Room of the Week: Decorated for Christmas

I picked the Room of the Week because it’s lovely, but also because I thought it would be such a fun room to decorate for Christmas.  I’m guessing that the owners of this fun room subscribe to the “more is more” decorating philosophy, which I’m carrying into the Christmas decor.  I’m starting with a modern white Christmas tree , adding gold and silver accents and a dash of hot pink, along with a mix of new and vintage elements to match the decor.

Here’s my plan!

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The Coffee Table: Gold & Silver Bottle Brush Trees | Gold Plated Glass Hurricane
The Ceiling: Paper Pendant Moravian Star
The Sofa: Merry & Bright Throw Pillow
The Gallery Wall: Framed Holiday Art
The Christmas Tree: Blue Wood Bead Garland | Gold & Silver Moravian Star Ornaments | Gold & Silver Metal Sphere Ornaments | Embroidered Gold OrnamentGold Mercury Glass Ornaments | Oversized Silver Mercury Ornaments | Box of 50 Gold & Silver Ornaments | Mini Hot Pink Ornaments | Hot Pink Tassel Ornament | Pink Geo Ornament | Flocked White Christmas Tree

What do you think of the color palette?  Does your Christmas tree match your decor?  Stick with a traditional red/green color palette?  I’d love to hear!

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Piece de Resistance: Malachite Anything

Those blue-green lamps (possibly Malachite?) in the Room of the Week are really showstoppers. Their size, deep color and their perch atop those higher end tables make them a piece de resistance in the room…they really stand out despite the large amount of artwork and other bold colors in the room.

It’s hard to find lamps in similar colors, but there are plenty of new and vintage malachite accessories that are trendy right now, and I think the perfect addition to the season.

Rather than reinvent the wheel and search for some to share with you, I am sharing some round-ups put together by other talented bloggers…just click on the round-up and head to their site for sources.

Preciously Me : Malachite Fever


Tuesday Ten: Malachite


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Grown-up Pink Walls

Those barely-there blush pink walls in the Room of the Week make the biggest impact in creating the airy feeling in the room.  The soft color instantly adds softness to the room, and its rosy tint makes the room look glowing.

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Light pink is normally shied away from in main living areas, but lately I’ve seen more living rooms sporting this soft color in very grown-up ways.  Here’s a few great examples, and some tips for making this pretty color work.

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What do you think about the color?  Yay or Nay?

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The Anatomy of an Eclectic Tudor Cottage

Switching gears from last week’s traditional Room of the Week to a completely different, but equally bright and pretty, eclectic room in a Tudor cottage.  Designed by Cloth & Kind, a talented duo whose work has been featured in House Beautiful, Lonny, and Remodelista, this pretty Room of the Week showcases a great mix of styles from around the globe and spanning decades of time…let’s take a look!

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