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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Decorating for the holidays

Tis the season to decorate our homes for the holidays!  The fireplace is the focal point of your room and is the perfect place to showcase your holiday decorating.  The photos below offer inspiration that will certainly get you in the spirit of this time of the year:

The mixture of textures work together to create a very elegant mantel.  Notice the birch candleholders with the moss surrounding the evergreen branch.  The vanilla and citrine colors are very soothing.

A modern take that is so fresh.

The mix of evergreen boughs, pinecones, berries and pheasant feathers soften the limestone fireplace and work perfectly in your  paneled study or den.
Designer Charlotte Moss' mantel is decorated for the holidays, note the two sizes of the pinecones and the intermingling of the ribbon throughout the greens and ornaments. 

Beautiful simplicity

Your bookcases offer a perfect place to tuck boxwood wreaths and an ornament or two.

Your windows offer another back drop to bring sparkle during the holidays.

Isn't it interesting how they chose to bring the greens over the mirror rather than placing them directly on the mantel.  Would this be something that you could do? 



Both photos above were included in Cote De Texas' blog - showing table decor that designer Dana Wolter has used in her own home.  Beautiful!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

 Welcome to the debut of Interior Enhancement Group's blog. With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us we thought you may be considering your table decor. The following photos offer great ideas that you may want to incorporate:  
The table runner is a nice alternative to the traditional tablecloth.  The combination of gourds and roses, glass and polished silver, create a beautiful table.

Very simple touches of nature.  The leaf could serve as your  place card.

Glitz and glam works for Thanksgiving too!

There is something very beautiful about the simplicity of glass hurricanes, candles surrounded by various nuts and the touch of evergreens.

Sparkle and shine with touches of bittersweet. 
Photo courtesy of Design Style Guide.

This photo takes me back in time, maybe it is because these are the colors my grandmother loved.  It is a beautiful alternative to the colors we typically see at Thanksgiving.
Photo courtesy of Phoebe Howard.

I love how the vegetables wrap the candles in  this table decor!
Photo courtesy of Decor Village.

A modern table setting, the all white pumpkins including the stems make a  centerpiece statement.

Dried fruit, candles and touches of bittersweet combine for a perfect citrus centerpiece.
Photo courtesy of Wendy McCormick.

We are seeing white pumpkins in many of the tablescape inspiration photos this year.  I like the addition of the beaded fruit and cedar trees for layers of texture.

Interesting place card idea!

I hope these photos offered you inspiration for your Thanksgiving table.  May you have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving with the people that you treasure.