"Christmas at the Mansion" kicks off the holiday season every year in the Midland community. The art museum is housed in one of its local family’s historic homes. Every year businesses, artists, and volunteers transform each room and the grounds into a winter wonderland of Christmas magic. The Miss Cayce’s Show Me Decorating team welcomes the challenge to decorate the parlor and sunroom this year.
We follow the lead inspired by interior designer James van Stavern’s beautiful selection of furnishings. For this year's Christmas decor, he chose an eclectic mix of leather, animal print, earth tones, and velvets with a slight romantic southwest theme. We chose a Southern Romance Christmas tree theme to compliment his designs. Our ribbon is selected as the first key ingredient using our Show Me Decorating Christmas tree trimming "how to".
A great decorating secret is to mix textures and finishes in fabrics, furniture and accents. The textures on the 9’ fir Christmas tree were easy to mix up the natural printed burlap ribbon and brown cheetah velvet. The second key ingredient in the "Recipe for trimming your holiday tree" is balls! Matte gold balls in various sizes provide the background foundation complimenting the soft yellow tones of the wall.
Show Me Decorating tip: Shatterproof balls in the same color provide a depth and background.
Sparkling platinum floral picks and chocolate poinsettias are the third key ingredient. Oversized brown pinecones and natural vine branches complete the southern romantic look and add a masculine touch! Newsprint patterned and glitter Christmas ornaments shaped like birds, trees and deer give the tree an artsy flair and carry out the mixture of textures and finishes. The glass acorns and decorative balls reflect the glow of Christmas. A beautiful tree like this is appealing to both men and women and would look great in an office or library.
Show Me Decorating Tip: Find inspiration in your home decor, mix together with textures and finishes for a designer look!
Happy Decorating Y'all!!