[photo credit: photo by adza ]
I know I am a lucky boy to have a garage (aka ample storage) in the city. Walls lined with shelving is what helps me to keep my hoarding…errr collecting tendencies in check. It also allows me to keep a nice little stash of holiday and other seasonal decor at my finger tips. However, what happens when storage is at a premium and the thought of sacrificing precious closet space for Christmas ornaments is too much to bear?
Well that is exactly what we are talking about this month for my SheKnows.com column…..
Matter of fact, what would you say if I said with some smart shopping, thoughtful planning and upcycling your year-round home decor, you could fit everything you need for Christmas into one box, including the a tree? Honest! To get everything to fit into a box, think outside the box…..
And what if I told you to forget about holiday florals? Don’t want to waste the money on temporary arrangements? I am all about ditching the poinsettia for something more hip and perhaps even permanent…..
So are you tempted to learn more about my Christmas decorating secrets? Well go visit SheKnows.com to find out how you can have a fabulously decorated Christmas that won’t burst your bank or leave you bursting at the seams!
[photo credit: photo by adza//art direction & styling: courtney lake ]
I am positive I was a magpie in my past life. How else can I explain my unabashed love of all things that shimmer, glimmer and shine. I typically keep it under control but come the holiday season, it gets bad……like a sugar addict trying to control their urges during a cake testing. With so many visually tempting and delicious options, how can you not try just a little? So imagine my delight (and The Partner’s chagrin) when the folks at Home Depot asked me to participate in their Holiday Style Challenge?
And for me, I love hues of bronze, silver and brass with equal abandon, so why stop at one? So I didn’t! I mixed metals with abandon and glee, creating a layered approach to decorating the first floor of my cozy condo. Deep bronzes, shiny silvers and patines brass played nicely with each other in my tablescape and overall design……
[photo credit: photo by adza// styling credit: courtney lake]
[disclaimer: home depot provided product for the photo shoot but all thoughts are mine]