Saturday, December 18, 2010
I find that both large and small homes may inspire, opulent or understated, simple or dramatic. For such a grand home, I find this one shown above to be swinging towards a slightly more understated yet elegant nature in terms of Christmas decoration. A simple natural tree dresses the corner, candles staggered above the mantle and luxurious fabric swags. Just enough. As we move into the hallway and dining area, we see branches for scent and look, tucked on top the mantle and into napkin rings. Little bits of white feathers and silvery decorations have been added in select areas for a statement; a true testament that sometimes just enough is enough to make Christmas look completely magical... are you more for understated, opulent or just enough in your home?
+ on a side note, isn't that cozy alcove completely beautiful?
— images: Par Patricia Prioton, by Christophe Madamour (novembre/ décembre 2010)