27 November 2011

white xmas, fakedy-fake style (and thanx, treetopia!)

you know maison21 likes his christmas white, and he also likes it totally and completely fake. i mean what's the point in trying to recreate a traditional winter wonderland when it's 85 degrees and sunny outside? also, although we incorporate lots of traditional and vintage into our decor, at the end of the day, we consider ourselves a modernist, and frankly we find layering traditional xmas decor over modernist interiors to be jarring, and usually not so nice (we said *usually*, so before you start to yellin', like everything else in life and decor, there are, of course, exceptions to every rule).

here's some reruns of our xmas decor...

our wreath:
simple red and white.
our decor:
we keep our decorations simple and sparse- white poinsettias (out of the reach of richard) and some silver balls scattered about.
our tree:
ok, maybe not so simple, but our tree of a million ornaments is pretty, even if a little over the top.
and our newest addition, courtesy of the nice folks at treetopia, who sent us tons of garland to make our christmas just a little bit whiter (and a little bit faker- treeopia is like the holy land of fake):
the view of our new garland from our upper hall. we're stopping here with the decor btw-  we don't want to look like we live in santa's village!
how about y'all? have you finished your holiday decorating? (to be honest, we haven't yet. tree is still in storage and we hope to find time to get it up this week. maybe.)


Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Sadly, we haven't even started. This year will be minimal Christmas decorations, as we will be moving shortly after Christmas

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Christian, I was waiting for a shot of the splendiferous white tree. For a moment you had me going-so glad that I'm not the only one who has not even thought about Christmas decorating yet. Well, not completely true: I did buy my usual rosemary trees and have been thinking about maybe doing some decorating. But I'm not quite in the Christmas mood-it was 89* in Fullerton. Have a great week. Mary

katiedid said...

Have not even started.....unless you consider a mountain of boxes in the living room "started".....
I can't wait to see your tree this year! The same? Or diff?

ArchitectDesign™ said...

HELLO -i love your lamp!
Decided not to decorate my apartment this year since I'm gone on vacation a good bit of the month but usually I do my hallmark ornaments and lots of holiday retro kitsch!

Anonymous said...

I love your snowy decor-it's retro-fresh, and looks much prettier unlit, unlike traditional (fussy, itchy) holiday decor.

Deck the Halls to your liking, I say-it's an art form, after all...