Written by Beth Russ, Photos by Katie Parrack
What a wonderful holiday season it has been! Each year after Thanksgiving, I always love to watch the homes of family and friends transform into beautiful reflections of what the holidays mean to them. The special treasures of years past, beautifully decorated trees, lights and garland galore – these are a few of my favorite things! Who doesn’t agree that a tree full of ornaments and lights warm up any room?
As much as I love everything about decorating for Christmas, I also love getting my house put back together and getting my creative juices flowing for the new year’s projects. Will it be a new piece of furniture? Time to retire that old bedding? New artwork or accessories? So many options! I get excited and my husband gets nervous!
In general, my calendar seems to open up slightly in January and February – and it is the perfect time to get projects going. I avoid the holiday rush of trying to get projects done, and my home is ready to go by Easter or Mother’s Day.
I encourage you to take a look around your house and prioritize where you would like to begin. If you’re looking for new and exciting ideas, start reading about new trends and looking for inspiration. New drapes in the living room might be where you want to start, or it might be adding some color to your living room with custom throw pillows.
Maybe it’s freshening up your bedroom by recovering a piece of furniture or investing in custom bedding that will bring life back into your space.
Regardless of the size of the project, love on your house a little and give it a fresh new look for the new year. We would love to help you. Our team of experienced design professionals are here to work with you and your project from start to finish.