With a deep rooted passion for finding beauty in all things, I look forward to working with you. On here, I share my work as a interior and home-design brand photographer, but also glimpses into life at The Cottage.
Last year I actually had two larger Christmas trees and got around to sharing NONE of them. 🙂 One was a fresh tree with lights and strands of pearls. The other was our faux flocked tree and a flourish of metallic baubles! Both were very classic and wintery. I wanted to switch things up a bit this year and pull in some of the colors from the plaid I had used through out the rest of our home this Christmas season. Knowing I already had my favorite collection of green ornaments, I chose to pull the pops of color in to the tree with copper and black. Since our main 9ft tree is in our master bedroom, I also wanted to add some dark navy and natural wood tones in to the mix as well and tie in with our bedroom decor.
Be sure to read to the end for a fun fact about these photos. Hah.
Anyone need to borrow a whiny boxer?
The cheeriest corner in our house! Love sitting here in the mornings, snuggling with Max.
Probably the easiest and cheapest way to change up your ornaments for a different look is….*drum roll*….ribbon. I used 3 types of ribbon – same as for my gifts — to tie the ornaments on our tree. It brings in my accent colors and gives me a new look without redoing my entire set of ornaments. (Which a lot are ones that we got from our first Christmas together, 7 years ago!)
These are one of my favorite ornaments we have on our tree – they are like a snowglobe from Crate and Barrel a few years ago. I’ve never been a huge red at Christmas person – tried it last year and went right back to my black, green, metallic schemes this year. LOL! I mean seriously, a few year’s ago I had a Peacock feather themed tree.
This hand-painted beauty is from Elisabeth Neill Art. She releases a new collection each year! 🙂 She has the most beautiful paintings – be sure to check her out!
Just need to pause for a second. I had seen wood bead garlands at a few high end home decor shops and REFUSED to pay their prices. (Most places were selling 6ft of garland for $24-30.) Anyways, a few weeks ago I stumbled upon these natural wood beads….. Yup. I made 24ft of garland for $20 bucks, thanks to Joann Fabrics. Plan on making another couple of strands to fill out the tree for next year. It took me all of an hour one Saturday afternoon.
One of my most prized vintage ornaments! Its hand-blown! 🙂
PS – all of my filler ornaments are shatterproof and just shoved in the tree. IE – cheap sparkly styrofoam balls. If it has a ribbon, then its real.
Loved the simple champagne neutral for filler ornaments! These were a box set from Michael’s.
I love this small black and white geometric paper from Walmart, they had it again this year so I snatched it up. It comes on a large roll and is great for larger gifts! The copper ribbon was the perfect accent!
Loved this tiny metallic tree print on white paper from Sugar Paper LA.
I used this star craft paper for a more masculine feel to the boys presents and tied them off with a narrow green velvet ribbon!
Black grosgrain ribbon and white paper with metallic trees was another favorite combination! Y’all I’m the crazy lady who asks for her ribbons back. 🙂 And yes, I iron them and hang them to store. Don’t judge – I paid good money for these things. Plus – no waste.
I especially loved this 3/8″ velvet ribbon this year! Plan on repeating it in the future!
The last and final Christmas post for 2019! (If you made it to the end of this post, PLEASE NOTE that I didn’t show the other half of our bedroom….because the bed wasn’t made, the humidifier and fans were camped out on the nightstands, and the dog’s toys were everywhere. #reallife)
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing Christmas in our home this year. Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases! 🙂