Have a Very Mauvy Christmas

Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback on the holiday photos I shared of the shop last week! It warms my heart to know that you love our Christmas looks as much as we do!  I have so much fun around the holidays playing with the new textures and colors that are available.  It is truly a time to have fun with design and décor – there are no rules when it comes to decorating your home for the holidays.  While I adore Santa-spotting and have a nostalgic soft spot for classic red and green, we have a new look in the shop this year that I find truly stunning.  So, hold on to your Christmas stockings, because I am about to venture away from tradition and trade out candy cane red for something a bit moodier but just as merry!

Full of holiday elegance with deep mauves and champagne hues, this is a look I have been referring to as “A Very Mauvy Christmas” (because who doesn’t love a good pun?!). The real star of the show is the beautiful ornament mix that can be utilized from the tree to the mantel and even to your table.  Using a mixture of textures, shapes and sizes is very important when it comes to ornaments! Using a variety of styles adds dimension and depth to your displays and keeps your décor looking lux and lush. 

One of my favorite ornaments in this trendy display is the sweet golden bird surrounded by twinkling jewels.  It catches the light and shines beautifully against the greenery! Other ornaments in this collection include textured golds and mauves, demure pink tones with metallic finishes, and deep burgundy glass accents that give off a muted shine that is divine! One unique feature found in this collection is the juxtaposition of natural elements like pinecones with sparkly baubles.  The white and metallic pinecones play beautifully off their natural counterparts for a look that is elegant and formal without looking too sterile or cold. Incorporating velvet ribbon into the display is another way to bring even more warmth to this look!

When it comes to tying the rest of your home into a Christmas display, it’s all about the colors and texture! Since this look is fairly simple by way of color-mixing, we had fun with the rest of the room by tying in fun fabrics like plaid, leopard and houndstooth in the furniture and flooring.   We brought in holiday touches with bowls of greenery and dramatic vases in deep mauve.  The table itself has all the drama of the tree and mantel featuring stunning silver metallic candelabras (complete with 30” tapers of course, because why not go big!?) and vintage-inspired gold rimmed glasses and truly vintage crystal bowls.  Top off each table setting with one of the lovely ornaments from the tree for your guests to take home at the end of the night.

Seeing new looks like this one makes me so happy Christmas comes every year so I can keep playing with new colors and styles! Now that the store holiday decor is finished, I will have to pick a favorite to set up in my own home – decorating is truly never done (thank goodness)! Have you started decorating for the holidays yet or do you wait until after Thanksgiving? It seems to be split 50/50 in the shop! Let me know in the comments – I would love to break the tie! Until next time – happy holiday decorating!