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A Simple Holiday Season

By: Stephanie Andrews

What a year it has been! We have so much to be thankful for: a thriving interior design business, a beautiful community, and some very special clients, friends and families. With the holiday season in full swing, it’s important to stay mindful of what is truly important this time of year. To us, holiday decorating means creating a space that is warm, inviting, and finds inspiration in the simple beauty of nature.

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Photo courtesy of The Kitchn.

Air plants and oranges. Simple, festive, easy.

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Photo courtesy of OMGLifestyle.

There’s something magical about the blooming of forced bulbs like amaryllis, paper whites, or tulips.

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Photo courtesy of Monika Hibbs.

A beautiful way to decorate the banister: delicate greenery, pinecones, and ribbon tied to the newels with floral wire.

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Photo courtesy of FamilyHoliday.net.

Don’t forget the fireplace! Seasonal fruit and pines create an organic and authentic ambiance.

We wish you the very best holiday season and thank you for an incredible year. Looking forward to a sumptuous (design- filled) New Year!

8 Picks for 8 Nights: How to Decorate for Chanukkah

By: Danielle Cornely

Let’s be honest, the world of Chanukkah decorations doesn’t always have the most stylish assortment of goods. Tinsel is everywhere. But fear not! We’re here to revive your home just in time for the festival of lights with eight pieces for eight great nights.

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1. Modern geometric menorah. The simple shape lets the candles be the star of the show without sacrificing style.
2. Oy vey pillow. Honestly, sometimes the holidays are frustrating. This pillow says it all.
3. Kate Spade dinnerware. Fun patterns in holiday colors.
4. Patterned pillows. Give your guests something comfortable and stylish to relax on.
5. Sterling silver kiddush cup. Say the blessing for wine with a goblet that’s elegant without being overly elaborate.
6. Gold coin garland. Here’s a playful nod to Chanukkah gelt, those chocolate coins in gold foil.
7. Twig star of David. Think outside the box with non-traditional materials.
8. Blue garland. Get your eight night party going with a fun garland!

Top Five for the Festival of Lights

By: Danielle Cornely

source: apartment therapy

source: apartment therapy

As far as Chanukkah decorations go, there is nothing more iconic than the menorah. While the nine candles are a must, the shape and structure of the menorah can be as traditional or unusual as desired. In honor of the festival of lights beginning this week, we’ve rounded up our top five favorite non-traditional menorahs.

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Beautiful, elegant, and unexpected, the Manzanita Candelabra from West Elm is a menorah that makes a statement in any setting.

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Dog lovers rejoice! Jonathan Adler’s ceramic Dachshund menorah is a fun way to bring your personality into your holiday decor.

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If you’re looking for a menorah that breaks from tradition, you won’t find one more modern and innovative than the Molecular Menorah. Its sculptural shape is about as far from the traditional silhouette you can get.

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For kids and kids-at-heart, behold the Menorasaurus Rex! A funky and bold option for the festival of lights.

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Clean, minimal lines make this eco friendly Green Ludwig menorah an instant classic.

Carrying on the traditions of Chanukkah doesn’t have to mean forgoing style and self-expression. Modern, fun, and expressive menorahs are easier to find now than ever before. Put the “festive” back into “festival of lights” with a menorah that celebrates the holiday and your personality.