Dec. 10, 2018
By: Holly Pembroke • Interior Decorator • Middlesex, VT.
As I get ready for the holidays I think about traditions and what this time of the year means to me - family, home, comfort, giving, and simplicity. Around the holidays it is so easy to get lost in the schedules, parties, and stress. It can be overwhelming and expensive - but it doesn't have to be.
I have a sign in my kitchen that says "keep it simple". That sign has been with me for 10 years as a reminder in my life and in my approach to decorating. To me, simplicity is beautiful. I highly recommend the book Lagom; a wonderful message to remind us of balance in everyday life. In Swedish the word Lagom means not too much, not too little.
This year for holiday decorating I challenge you to keep it simple.
Use things we already have in abundance in Vermont and bring in something from the outdoors:
- pine cones
Be creative and don’t spend a lot.
I am excited to showcase some of my favorite holiday decorations and inspiration from some of my closest friends.
Every time I walk into Karen’s beautiful mountain home, whether it’s holiday time or not, I feel so at peace with the natural elements that she has brought inside. Her birch trees are so simple, yet so spectacular.