Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Inspiration

Sooooo...much to Carter's dismay, I chunked last year's Christmas decorating scheme and started anew for 2009. The red/burgundy/gold scheme did not play nicely with the look of our new home. Carter had a little trouble with that...on the other hand, my mother-in-law grasped it immediately. Over Thanksgiving she said, "D, are you doing a green and white Christmas tree this year?" Yes, dear M-I-L, yes I am.

So, I've been on the hunt for some inspirational photos to get me in the green mood...and unfortunately was not finding anything. Until I came across a post on The Glam Lamb blog chock full of fabulous green holiday decor.

TGL referenced Good Housekeeping, so I went straight to the source and checked them out. Here are the images (again if you caught them on TGL) to show you some inspiration for AO Christmas 2009 TM:


all images via goodhousekeeping.com, photos by Michael Partenio


 
 
 
 

Love! I don't have all of these props to get so beautifully monochromatic in our living room, but I am definitely keying off that beautiful tree for our own - love those bows!

The plan for the dining room is to use my set of  jewel-toned ornaments - they will look great with the room's lavender tones. And the kitchen will pay Christmas homage to El Salvador (where I was born and where most of my extended family resides) - Carter and I visited in May and we bought some Christmas items to bring back - can't wait to use them!

I of course will be posting when all is complete - we're almost done...

Are you doing a fun color scheme in your home? Leave me a comment and tell me about it...

9 comments:

  1. Super pretty! We have so much white in our home I haven't decided yet on what colors do use and not use this year.

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  2. That's the beauty of white BA...you can do anything with it!

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  3. green and white would be so nice at my house. our main tree is brown, gold, cream and leopard. we have 2 alice in wonderland themed trees, with a grand total of 3 right now....do i dare craft another like yours?!? maybe...

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  4. Kitty, your trees sound amazing! Alice in Wonderland?? Pictures please!

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  5. I saw this ornament today on Etsy and thought of your color scheme.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34126269&ref=sr_gallery_12&&ga_search_query=christmas+ornaments&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

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  6. As a matter of fact, darling, you can see the Alice trees on my blog Cabbages and Kings. They're not the finished products, since I can't quit messing with them, but you can get the general idea. Thank you so much for asking! xo kitty.

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  7. Not doing a holiday decor theme, myself, as we are visiting family Stateside for Christmas, but my sister does a very similar green motif, and I live vicariously through her. It is a lovely and fresh take on a traditional, holiday color. Can't wait to see your final results!

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  8. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do.

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