Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Coastal CHRISTmas

The Colors of CHRISTmas come in all shades. I'm working on a beach house project so I took a trip to a neat little shop here in Charlotte. They specialize in all things coastal. One section of the small shop is all "gussied" up for CHRISTmas. I love the use of aqua, green and soft yellow-gold in the ball wreath over the framed prints. I like the way the wreath is hung on top of the prints. Very stylish! Playing off the aqua walls, the silvery blue garland and shiny ornaments set the stage for a cool coastal CHRISTmas.
Love the tree! See the little fish ornaments?? The darker blue ornaments really contrast with the pastel color palette and the wispy grasses tucked into the boughs of the tree give the impression of sea oats. I really liked that! Prince Charming is a Florida native and until 2 years ago we lived just 2 1/2 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. In all those years I was never inspired to decorate using a coastal theme until I move to land-locked Charlotte! Go figure! Too bad my color scheme is all gold, red, brown and green or I might be inspired to add a little beach vibe to my holidays. I really liked the way ocean objects such as large shells were used to display extra ornaments. The fresh white accessories and home accents give a nod to sandy white beaches or snow covered hillsides. Just use your imagination and anything is possible.

Here is another vignette set against the background of soft buttery yellow. Soft gold and champagne colored decorations just glow in this setting. Very elegant. The vintage mercury glass finials, candle holders and votive cups add just the right amount of holiday splendor. A liberal dose of pearly white ball ornaments and silver-leaf accents
welcomes the first snowfall of winter.

How ever you color your CHRISTmas, enjoy the season by accenting the things in your home that make it personally yours!

Yesterday I mentioned that I would have pics of the Media Room. Well the Royal Princes and I decorated all day and still have a few touches to add before it is blog worthy. Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. You know I love this!
    And I really didn't want to put all my shells away anyway.