1st Holiday Décor Job of the Season...
Nat and I have completed our first holiday décor job of this season. Our client asks us back each year for tree set-up and decorative garland trim at the windowsills of her gorgeous 4-season sunroom. She and her family will later trim the tree, enjoying their memories along with their ornaments. Inside her home we set up her "Snow Village" in the living room and we "do up" the family room's bookshelves.
Our client will have us back after the holiday season to pack up and store her holiday decorations for next year AND, to re-accessorize her bookshelves for the non-holiday months. This is such fun for us! It is a creative challenge to work with our client's decorations and accessories year after year to create new, fun, and attractive displays each time.
For this season my favorite new idea was to add glitzy faux poinsettias and lime-green glitter-covered leaves to our client's real potted plants. I tried to make the additions fit the plant, so that they became subtle surprises, not in-your-face garish additions. Keeping consistency of color (red poinsettias with a plant that had red flowers) and not over-doing (one faux flower or leaf per pot) gave just the "surprise!" look I was going for.
A trick of the trade when using cotton quilt batting for Snow Villages: place a piece of sandpaper underneath to hold the "snow" in place. Also, try using books underneath for height, hills and snowbanks in The Village.
Call Deb and Nat for any of your holiday or everyday décor needs: 314-544-2555.
Happy season of decorating (and other) fun!
Deb and Nat