On HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, designer Sandra Espinet chose an all-white decorating theme for Brooke Burke's home. White holiday decor provides a pristine look that, properly accessorized, can also be fabulously festive.
A great way to spruce up your counter space is by switching out your accessories to incorporate new colors and shapes. “Hunt down different bottles of all different kinds,” says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques.” “I think adding that one cranberry bottle in with the rest really brought that to life.” She says putting family photos in mismatched frames can also give decor flair.
Now that we've honored the past, make some new traditions with a modern twist. These gold logs are so much fun! A lick of gold spray paint brings this '50s style Christmas into the modern era and adds a lovely sense of whimsy to this holiday theme. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Lilien
Expecting guests? Use assorted glass jars to give your front porch banister a festive glow. For an opaque, frosty look, add a mercury-glass effect by first misting the jars' interiors with water then immediately spraying on looking-glass paint. Check out these step-by-step instructions to learn more about this faux-painting technique.
A trio of silver tree twig candlesticks stand in the forefront of this buffet decor. The silver shine compliments the gold finish visible on the drawers. A unique black frame encloses the mounted mirror to complete the design.
Designer Sandra Espinet avoids the standard red and green Christmas decor for Brooke Burke's home in favor of a truly white Christmas experience. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes captures the gorgeous details of Sandra's design, such as this elegant table setting.
Brightly colored pillows and a rug give a vibrant splash of color to the living room, where silver and gray are the backdrop neutrals. The soft curved shapes of both the sectional and ottoman are family-friendly yet totally sophisticated choices.
Elegance engulfs this makeup vanity featuring an ornamental silver chair and shaped marble mirror. Wood drawers in the vanity's frame add a nice contrast to the soft neutral palette. Candles and simple countertop decor finish the luxurious and stylish design.
This white, eclectic dining room features a holiday tablescape with lush white floral arrangements, taper candles and sparkling silver ornaments. The crisp white table cloth and neutral place settings provide the perfect backdrop for showcasing the holiday decor.
This Asian-themed living room features a silver tray filled with rocks, three candles and a silver pot filled with red roses positioned on a wooden table. The large windows give an added feeling of height and spaciousness. Wicker furniture completes the look.
Natural elements, like the warm tones of burnished wood, tarnished silver and a touch of gold, make this fall entry arrangement inviting and interesting. An antique beadboard door hung horizontally provides a rustic, primitive backdrop.
Golden baubles, high-end finishes and metallic trees are all excellent ways to bring your Christmas decor into the 21st Century. Moving beyond the traditional red and green is a big step toward embracing a modern color palette. Here, small green, blue and silver decorations add holiday sparkle to this cozy living room without being too overwhelming.