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.
A whitewashed picnic table and galvanized dining chairs create a casual dining spot just off the kitchen. Polished nickel pendants draw the eye up and frame the table. A floral centerpiece is lush and lively.