Christmas at the Fairley’s

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Who says Holiday colors have to be traditional?

I love the fresh citrus colors I have brought to my Holiday home decor. I put it up just before Thanksgiving and the orange and green palette carry me all the way through Christmas.


And it’s also fun to be a little non-traditional when it comes to my gift wrap. I buy citrus colored papers and ribbons all year long and put them away for the holidays.

Closer to Christmas I work fresh greenery and fruit into my artificial garlands and fruit.  I love this touch of fresh because it smells so great!

Making designs in the fruit is a fun way to bring in a bit of my favorite geometric patterns into the Holiday decor. So we used upholstery tacks in the artificial oranges and then cloves in the fresh ones to make fun patterns and designs reminiscent of other patterns found in my home. And nothing smells better than fresh oranges and cloves mixed with evergreens this time of year.

Faux bois wrapping paper picks up on the natural theme I created with fresh greens and pine cones for a mix of trendy and timeless. I hope you’ll try some of these fun holiday decorating techniques in your home.  Happy Decorating!

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21 Responses to Christmas at the Fairley’s

  1. what a lovely color palette! this is absolutely gorgeous, Tobi!

  2. tartanscot says:


    Oh my. Everything looks absolutely AMAZING. Love the fresh, bright colour palette – and the garlands and mantel simply look fantastic. What a perfect setting to celebrate the holiday season!


  3. stephanie says:

    love it all! especially your wingback chairs in the first image!

  4. Rosemary says:

    Beautiful! Love the faux bois wrapping paper! Is it available in LR?

  5. katiedid says:

    Gorgeous Tobi! We always make pomanders at Christmas…beautiful, and they smell so good!

  6. LeAnn says:

    It’s beautiful. I am a huge fan of citrus colors and I love the way you have incorporated into your Christmas decor.

  7. tobi, i LOVE this!!! you’re such a girl after my own heart with your non-traditional scheme and fresh feel. gorgeous!!

  8. Certainly a fan if fresh fruit. A little peppermint & we are in the home stretch!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  9. Sherry says:

    What is not to love here!!!!!! Stunning……

  10. Natasha says:

    LOVE all these colors, what a fantastic job!!
    I can’t wait to come back to visit!!!

    Northern Light

  11. mydesignchic says:

    Beautiful color palette, and I adore the garland on the staircase…stunning!!

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  13. Lisa Mende says:

    Love everything! What a nice change in color yet still traditional! Would love to know what the fabric is on the green chairs?

  14. Rebecca says:

    Absolutely stunning!!! I love everything! Would love to know where you got the pot that your tree is sitting in?

  15. Wow! I love this Christmas decorating! It’s beautiful!

  16. toni gerdelan says:

    Wow Tobi! I love seeing something a little different in Christmas colour schemes…yours is just gorgeous x

  17. John J Tackett says:

    The black & white faux bois wrapping paper is the most chic I have seen all season!

  18. Stephanie G. says:

    I love the planter — how can I do that? Not sure how you where able to keep the tree standing.

  19. Erin Tagle says:

    OMG – I love a citrus palette! My wedding colors were emerald green and orange … everyone thought I was a little “off” until they saw it in person. I never thought about those colors for the holidays though! LOVE IT! LOVE your blog too. 🙂


  20. Tonia says:

    I love the wrapping paper and the smell of the fruit…I can just imagine. A fresh twist using the fresh fruit on the tree. 🙂