Friday, December 4, 2009

Fresh or Faux, Which Way To Go...Holidays 2009

Sneak Preview of this months editorial
for The Roswell Current...
The age old question I hear when I am getting ready to decorate homes for the Holidays, “Fresh or Faux, traditional colors or trendy colors, which would you suggest?”

My response, “Always use fresh where you can, although faux has its place when nothing else will suffice~on color, be daring and make a statement, while traditional colors need to be incorporated add depth and interest~go ahead and introduce a palette that has an underlying tribute to your personal sense of style.”

If you love to wear a mustard color sweater, find a few ornaments that celebrate your favorite color and mix them in with the d├ęcor. My favorite this season is Hermes Orange and a rich chocolate aubergine mixed with persimmon. (These very colors recently graced the November cover of Vogue) These colors will be dressing my tree this year along with gilded ornaments mixed with a personal collection given to me by my mother over a lifetime.
For a show stopping centerpiece on your dining table or entry foyer this year, try a large glass vase in a drum shape approximately 12 inches in diameter with 9 inch overall height in a jewel tone color for added drama. Fill it with 36 inch long silvery winter branches & mix with bright red winterberry branches, then hang silver plated & crystal ornaments delicately on several branches being careful not to overdo it. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you are using orange for Christmas! What a fresh Idea. I wanted to know, what's you take on Tree lights? Color of white?

    I am thinking about you. I hope it all turns out alright.

    Love, Blayne

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