Tag: holiday

A Lovely Loch Lloyd Christmas

There are many things that I get to do as owner of Nell Hill’s that are a pleasure and a dream. One of my favorite perks is getting to meet wonderful new friends and seeing their beautiful homes. There is something special about being able to work closely with a friend to help bring her or his decor vision to life, especially during the holiday season! One new friend, Ann, and her husband Frank welcomed my team and me into their new Loch Lloyd lakeside oasis to bring a bit of Christmas cheer this December.

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Christmas Décor: Touch of Traditional

We’ve covered a lot of holiday looks this year, from Santa’s Workshop to Woodland Wonderland to Beautiful Blue Christmas. I want to round out our Nell Hill’s displays with a look that is full of classic Christmas colors and nostalgia. In a year such as this one, I find myself craving the comfort of the well-known and the traditional holiday atmosphere from my childhood. I’m talking punchy greens, shiny reds and all the ribbon, perfectly mis-matched ornaments and bubble lights that I can find!

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Christmas Décor: A Beautifully Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas might not be the most uplifting holiday song, but our Blue Christmas room is certainly one beautiful display! Blue and white is one of my absolute favorite color combinations year-round so we always have a stunning selection of chinoiserie here at the shop. While not a classic Christmas palette like pine green and poinsettia red, blue is often used to represent winter so I like to think it fits in just right for Christmas and is a frosty, magical approach to the season!

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Nell Hill’s Christmas: Santa’s Workshop

Since we have had our first snow here in Kansas City, it means I can officially dive headfirst into the Holiday season, right? I sure hope so because I am ready for all the jingle bell rocking to begin! Even when Thanksgiving isn’t so late in the month, I always find myself sneaking Christmas out a bit early in my home. While I do like to celebrate each holiday, especially ones centered around yummy food and giving thanks, I say after Halloween, any holiday décor is fair game! The shop is a different story however – we’ve been getting ready for Christmas since the end of September! The first look we were able to get setup is what I am calling Santa’s Workshop. Located in our newly painted “Flint Hill’s Room” this look is full of whimsey, classic colors, and some of our favorite holiday characters.

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Designing with LOVE: Valentines Décor

Romance is in the air…or is that just the smell of Christopher Elbow chocolates? Sometimes it’s hard for me to tell them apart! Regardless, Valentine’s Day is approaching and as a lover of seasonal décor I am thrilled that the shop has pops of my favorite red and white goodies! They remind me of all the fun I had during our classroom Valentines Day parties as a kid! Like decorating valentine boxes and handing out cute cards to my fellow classmates (or maybe it was all the sweets I got to take home after)! It can be easy to veer into “cheesy” décor territory with something as whimsical and light hearted as Valentine’s Day, but with the proper approach I find it to be a fun and festive time of year that is perfect to cheer up your home after the bulk of winter holiday decorations have been put away.

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The Season of Gifting

December is finally here! While we have been talking about the holidays for quite some time, it’s now setting in that there are only a few short weeks left until Christmas morning. With that comes the rush to get the perfect gifts for family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, party hostesses (wow I need to take a breath) and whoever else you run into during this festive season. Now to decide what to get them! Every year it gets harder and harder to play Santa for those I care about! Luckily, I have a few go-to items that are easy to pick out, won’t break the bank, and are universally loved by all!

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