Curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and read on as designers James Farmer and Jess Margeson share their best tips for creating flawless holiday décor!
Do—Choose a neutral palette. Subtle tones and neutral colors can carry you through the entire holiday season, helping you save time and avoid unnecessary costs and labor. Here, brown, gold and deep green create a perfect backdrop for the season.
Don’t—Limit yourself to only traditional red and green for the Christmas season!
Do—Borrow from nature whenever possible! Pinecones, walnuts and acorns are all wonderful adornments by themselves. Add a color pop of fresh fruit and consider your creation complete!
Don’t—Be afraid to cut from your own yard! Mounds of magnolia leaves make a grand statement, especially when accented with fresh leaves or berries. No flowers required!
Do—Be creative and open to original ideas. Why not incorporate an aviary theme in your décor? Here, a pheasant rests comfortably in this Thanksgiving arrangement. Later in the season, nests or glittered birds add an unexpected touch to a traditional tree.
Don’t—Feel like a traditional tree is the only way to display beautiful ornaments. In this instance, glass ornaments grace common branches arranged in a sturdy glass vase. EAL
Jess Margeson is the owner of Frou Frou, a floral design business nestled in historic downtown Opelika. Her store front (Frou Frou on 8th) is located at 116 S 8th Street and carries home décor, gift items and fresh flowers. A graduate of Auburn University, Margeson opened Frou Frou upon graduation and enjoys living and working on the Plains. To learn more about Margeson, please visit www.froufrouinc.com.
James Farmer is the owner of James Farmer Designs and is based out of the Middle Georgia area. His designs have been featured in periodicals ranging from Gun and Garden to Southern Living (where he works as a contributing editor). To learn more about Farmer, please visit jamesfarmer.com.