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.
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.
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.
As if this curving veranda wasn't romantic enough, fresh mistletoe kissing balls hang from colorful strands of ribbon, reminding visitors to stop and take in sweet moments during the busy holiday season.
The Serenbe community features an 8-acre organic farm (staffed by a comely group of earthy millennial farmers) and the local restaurants highlight the fruits of that labor. The homespun, casual Blue-Eyed Daisy does a great job in a relatively small space with delicious seasonal Southern fare. Stop by for a coffee, breakfast or lunch, or the Taco Nights and Meat & 3 dinners scheduled each week that draw local residents. A bit more upscale, The Hill is a white-tablecloth variation on that farm-to-table theme sourcing proteins and produce locally and serving lunch and dinner in a farmhouse chic, unpretentious setting. But you don't have to eat at one of those spots (though you absolutely should); there is also produce galore from April through November at the Serenbe Farmers and Artisan Market where you can watch a chef demo or listen to live music or just pick up some artisanal goodie as a souvenir of your trip to the gorgeous Georgia countryside.