Deck the Halls Two More Times!

Thanks for checking out these beautiful homes. I am so grateful to have been able to decorate them this year!

These last two homes couldn't be any more different, except that the homeowners are such terrific people to work with.

I have had the opportunity to decorate this house for many seasons and I've loved every one of them. We add new things and switch the decor around every year, but it always looks warm and inviting.
 I made these dainty wreaths out of wrapped wire and live boxwood to dress up the candles in the window.
Festive kitchen

Pops of red in the dining room

The second home is much more modern with wide open spaces and clean lines.
 A woodland themed dining room. These trees are tall, about 5 feet and add terrific light that bounces off of the windows and makes the room feel magical. Don't be afraid of scale -- big decorations make a big impact!
More candles and twinkle lights in another corner of the room.

Woodland themed tree, full of snow covered birdhouses, even straw reindeer. Love the birch bark ribbon on this one!

Beautiful dining table with silver an birch paper linens from Caspari and a centerpiece by Ivy Nursery with more lighting added. Everything is disposable for quick clean up.

The big kahuna!! I used 4200 lights on this 17 foot tree. It was a fun challenge. Another beautiful arrangement from Ivy Nursery on the coffee table.

Fresh greens and festive trees on the hearth
Love this modern holiday display.

Thanks for checking these out. It truly is such an amazingly fun job!
Please keep Embellish Interiors in mind for holiday decorating, or setting up for parties or revamping your interior decor.

Happy New Year!!


Deck the Halls Again

I seriously loved decorating these homes this year! This client wanted more traditional decor, requesting a red and green color scheme and fresh greenery.

Such a beautiful kitchen and a great way to display gingerbread houses made by the kids! 

The family has a great collection of nutcrackers/
My client's son requested reindeer.....

A place for a beautiful Christmas eve dinner.
Fun pink decor for the sunroom. We filled a blank wall with metallic paper fans.

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Deck the Halls

You Guys! I had the most awesome Christmas this year -- I got to Embellish multiple homes in preparation for the holidays. While it did make the season extra busy for me, I am so excited to share with you some photos of the work I was privileged to do. It is so rewarding to get to make homes feel festive and cozy.

This is truly my dream job -- I took tons of photos, so I'll share them one home at a time. I still don't think you can truly capture the feeling of the spaces in a photo, but I am proud to share.


Decorating the Christmas tree is an important family tradition for me and I encourage families to add their own decorations. I installed the lights,garlands and tree topper and the family did the rest.

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French Vanity

Just sharing a little makeover I recently did for one of my clients. She found this adorable desk for her daughter's room. It was in terrific shape, but was obviously yellowed and had random stains on it. The top also smelled strongly of the previous homeowner's perfume!!

I used chalk paint in a french linen color to update the piece and integrate it into the room, but I wanted to keep the pretty gold accents in the filigree, so I painted and buffed the accents to let the gold show through. A coat of wax gives the finish a little sheen and is smooth to touch.
A tri-fold mirror and cute velvet pouf make this a great little vanity for a little girl.
Tres Chic!!

Stay tuned to see the room reveal -- it's so adorable!


Kitchen Dining

I am proud to say that the majority of my clients are repeat customers. The makeover I am featuring today is the room off of this room we finished almost a year ago. My young client is still working on personalizing her new home and I helped with the eating area in the kitchen this time.

Before, it was a blank slate. My client wanted to keep the table and chairs that her parents had given her. She also wanted to keep the light fixture.

While she still hasn't come around to paint on the walls, she was very open to color and agreed to paint the chairs and legs of the table to give it a fresh update. The chair seats were also updated and additional seating was added with mismatched upholstered dining chairs. We also added a ton of color with beautiful coral linen drapes and a pretty square area rug. A buffet adds storage and grey shelving gives height and display opportunity for beautiful blue tableware.

Now the space reflects who lives there. It is vibrant and fun and ready for guests!


Clubhouse makeover -- the Bathrooms

This is the last feature of the clubhouse makeover I recently completed with Maya Wood and Company. You can find photos of the other spaces here and here.

We also made big changes to the bathrooms. Before, they were painted a deep red color with bamboo accents:
The space is almost unrecognizable with the new paint color and vanity and mirror. The light fixture is the same -- I just gave it a good cleaning, changed the bulbs to clear ones and reoriented it so the shades face downwards -- no more bug and dust catching!

The dressing areas had the same bamboo fabric. I softened the look and added a mirror.

I did the same with the men's bathroom, which was originally navy. The chairs that had been in storage in that room were replaced with folding chairs and stored in a new closet.
Much better, wouldn't you say?!!