Happy December! I’m so excited to finally be sharing the start of our holiday decorating. Last month, I revealed the Colonial style theme that was inspiring my decor this year due to a recent trip to Williamsburg. I was intrigued by the dried fruits, natural berries, and loads of greenery used to decorate the historical town. I shared an interview with Liza, a wonderfully knowledgable woman who inspired my decor decision.
It was really important to me to make damn sure that although I’d be channeling a throwback, historical style, my decor would have no similarities to that ‘country’ style you see at Christmas craft shows. In order to keep the historical visions from getting too country, I made sure to keep the decorations as natural as humanly possible and interjected touches of classic Christmas style. To get this all done, it made perfect sense for me to partner with the one person I feel exudes country style in a very upscale way – Martha Stewart. I worked with her team to find just the right garlands and greens that matched up with my colonial theme.
I started with a foundation of lots of lush greenery using Martha Stewart Alaskan Spruce greenery (available at The Home Depot) because it looks the most ‘real’ with a lighter green/gray color. It already had the pinecones included, so that was one less thing that made the list of embellishments needed. I’ve spoke about this before, but it’s really important to me not to start from scratch each year and to utilize what I have at home to get the perfect look. Starting out with good greenery means that I can change up my embellishments year after year without spending a ton of money every Decemeber. Getting just the right balance of natural and festive decor for my greens was easy with a few key elements. Keep reading for all of the steps, sources, and tons more photos! Also, we have a HUGE announcement as well at the way at the bottom of the post! [Read more…]