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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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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.

MA Holiday Photo - EmailHome decorated for the holidays by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating

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.

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Our Top 10 Sparkling Holiday Gift Ideas

PJ & Company staff chose some of our favorite gift ideas to help make your holiday shopping stress-free. We think these treasures will add a special touch to any home and will be remembered by friends, co-workers, clients and loved ones for years to come. Enjoy!

Please click on the retailers for each item shown below to link to their website for more detailed information or to purchase online. Thanks for visiting our blog!

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  1. Square ServingTray: West Elm
  2. Linnea’s Lights Candle: Terrain
  3. Winter Words Holiday Pillow Cover: Garnet Hill
  4. Classic Tartan Adult Apron: William Sonoma
  5. Embellished Votive Holders: Pottery Barn
  6. Personalized Holiday Guest Towels: Mark & Graham
  7. Etched Monogram Glass: Anthropologie
  8. Monogrammed Throw: Pottery Barn
  9. Oversized Silver Clock: Pottery Barn
  10. Monogrammed Soaps, Towels & Robes: William Sonoma Home
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