Wake up a home’s entryway with an unexpected splash of blue paint and fresh potted plant on the porch. The bright door color looks equally fresh on traditional and contemporary homes, and pairs well with white or light gray exterior paint.
"I do think green is making a comeback" says Boston designer Honey Collins of this tranquil bedroom whose tailored canopy bed and hand-painted fabric on the duvet cover and upholstered chair bring a sense of luxury to the space.
Press your own oranges into orange juice, then add a gourmet touch with strawberry garnishes. Hosts too busy to create their own fresh juices can create a similar look by simply dressing up store-bought juice with a strawberry, cranberry or blueberry garnish.
A neutral colored couch feels bright and fresh against the orange walls and brightly patterned pillows and curtains. The mix of warm tones and floral patterns gives a soft feminine feel to the seating area.
This kitchen and breakfast room from Meredith McBrearty Interiors illustrates a simple lesson of holiday decor: you don't have to privilege the usual red and green or even silver and gold decor. A fresh clean palette of white and the unexpected detail of single flower stems tucked into bud vases is just the kind of festive touch that makes every surface and nook of your home holiday-ready.