Traditional Decor Together At The Table

A convergence of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah is bringing these two holidays together at the table. This rare occurrence won’t happen again for 70,000 years (so you’d better celebrate Thanksgivukkah this year or you’ll miss out!). We’ve compiled a few festive ideas inspired by this unique celebration of two holidays on the same day.

Festive Thanksgivukkah Centerpieces
Feature a menorah as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner table alongside a display of gourds, pumpkins and flowers. Mix traditional Hanukkuh symbols with seasonal decor as well as festive colors representing both holidays.  Blues, oranges and golds will create a festive, seasonal tabletop.

Happy Thanksgivukkah
BuzzFeed.com / Photo by John Gara

New Twist on Traditional Foods
Nothing completes holiday entertaining in style than great food. Thanksgivukkah is inspiring an infusion of seasonal flavors in traditional foods like the Jewish Latke –  a traditional Hanukkah favorite.  Try a recipe for Sweet Potato-Apple Latkes or Potato Latkes with Cranberry Jam.

The coming together of these two special holidays — Thanksgiving and Hanukkah –more than ever reminds us to give thanks to those who support our community. A contribution to Habitat for Humanity, your local Food Pantry, the Humane Society, or the numerous homeless shelters in our neighborhoods, remembers those in need and emphasizes the true spirit of the season.

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Welcome Guests In Style This Season

The change of season and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday are the perfect reason to refresh your home inside and out. Enhance your home decor with color and style that will welcome guests throughout the season.Accessorize Inside and Out
From the front door to your home’s most popular gathering spots, accessorize! Greet guests at your front door with a creative arrangement of pumpkins, gourds, cabbages and mums. Create inviting, warm spaces to relax and entertain throughout the interior of your home by putting away summer and early fall decor and adding new accents. Rich velvets, jewel toned pillows, wool like tapestry rugs and even new winter drapes will transform your home. Layer your fireplace mantle with candles and seasonal accents to create a focal point in your home.A Natural Tabletop
Look to nature to inspire your fall tabletop. Burnt oranges, deep yellows, warm greens, plums and beautiful reds translate great from the outdoors to bring color into your home decor. Add dried or faux fruit such as cranberries, acorns, pomegranates or apples for a mix of color and texture to your table setting this season. ”

Rustic Luxe
If your style is more chic, decorate for the season and create a warm, inviting space with rustic elements paired with metallic golds. Guests will want to linger long after the meal is served in this glamorous setting. DIY your own rustic luxe centerpiece with small sugar pumpkins and metallic paint and candles.

Get inspired with more ideas from our photo collage.

November Collage

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Color Swatch: Orange

Fall has officially arrived and orange is undoubtedly the color of the season. From the new studio set of The Today Show, to our own Home of Distinction family room, orange is trending in home decor and there are many ways to introduce this color in your own home.

Orange decor and furnishings adds a vibrant energy but also creates a sense of warmth. These tips and photo inspiration will help you incorporate this seasons color into your home.
  • For a fresh fall look pair orange with beige, whites or yellows.
  • If you’re ready to commit to orange for more than one season, choose one of the many paint colors available.
  • Earthy orange pairs perfectly with cobalt blues, greys, deep plums, and teals  and textures popular this season.
  • Orange looks great in bold fabrics and patterns including this seasons Ikat and animal prints.
  • If you’re only ready to experiment with color, choose pieces that don’t require a commitment – pillows and lampshades are a great choice.

Orange

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Home of Distinction Showcases Sophisticated, Luxury Decor

The Avon Home of Distinction welcomed hundreds of visitors throughout September, showcasing the latest decor and home building trends. This luxury home built by Pecoy Signature Homes, took stylish, sophisticated living out of the pages of a magazine and into a real home. As the official interior decorator and home staging sponsor, the PJ & Company Home Styling team was inspired by the home’s architectural beauty. We collaborated with furniture partners to select furnishings that reflected our vision of a luxurious home with stylish, comfortable spaces for living and entertaining.

As a designer show house we introduced visitors to the hottest styles of the season they may not typically see in traditional New England homes – bold color, Asian influences and Hollywood glamour and sophistication.

While the home is no longer on tour, the following photos  offer a glimpse into the home’s interior and decor styles that will be trending into 2014. Consider adapting some of our style into your own home this season.

Pecoy_Avon_Family Room
Photo Credit: Jeff Kaufman Photography

Grey is the new neutral in home decor and this grey menswear inspired sectional anchors the transitional look of this open family room. We added orange to brighten and energize the space with a modern leather studded chair, pillows, and artwork.

Pecoy_Avon_Dining Room
Photo Credit: Jeff Kaufman Photography

Centered around a Tibetan table, this dining room exudes Hollywood glamour. This room is about entertaining with luxe furnishings that add elegant style to any dinner party.  An eclectic mix of textures, mirrored furniture and finishes create a modern version of this dramatic style.

Pecoy_Avon_Living Room
Photo Credit: Jeff Kaufman Photography

Our room of color – designed in collaboration with  Ron Smith of Chapter One – conveys our “out of the box” vision for this home. Bold color and pattern play dominate this space.

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Photo Credit: Jeff Kaufman Photography

This grand master bedroom features dark espresso furniture mixed with grey and fuschia, creating an elegant retreat.

Pecoy_Avon_Nursery
Photo Credit: Jeff Kaufman Photography
We wanted to showcase a modern style for a child’s room and this new grey toned  crib set was the perfect choice. This wonderful neutral can be dressed up for a boy or girl.
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