holiday decorating

mixed metallic wonderland

Advertisementmix metallic holiday // sarah sherman samuelYou may be aware of my love for metallics, especially in the home, and my kitchen may be known for mixing different finishes (copper, bronze, and brass) but up until now, I haven’t taken metal mixing to the rest of the house. This holiday season it is all going down, no metallic is safe and I will leave no nook or cranny un-christmasified!

I dusted off my white tree last week and set it up right with, gold, silver, copper, and bronze colored ornaments. Going all metallic on a white tree has a luxe feel and mixing all the metals on a white tree gives it a little extra depth, and by depth I mean za za zoo.

mixing metallics // holiday decor / sarah sherman samuelmix metallic holiday decor // sarah sherman samuelmixing metallics | holiday decor | sarah sherman samuelI’ve narrowed down the wrapping paper to just one kind of pattern (it’s actually a DIY) and the metallic stripes coming off of black, white and craft paper create just enough variety while keeping it basic to compliment all the various metallics on the tree.

I’ve also carried through the metal mixing to other areas of the house to create a cohesive seasonal decor.

mix metallic holiday // sarah sherman samuelmixing metallics // holiday decor // sarah sherman samuelmixing metallics // holiday decor | sarah sherman samuelOf course gold will always be my first love, but copper has swooped in and stolen my heart. Luckily they all get along just fine. Side note… if we were going to have a girl I wanted to name her Copper until I said the full name together, Copper Samuel, and realized her name would forever be confused with and probably teased about a certain small dog breed. So if your last name isn’t Samuel… would someone please name their girl Copper?)

Anywayyy, Happy Holidays! Go get your metallic on. x

Shop the post:

HOLIDAY ITEMS BY TargetOrnaments // Mercury Glass Tree Large, Medium, and Small // Bird bowl // Paper Stars Large, Small, and Small // Dove Candle Holders // Quail Candle Holder // Silver Pillow // Dark Fur Pillow // White Fur Pillow //  Copper Side Table

For all other sources see this post here.

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Christmas in LA

living-room-holiday5 copyHere’s a peek into our house as decorated for Christmas. Better late than never right?, and who knows I may never take down that little white tree…

living-room-holiday-treeliving-room-holiday-tree2living-room-holiday2-640-2… and certainly not this DIY wall hanging. :)

DIY-eucalyptus-wall-hangingliving-room-holiday-shelvesI wanted the holiday decorations to blend with the decor but still add all that extra sparkle that makes the season special. Usually I like to err on EXTRA Christmas flair but being this pregnant I wasn’t sure how quickly the decorations will actually make it back into their boxes after the fact, so better to do it with a restrained hand. I did this by using a lot of metallic gold, a white tree, white lights, some natural greens, and then spread it throughout the house so most surfaces had a touch of seasonal love.

It is also the first time we have spent the holidays in the renovated space! To see how far we’ve come, check out the living room before we knocked through a couple walls in the before photos here, and all of the renovation progress so far, here.

Sources for everything that I can think of below:

Top Photo:
Coffee Table (the the white tree is on) from CB2 // White Tree by Vickerman // Gold Ornaments by Ikea // Hanging Chair (yard sale!) find more options here, and here, and here and here // Mill Console Table by CB2 // Door by AAW (stained with 1 part Light Walnut & 2 parts Provencal by Varathane) // Rubber plant (by door) & planter from Home Depot // Vintage Hardoy Chair from Surfing Cowboys // Sofa from HD buttercup // Coffee Table is Vintage found at the Long Beach Flea // Rug from The Rug Warehouse // Chandelier by Jonathan Adler // Paint color is Snowfall by Behr // Mid-century stool, vintage // Sheepskin from Ikea // Basket from Chicos // Pillows by Little Korboose // Glass Terrarium from Urban Outfitters // Candle Holder, Vintage // Gold Bowl by CB2

Bottom Photo:
DIY built-in shelves see post here // Coffee table (vintage) from Surfing Cowboys // Rug from RugsUSA.com // Chairs (vintage found at Long Beach Flea) // White VasesSquirrelDog Bookends and Whale Pitcher from Jonathan Adler // Gold Starbursts from Waiting on Martha // Gold Bowls and Cube Wire Sculptures from CB2 // Bronze Cats (vintage from Rosebowl Flea) // Framed Photo by Max Wanger // Art Deco Clock (vintage) // Ceramic Hand // Starburst Mirror from Target (old) find similar here or here  // Paint Color: Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball // Gold Animals by Dwell Studio from Wayfair // Black Faceted Vases by Dwell Studio from Wayfair

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel