Get Inspired with Holiday Cheer!

Happy Monday everyone! Today we have a special guest blogger to share her insights and wisdom. Collette Jones works for Paradigm Interior Design that has local offices in Denver and New York City {visit their website here!}. I met Collette last February during our CorePower yoga teacher training program and she’s amazing to share ideas with, she’s creative, and even more – she’s become a good friend. We both have a love for yoga and a fetish for beautiful & serene homes. Today Collette is sharing some interior design tips for the holiday season. Read on and enjoy!

December has arrived and with it comes the Holidays. It doesn’t matter what you celebrate or how big or small your budget, bringing the holidays into your home feels good this time of year. This year we worked hard to find some less traditional options that take on a variety of shapes and forms. We also scoured the web to bring you the most stunning and creative holiday decor that is fit to adorn your foyer, table, mantle, or wherever you deem worthy. Begin a new holiday tradition with your family and design something together! A sneak peek is below, follow this link to view all of our finds and design tips. Cheers!

Vintage wood slats offer color and texture while heart appliques give it a personal touch.  A great idea for small spaces and people who love DIY projects.

I absolutely love this idea!  It is an excellent space saver or just a fun twist on your mundane book cases.

An old school shiny tinsel tree adds a touch of glamour to a simple room.  Try this is silver, white, or a bright hue like fuschia for a pop of color.  Wrap your packages in a shade of that color and dress with a contrasting ribbon to complete the look.

A playful take on a tree and a great idea if you don’t have a chandelier over your table.  All you need is a branch, ornaments, and fishing line.

Gather friends at your holiday party and ask them to each write down something they are thankful for and find a place for it on your “paper tree”.

Go natural with fruits and berries that have a rich color and interesting texture.

Give leftover ornaments, candies, or accessories a home!  Fill a glass vase with the colorful baubles.  It makes a beautiful table center piece.

Put your old cupcake tower to good use.  Combine household accents with a few holiday accessories for a festive homemade display.

Make a statement by grouping together candle holders and vases.  Try varying heights to give your display visual interest.  Add an organic element such as faux berry branches for contrast.

Embrace simplicity.  These tables are elegant because they aren’t overdone.

Entice your senses by incorporating potpourri, cinnamon sticks, or scented candles.

Select a color palette and use it for your indoor and outdoor decorations

Construct your own wall focal point that can be saved for next year.

Who said stockings have to be hung from a mantle?  Utilize the surfaces you have efficiently and creatively.  This piano is a perfect example!

Try combining fresh greens, votive candles, a colorful fruit, and simple ornaments to create your table runner.  Add height with vases, candelabras, or family heirlooms.

Soften a whimsical wintery white palette with cozy fabrics and interesting textures.

Design your own Menorah with family or invest in one that expresses your style.

Work to build a “theme” for your holiday decor.  Select mantle decorations that can easily be mimicked on your table.

Thank you to Collette for all her amazing ideas and insight! We hope this is the first of a more to come in special guest bloggers!

If you have any questions on what you’ve read here today,please email or message me because Kelly Rose Knows!


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