I’m happy to welcome back my favorite gentleman gardner, P. Allen Smith. This month he’s guest blogging about his Christmas decor at his amazing home Moss Mountain Farm.
P. Allen Smith, Garden and Lifestyle Designer
Rich, velvety, chocolate brown; not a color that immediately comes to mind when considering holiday decorating schemes. But I have found it to be inspiring to work with as it is a color that will work with any holiday color scheme and can blend comfortably with the décor of your home.
I love a really big fresh cut Christmas tree! The dark brown and chartreuse green accents on this year’s tree create depth and a theme for the other ornaments I chose.
Natural wood snow flakes and felt ‘ribbon’ punctuated with tiny sleigh bells add a touch of whimsy. The packages under the tree also follow this theme of silver and basic brown.
I always enjoy displaying this platoon of natural wood soldiers. Kids (particularly little boys) love them and always want to re-arrange their order!
To carry the natural theme into other parts of the cottage, I used dark brown pine cones and sleigh bells and beige burlap ribbon paired with chocolate bows to my staircase with holiday greenery such as magnolia and pine.
This 19th century child’s sleigh adorned with greenery and gifts greets my guests as they arrive in the entry hall.
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