As the busiest holidays of the year approach, designing your décor to fit every seasonal event can be daunting. Here, local designers share some essential pieces to effortlessly take your home’s style through fall’s foliage into a winter wonderland.
Tamsin Design Group
• SEASONAL STAPLES. Invest in clear glass hurricanes, white candles and a burlap runner.
• FALL HARVEST. For fall, fill the hurricanes with acorns and mini pumpkins, and line your runner with assorted gourds and twigs.
• WINTER WONDERLAND. For winter, fill your hurricanes with artificial snow and berries, and line your runner with red bells and evergreen sprigs.
• WARM WELCOME. Your doorstep is the first place you welcome your guests; adding a holiday wreath and seasonal mat really can make them feel at home.
• ENDLESS OPTIONS. Most people don't select their interior color schemes to coordinate with the holidays—if your room already has a lot of color, try focusing on textures, patterns and lighting to add interest; if your space is mostly neutral, your color options are endless.
• LIFT YOUR SPIRITS. Our sense of smell is strongly linked to feelings of nostalgia, so scented candles and soaps can really lift your spirits.
• GO GREEN. Nothing brightens up your home for the season like a vase filled with fresh flowers, whether it’s traditional choices, such as poinsettias, ivy and holly, or creative options, like white chrysanthemums and amaryllis flowers.
June Roesslein Interiors
• COMPLEMENTARY COLORS. Select throw pillows that reflect the current season and complement the existing furnishings.
• COZY FURNISHINGS. For winter, a cream-colored cable throw placed on a sofa or chair is a wonderful addition.
• FRESH FLOWERS. Potted paperwhites or cream-colored amaryllis are favorite flowering plants for winter.
• SEASONAL SCENTS. Change the potpourri and candles with the seasons.