I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

— Charles Dickens

Happy Holidays, everyone!  Since I promised to keep you posted, here is a photo of our Christmas tree, inspired by the tree from my previous post.  I am proud to say I think I achieved the exact look I was going for, and it was so worth staying up and decorating it until three in the morning!

Now that the holidays are almost over, though, I’m feeling a little sad about having to take all the decorations down.  I love the bright, festive colors and all the holiday sparkle that surrounds us this time of year.  Of course, we can’t keep the tree and the Santas and the snowmen up all the time, but in smaller doses, there might be a couple of holiday touches that we can always enjoy.

How about the sparkle and shine in this room?  It doesn’t scream “holiday,” but it has a look that quietly invites us into a somewhat cozy, intimate celebration.  In this room, which is undoubtedly set up for entertaining, I can see pretty little champagne bubbles through crystal clear flutes as toasts are being made in honor of our accomplishments, big or small, throughout the year.

 

Now this family room is all about the color.  The bright red is perfect for a traditional Christmas motif, but works great for happy, everyday living as well.  It is vibrant and cheerful, and makes us want to take the time to do something fun with those we love.  Family game night, anyone?

I guess it won’t be so bad taking the tree down after all, if I can look forward to making your rooms merry and bright for the rest of the year!  It’s not really about the decorations…  For me, it’s about sharing good times and creating wonderful memories.

 

SO…may the comfort and joy of the season remain in your home throughout the year…

Leslie

Interior designer, published author, speaker…   and hopeless Christmas Romantic!

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