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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hired to Decorate Clients Home for Christmas

This year I was hired to decorate a client's home with a classic winter white theme. I enjoy decorating homes with the classic red and green holiday theme but think a white Christmas theme is absolutely stunning. It is the perfect theme for elegant parties and stunning for a winter wedding.

The white decor symbolizes the winter snow in a forest with evergreen trees. You may see a deer in the clearing and on a moonlit night the forest seems peaceful.  The snow-covered trees in the forest are the inspiration and what I think of whenever I decorate a home with a winter white Christmas theme. This winter white theme allows for a peaceful and natural setting where the rooms ambiance is calm and cozy.

Here is a winter room design that I created at  

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Before I can begin to decorate a home for Christmas my customer has to decide which rooms will feature the Christmas decorations. When the decision Is made then those rooms will be cleared of All past season accessories and decorations will be removed and put into storage containers. Then those containers will be stored in the garage, attic or basement. When the room is cleared then I will be able to visualize where the white and evergreen decorations will go.  The client must decide if they will be using fresh balsam greenery for Christmas tree, wreaths, swags and garland or if they prefer artificial.

Whenever I decorate a client home I try to use what they have. I will ask the client to take an inventory on their white silver, gold, glass, crystal or iridescent votive candle holders, candlesticks, crystal prisms, snowflakes, ornaments, ribbon, table runners, white or balsam green floral arrangements, pine cones, white table linens, silver or gold plate chargers. All of these accessories will be grouped together in categories and set in an area where I can view them and determine if they have a use in the white Christmas theme.

When I know what my client's inventory is I will then be able to create a room design for them. One way to achieve this is to take photographs of the rooms that will feature the white Christmas decorations. Print the picture onto a blank piece of paper. List next to the photo what decoration will coordinate with the room. By doing this the customer will be able to determine exactly what you need to purchase to complete your Christmas theme.

 I can also create a digital design for my customer that will show them what their room will look like with their inventory. Here are a few digital designs that I have created for my customers. In these Christmas designs, I have featured their products and suggested online finds that will compliment their room.

Vintage Style Red and Green Christmas Decor

Silver Snowflake Home Decor

Silver Snowflake Home Decor by sgolis featuring red home decor

Here are my online finds at and View the must haves for white Christmas theme home décor.

by designer Amber Dawn Riley at 

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