• Sarah Nantel

INSPIRATION FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. and it is almost upon us again. Not sure if everyone is feeling the same – that this holiday has some how crept up on us – but I couldn’t be more excited to enjoy the season with my family and loved ones.


I think it is the hopefulness and joy the season brings, that I am looking forward to the most. Or maybe the delicious food and drink, I hope to be able to share with the most important people in my life? So, how ever you choose to celebrate, I hope you find enjoyment and a little inspiration in some of the ways you can bring the festivities into your homes for the holiday season.


HOLIDAY TABLES

Whether it is a few delicate taper candles, or a collection of plates and serving ware layered with a vintage-styled napkin, or a small personalized touch for each of your guests, a beautifully set Christmas table always sets the scene.


long wooden dining room table with green pine garland eucalyptus white charger plate white dinner plate with silver accent white linen napkin with snowflake wine glasses taper candles

source: Crate & Barrel

White barnwood dining table with white plates and cups blush color wine glasses gold utensils eucalyptus accents pomegranate personalized reindeer cookie name cards white cloth napkins

source: Half Baked Harvest


DÉCOR IDEAS

One of my favorite ways to get children involved in some of the holiday decorating, is to have multiple trees throughout your home. It gives you (and them) the flexibility to decorate “their” tree to their own abilities, with ornaments of their choosing, with home-made garlands and even their own DIY crafts and it truly captures the magic and whimsy of the season.


Flocked Christmas tree in corner of living room windows natural light pine garland on mantle red felt pom pom garland Santa pillow on couch bird star red ball decorations


White lights Christmas tree white glass ornaments reindeer acorn glass bead garland hand wrapped paper presents under tree white sofa reindeer stuffed animal grey plaid throw blanket natural light fireplace with eucalyptus garland

White lights Christmas tree white glass ornaments reindeer acorn glass bead garland hand wrapped paper presents under tree white sofa Santa pillow reindeer stuffed animal grey plaid throw blanket natural light fireplace with eucalyptus garland grey and white stockings hung over fire

COLOR SCHEMES

I love the simplicity and timelessness of a silver & gold palate for the holidays – and it always pairs so beautifully with any home's décor.


I am loving this year’s natural trend, which utilizes a sophisticated combination of these greens, reds and navy blues, with a subtle pop of gold - I just love the drama it exudes. I can just see the most elegant dinner parties happening at these tables - can’t you?


Gold utensils linen napkin white pottery plate olive branch personalized clay star place card

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GREENERY

Whether you are in the real or faux tree camp, there is no debate that the smell of fresh cut boughs is something that can’t be beaten. Bringing in some fresh greenery either on the table, as a special accent for a holiday feast or as a focal point on a mantle piece or railing, fresh greens always brings any décor choice to life.


As a beautiful alternative, birch branches, small floral arrangements or even eucalyptus garlands and magnolia wreaths are a lovely way to create the same effect.



Fireplace mantle with eucalyptus garland taupe grey white stockings basket with greens pine cones berries wrapped presents in red navy green paper with string bows white light Christmas tree natural light white walls round mirror astronomy framed print


Woman holding evergreen wreath with pine cones cream knee-length dress with two barrettes

LIGHTING

Whether it is the shimmer of lights from the Christmas tree, lighted candles on your table or a cracking fire, you can easily create ambiance and warmth in any space with these easy to execute designs.


Young girl in front of fire Christmas tree in green velvet dress Santa pillow wood mantle round mirror astronomy picture on mantle glass ornaments and beaded garland white lights

Green bottle brush trees white brush tree with star wooden bead garland small twinkle lights astronomy framed photo on a mid century modern cane cabinet

Green bottle brush trees white bottle brush tree with star wooden bead garland small twinkle lights astronomy framed photo

Black tablecloth mini white and black candle houses tapered grey candles black pillar candle gold candlesticks

source: Pinterest


SUSTAINABILITY

Does everyone remember garbage bags full of wrapping paper and bows at the end of a chaotic morning of opening Christmas presents? While there is something to be said for ripping open that special gift, there are earth-friendly ways to keep that gift a secret, that I just love and it just goes to prove, that sustainability can be just as beautiful.


Chunky knit tree skirt Christmas tree white lights pine cone ornament paper wrapped presents blue paper with red ribbon black and white string bow brown paper white ribbon


Brown paper wrapped present with candy cane striped paper straw ornament red and white string ribbon

source: Pinterest

source: Pinterest



White Christmas, Scandinavian decor, hygge, minimal, modern Christmas decor for the holiday season

White Christmas, Scandinavian decor, hygge, minimal, modern Christmas decor for the holiday season

White Christmas, Scandinavian decor, hygge, minimal, modern Christmas decor for the holiday season

White Christmas, Scandinavian decor, hygge, minimal, modern Christmas decor for the holiday season

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