“My advice for decorating for the holidays is to work within an overall color scheme in order to create lots of impact throughout your entire house. By sticking with a simple theme or color scheme, your holiday items have greater impact and give off that ‘professional look’. My go-to piece includes a large spotlight shining on the house, giving it a bold, illuminated impact without the effort and time of stringing lights along the house or throughout the yard.”
“An overly decorated room or home can be dizzying and overwhelming to the eye. Keep it simple and create focal points. Mantels and stairs are great places to start. A simple table setting in the dining room is always a winner. I think the common thread from year to year in our family is to find and use our own greenery. We'll cut a few branches from the evergreens and rhododendron in our yard and scavenge the local cemetery for pine cones."
“Instead of placing a few holiday accessories and decorations on a table, I recommend cohesively blending a holiday feel throughout your home; meld, never match! Resist the instinct to go for gold furnishings, and instead opt for pieces with a muted bronze finish, that when paired with candlelight, add a warm sparkle to any room. My go-to piece for the holidays is the MarieBelle Ganache Cien Red Box of 100 hand-painted chocolates. These beautiful chocolates are pleasing to the palette, and are the perfect staple for holiday entertaining in the home."
“I prefer to decorate in tones that compliment my decor and not typical holiday colors—because I have blue and brass tones in my living room, my tree is decked in blue and gold mostly. I am a huge fan of woven basket tree collars instead of skirts. It's so much tidier looking and adds a nice modern country look to the tree.”