I am both excited and nervous: excited because I like hosting, and I love the warm and fuzzy feelings that come with the holidays and spending time with family; nervous, because though I moved into my place in May, it still isn’t quite where I’d like it to be in terms of furnishings and décor.
But, in the meantime, I am focused on achieving gorgeous holiday décor for my tree, the table settings and a few accents for the common living areas. My dad will be bringing in the scent of the season by way of a gorgeous pine Christmas tree, which I’ll be decorating in blue/turquoise and silver; I’ll need seating for 12; and I’ll want candlelight and things that make everything feel warm and cozy.
I’ve been searching for inspirational ideas and adding them to a Pinterest board as an easy way to keep track of them. Here’s what I love so far:
Trim the Tree
I love anything monogrammed, and subbing ribbon for regular ornament hooks is genius.
I wouldn't mind my holiday meal with a side of disco, am always a fan of anything organic and natural looking, and really adore the way these dark linens and chairs play against the stark white of the tablecloth, vases and flowers.
This wreath, made of silver holiday bells, is tres tres fab. But I wonder if it's noisy...
It would be fun to spray paint pine cones something other than their woodsy brown, and I can't get enough of the way those mini-pears sparkle.
Are you entertaining this holiday season? Is your décor prepped and ready to go? Feel free to share your tips and tricks with me!
All photos via Pinterest