Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Winter White

I have said it before: I love creating tableaux, and winter seems to be a time that truly welcomes embellishment and decoration. One way to make an impact with winter decor is to choose a color palette, and what says winter better than snowy white.

Some silver heirloom ornaments in a glass compote along with white lights and candles...

...or a small white tree in a small white iron urn with white table accessories...

...and even simple cardboard glittered snowflakes and stars in white and silver can look festive.

Capture winter with silver-y plants, and white and silver objects. The white tipped twigs are an excellent idea as it brings in natural texture, contrasting nicely with the smooth mercury glass votive candle holders.

These large-scaled deer in white make quite a statement in this white room.

Winter tableaux can be simple: these bare branches with a few silver balls, vintage deer and Santa, and Mason jars holding more glass balls make quite a charming collection.

White and silver look fantastic with chilly, ice-y blue.

The rustic background make these small white deer stand out even more.

What could be more winter-y white than a white Gustavian-syled room?

And I have seen a rather clever idea in a few places recently where marshmallows are used on filament to create the look of falling snow. I did the same once with cotton balls...

Chances are you have some white objects in your home already that can be paired with white or silver holiday decorations. Look for glass containers or trays to hold ornaments or natural elements. And remember my four tips for a better tableau here!

Happy holidays and happy designing!

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