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!
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.
Photo: William Sonoma
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.
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.
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.
Home 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.
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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!
- Square ServingTray: West Elm
- Linnea’s Lights Candle: Terrain
- Winter Words Holiday Pillow Cover: Garnet Hill
- Classic Tartan Adult Apron: William Sonoma
- Embellished Votive Holders: Pottery Barn
- Personalized Holiday Guest Towels: Mark & Graham
- Etched Monogram Glass: Anthropologie
- Monogrammed Throw: Pottery Barn
- Oversized Silver Clock: Pottery Barn
- Monogrammed Soaps, Towels & Robes: William Sonoma Home
One of the most enjoyable parts of preparing for a Thanksgiving to remember is setting a beautiful, inviting table that friends and family will enjoy. We found some unique ideas to express a bit of creativity and spice things up by mixing in some interesting fall-friendly elements with basic floral arrangements and candles. Organic pieces that reference nature such as raw wood and twigs can be used as interesting accents in centerpieces. Burlap fabrics are a great material for runners and placemats combined with mercury votives and metallic accessories for a rustic luxe theme. Pumpkins, gourds, radishes and turnips can be repurposed as vases, votives and place card holders. All these ideas can really make your table a stand out with guests.
You can find additional ideas for expressing the bounty of the fall season on our Pinterest board by clicking HERE.
Our latest year-end issue of The Style Report, the PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating newsletter, has recently been sent out to our readers! If you haven’t received the holiday issue, click on the image link below to get some tips and ideas on holiday décor styles for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah. Style trends and predictions for the New Year showcases ideas you can incorporate into your own home. A recap on the current housing market and predictions for 2015 from our realtor friends is also included.
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