Janet Ramin - It’s that time of the season to create a holiday wonderland in the home. Here are a few suggestions to brighten up your rooms and your table.
In our first décor setting, we have what I call the Golden Door – the entrance to a fabulous, luxe-filled ambiance. Gracing our holiday table is the Gold Nest runner and placemats from Z Gallerie. The dinnerware is the very chic black and gold Metropolitan set, also from Z Gallerie. Instead of the usual evergreens, we have the aromatic Golden Clove tree from Horchow, coming in a variety of heights. For pure luxury, we have the Snow Lynx pillow (faux, of course) and the Sparkle pillow, both from West Elm.
For our second décor setting, the Silver Peacock, we turn to the blues and silvers of the winter landscape. To provide instant color and drama to the room, we used several branches of the Ice Spray – made of rough cut crystals - and Peacock feathers from Z Gallerie. All the branches are held in the elegantly curvaceous porcelain Artura Vase from Crate and Barrel.
For our table setting, we have a lacey bowl, the Aqua Nest, designed by Heather Palmer and available from Artful Home. To match the silver décor, we've chosen the hammered Savoy pitcher and shaker from Crate and Barrel. Candlelight is provided in the iridescent Coastal Mosaic hurricane lamps from Pier 1 Imports. And for that something unusual, we have the Aqua Finial from Kirklands, a ceramic sculpture for your holiday table.
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