Haute and Cold

I have a small confession. I was unable to write about this topic last week after traveling from gorgeous Key West. It was a balmy 82, with a warm breeze and it left me incapable of thinking or being inspired by anything wintery. But this past weekend, after a short trip for meetings to NYC, and being immersed in blustery 20 degree temps, I am ready to share! 

I am always looking for ways to make my home decorating timeless. I absolutely love decorating for the holidays but I can't stand taking the decorations down. So incorporating these elements into your holiday decor, will help transition from December through the winter. 

First, begin with a neutral palette- keep the linen upholstered furniture of the summer, the classic lanterns from spring, leave the pine cones and bare branches from fall, and add in some much needed faux furs.  This combination can compliment any style, from traditional to modern. Be certain to amp up any fire places by overstocking with manicured wood logs. If you don't have a fireplace, add a simple table top fire place or rent indoor fireplaces for your event. Outdoor pyramid propane heaters are both functional and create great ambiance. These can be rented or purchased from Home Depot. When cloches filled with delicate fairy lights, accents of antlers, cable knit throws, and alpaca floor pillows are incorporated into any decor, you have instant chalet chic! Please check out the pintrest board for additional pictures as well as hot cocktail ideas, creative lodge event details, and some very cool Aspen inspired attire. 

Keep cozy and stay warm.....