Good holiday décor help not hard to find
Home Depot’s excited about having Martha Stewart organize their holiday décor by style. Who wouldn’t be? It’s not a new idea to edit an ofering for consumers, but given that there’s a seasonal, perhaps universal, temptation to over-do just about everything during these dark days, Martha can help you avoid a décor riot by suggesting you stick — more or less — to one tasteful theme. They are:
Winterberry, in which a merry red foils fauna and flora in the form of deer, owls and other birds, pinecones, and berry wreaths. White, champagne, gingerbread tones compliment.
The icy, grey- and white-toned palette of the Arctic theme (see pic below) is for kids who are too cool to do holiday décor? You know, the ones who work in décor media and have had a surfeit of certain seasonal things (see owls above). Accent colours are aqua and the lovely new deeper blues. The flora and fauna is snowflakes, polar bears, penguins and icicles.
I choose to see samples of the Celebrate line (see below), described as glitzy and the glamorous. (As is, dare we say, this writer – Editor).
I plan on piling the small, tasteful bronze and gold ornaments on my tree this year, which has been trending that way for a few years now.) Will put the big basket of gold-dusted pine cones in a cyrstal bowl (there, that’s not too much, is it?)
I also really like the gold snowflakes from Debbie Travis’ collection for Canadian Tire. I hung a load from our jolie-laide yellow glass chandelier (think hotel lobby circa 1967). I think the effect is magical — especially in candlelight, and when they start slowly start to turn. I think Martha would approve, frankly. Well, except for the chandelier, maybe. And the apricot walls, come to think of it. Or the red furniture…