Holiday Workshops With Steve McKenzie’s

Holiday Decorating Workshops With ConfettiStyle Interiors

Holiday Workshops with Steve McKenzie’s

One of the things I love to do is conduct decorating workshops. So, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Steve McKenzie’s again this year to conduct two fun & creative holiday workshops.  In each workshop I’ll be sharing unique and stylish holiday decorating ideas that you can use in your own home.

The first workshop will take place on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00-11:00 am where I’ll be sharing 20 dynamic ways to add holiday touches all around your house.

Head over to Eventbrite to get your tickets and reserve your spot today.

Holiday Decorating Workshops with ConfettiStyle Interiors

Holiday Workshops with ConfettiStyle Interiors

And make sure to save the date for the second workshop which will take place on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00-11:00 am.  Back by popular demand, this  workshop is all about creative holiday gift wrapping, from the basics and beyond. Registration for this workshop will open on November 1st and I’ll be sharing more details soon!

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I hope you’ll join me at Steve McKenzie’s as we celebrate the holiday season!

 

2016 Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour ‘Highlight Reel’

The countdown to Christmas is officially one and like many of you I am scrambling to get all of those last minute tasks complete so I can relax and enjoy the beauty of the season.

If you’ve followed the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour this year, I hope you found lots of inspiration for decorating, entertaining, gift wrapping and celebrating the season.  If you missed any of the posts, I’ve created what I’m calling the Merry & Bright Highlight Reel to share snippets from each bloggers holiday home.   And if you want to catch up on Part 1, 2 or 3 of the tour, I’ve included links to each of the bloggers posts.

‘Tis the Season!

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Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--Love Your Abode

Love Your Abode:  Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--Design Asylum

Design Asylum:  Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

Chic On A Shoestring Decorating:  Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--My Life Well Loved

My Life Well Loved:  Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--Refresh Restyle

Refresh Restyle:  Part 1 //Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--Green With Decor

Green With Decor: Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--M. Jones Style

M. Jones Style:  Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--Positively Southern

Positively Southern:  Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--Life and Style at 60

Life and Style at 60:  Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel-- Wife In Progress

Wife In Progress: Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--The Home I Create

The Home I Create:  Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Highlight Reel--ConfettiStyle

ConfettiStyle: Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Thank you to Paper Mart and Silk Plants Direct who were proud sponsors of the 2016 Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.

Shop Paper Mart for all of your of gift wrap, ribbon and packaging supply needs.

Shop Silk Plants Direct for a great selection of artificial and preserved plants, greenery and flowers.

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Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour–And All Through The House…

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

It’s the final post in the Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour.  If you popping over from Chic On A Shoestring Decorating, welcome.  And if you missed part 1 and 2 of the blog tour you can find my post here and here.

This is the second year for the blog tour and it has been pure joy to partner with my fellow bloggers and friends to bring you loads of holiday inspiration.  Be sure to check out all the other bloggers on the tour (links at the end of the post).

So let’s jump on in to the finale’ of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.

Even though I started decorating late this year, I’m really enjoying our decor and I’m excited to take you on a tour today.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

A pop of red and green in my blue and white bedroom.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

I love adding holiday themed vignette in every room, mixing Christmas decor with everyday items.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

It’s always fun to add a holiday skirt to my dress form.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

I switched out everyday art for these fun Christmas themed prints I found on Etsy.

Ginger Jar // Wreath // Ornaments // Potted Tree

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Pretty ribbons and paper are always a part of my holiday decor.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

A bowl full of ornaments on the coffee table.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

The Poinsettia gift wrap from Paper Mart inspired my holiday decor.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

My decor this year incorporated lots of bright, bold colors.  And I used accent of black to add contrast and drama.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Wrapped presents are accented with handmade fabric gift tags

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Big ribbon bows hang on the Christmas tree.

Black and White Fun Plaid Ribbon

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Handmade holly leaf swizzle sticks were a fun addition to my cocktail bar.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

The dining table is dressed out in a mix of patterns and pops of red and black.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Bohemian Geo Cuff Sheets

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

One for my favorite holiday decorations is this beautiful preserved Boxwood Wreath from Silk Plants Direct.

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Pinecones & Poinsettia Gift Wrap // Red & Gold Satin Ribbon

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

DIY Gift Wrap Crate

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Multi Holly Leaves Ribbon

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Gold Metallic Arabesque Ribbon

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

Mason Jar Matches

Here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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The next stop on the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour is Life and Style at 60.  Head on over to Sheila’s blog for more holiday cheer.

And be sure to stop by all the participating bloggers to see how they’ve decked out their homes for the holidays…

Positively Southern
Wife In Progress
Design Asylum
Chic On A Shoestring Decorating
ConfettiStyle
Life and Style at 60
M. Jones Style
My Life Well Loved
The Home I Create
Refresh ReStyle
Green With Decor
Love Your Abode

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A big thank you to the generous Merry & Bright sponsors, Paper Mart & Silk Plants Direct who provided products featured in this post. All images and opinions are mine.

Visit Paper Mart on Social Media:  Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Instagram // Google Plus // You Tube
Visit Silk Plants Direct on Social Media: Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Google +

Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour--Part 3 from ConfettiStyle

I’ll be back tomorrow with more gift wrap inspiration but this time is has noting to do with wrapping gifts.

Oh Christmas Tree–Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour part 1

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

I’m back today with another awesome blog hop.  It’s the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour that I host with my blogging buddy Kellie from Design Asylum.  This is the second year for the  tour and we have an amazing line-up of 12 bloggers taking you on a tour of their holiday homes. If you’re coming over from Meg’s blog Green With Decor, welcome!  I ‘m happy you’re here.

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The Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour takes place over next three weeks with today being the first in the series. We’ll be sharing more holiday cheer on Dec. 7th and Dec. 14th so mark your calendars.

Enough with the details…let’s get this party started!

Today I’m showing you my Christmas tree as well as a couple of sneak peeks at some of the other holiday decor that you’ll see next week.

If you remember a few weeks back I shared the inspiration for my holiday decor.  It was this Poinsettia themed wrapping paper from Paper Mart.

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Every year I change my tree decor and this year I decided to go with a theme that is perfect for the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. The red, pink and green in the paper set the tone for my tree decor with a few additional colors thrown in to spice things up.  I’m calling my tree the Merry & Bright tree.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

During the day the bright colors make me smile and in the evening, all lit up the tree is just as beautiful.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Since the background of my inspirational wrapping paper is black, I decided to use two different ribbons on the tree.  One is a black and white plaid and the other is a two-sided red and green satin.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

To keep things simple, I used only solid colored ornaments in different colors, sizes and finishes. And I layered the ornaments from the inside out to give the tree a full look.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

 

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Bar Cart (thrifted) // ‘Tis The Season Sign from HomeGoods (similar here)

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Fun Plaid Ribbon // Ornaments collected over the years

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

 

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Here’s a little glimpse of some of the gifts I’ve wrapped so far.  Next week I’ll share all of my wrapped packages with you as well as some fun gift wrapping ideas.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

This green bubble ribbon makes an appearance in several areas of my decor and is so beautiful as a bow. Did I mention that I love making bows!

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Bubble Embossed Satin Ribbon // Disco Ball Ornaments

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Ornament Art

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Next week you’ll also get to see my new blue and white bedroom decor which I’ve decked out for the holidays.

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ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

We’ll friends, that’s my Christmas tree.  I’ve got more decorating to finish up this week and can’t wait to show you more of my holiday home.

Now it’s time to head over to The Home I Create and check out Linda’s beautiful holiday decor.

And be sure to stop by all the participating bloggers to see how they’ve decked out their homes for the holidays…

Design Asylum //  Love Your Abode // Refresh ReStyle // Life and Style At 60 // Positively Southern
 M. Jones Style // Chic On A Shoestring Decorating // My Life Well Loved // Green With Decor 
ConfettiStyle (me) // The Home I Create // Wife In Progress 

I’m also excited that one of my favorite wrap, ribbon and paper goods companies has joined on as a sponsor for this years Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  Throughout the tour the participating bloggers will be showcasing Paper Mart ribbon and gift wrap products to inspire your holiday decor.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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I’d like to thank Paper Mart who graciously supplied some of the wrapping paper and ribbon featured in this post. As a designer and avid gift wrapper, Paper Mart is one of my go-to source for quality wrap ping paper and paper products. And I love sharing my favorite resources with you.  All images and opinions in this post are mine.

Favorite Posts, Pins and Products (of the week)!

FAVORITES OF THE WEEK

Enjoy your weekend and my favorites from the week.

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FAVORITE POSTS

If I do life all over again, I’d live in New York for a few years and my apartment would look something like Emmy Rossum’s Manhattan home.

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Here’s a fun and inspiring interview with designer Christiane Lemieux.

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Loved this easy idea to glam up holiday garland.

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FAVORITE PINS

With Thanksgiving just a few days away and Christmas right around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about holiday table settings.

Here’s a really fresh take on a holiday tablescape.  You’ll definitely want to click here to see the other elements that were used on the table.

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I’m loving this black and white table setting and those turquoise candles are a perfect unexpected pop of color.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

These initial stickers are such an easy way to UpStyle a tote, handbag or just about anything else you can think of.

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This is just one of the great holiday prints available from this Etsy shop. And they are all between $2.00 and $5.00!

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I spotted the adorable Pineapple Tumblers in Bed Bath and Beyond the other day and immediately added them to my wish list.  Set of 2 for $19.99!

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Enjoy your weekend friends.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun and easy DIY hostess gift idea.

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Product + Inspiration: Decor Meets Christmas Tree

When I teach a holiday decorating workshop, the question always comes up about whether your tree decor needs to match your room decor.  My response is NO but for a truly cohesive look its best if your everyday decor inspires your tree decor.

Take a cue from the tips you use to decorate a room in your home.  You start with one or two key elements (art, rug, curtains) and use those as the building blocks to create the overall design.  When it comes to decorating your Christmas tree, find inspiration within your decor and use that to build the theme for your tree.

Here are 3 holiday tree designs and the accessory and furniture pieces that could have inspired them…

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Product + Inspiration: Decor meets Christmas Tree

This is the Christmas tree I’d create if my inspiration was colorful and bohemian inspired space.  The gold accents play off of the gold finish on the furniture and the bold mix of colors tie back to the textiles within the room. During the holidays, sparkly details are a must and a grouping of beautiful mercury glass candle holders would inspired the ornaments, ribbon and giftwrap I’d use.

Shop these items:  Embroidered Floral Bouquet Throw Pillow // Gold Cole 3-Tier Rolling Bar Cart
Sabyasachi Print Round Tray // Mercury Glass Candle Holders //Tufted Ottoman

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Product + Inspiration: Decor meets Christmas Tree

If I were decorating a Christmas tree based on decor that included classic holiday colors like red, white and green, it would look like this. The varying shades green found in the jars and artwork,  along with whimsical details like the fur pillow would inspire the ornaments and ribbon used on the tree.

 

 Shop these items: Charlotte 3-Drawer Campaign Chest // Red Rhododendron Framed Prints // Oversized Wine Bottle
Reese Velvet Ottoman // Mongolian Faux Fur Pillow

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Product + Inspiration: Decor meets Christmas Tree

A neutral color palette relies on texture, a variety of finishes and a subtle graduation of color to bring it to life.  This elegant and glam Christmas tree would be inspired by a mix of gold and silver decorative elements, antique surfaces, lots of visual texture and shimmery finishes.

 

 

Shop these items: Carys Hurricane Table Lamp // Diana Accent Table // Moravia Wall Mirror
Holston Area Rug // Baylee Aluminum Accent Table

 

So the question still remains–which comes first, the chicken or the egg.  In the case of holiday decor, take a look around your home and let the pieces you live with everyday inspire you!

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Inspiration Notebook–November 2016

November Inspiration Notebook--2016

I took a different approach when I was creating the November insert for my Inspiration Notebook and decides to sum up the month with a bucket list.

November is a really busy time of year for me as I’m prepping to decorate client homes for the holidays and working to finish up design projects.  Then you throw in managing my role as President of a non-profit board, blog projects and getting myself ready for the holidays.  By creating a bucket list, I’m hoping it keeps me focused on making time to relax and enjoy life.

November Inspiration Notebook--2016

 

November Inspiration Notebook--2016

 

November Inspiration Notebook--2016

 

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My November Bucket List

  1. Purge My Closet.  I feel like I just transitioned my closet for summer.  And despite having temps in the 80’s, I know it’s time to get my closet winter ready.  While I’m organizing things, I also plan to purge pieces I don’t wear anymore and donate them.  Right before the holidays, the need in charity stores rises so it’s a perfect time give to a good cause.
  2. Visit Biltmore Estates.  I’ve always wanted to visit Biltmore this time of year to see the holiday decor.  A weekend drive will also give us the opportunity to enjoy the mountains and see the leaves in their full fall glory.
  3. Plant Paperwhites.  This is another thing I’ve always wanted to do at the holidays.  I love the smell of paper whites and want to give forcing bulbs a try.  I found this easy to follow guide that I’m sure I’ll be referencing a lot.
  4. Bake Cookies–I’m in somewhat a nesting mood and have the urge to bake cookies. I’m going to start with classic chocolate chip cookies and may try something fancy as we get closer to Christmas.
  5. Enjoy Hot Chocolate & Apple Cider.  I’m not a coffee drinker so hot beverages during fall and winter are my thing. You can find my favorite spiked cider recipe here
  6. Make Handmade Christmas Cards.  For years I made my Christmas cards by hand and really loved doing it.  Last year I managed to make a handful but this year I’m determined to make all my holiday cards by hand.  I’ll be sure to share the design once I have it nailed down.
  7. Buy the Southern Living Christmas Book.  I’m a sucker for the annual Southern Living Christmas Book and this years looks really good.    Do any of you collect the SL books? (affiliate link)
  8. Get My Christmas Shopping Done.   Usually by November I have most of my Christmas shopping completed.  Not this year!  The only thing I have so far this year is a mental list of items to buy.  In the next week or two I’m going to put pencil to paper and create a detailed list so I can start shopping.  
  9. Give An Unexpected Gift.  I’ve got a fun gift basket idea that I’m working on this month.  Once it’s all done I’m going to give the basket to someone who won’t expect it.  I love a good surprise, especially during the holiday season.
  10. Watch My Favorite Christmas Movie.  I’m a bit addicted to Christmas movies and have watched a couple last weekend on the Hallmark channel.  I can’t wait to pull out my favorite movie (The HomeComing) and snuggle up with some popcorn to watch on Thanksgiving night.
  11. Buy Poinsettia At Home Depot. If you don’t know about the Black Friday Poinsettia sale at Home Depot on Black Friday, you can thank me later.  If you already know about it, then I might see you in the check out lane. All day, the day after Thanksgiving, Home Depot sells their poinsettia for $.99 cents.  It’s a great time to snag a few (or a lot) and even think about giving some as gifts.
  12. Be Thankful.  Probably the most important thing on my bucket list is to be thankful for everything I have in my life.  Sometimes we get so busy living life that we forget to stop and remember all the good we have.  I hope you’ll join me and take a moment out of each day to stop and give thanks.

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Who else loves this time of year and what’s got you inspired in November?

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