Category Archives: Holiday Decor

Stylish Trends To Celebrate The Season

‘Tis the season to add festive cheer to your decor. No matter what holiday you are celebrating, we have some great tips for bringing that special glow into your homes. Happy decorating!

Shimmer & Sparkle
Silver and gold metallics will add chic style to any neutral room. We love the elegance of a mantle or dining table adorned with antique mercury glass candle holders and votives, classic white candles, touches of greenery and white amaryllis.

A Mix of Fabrics and Textures 
Mix and match cozy fabrics and materials such as faux fur blankets, chunky knit throws, quilted velvet stockings, leather poufs, burlap pillows and red plaid fabrics. It’s a perfect way to layer in warmth an luxury to any space.

Rustic Charm
Bring in elements from nature for a rustic look by using fresh evergreen and winterberry wreaths and trimmings paired with pinecones, twigs and fruit. Then pair with nostalgic touches such as embroidered pillows with wintry imagery and vintage designs, plaid dinnerware, ornaments and frames.

Creative Accents
Fill glass bowls and vases with colorful ornaments, candy, nuts, pinecones, pomegranates, kumquats or cranberries then top with a pillar candle for a unique accent. Try recycling wine bottles and use as candlesticks by replacing labels with metallic wrap or a bow. The possibilities are endless!

For more stylish ideas visit our Holiday Decor Trends Pinterest board here: www.pinterest.com/decortrends

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MAKE YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE MEMORABLE

Holidays spent with friends and family is something we should all feel grateful for. So why not make your Thanksgiving guests feel extra special by setting an unforgettably welcoming table to gather around? Whether your style is casual or formal, we have some tips for setting the tone (and table) that’s right for you.

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1. Use Warm, Rich Autumn Hues
Mix and match neutral dinnerware and table linens with pops of whimsical colors of the season – oranges, reds, yellows and browns. For a more formal and cohesive look, try to limit patterns and colors to no more than two.

2. Mix and Match Styles 
For a modern twist, replace the traditional table cloth with natural woven placemats or chargers paired with more formal fine china and and glassware.

3. Use Elements With Different Textures 
Add depth to your centerpiece by layering natural, rustic elements such as pumpkins, gords, twigs and pinecones with a mix of shiny silver and gold metallic votives and candleholders.

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4. Be Creative For A Unique Look  
Have fun by using items from nature in unexpected ways — spray pumpkins with copper or gold metallic paint, place fall flowers in gourd vases, attach a simple name tag to  a colorful pear, use bark edged wood for chargers, ask guests to write what they are thankful for on small  cards and hang from a bouquet of branches, etc.

Click here to visit our Thanksgiving Tablescapes Pinterest board for more creative ideas!

PJ & Co’s Top 10 Ways To Add Style To Your Thanksgiving Table

PJ & Co. is turning 10 in Dec. of 2015! In honor of this milestone, we will be sharing a series of “Top 10” Decorating/Staging Tips in the coming weeks. Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or email which are your favorites tips for a chance to win a Complimentary Home Decorating Consultation in 2016!

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  1. Mix and match different textures, patterns and styles for a modern twist
  2. Pair neutral colored placemats or table cloths with pops of bright colors
  3. Add a mix of gold and silver pieces for elegance and shine
  4. Incorporate rustic, natural elements in place settings
  5. Place fall flowers in unique gourd vases for centerpieces
  6. Spray pumpkins, twigs and pinecones with copper or gold metallic paint for a “wow”
  7. Try a simple pear with a name tag attached for a creative placecard holder
  8. Pair traditional fine china with contemporary flatware and glassware
  9. Add unique charm with pumpkin or turnip votive holders
  10. Replace the traditional table cloth with natural woven placemats or chargers

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PJ & Co Announces Lucky Winner of 2015 Holiday Decor Giveaway!

We love using a mix of mercury glass accessories to add sparkle and shine during the holidays…

Thank you to all who engaged in our two week long Holiday Decor Giveaway which ran on Facebook and Instagram. The lucky winner of the beautiful Pottery Barn Mercury Glass Hurricane valued at $50 pictured below is BETH COONEY FITZPATRICK!

Wishing you all a sparkling holiday season!

 

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Staging Tips To Help Keep The Sparkle In Your Home This Holiday Season

Now that the holiday season has officially arrived, there’s no need to consider taking your home off the market if you are planning to sell. In fact, housing inventory is typically low this time of year which means less competition and more serious buyers. Adding just the right amount of seasonal cheer to your home décor could actually be the magic touch to attract buyers. The rule is keep it simple.

Here are some ways to create extra warmth that will enhance your space without detracting from your home’s key features.

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1. Add Warmth with Lighting
It’s important to keep lighting décor modest and simple for just the right amount of warmth. For example, rather than hanging lights across every window and doorway, try stringing bright white lights across the fireplace mantel or feature lanterns and vases on an entryway side table.

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2. White is Bright
Accessories such as garlands, ribbons, candles, table runners, baskets, wreaths, poinsettia plants, should all stay as neutral as possible to coordinate with existing décor. Different shades of whites mixed with pops of color such as silver, gold, red or green will add a festive elegance to any room.

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3. Simple Adornments
Combine natural elements such as evergreens mixed with pinecones for centerpieces that enhance a room and blend well with any wall color or decor style for just the right amount of festive ambiance. Fill a decorative bowl with gold, silver or white balls to add a bit of sparkle.

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4. One Christmas Tree
A single, moderately sized tree in a kitchen or living room accessorized with simple ornaments is all that is needed to demonstrate the holiday spirit. A tree that is too large will distract from the room’s features and make the room appear smaller or the ceilings seem lower.

 For more examples of interior decorating and home staging, visit our Portfolio page.