The most wonderful time of the year came early at designer Lorrie Williams’ home this year!
Hayneedle.com approached us about staging Lorrie’s living room for a photo shoot for their November Christmas push, which meant decorating for the holidays in October! So, well before the ghosts and goblins arrived to trick-or-treat, Lorrie had decked her halls in tinsel and garland!
Hayneedle.com chose the lime and white color palette, then gave us a generous budget and turned us loose to create the holiday look.
We started with a beautiful 9’ Christmas tree…just a foot shorter than Lorrie’s 10’ ceilings. This allows us to have a large-scale and dramatic tree, while still allowing for room for a tree topper. We loaded the tree with a mix of snowflakes, various colors and sizes of balls, candy swirls and finials. It’s important to remember to purchase enough ornaments to decorate the interior branches of the tree. Placing ornaments “inside” the tree creates depth and interest and goes a long way toward giving your tree a “designer” look.
We created continuity in the design by purchasing garland and wreaths that match the tree and draping the garland on the mantle and banister, and hanging the wreaths in the large living room windows. We wired clusters of Christmas ornaments that match those we used on the tree onto the wreaths with florist wire and scattered ornaments and snowflakes throughout the garland.
One of our favorite new pieces is this unique, oversized woven wicker and turned leg coffee table. It was a HUGE hit at Fluff the Halls, the Christmas Open House we did on behalf of the Lydia House. The Lydia House is a local Omaha emergency shelter that serves women and children. We figured that as long as Lorrie had her Christmas décor was up a month and a half early, we may as well make the most of it and give back to a local charity!
We greatly appreciate all of you who came to Fluff the Halls, as well as the local merchants who provided items for the raffle.
Nature’s Helper, Inc. provided the gorgeous exterior lighting. They’re a fantastic local company (Best of Omaha multiple years running!) that does all things sprinkler related during the warmer months and provides and install Christmas decor during the holiday season. Give them a call for help with yours…you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood without lifting a finger! Contact them here to set up your free estimate!
Katie Kakes—a Peanut and Nut Free Bakery provided delicious treats for the event. Katie Kakes is a fantastic option when you need to bring treats to school or want to provide safe treats for a child’s birthday party. You can reach Julie with Katie Kakes through Facebook at:
The following businesses and vendors also provided items for the raffle which allowed us to increase the amount of money we were able to donate to Lydia House:
“O Holy Night” Sign by Abby’s Alley
31 Crossbody Bag by Michelle Breeling
Bliss Boutique $50 Gift Card
Lia Sophia Necklace
Massage by Taron Ballard
Gold Canyon Candles by Liz Fogle
Rodan & Fields by Stephanie Wenz
“Joy to the World” Sign by Fluff
8×11 Chevron Area Rug by Fluff
Starbucks Gift Card by Fluff
Natures Helper, Inc – 48″ Outdoor wreath
Hayneedle.com $500 Shopping Spree
Fluff Interior Design Coaching or Consultation