It seems like every year I go, “Wow, It is December.” It is like the most easily guessed surprise that just appears out of nowhere. It leaves us anxious to get houses in order (especially after moving), essential party supplies, and have the type of decor that wows people while still being tasteful and understated. Also, gifts. Who can forget the gifts?! In the next 25 days we have to perform a Christmas miracle of having everything in the perfect place with chic and cozy decor. Well, we can come close…
Maybe because I just moved, I have a “less is more” approach. Simple boxwood garland along the stairs, some vintage antique ornaments framing a mirror or mantle, and glowing holiday candles emitting soft light and enchanting scent (try Nest holiday candle or LAFCO Fig de Bois) are all I need. I may be taking a less is more approach this year, but I can’t help but admire a more is more approach every year. Start decking your decor! It is December after all.
Aerin Lauder’s Christmas tree. Simple and tasteful. Via Elle Decor
Look at that mantle. The detail s incredible and the fresh evergreen garland and roses are a fantastic touch. Via Veranda
I can’t help but love all of these colors together. Blue, green, and white are always a favorite, but it is even more effective with pops of red! Via ChezV.
A traditionally quaint and charming fireside tree. I love how the garland is hung above the fireplace not laying upon it. Via Elle Decor
A fresh boxwood wreath, similar to the one currently on my door. I always prefer the fresh wreaths over the preserved. Much less expensive and preserved will eventually yellow- might as well keep it real!
Such an interesting tree by Bronson Van Wyck. Drooping and accented in red. Via AD
I love the artichoke detailing on this fresh garland. An absolutely stunning holiday design by Tanya Capello via Traditional Home.
Of course, it is no surprise that Carolyne Roehm knows how to decorate in the most magnificent way. A bright shining tree and black candle sticks add the ambience. Via AD
An absolutely stunning fireplace of boxwood garland and a tree with vibrant accents of blue against the green.
The porch of Jeanette Whitson decorated subtly but effectively with garland green. I love the no bows and no fuss of this display. Via Style Blue Print
A chic backdrop always helps with any festive decor. Scot Meacham Wood definitely knows how to set his decor in a cozy and sophisticated spirit. Via Traditional Home
Lanterns frame this festive entry via Elle Decor.
Bronson Van Wyck understands how to put on a classical Christmas Via AD
A classic and inviting living space via Pop Sugar Home
There is nothing like fresh garland, or fake garland that looks a lot like fresh garland. How classically superb are the hurricanes up the steps. Sadly, I could never pull this off with my pyrotechnic pug. Via Splenderosa
Carolyne Roehm knows how to pack a Christmas punch with blue and white and accents of green in the garland and apples. Apples (and oranges) always seem festive this time of year!
Danielle Rollins always knows how to make a decorating splash. The cranberries are the ideal addition of Christmas decor.
The cover of this month’s Elle Decor. All I want for Christmas are those adorable babies! Via Elle Decor
A more fresh approach to holiday decor. A simple monochromatic and neutral palette via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine.
Jeanette Whitson has a clever Christmas display. How unique is that urn of fire!! What a clever, clever idea.
Miles Redd knows how to do color the best, so it is no surprise that he shines during the holidays. Via Elle Decor
A simple and rustic approach to decor. It just goes to show that you can always add some plaid and tartan to a room in order to get into the Christmas spirit! Via Country Living