This is my favorite time of the year. Maybe it's because I'm from such a large family and the holidays are our time to get together. I love all the preparations and the endless celebrations. This year, I am spending the time leading up to Christmas in Mississippi with my mother. It's the first time in years that I've been home early enough to help with the planning and decorating. Just this past Monday, I was able to take my daughter to the town's Christmas parade. It was all so magical!
Being here has caused me to start thinking about my own holiday traditions.
Every year, I plan to start early and buy up ribbon, paper, and holiday decorations at the end of the season. I never do. It seems that I'm just not organized enough to plan it all out in advance. To me, without a proper plan, it all seems like a
bunch of junk in a clearance bin.
This year I'm turning to Olioboard for help. I'm counting on the mood board site that set me apart with HGTV producers and streamlined how I communicate with clients, to help me design holiday 2013 so I can shop for it now.
I have always wanted to host a formal New Years Eve party. It would be so sexy and chic to have my family and friends over for a formal dinner to celebrate the season and pending New Year. I like the idea of it being opulent and a little over the top with
red roses, gold bottles, and black ties.
If that doesn't happen - or better yet, if the things to make it happen aren't on sale at Macy's, I'd at least like to have a Christmas party at my house. I'd put up a tree and sprawl ribbon across a mantle. I know I could make it look amazing, if only I'd just do it.
I was on Olioboard yesterday and was right. There were tons of great room ideas for festive holiday decorating. Jackpot! Below are a few of my favorites.
Be warned. Olioboard has made it super easy to re-create these rooms
in your own space.
In addition to the visual inspiration, the rooms are simple to shop. Each item is listed with the cost and where to buy link. You can also create a budget for your project with the pro tool, which I find extremely helpful when deciding what to buy.
Click on the links and let me know what you think. Do you have a favorite? If not, create a board and leave me a link to it. I'd love to see it! Who knows, maybe I'll be shopping from your board this holiday season.