Ideas For Festive Home Décor
Citron, soft gray, muted plum and shimmers of silver and gold create a high-end look that will last throughout the holidays. Elegant but understated, the cool tones offer unexpected warmth. The muted plum toss pillows create a crisp look and can easily be changed out next season. Armless slipper chairs accessorized with today’s hot hue, citron, provide just the right color intensity. Decorative silver boxes and silver-and-white candleholders on the side tables alongside crystal vases spilling over with pearls continue the lavish look.
A pair of glittery paper mache pheasants placed in the center of a coffee table creates a fascinating focal point.
Rustic trees and candlesticks add organic flair to a traditional red-and-green tabletop
How To Create a Vignette
Use these tips for arranging decorative items during the holidays and beyond.
Vignette: an artful grouping
• Start with a flat surface: a countertop, fireplace mantle, window ledge, bookshelf, table, dresser, etc.
• Select decorative objects such as candlesticks and vases from a personal collection to anchor the vignette. A theme, idea or mood can also guide the design.
• Choose a unifying color palette. Use the same color scheme as the rest of the room or create a totally new one.
• On the mantle or other flat surface, arrange decorative items of varying heights from front to back—never in a straight line— and in odd numbers of three, five, seven or more for added depth and dimension.
• Add balance by choosing pairs of items that are large, strong and stately such as table lamps or sculptures.
• Use individual pieces to fill in around foundational items.
• Be creative with textures and finishes to create pleasing contrast. Mix shiny, natural and plush items such as silver, raffia and velvet.
• Interior design by Janet Prioleau
• Photography by Christina Wedge
• Produced by Kali Mallard
• Shot on location at Travadavi