It’s always instructive to see how talented interior decorators style their own homes. This is especially true when you’re looking for Christmas decorating ideas. That’s why we’re so pleased Andrea Crawford, of Couture House Interiors, is letting us in on how she decorated a small nook in her gorgeous kitchen for the holidays.
We gave her a little help to get her started with the holiday decorating by sending her a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations– part of our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog.
We love her cozy little kitchen nook and how festive Andrea made it and her holiday tablescape. Read on to learn about how she put it together.
I decorate for my clients all year round, but there is nothing more exciting than decorating my own home for Christmas. Needless to say, I was over the moon when these pretty little Home Depot boxes showed up at my door for the Holiday Style Challenge! I could hardly wait to see what was inside!
Before I even opened the boxes, I knew I wanted to deck out our favorite room in the house with my new Christmas digs from Home Depot. My fiancé Brad loves to cook, so naturally our kitchen is the heart of our home. Yes, that’s right ladies… I’ve got a keeper for sure! In addition to the time we spend in our kitchen day to day, it always seems to be the gathering place for our guests when we entertain so it must be “well dressed” for holiday festivities!
I wanted to give some special attention to this little nook in particular. I start every day in this spot, sipping my coffee as I check my email. I’m a traditionalist at heart, but I love to showcase my style by adding an unexpected twist here and there. This was a “challenge” after all and I really wanted to get outside of my traditional “Christmas box”, soooo the shining focal point in our kitchen this Christmas is a 7½ ft. pre-lit bronze tinsel Christmas tree (no longer available).
I always add multiple layers of detail in any area I decorate to create interest! Using the bronze tinsel tree as a base, I layered on a fresh garland. Now it smells like Christmas too! A light mist of water every few days will keep it looking fresh through the holiday season. Check out my blog for a full tutorial on how to make your own fresh garland using an artificial wired garland as a base. It’s my go-to holiday DIY, and it’s as easy as 1,2,3!
After wrapping the tree with garland I filled in the gold tinsel sections with some fabulous gold ornaments from the the Martha Stewart Living Snowberry Collection to create a striped effect. A glass owl from the fall decor collection nestled into fresh greenery topped off the tree perfectly!
On the opposite side of the kitchen… you guessed it folks, MORE GARLAND! I also added a wood curl wreath from The Home Decorators Collection. A 4 ft. Pre-Lit Potted Artificial Tree with Clear Lights and chalkboard art carry the Christmas cheer all the way into our laundry room. Oh, and that is my sweet girl sUGAr… eating the Christmas cookies of course!
The bright red wreath was a bit bold for my space so I gave it a light mist with my favorite Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold spray paint, which toned it down just enough.
Our dining room is an extension of our kitchen, and we use the table a lot for both eating and serving, especially during the holidays. Since we use this area so often, I needed to stay flexible with my tablescape. I found these precious moss deer online (no longer available) at The Home Depot and fell in love! I placed my table top decor on a large tray so that it could be easily moved to the center of the table for a diner party, or cleared from the table completely if necessary. I love to bring the tablescape to life by adding in clippings of fresh greenery. I also added some pretty red ornaments as a contrast.
Add instant style to The Home Depots flameless pillar candles with a Sharpie paint pen! I kept it simple… using a gold pen, I drew a series of loose lines going up my candles. The possibilities here are endless!
Thanks to the Home Depot for helping us make our favorite space Merry & Bright. We love the way it all came together and we can’t wait to enjoy it with our family and friends as we celebrate this Holiday Season!
Photography by Robin Gatti
Andrea Crawford is an interior designer who writes about style and design on her blog Couture House Interiors. She lives in Macon, Georgia.
The mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations Andrea received included these items:
- Snowberry Assorted Shatter-Resistant Ornaments (72-Piece)
- 2.3 in. Red Shatter-Resistant Ornament (101-Piece)
Visit The Home Depot’s online Holiday Decorations Department for everything you need to decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas.