Designer Inspired Holiday Home Decor

This year, we have been inspired by some of our favorite designers when it comes to decorating our homes for the holiday season!

{1} Mackenzie Childs: Incorporating this country chic home designer into your holidays will take lots of black & white in the form of checkered prints.  Think ribbons and ornaments in this print.   We recommend a bright red for an accent color!

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{2} Betsy Johnson:  This holiday decor style is for the fun-loving decorators out there! To achieve a holiday home that Betsy herself would approve of, add lots of feathers! Put them in your centerpieces, or have them displayed on your Christmas tree! We also recommend bright & unique ornaments to tie this look all together.

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{3} Kate Spade: Where playful meets sophistication will be your home this holiday season. Make your mantle Kate Spade inspired by adding bright colors to your holiday garland, like hot print, teal, or lime, and accenting with metallics like ornaments or candle votives. Use these decorations to surround a cheeky, festive graphic quote that will have all your guests smiling.

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{4} Vera Wang: Elegant & simple decor is how we describe our Vera Wang Christmas. Lots of black & white decorations, with added in glamour, like a pearl garland.

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{5} Tommy Hilfiger: Go for a vintage, country theme with inspiration from Tommy. Imagine red plaid ribbons tied around the tree or balsam garland, and use antlers as accents when you can!

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Edible Easter Table Scape

We’re celebrating Easter early at our house this year!! Now that our Daughter lives away at school, I like the house to feel festive when she’s home on break. Mary and her cousins are grown now, so we are beyond Easter Egg Hunts and other Holiday traditions.


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This year I am incorporating Easter Basket elements into my table scape.  I love my Mackenzie Childs pieces and look for every opportunity to use them, even when they may not be an obvious fit.

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A solid chocolate bunny perched on my pedestal dish with Easter grass and malted candy eggs in two sizes are the focal point of the design.  Adding small vases with tufts of Babies Breath compliment my black and white table settings. The black and white check carried through the ribbon is an unexpected element for Easter, but works well with my Décor. To finish off the design there are sprinkles of candy and edible Easter confetti sprinkled along the table.  Guests can feel welcome to nibble on candy after dinner along with other desserts. But please Don’t Eat the Babies’ Breath!!

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Look for my upcoming class that I will be teaching at the Rochester Brainery….Entertaining with Flowers.

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