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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Contemporary Christmas!

Hey Guys! I decorated this house last week. This couple just moved in about a month ago. The front doors still need to be stained, but we put the wreaths up anyway. The house is gorgeous! She had a decorator help her, but wants me to help finish it up. Yeah! I will be showing you more of the inside hopefully in later posts, but for now we are doing Christmas. She had picked out the ribbon and some of the ornaments. I met her one night at pier 1 and helped her pick out a few more things. She wanted more of a contemporary fun look. I think it turned out really neat and she was very pleased (thank goodness!)



This tree was a 12 footer! It took a good 4 hours or more to decorate it. The top was really hard to get to, but did the best I could. it's a little crooked in this picture, but they straighted it up I'm sure.


Here are the stairs. Rather than doing bows, I just cut the ribbons to make it a little more contemporary. I barely had enough ribbon! Next year I might put the same stuff in the top of the tree throughout the garland.
Some of you asked about the piece in the middle of the lamps....it's a sculpture made out of wood. It's very interesting and unique!





I really love this light fixture by itself, but the garland, ornaments and ribbon just added to it!




This house was a lot of fun to decorate. Maybe not the tree, LOL! It was huge! Hope you enjoyed seeing something a little different. I think all the homes I have done have been different from each other. That's what makes each one unique! Oh my goodness, I just realized Christmas is in 9 days! I've still got a lot of shopping to do! Hope you all are enjoying the season!


36 comments:

Bo said...

Oh my goodness...no wonder the lady of the house was so pleased...this is GORGEOUS! Lots of different ribbons & ornaments
...so very pretty! ;-) Bo

Becky said...

Kristen your work is fabulous. Wish you lived closer and you could help me!!!!

Diane said...

Kristen, It's gorgeous! I was so excited, I was able to click on each picture to enlarge it! I'm such a greedy gus when it comes to your beautiful decorations. ☺♥☺ Diane

The Graves' House said...

how fabulous! i know the homeowner was blown away! so glad i ran across your blog!!!
~nicole

squawmama said...

Wow Kristen.... A 12 foot tree... That would be a killer to decorate but you did a phenomenal job... You're such a pro and that is why so many people want your expertise... Loved the house... Thanks & have a great day tomorrow...Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Happy To Be said...

Oh Kristen it is just beautiful...I can see why she was happy who would't be...just wonderful what you can do..now that tree is a big one to reach..very pretty...thanks for sharing hugs and smiles Gloria

Stephanie said...

I really like this look Kristen... very FUN!

Dawnie said...

Your so great, you should be so proud. I love that green and the ribbons are really bright and cheery.

I may consider hiring a decorator next season--I just dont like what i do.

Shelia said...

Evening, Kristen! Oh, how wonderful this is! You're so talented, I know I've said this before, but you are! I love these wreaths and don't you think she could use them at other times of the year too! You're fabulous, DAAAAAHLING!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

coco said...

Love the colors...very cheery and so fun to see something different!

Melissa Miller said...

The chandelier is really pretty! I haven't seen polka dot ribbon used for Christmas decor'. It looks really different and great.

Lynne said...

This is gorgeous along with a touch of whimsy...love it..great job..hugs ~lynne~

mishebe said...

I like it too. It is is festive. Can i ask , what is the object in the middle of the lamps? I am not very contemporary, but i like it all. mishelle

Royaltouch said...

Love it Kristen, you are good.
Thanks for sharing with us, what a fun job you have!
Linda

tam said...

What a fun home to decorate! I really liked the wreaths and the tree looked terrific! Very nice work Kristen!
~Tam :D

lvroftiques said...

Fabulous job Kristen!! Oh my goodnes I NEED you to come to my house!! You are sooo darn talented!! And you're right she does have a really beautiful home to work with. And I have to tell you my hubby did chuckle when you said "NO children aloud" and told the story of your son in Victorias secret!!I can just see you trying to drag him out of there before he made a spectacle of himself!! Boys!!....Well heck. GIRLS too!! *winks* Lol!! Vanna

Kristen said...

Thanks sooo much for posting this. I am trying to decorate my dining room and I added the garland to the chandelier like you and Lynette. I was wondering what to put with it and now I know! I love this look with the bows and ornaments! Thanks for the idea!
Oh what is that big brown thing near the stairs? I'm sure its a piece of art but just wondering

Kristen said...

Ok now I can see it is wood. Lynette is going with me at lunch to get ornaments for me to hang like you did. Hopefully I'll find something good and post a picture tomorrow.

profenretraite said...

Oh Kristen...It's gorgeous! I especially love the stairs and the chandy! I've got a new chandy and I've been peeking in on your blog for some tips on how to decorate it. Everything's beautiful!...Debbie

Chris said...

Oh will you wrap some of that talent and send it to me for my Cristmas present, I'd love ya forever. Just amazing. You got me thinking about my light over my dining table. :) love ya,
Chris

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kristen, I love this decor. It is so cheerful. The colors are fabulous. Again, Great job!!
Hugs, Terrie

Chari said...

Hello Kristen & Merry Christmas...

Girl...yet another fabulous Christmas decor!!! You are amazing and sooooo talented!!! I love it...I have really enjoyed perusing through all of your Christmas decor projects this season! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari

Back in the Day said...

The ribbon is gorgeous! What an amazing job!

tardevil said...

Very pretty - love the lime green tulle!

Lynne said...

Kristen, I'm glad you enjoyed the tablescape, it was alot of fun. The wheels keep turning and the ideas keep flowing.. I hope you're able to take a bit of a break..
hugs ~lynne~

laurie said...

Delightful decor! I always love everything you do! laurie

Gollum said...

Oh, if I lived near you, I'd be calling. I have never tried to write two books at once, and I am really missing Christmas this year.

What a great talent you have. I know the homeowners were thrilled! It's just beautiful.

Kristen said...

I have posted my attempt to recreate one of your chandeliers. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
Please give your honest advice. I am still working on the rest of the room but wanted to see what you thought so far.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

wow, Kristen, that had to have been a ton of work!! but it all looks fabulous and how unique too with that gorgeous ribbon all the way through!! great work Kristen!

Hugs, Cynthia

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Everything looks so fresh and fun. The ribbon is really nice. I don't envy you decorating that huge tree. Isn't it hard to decorate your own home when you decorate so many others? You did a great job and will look forward to more pictures.

Donna

Angie said...

Love the colors and all the ribbon! So beautiful!!!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Love it, as always. I'm loving the "fun" look more and more every year.

Buffie said...

I just LOVE seeing all the different styles of Christmas decor! Everything looks awesome!!!

Buffie :)

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! I love the theme you both chose!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I think the Christmas balls completed the finished look. It was all so beautiful!
Thanks again for sharing your wonderful design elements in your creative process.

Sweet holiday Wishes,
Sara

texasdaisey said...

The tree & chandelier are my favorites. Love the lime green and red color scheme.
Debbie

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