Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

I don’t want to alarm you, but there’s roughly 165 days till Christmas!

I know, I know. We JUST had the Fourth of July. How could I possibly be thinking about Christmas?

And you know WHY I’m thinking of Christmas? Because I absolutely love the idea of hosting a Christmas in July party. Being a native Floridian, it’s hard to really wrap your head around the “white Christmas” where everyone is snuggled up by the fire. We’re usually happy if 85 is the high for the day. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a spectacular Christmas with beautiful decor!

This week I’ve taken on a challenge: to improve on my original tropical Christmas from ages ago. Back in 2012 when I was just starting to put together these party idea boards, I shared this Tropical Christmas Dinner Party. At the time, I of course thought it was great, and everything went together. Now, I look at it and see many ways to improve.

My 2016 take on this theme is create an elegant and beautiful coastal Christmas holiday party. Soft hues of blue with creamy whites, textures of shells, and strategically chic accents. What a clarified version of the same thought!

Here’s what I had in mind for the seaside beach Christmas party:

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of this week’s ideas:

Coastal Chic Designer Christmas Tree –shared by Seahorse and Stripes

Christmas Coastal Scene – shared by Sorted with Style

Beach Inspired Christmas Stockings – shared in a round up post by Indeed Décor

Shell Christmas Trees Décor – shared in a round up post by Designer Décor

Seaside Coastal Beach Santa – spotted on Ebay

Coastal Beach Tablescape – shared by Williams Sonoma

How would you celebrate Christmas by the sea?



Modern Gold and White Holiday Dinner Party

Are you a fan of modern Christmas decorations? Or do you prefer the more traditional look?

When I saw this beautiful dining room the other day, I just KNEW this week’s inspiration board would be centered on it. It’s beautiful, modern, elegant and simple. All the characteristics I like in a design. I was envisioning a modern holiday dinner party. Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern Gold and White Holiday Dinner Party

Be sure to check out where I found each of the photos in this week’s inspiration board:

Gold Christmas Ornament Hanging Sphere Sculptures – spotted on Pinterest

Gold and White Christmas Ornament Modern Tablescape – shared by Cuckoo4Design

Modern White and Gold Winter Ornament Display – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Dessert Shot Glass Station Display – shared by Brooklyn Bride

DIY Gilded Glass Tutorial – shared by Heels and Sunkissed Curls

Gold Snowflake Holiday Party Printable Invitation – created and sold by pinkdahliaprintable on Etsy

Festive Christmas Table Place Settings – shared on Better Homes and Gardens

Are you a fan of modern Christmas decorations? Or do you prefer the more traditional look?

An Interesting Take on Tree Skirts

Happy (ALMOST) New Year!

Have you been on Pinterest a lot this holiday season? I’ve done my fair share of pinning, especially holiday décor ideas. On more occasions then I’d care to admit I’ve found myself deep into the “Holiday & Events” board on Pinterest….oh the sleep I’ve missed out on.

Something new that caught my attention this year, were these fantastic interpretations of “tree skirts” . I’m sure they’ve been around for ages, but for whatever reason, I felt like I saw a flood of them, and I liked it! They all looked so stylish and festive; I just wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.

Unfortunately, there appears to be a lot of image steeling going around, and it’s hard to track down a lot of the original sources, but I’ll share what I can, or at least where I found it.

First up, I love this take of a peacock Christmas anything, but especially in a Christmas skirt! Spotted on this pin here:

I also loved the burlap wrapped holiday mannequins seen here:

Red and white, with a pop of shiny baubles, what’s not to love about this design?

This snowy, winter mannequin shared here by 52 Flea:

The holly and berries of this Christmas tree skirt mannequin were just fantastic:

This pin shared this lovely and classic ever green skirt with a pop of red:

Pacific Northwest shared this pretty design:

This mini Christmas tree skirt was so cute, especially with the white tulle mixed in:

And speaking of white, this beauty is all white and fabulous. I could see this in a salon window or a boutique display, don’t you?

This is one of my favorites. I love their use of evergreen branches with ornaments and music. So elegant! I wish there was a link to the original post.

I couldn’t resist sharing this lovely piece from Oscar de la Renta. The feathers just make this look, don’t they? I love the light touch of mini lights mixed in as well.

So now that you’ve seen a few of these looks, what do you think? Would you incorporate these into your holiday décor next year? If you want even MORE inspiration, I pinned a bunch more on my Winter Wonderland board on Pinterest. Check it out if you’d like to see them.

Would you display something like this in your home or office? Or perhaps a display window where you work?