Sunday, October 30, 2022

What's Your Christmas Decorating Style? An Interior Designer's Guide to Holiday Decorating for Every Style of Home

How do you decorate for the holidays if red and green isn't your thing? Here's our guide to holiday decorating for every style of home

How to Decorate in a Classic Christmas Style 

Traditional Christmas decorating is all about reds, greens, and whites with classic motifs. We love to do themed holiday bedding, like the Pine Cone Hill Vintage Pine Boughs bedding collection. Add a velvet throw pillow like the Pine Cone Hill Gehry pillows

For dining rooms, we like classic table linens with a festive twist. Mix in some holiday inspired tableware like the Medici Festivo line

And of course, Seda France's Holiday Toile makes the perfect hostess gift or favor. 

How to Decorate in a Winter White Christmas Style 

Winter white is one of the easiest Christmas decor styles to transition into, especially if your home has a cottage or modern farmhouse style. Start with white blankets that work year-round, like our ultra-cozy Bamboni blankets. Top your bed with all-white bedding like Sferra's Pettine bedding, and layer in a velvet coverlet for winter like the Pine Cone Hill Parisienne

Your white tableware fits right in - add plenty of pretty floral arrangements for a holiday touch. Paperwhites mixed with evergreen and natural garland is a perfect look. 

To add holiday elements, try our velvet coasters or velvet stockings

How to Decorate in a Bright, Modern Christmas Style 

If you like more color in your holiday home, don't be afraid to mix things up! The easiest way to incorporate color into your holiday decor is by starting with pillows and throws. The Designers Guild Tasara throw is more traditional. The Isabel Multi Throw is a super gorgeous, colorful way to brighten up your home for the holidays. 

For your holiday table, we love the Vietri Mistletoe Serving Bowl paired with our Aaron glassware

Shop our entire line of holiday decor here! 

Friday, October 28, 2022

2022 Christmas Wish List: Best Self Care Gifts for 2022


Best Luxury Self Care Gifts for 2022

One of this year's biggest gift trends is self care gifts - for you or for your loved one. 

What are Self Care Gifts? 

Self Care gifts are little luxuries - soft robes, beautiful lotions, and spa-like essentials that help you take a moment to relax. You can check out our Gifts of Self Care curated gift guide here. 

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: whispering willow lavender body oil | lavender eye pillow | Mangiacotti lemon lotion | hudson made morning shift body wash | hydra bloom lavender relax bath salt | spongelle body sponge | love flutter body butter | pine cone hill sheepy fleece robes

How to Practice Self Care During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a fun but busy and stressful time. Here are some ways to practice self care during the holiday season. 

  1. Set boundaries with your time - when the holidays feel like a marathon of nonstop work and running around, it's important to remember to enjoy this time, too. Don't feel like you have to say yes to every cookie swap, school holiday fair, or charity event.
  2. Decorate for comfort and joy - try to let holiday decorating be a source of joy and fun, not stress. If doing Clark Griswold-level outdoor lights is stressing you out, skip the big display and focus on something more manageable. 
  3. Give to yourself, too - treat yourself to a special gift or your favorite treat. 

Top Self Care Gifts for 2022 

Shop our curated gift guide for the top self care gifts of 2022, like bath salts, lotion, cozy robes, and bath and body essentials.