Designer Marika Meyer creates a festive home using lots of organic materials and a bit of gold and spray paint.
▪ Don’t feel locked into red and green. White, neutrals and metallics serve as wonderful Christmas colors without falling into a cliche.
▪ Consider having bows professionally made. It’s generally affordable and worth having them look professional. Bows can be saved from year to year.
▪ Include produce in your decorations. “Think of a produce department as a flower shop,” Meyer says. You can layer them around garlands or arrange them on your table. Even leeks make nice accents.
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▪ Use metallic paint to highlight elements. Spray-paint produce and nuts to create a totally different look. Meyer also recommends spraying artichokes, cranberries or pomegranates in silver or gold.