Holiday Decor Inspiration

Boulder is officially looking like a winter wonderland and we can’t help but get in the decorative mood! Whether you are hosting the Holidays at your home for all of your family and friends, or planning a small gathering to celebrate the season, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite Holiday decor tips perfect for any occasion! We are seeing some new and fabulous trends this season, and we hope this helps turn your home into a festive space!

Enjoy! xx, Calluna


Holiday Greens:

While we love a traditional Christmas tree, we are obsessing over some of the new trends we are seeing in some trees this year. Mixing up your tree decor is the perfect way to add a splash of festivity to your home, and you’ll have a blast straying from your traditional decorations.

Don’t be afraid to go small. A little tree can still make a BIG statement. We adore this table-top tree, it fits perfectly in the room but still makes the area feel festive and bright.

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via Country Living || Photo by James Merrell

Play with florals: How unique and gorgeous is this tree wrapped in colorful flowers? We have truly never seen anything like it and we think it is the perfect way to incorporate some unique colors into the holiday season. I mean, you can’t go wrong with a splash of pink!

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via Designlovefest || Photo by Ivan Solis

Go for Gold: We are loving the gold and metallic elements we are seeing in this years Holiday decor. Whether you are incorporating gold branches or your favorite metallic ornaments, silver and gold will give your home a sparkly and warm vibe.

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via Alice Lane Home || Photo Nicole Hill Gerulat 


The Holiday Table:

There is no better way to express your holiday style than through a beautiful table! There are so many fabulous ways to dress up your dining space, and we are so inspired by the creativity we are seeing.

Utilize Classic Colors: There are most definitely ways to incorporate the classic “red and green” without going overboard. We love the use of cranberries and greenery as a way to give the table a classic pop of color. Mason jars are also the perfect vessel to give your table a rustic feel.

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via Yellow Bliss Road || Photo by Kristin Bergthold (left)

via House Beautiful || Photo by Renee Brock (right)

Pop of Plaid: We adore the pop of plaid in this holiday table scape. The greenery and plaid napkins make the setting feel cozy and comfortable. If you want to go full blown plaid, consider using a table cloth, but these plaid napkins give just the right amount of pattern.

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via Poppytalk

Don’t Underestimate Simple Colors (and some sparkle): We love the color combo of white, gold and some sparkles! Though this color palette is rather simple, the sparkly placements and metallic accents make this table setting something special!

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via Inspired by This


Dont Neglect the Outside: 

The outside of your home needs some holiday love too! Don’t forget to add some festive decor to the outside as well, to give your space an extra feel of holiday cheer!

Get Creative with your Wreaths:  Welcome your visitors with a gorgeous wreath full of unique plants like ivy, moss and eucalyptus! All of these gorgeous greens are a great way to decorate for the holidays!

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via Country Living || Photo by Minna Mercke Schmidt

Light it Up: Theres no better way to bring holiday decor to your home than through twinkly Christmas lights. We love this combo of lights and bright green garland.

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via Country Living || Photo by Burcu Avsar


 

Featured Image via House Beautiful || Inspired By This

DIY Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement

We’re always on the look out for trending topics, treasures and tablescapes, but get uber inspired when we get take a break from our screens to get our hands dirty and creativity cranking. We were delighted to attend Perfect Petal’s floral design workshop this past weekend – just in time to start thinking Thanksgiving inspiration.

With an expert demo, fresh florals & great company, we spent our Sunday creating the most beautiful arrangement fit for a regal holiday decoration. Pepper berries, orange roses, thistles and an armful of greenery were the ingredients to our flower recipe. We learned to lean on the side of asymmetry, fill the base with sweeping greens and the most important lesson in artistry – there’s no wrong way to create.

We are so happy to have our gorgeous centerpieces grace our dinner tables and are sure it will be the cherry on top of our festive decor. We hope this sparks inspiration for you to try your green thumb at home and curate your own arrangement! If the DIY style doesn’t suit you, we suggest the beautiful, autumn infused  “Chestnut Hills”  from the flower shop as your major holiday wow factor.

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Thank you to the ladies of Perfect Petal for having us – we had a ball! xx, Calluna

Natural holiday decorating ideas from Prema

We have so much gratitude for the inspiring and kind people we meet and have the fortune to work with. We first met Frances from Prema at her siblings wedding. Her sister Virginia is a dear friend and colleague, and Owner of Aspen based Bluebird Productions. We have watched as Frances has collaborated with Virginia on remarkable weddings and visionary styled shoots.

We have been collaborating with Frances to style and provide florals for a holiday party we are planning this month. We were delighted for her wreath decorating workshop she co-hosted at Cedar and Hyde, one of our favorite local boutiques. Through our meetings, collaborations and seeing her designs, we are simply in awe of her talent and styling genius. It seemed only fitting that we should ask Frances to share some of her favorite holiday decorating ideas. So without further ado we give you Frances own words….

My Favorite Natural Holiday Decorating Ideas by Frances

This time of year simply calls for decoration and celebration. It’s a time for jubilant gatherings of friends and family and for cozy evenings with warm drinks and sweet treats beside a fire. Bringing the outside in with natural evergreen and floral elements is a lovely way to enhance any celebration. Wreaths, garlands, flower arrangements and seasonal potted plants bring a fresh and festive spirit to the home around the holidays.

Here are a few of my favorite elements to incorporate in seasonal decorating:

Berries: The bright pop of red ilex berries absolutely speaks “winter” to me. The contrast of the plump densely gathered berries on their spindly woody stems to the dark rich color of magnolia leaves and evergreen boughs is enough to make a perfect holiday centerpiece by itself. Boughs of shiny green holly, placed in a simple pitcher or vase, with their round bright berries also makes an easy but polished looking winter design.

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Citrus – If you want to create a wintery arrangement without relying on the classic red and green combo, using citrus elements such as Satsuma oranges or branches of kumquat fruits is a wonderful alternative. The waxy peel of the fruit reflects the light while the fruit itself adds a delicate and crisp fragrance to any design. Adding citrus to a floral design of assorted white flowers and glossy foliage creates a wintery-fresh look with an air of lightness

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Photo source; floral design by Sarah Winward

Seasonal Flowers – In our world today where it seems like everything and anything is possible at whatever time we might desire it, there is something so wonderful about a flower that remains only available for a brief season. This seasonality is precious and something to be celebrated. One of my all-time favorite flowers to design with this time of year is the bold and beautiful amaryllis. It comes in a variety of colors, from crisp white, deep crimson, to a peachy pink. They add so much drama to a flower arrangement and are quintessentially holiday. The sweetly fragrant paperwhite narcissus are another one of those special Christmas-time flowers. The bulbs are easy to pot and grow inside, and then one they get so tall that they begin to sway, the stems can be cut for flower arrangements.

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Sugar and Spice – Dried quince slices and long cinnamon sticks are some of my favorite elements to incorporate into seasonal wreaths and arrangements. The orange color of the quince and the warm aroma of the cinnamon add a bit of sweetness, spice and spark to holiday decor.

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Photo Prema

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Candles – The nights are long this time of year. It can feel a little dark and cold without the right kind of spirit. That’s where candles, and lots of them, come to the rescue! Lining a holiday table with elegant tapers, or sparkly votives brings an intimate brightness to any event. I also love playing up a mantelpiece with thick pillar candles or festive painted-lanterns interspersed among boughs of evergreens.

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Photo from Calluna

 

Thank you Frances for sharing your talents with us!

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