Hello. Did you know it’s November? Yeah, it is. Hard to believe, right? Well November means it’s time to get your holiday on! There’s a gal we all love who’s just published a Holiday Guide that I know you’ll be so excited to read. Of course you all know of the talents and charms of Ms. Emily Henderson. THE Emily Henderson, Design Star winner and stylist extraordinaire. She’s funny, inspiring, and oh so talented when it comes to design, so how delighted was I to be invited to be a part of her Holiday Guide? Very!
The Holiday Guide is filled with over 200 pages of inspiration including a gorgeous Christmas spread styled by Emily and also her extensive gift guide. But that’s not all! There are so many other original contributions from many talented bloggers (full list here).
My contribution is a perspective on classically elegant lace which often gets a bad rap as too ‘granny’. I take issue with that notion and offer a few suggestions for using lace in holiday décor, but still keeping it fresh, like the pairing of this modern Marimekko gift wrap along the back of a cabinet with classic white lace used as a decorative liner.
Ever considered using lace as a stencil? This gift wrap was an easy DIY project, read the one step how-to in The Guide.
Anytime you combine colorful lace with modern patterned paper (this aqua one from Papyrus) you add panache but also a nostalgic touch to your gift.
There’s a few more examples on the pages, be sure to take a peek at all of the inspiring tips and decorating ideas!
Check out the Holiday 2011 Issue of House of Fifty here.
Ho ho ho, let the holidays begin!