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Guest Picks: Whimsical Winter Decor

It’s officially the start of winter! What I love most about this year — besides cozy Pendleton blankets and hot cocoa with marshmallows — is the gorgeous white decor which emerges. Here are a couple bright, whimsical and white-washed suggestions to maintain a house fresh and in season.
— Morgan from Pepper Design Blog


Snow Bokeh Tree Wall Art by Marianne LoMonaco Photography – $23

I tend to switch out artwork around my house based on this season, and this photo is simply magical. It places me in the mood for fireside hot chocolate, and it would look good framed on the mantle or mixed in with additional wall art.


Margherita Serving Papers, Moderate – $18

All these are so creative! Add a gorgeous silver serving paper as a financing for dishes and platters to serve yummy appetizers or desserts. They are a festive way to decorate your buffet table or serving dishes. Plus, when the night is over, simply toss them away; they maintain your dishes that much cleaner.

West Elm

Frosted Foil Pillow Cover – $29

Make over your sofa and side chairs with festive foil-printed cushions. These would look lovely pulled out just for the holidays, paired with red and white cushions to get a tiny Christmas bling, or blue for a Hanukkah party.


Organic Birch Branch Taper Candle Holders – $12

I adore these birch candle holders. They would look beautiful displayed all year long, but they’d be perfect for winter parties. Use them with tapered candles or style a place card into the top to get a unique table setting.

West Elm

Capiz Round Pendant, White – $149

This chandelier is designed to catch and reflect its soft glowing light, an ideal effect for cozy winter decorations. I’d hang it in an odd place (over a bed or favorite reading nook, or even unwired above a big, freestanding bathtub ) as a statement piece.

Rifle Paper Co..

Frame a gorgeous card like this Happy New Year illustration for the mantle or your photo wall collage to commemorate the upcoming holiday.

Urban Home

Sun Burst Mirror – $199

This gorgeous sunburst mirror is a showstopper and would be stunning placed up above the fireplace or in the entry of a house. I love the muted metallic end and also the light-catching bevel cut of this glass.

West Elm

Deco Sequin Pillow – $34

This is the best sparkly accent for vacation house decorating; the sequins are so enjoyable! This little guy is small enough to be hauled off for the rest of the calendar year, or when you adore him a ton, then maintain the pillow out all year long and twist in a couple of new, spring colours come March.

Urban Home

Dupion Platinum Runner – $24.99

This soft platinum runner is excellent for the holiday season. Pair it with snowflake-printed cloth napkins for an elegant New Year’s Eve dinner or with contrasting peacock blues and bright greens for a joyous Christmas brunch.


Lux Vase – $19.95

The texture with this particular silver, tapered vase helps mute down any overbearing glistening silver, making it a beautiful home accent piece to get a bookshelf or console table. I love the frosted texture, and it’s fantastic for the holiday season.


Dahlia Gold Placemat – $9.95

These golden dahlia placemats are stunning year-round, but they’d be so beautiful for a New Year’s Eve dinner! Layer them over a brightly colored placemat or even pair them with a pure linen napkin to get a gorgeous place setting.


3-Piece Cooper Vase Set – $26.95

I love the brushed stainless steel finish of these vases. Fill in a ho-hum bookshelf with a couple frosted silver accents to get a fresh, seasonal texture, or line a table with these simple vases for a creative centerpiece. Perhaps place a couple white daisies in each to bring in a living decor.

Rugs USA

Finland Herringbone Tweed Chevron Brown Rug – $82

A chevron wool rug is perfect underfoot this winter, and the herringbone pattern is a subtle way to bring in the trendy print. The neutral colors of this rug would look wonderful in a bedroom, living room or even dining room. This rug is simply plain cozy.


Flurry Placemat – $5.95

Add a little snowflake sparkle to your own table by integrating a die-cut placemat like this Crate & Barrel version. Lay it over different trends of placemats or tablecloths for several different looks.


Table Runner Zigzag Village Blue by Fantasy Vintage Design – $19

This table runner would be just beautiful for a dinner celebration this year. I adore the soft sky blue and the bold pattern.


Napkin Rings Organic Bamboo Vintage French Lace by French Felt – EUR 11

These handmade bamboo rings with a bit of lace are so pretty. They would look beautiful this winter for a dinner party!

Urban Outfitters

Branch Curtain Tieback – $14

These bronzed branch curtain tie-backs are a gentle nod into the winter season, and they bring in just the right number of whimsical flair. I’m a huge fan of decorating with branches, and I love that these are just one more way to incorporate the look.


Seasonal Activities Typography Printing by Flourish CafĂ© – $30

It has every reason why winter is superb! Keep this print around for the three coldest months of this year to recall why we love winter so muchbetter. I like to maintain a spare frame or two just for such seasonal prints.


Block Printing Cloth Napkins Light Blue Chrysanthemums by Julie Peach – $28

Block-print cloths are some of my favorites, and I love this light blue chrysanthemum pair of fabric napkins. They would be lovely to get a winter tablescape this year, or for almost any time of year! I’m imagining these pairing perfectly with an all-white and natural table setting for winter or with bright pastels for the spring.

Urban Outfitters

Deer Head Jewelry Stand – $29

This little guy is equally adorable and practical. I’d love to use him to maintain my jewellery organized while adding a trendy new decorative part to the bedroom.

Cost Plus World Market

Gold Glass Snowflake Plate – $24.99

I’d serve up some delicious holiday cookies on this gorgeous snowflake plate this year. It’s a stunning piece to flaunt all winter, possibly on a plate rack on a table. The subtle gold design from the crystal clear glass will suit just about anything.

Cost Plus World Market

Whitewash Rattan Rectangular Tray – $19.99

I’d use this tray to function up New Year’s Eve champagne this winter, then keep it across the rest of the year for a sofa tray for drinks at any celebration. I adore the white-washed rattan; it would tie in so nicely with the rest of my winter decoration.

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