P. Allen Smith: Chocolate Christmas

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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.
Enjoy! Tobi


P. Allen Smith, Garden and Lifestyle Designer

Chocolate Christmas

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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5 Responses to P. Allen Smith: Chocolate Christmas

  1. Oh wow! I visited Moss Mountain in April as part of the Garden2Blog group and was swept away by the fabulousness of the entire place indoors and out. But how I wish I could be there at Christmas! The photos are beautiful and I can just smell the tree and feel the warmth of Allen’s holiday decor. Thanks for the great share!

  2. RubyJeans says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL space.. I love those bows on the packages.. And those little wood soldiers are so very Adorable!! Thank you for sharing your home with us.. A VERY Merry Christmas to you!!!

  3. I love the decorations, no red on the tree but just a touch of genius creativity and the whole house is glowing. Thanks for sharing such great ideas

  4. pretty pink tulips says:

    The decor is all so divine! The mix of burlap, bells and pine – love the ying and yang of it all!!!!

    Merry Christmas, Tobi & P. Allen!
    xo Elizabeth

  5. Franki Parde says:

    That Allen! I so enjoy his warmth and talent via articles, blogs, etc. His home is all of the above! franki