What’s so fascinating about seeing other people’s homes? Magazines like Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and Traditional Home have all made a business out of it. (Not to mention, Chip & Joanna Gaines and the HGTV network.)
When we peek into other people’s homes, it’s like looking at a snapshot of their lives. It’s their style–it’s “who they are.”
Recently, I helped with the Second Annual “Yuletide Stroll” here in Temple, Texas. The event raises money for our local Children’s Museum.
If you read my blog last year, one of my good friends, opened her spectacular Mediterranean-style home for the tour. (Click Here to view.)
This year, I had the opportunity to see several other host houses. Each home was singular– and displayed the personality and the style of the families living there. Here are some of my best takeaways:
Glamour & Whimsy
Not everything has to be symmetric…
Or, red and green.
Add a bit of Whimsy…Everywhere.
Use Sentimental Holiday Items.
Decorate in “Threes.”
Light Adds So Much.
Hang a Wreath Anywhere.
Casual & Cozy
Use what you have and just add a pillow, a poinsettia, or greenery.
Put your own personality into your decor…and make it your “quintessential” holiday home.
Please let us know how you put the “merry” in your decorating. We love hearing from you!
My sincere thanks to homeowners: Susan Fergus,