Finally finished decorating my studio apartment for the holidays! Check out more holiday posts and decorating tips here.
I helped out with the holiday decor at my parent’s house over Thanksgiving and took a few photos to use as examples for my holiday decorating tips! Hope you find them helpful.
Group accessories in threes:
Incorporate holiday decor into your everyday look:
Don’t be afraid to combine similar items:
Add a bit of sparkle:
Embrace vintage decor:
Switch out art for the season:
Yes, shame me if you must. I just took down my Christmas tree this weekend. I have plenty of reasons to justify it though. Largely because I was away for the holidays and out of my apartment for two weeks so I didn’t get to enjoy my tiny tree. So I figured since it was still cold outside and my $20 live tree lasted for two weeks without water (I’m still shocked) it was not quite time to take it down at the beginning of the month.
Last weekend, I took down:
-Ornaments from tree (to enjoy it one more week; just with lights)
-Holly and berries vases (DIY post here)
-Few other holiday accessories and small decorations
This weekend, I took down:
-Tree and lights (RIP)
-Jingle bell decorations
-Mini tree on the bar
A few things I decided to keep up through this winter season:
-Snowflake dish towels in kitchen (as long as there is still a chance of snow…)
-My beloved Thyme Fraser fir candles (so it can always smell like Christmas)
Finally, the items I’ve officially declared “staying for the foreseeable future”:
-Vintage disco ball ornaments in the vase on my desk
-New disco balls from CB2 I bought after Christmas on clearance- that are now in this vase as my dining table centerpiece
Are you the type to take everything down right after the holidays? Mid January? Still holding on to it for dear life (like me)? Comment below!
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2013 has been quite a year- moved into my own apartment, started this blog, redecorated a bit, and had the amazing opportunity to meet and interview Genevieve Gorder! Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!I made a Studio Style Blog flipagram: click here to watch!
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Hope you all had a great year and thanks for following along on this blog journey- cheers to 2014!
On my recent visit to Miss Pixie’s, I found a tray, two metal tins and three vintage disco ornaments… all for $25 total!
Tray went on the bar.
Always have such a great time browsing at Miss Pixie’s and never leave empty handed!
After decorating my parent’s house, I figured it was about time to do my own apartment! I debated getting a tall (but relatively thin) fake tree this year, but ran out of time and didn’t find one I love quite yet, so hopefully that will be next year. Instead, I popped over to Whole Foods after work and bought a little 3 ft tree (with stand already attached, thankfully.)
Here’s the little tree riding home with me in a cab. The thought of taking it on the bus or metro was a nightmare so I decided a cab was a smarter idea 🙂
Pre-lights and ornaments
I love the reflection of the lights on the floors.
Some of my favorite ornaments. Some old, some homemade with pipe cleaners and some new.
My second tree on the bar (uber tiny- probably 10 inches tall) that my mom made for me in college- look closely it’s KU! Rock Chalk!
The rest of my holiday accessories!
Perfect ending to my decorating evening- watching SNL Christmas.
This will never get old…
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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I went “home” to Kansas City to see family and friends. Here’s a little taste of Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating!
Cranberry turkey! I kiddingly told my little cousin to carve a turkey on the top and she actually did- and it’s quite amazing. She’s a budding artist.
I sent a Pinterest link to my mom awhile ago for a fruit platter turkey. On Thanksgiving day, my mom, sister and cousins sliced up the fruit and arranged it.
Plaza Lights (If you’re ever in Kansas City around the holidays… a must see! One of my favorite things about going home.)
Decorating for Christmas at my parents house:
Pretty before shot without ornaments:
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