An Unexpected Christmas Color Palette

I’m not a person who uses a traditional red and green christmas color palette to decorate for the holidays.  Instead, I always try to take cues from whatever the current colors are in my living room.  Take the Room of the Week…a traditional red and green color palette might look a little jarring, but instead, a color palette that stays true to the red, pink and black colors already in the room makes for a lovely and harmonious space!

Here’s a peek at how I would decorate the Room of the Week.

An Unexpected Christmas Color Palette | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

SOURCES:White Christmas Tree | Round Black Ornaments | Black Drop Ornaments | Vintage Pink Teardrop Ornament | Hot Pink Glass Icicle Ornaments | Red Leaf Imprint Ornament | Kate Spade Black Stripe and Polka Dot Ornaments | Red Felt Wreath | Black & White Striped Tapers | Red Matterhorn Stocking | Halo Matte Black Candleholder | Small Black Lumberjack Candleholder | Lily & Rose Black and Red Candleholders | Red Glass Table Tree | Zinc Reindeer

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Metal Bamboo-Style Tables

One of my favorite things in the Room of the Week is the pretty bamboo coffee table right in the center of the room.  I love how its pretty feminine lines and dark color contrast the plush shapes of the white slipcovered furniture.

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The bamboo-styled legs are a fun way to bring a natural element to the room.  If you are looking for a simple, feminine piece of furniture to add to your mix, here are 16 pretty tables in a variety of finishes and price points.

bambootablesI’ll be back tomorrow to show you how I would decorate this pretty room for Christmas!

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The Anatomy of a Feminine Living Room

I’ve shared the design work of Jessica Helgerson before (here and here), but she has done so much great work I had to share another one of her designs.  It doesn’t matter style Ms. Helgerson decorates a room in, I always feel like I could move right in and be happy.  Which is how I feel about this Victorian home she designed.  It’s comfortable and patterned and pretty and looks like the perfect warm spot for a cold December day.  Let’s day a look…

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What is your favorite part of the room?  I think mine is the pretty color palette!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a post inspired by this room!

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A Pastel-Colored Christmas

I knew when I saw the Room of the Week for the first time it would be perfect to decorate with non-traditional Christmas decor in pretty pastel colors. Here’s how I would decorate this room.

A Pastel Colored Christmas | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

What would you add? Do you use a pastel-colored palette for your Christmas decor?

SOURCES: miniature Bulb Set, 100 | Pastel Bulbs | Felted Ball Garland | Fresh-Cut Lodgepole Pine Christmas Tree | Village Houses Advent Calendar | Merry & Bright Throw Pillow | Blue Cable Knit Throw Blanket

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White & Wood Media Consoles

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I love that streamlined media console in the Room of the Week.  It looks sophisticated and sleek and light and bright…that’s a lot to pull off for one piece of furniture!  That white and wood combo in a midcentury-inspired shape is super popular right now.  The long horizontal lines of a media cabinet work well in a mid-century style, while the white adds a fresh modern twist.

Here are 13 options, including some budget-friendly prices from Ikea, if you are looking for something similar!

PIece de Resistance: A White And Wood Media Cabinet | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

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