Check out even more holiday decorating tips, including some great last minute ideas, in this article on mint.com. I'm listed along with a few other designers with some easy tips to get your home looking great for holiday guests.
Over the next week or so, I'll share some holiday decorating ideas that you can quickly and easily pull together in your home. I organize a workshop every year as part of the day job to help inspire clients. The pictures are all from the workshops.
Today's tip: use functional items, like this lazy susan, in a decorative way. Some candy canes and small gift wrapped boxes are one idea.
Pretty beaded napkin rings dress up simple glass candlesticks. This trick would work on chandeliers, too.
Last weekend we had our annual workshop to give customers some great ideas for stylish and easy holiday decorating. I pulled a few looks together for the workshop focusing on ideas that would be simple to shop for and put together. I bought everything I needed at the local garden center, craft store and grocery store. I paired them with items we had here at the store--similar to items you may have around the house. I found a ton of inspiration on Eddie Ross's site. If you're looking for some new ideas for tabletop decoration and working in some thrifty finds, definitely check it out.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.