Tudor Holiday, part II

As promised, here’s  a look inside the Tudor Revival home we’ve spent the past couple of days decorating for the Holidays.

Just inside the front door, the center hall table is set with a beautiful arrangement of orchids in a copper pot–created by our very talented friend Rachel Craige.  Fresh magnolia leaves are mingled with mercury glass votives on the white marble tabletop.

At the bottom of the stair, we wrapped live garland around the newel post and then added ornaments, satin ribbon and white dried popcorn berries.  We like to let garland puddle on the floor just like drapery.

 

Adjacent to the Foyer, the home’s formal Living Room features a lavish Christmas Tree and other seasonal touches.

 

Atop the skirted console table (which we designed and had made custom for the room), we placed more fresh magnolia intertwined among oversized mercury glass ornaments.

The Christmas Tree is covered  in an assortment of ornaments which we selected specifically for the room.  Beautiful gilded crosses mingle with wooden Italianate shapes, and mercury and iridescent glass.  Soft velvet ribbon cascading from the crown atop the tree matches the velvet yardage at the base.  We like to use hemmed yardage as a tree skirt versus a traditional tailored circular skirt because of the added fullness  and softness it brings–in fact this skirt is actually a pair of velvet drapery panels from Pottery Barn!

 

 

Tudor Holiday

Paige and Doug, along with Paige’s mom Pam, spent most of today decorating the exterior of the beautiful Tudor-Revival renovation home we’ve shared with you on the blog before.  Our Birmingham readers will probably recognize this  prominent house, and because the house is so visible we knew the exterior decor had to be perfect.

 

We began decorating at the front gate, wrapping the large gas lanterns with evergreen and then wiring in giant pine cones to complement the home’s wooded and natural setting.

 

Around the beautiful limestone surround of the home’s front door, we hung yards and yards of more natural garland.  We added warm white LED lights to the garland to add sparkle and to call attention to the entry. 

Near the front door, we strung more garland along a small Juliette balcony with more pinecones.  We love how the fresh green of the asparagus fern in the limestone planter complements the color of the garland.

Although the exterior of this house is large, we added small bits of garland wrapped around lanterns and on limestone window sills to make things festive and fresh for the holidays.

 

 

 

The interior of this home is spectacular at the holidays…the finishing touches are being completed right now so check back tomorrow for more of this beautiful home all decked out for the season!