Scandinavian holiday partyLast weekend my heartmate and I opened up the beach house and welcomed our first set of guests since renovations finished at the property. The reason? We were throwing our holiday party which was kindly sponsored by Moen! Over the past few months I’ve shared the whole planning process for the party, from the design direction and the tablescape theme, to the party playlist and my outfit inspiration for the soiree! Today, I’m sharing images from the beach house so you can see how I styled the space to reflect my love of Scandinavian design, what I wore, and the signature cocktail that was served!

Scandinavian holiday partyThe day before the holiday party I hosted a Facebook Live from the beach house (watch it here) and I talked a lot about the centerpiece decision for the tablescape. I decided to go for an arrangement of seasonal red berries and eucalyptus, and I displayed them with plenty of height so that the foliage was above the line of sight for guests. This was important to me because I wanted our guests to be able to be a part of a conversation no matter where it was happening on the table. With an arrangement of this size it meant that anything too low would have obstructed guests’ view of one another.Scandinavian holiday partyIn the live stream I also talked about how my design direction for the party was influenced by two things: a desire to create an organic and textural environment for the party, and my love for Scandinavian design. To achieve this I used simple evergreens and touches of foliage against a calm and neutral canvas. The result was a simple, stylish and festive environment for our guests. I loved how the natural textures and colors of the evergreens, berries and eucalyptus really ‘popped’ against the white washed floor and shiplap on the walls. My favorite scented candle (it’s this one, if you’re interested!) and gently flickering tea lights in candle holders I bought back from my recent trip to Copenhagen, helped to set the mood and make the party feel cozy.Scandinavian holiday partySoft linens and a palette of green, white and black with a peppering of metallics completed the tablescape. When it comes to a holiday table, don’t be afraid of using mixed metallics – they are the perfect way to add festive cheer and sparkle to the occasion!Scandinavian holiday partyIt was so nice to set the dining room up for the first time since renovations completed at the beach house. We had to keep pinching ourselves that it was really happening! We love to entertain but it’s not that practical in our small one bed rental in the city, so to finally have the space to invite a group of our friends over felt very special. I love how the dining room looked all dressed up for the party, don’t you?!Scandinavian holiday partyWe served a French 75 as our signature cocktail. Here’s how to make them at your own holiday party this season:

– 2 ounces gin
– 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 2 teaspoons simple syrup
– Champagne or prosecco
– Lemon spiral for garnish


1. You can either use a cocktail shaker or mix this straight in the flute it will be drunk out of. Start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker for 10-15 seconds. Then, strain into a champagne flute. Alternatively, skip the ice and add the ingredients to your flute and stir.

2. Next, top up with champagne/prosecco and stir gently. Garnish with a thin lemon spiral.

I love how simple this cocktail is. You can also substitute the gin for vodka so it makes for a versatile drink to serve if you have guests with different liquor preferences. Happy Holidays, everyone! Thanks so much for following along with the party planning these past few months, and thanks again to Moen for their kind partnership on the project. Cheers!Scandinavian holiday party// Styling & photography by Will Taylor | Posted in partnership with Moen


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Taylor Rains Reply

    love a french 75! might have to grab one after work now haha. the beach house looks great, will. cheers!

  2. Beautiful Will! I love how you styled the table and that bench.

  3. Lisa Maddox Reply

    Dream holiday party!! Guessing my invite was lost in the mail…… lol

  4. I watched the Facebook video last week and thought you were eloquent and confident on camera, I would have been so nervous doing that! I love the chairs in the dining room and all the foliage you used. Thanks for sharing the pictures and Happy Holidays!

    • @Mary – That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you! I love the dining chairs as well, I’ve dreamed of owning these chairs for years and they are perfect for the space. It was great to debut them at the party!

  5. Marie-José Reply

    You did a great job on the styling and I just love the house. But for me the best piece is your awesome table❣️

  6. Love your aesthetic. I like to grow an amaryllis in my kitchen every winter. It arrives early December and a few weeks into the New Year it’s usually a foot tall and a gorgeous red contrasted against all the white snow. -jake (@jake_loew)

  7. Can I just live at your beach house? Looks stunning!

    My family and I went shopping for ornaments when I was a kid and we got an ornament that represents each of us for our tree! I still like to put those up when I’m decorating for the holidays! 🙂

    @andreylpatino on Instagram

  8. Sam Capetillo Reply

    My partner and I go shopping for new holiday ornament every year and choose one new item together. We place our ornaments with love and care around the house for our small but growing family! 👬❤️⛄️ Instagram is caps300

  9. Seriously speaking I love how simple but stylishly you decored your beach house every single detail, and I must confess my favorite part of the house is the bathroom with the vintage tube and dark blue tiles on the walls, great job Tay!!!!

  10. The whole house looks hust incridble!
    The most i like to decorate is the Living room woth black,white,gold and dark green! and your Living room it is just look amazing and very inspiring 🙂
    @jamalmas on Instagram 🙂

  11. Alejandro Farias Reply

    Our number one rule is, plaid on plaid on plaid. Makes our space feel super cozy and accentuates our style! Love @alejandrofg_ny

  12. Beautiful! I love to decorate with dinner and drinks with friends and of course, “Merry Christmas” by Mariah Carey playing!

    – Travis @nesstjs

  13. John Hurley Reply

    A favourite family tradition in my household is picking up Christmas tree ornaments wherever we travel. Unpacking them every year and hanging them on the tree as a family is a great trip down memory lane as we reminisce about the adventures. (@john.leonard.hurley on Instagram)

  14. My husband is Danish so it’s all about hygge. We have several advent candles, lots os cashmere throws, Danish slippers, chocolates, and lots of Danish hearts and nisser!! Those pesky little elves are everywhere! ❤️🎄🕯🇩🇰 @shanedhudson

  15. This year has been amazing…got the chance to finally travel with my other half a lot, so this holidays we remember the places we’ve been by having a wanderlust holiday party. We also compiled an album of holiday carols in different languages. 🙂 @followushi

  16. Love this styling! I myself like to have minimal but great statement pieces! I love the color red it’s so powerful especially during the holidays, I also love plants and greenery so I incorporate a lot of that as well.

  17. 😍😍😍 I love decorating with things I ons in nature! Head out into nature and find branches with berries and gather some bows of pine and spruce. It’s free, smells amazing.”, and great way to spend a Sunday with your loved ones! 🌲🔴🌲🔴

  18. Love the Scandinavian-inspired theme on your house! Red, green, and brown really brings the spirit of Christmas to your home which really complements with the white interior making it look simple yet elegant at the same time. Looking at it gives me a cozy and homey feel. .

    My favorite way of decorating for the holidays would be anything that gives me and my visitors a nice warm and relaxing feeling upon entering the room. Christmas lights on A Tree, ornaments and ribbons all over it and a cup of hot chocolate while looking at the tree.
    IG- @thekevpaul

  19. 😍😍😍 I love decorating with things I find in nature! Head out into the woods and find branches with berries and gather some bows of pine and spruce. It’s free, smells amazing, and great way to spend a Sunday with your loved ones!! @innisbrian

  20. Sebastian Prado Reply

    My favorte way to decorate in christmas centers around my christmas tree, my and my mom have a tradition that every year we hand made something for our tree, one year we made small elf ladders, and before that we made angles from pasta and other materials, is a great activity to bring my family together. @sebastianpgg on instagram

  21. Michael Reed Reply

    Great blog post Will!! 🙂 We love decorating by picking a couple of favorite colors to inspire us. Then we find some starter decorations from places like At Home or Home Goods then add our own personal touches. @michreed0703 (Instagram)

  22. Beautiful holiday setting!

    We love to create natural elements to display around the house such as wreaths to hang on the front door and birch to tie in bunches on the beams with a bright red ribbon and gold bells; its how we know winter is here!

    Thanks for sharing!❄️


  23. The crisp Scandinavian design paired with varying earthy elements—I love it! The design is sophisticated, cozy, and perfect for the holidays. While I love how you’ve decorated with ~style~, my favorite way of decorating for the holidays is by putting up a Wreath Witherspoon/Christmas Reese a la Mindy Kaling. Happy holidays! (insta: @edriczeng)

  24. Will!!
    I love this so much! The all white just gives everything a super clean and fresh look. I’m currently setting up my Christmas tree and getting ready for a shoot!!

  25. Freshly cut pine which has been corked for candle holders with dried orange for those primary school Christingle memories 😅 @_AshleyCotton

  26. Great post! My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is with handmade ornaments and family heirlooms 🙆‍♂️ @keatonquilts

  27. I LOVE this clean and fresh feel that you have going on, works well with every season of the year. My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is with poinsettias. LOVE LOVE LOVE poinsettias, almost more than Christmas trees themselves. My home is also a lot of white, cream, wood, silver, so throwing in a red poinsettia plant really adds that special holiday something. ☺️🎄 @flurmazing

  28. Regardless of decorations (our family is all about the classics: garland, lights, etc.), eggnog is always 100% of the decorating process!! – Tom @tkbrock

  29. Absolutely gorgeous setting Will! I LOVE it. I’m expecting an invite next time lol. We’ll bring wine and baked goods I promise. @michael_toa (insta)

  30. Frederick Burkett Reply

    I love reds and golds and deep, cool greens for Christmas decor. And, of course, everything you do!
    IG: @fbur182490

  31. I love every square inch of your beach house! Watching the renovation process was so fun. My favorite part of decorating is putting up my family’s Christmas tree. My parents collected ornaments from every trip we went on growing up and now that we’re older we get together, decorate the tree, and get to reminisce on our family trips. Happy holidays, Will!
    Insta: @collinteggertz

  32. So beautiful, I love the little corner with pictures and a pine tree and this is my favorite way to decorate in my room ♥️

  33. So beautiful, I love the little corner with pictures and a pine tree and this is my favorite way to decorate in my room ♥️
    Happy holidays!
    IG: @rymth

  34. What I go for during winter season in terms of decorating my house is a combination of white lights, black or navy blue candles, and red ribbons. I like to keep it simple and clean but nice.

    You’re always inspiring me to be more creative and think outside the box when it comes to decorations and design.

  35. I haven’t had a place of my own to decorate (the joys of colleget living) so I would decorate via atmosphere. I’d make sure to put photos of my family and friends around my room and constantly be playing some kind of Christmas music just to get in the spirit. – William @willmlemos

  36. Matt Lummus Reply

    I love to decorate with fresh garland and red bows! All about the old school green and red around the house, and your red berry and eucalyptus centerpiece fit right in! IG: @mattlummus (you made my day complimenting it on my insta today😊)

  37. Thank you for being so engaging and relatable with your content! I love seeing your styling tips and your happy face every day…and your British accent (Jude Law was my first British love ❤️).

    My Christmas decorating technique is to keep the colors classic (red, white, green, silver) and incorporate little treasures from all of our travels. We bring ornaments back from our trips (Dublin, Zurich, London, Paris, Munich, and even places like the Ballon Fiesta in Albuquerque). They remind my partner and me of all the wonderful times we had during the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄

  38. Chris Buck Reply

    That center piece is perfection! I love the use of mixed metallics as well, it reminds me of sparkling ornaments on a Christmas tree. A design inspiration, as always.

    -Chris (@chrisbuck2)

  39. I think my favorite decorative item would be Christmas lights. A tree wouldn’t be seen in the dark without lights. Also the color red, it brightens up any room and compliments almost every other color. Keep up your blog and you fashion styles, I get inspired by you everyday on instagram, big fan here.

  40. My tip: I love real garland on the exterior of the house. Second year doing real garland and I absolutely love it.. Just posted a picture to my Instagram @acmcleod3. …. And it snowed today in South Carolina!

  41. Christopher McCauley Reply

    Hi Will-

    Loved reading you’re post, and I love how simple and beatiful your decorations are with the pop of red. My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is with simple green garlands and white accents- I never go too crazy decorating a tree either because I think trees are already beautiful they way they are, so I just like to add a few simple touches with white lights and snowflake ornaments. This year, I also got a beautiful fresh wreath that smells so good that I don’t even need to light my evergreen candle to get the smell (but of course I still do)!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great holiday season!

    -Christopher (@nychristopher_)

  42. Your space is absolutely gorgeous! I love the greenery (for which my mischevious cat does not allow). I’m in the process of redefining what the holiday means for me as I’ve grown up, and I’be been careful to not overdo the holiday and let it get out of control. I’ve been given small Christmas decorations from my grandmother and amassed a few decorations I like over the years, and aside from those, a tree with a few new decorations a year is enough for me!

  43. Burcu Siginci Reply

    Looks STUNNING! I love those classic christmas colours. My OCD feels relaxed hahah. We actually don’t celebrate Christmas but my mother and sister love those ornaments. When my parents still alive, my sister and mom decorate the whole apartment. And they loved that. My mom buys tree and my sister pleased about putting the ornaments. My dad would like “why are you doing all these stuff let’s get some meal” lol. Since they are gone we don’t celebrate xmas but my sister and I still eat some good meal. Soo that’s my story. But don’t worry I still love the spirit of christmas.
    Lots of love from Burcu (@burcuasdfqw)

  44. Anirudh Kasha Reply

    Being at college for the past fours years, and four more foreseeable years, I’ve come to a conclusion that simplicity is key for the holidays. The use of traditional colors and novelties can be made fun with a bit of millennial spunk—like this framed print I put up of Santa sipping a coke on a light gray backdrop. This allows me to keep my (gray and white) bedding through the holidays. I’ve put up a 3D printed tree with icicles as ornaments in my second year and wreath made of paper mache with gold ornaments the last year. But all bodes well with a classic stocking hanging over my study table. 🙂

    IG handle: anirudh.kasha

    P.S. Representation does matter, and I’m super glad to know that you stand up for what you believe in. This gives me the courage at times to do the same for myself.

  45. Brett Miller Reply

    Love this post! Your house is incredible! We love to play an old black and white Christmas movie and put it on mute. Then we kick on the Christmas music. @brettmiller22

  46. Loved this. My favorite holiday decoration has always been a wreath for the door. Either with laurel or olive branches. It’s a symbol of victory since Greek times. And pagan Germanic and Scandinavian cultures used candlelit wreaths to symbolize hope for the future as they awaited the return of the sun after the winter solstice. @doctor.pedro

  47. Beautiful set up! My only holiday rule relates to Christmas ornaments. I never use balls or generic decorations. My tradition is to pick up an ornament or two everytime I visit a new place, so our tree is covered in memories. ❤️ @pmwaller

  48. Love the post! So cozy, yet stylish! My favorite decoration/thing to decorate has to be our secondary Christmas tree. Our main tree is a beautiful mix of vintage gold, cranberry and jewel tone ornaments, but our secondary tree is an array of unique ornaments my husband to be and I buy every year. 3 ornaments a year, one for him, one for me, one for us (that we pick together) it’s our favorite tradition to kick off the Christmas season

    Instagram: @Woahjosh

  49. Hey Will! Love the blog, you’ve definetly inspired me to try my own hand at design, even if it’s just my room at home! My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is getting a Christmas tree with my best friends from school. Every year we get a small tree and put it up in our dorm/apartment/house and it makes the space feel so much homier every time 🙂


  50. Tyler Moon Reply

    Sounds like a great drink – I need to try one soon! My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is plaid, mix and match you can’t have too much. It always looks so festive. IG @tylermoon_

  51. Omg. This is stunning. So bright and airy and chic. I love keeping things simple with holiday decor … so lots of fresh greens, a neutral color palette and lots of faux fur so it’s nice and cozy! @jeffreyshipley

  52. Maddie Mohn Reply

    I love to keep my decorations classic. Always white Xmas lights and never the rainbow ones! A real tree with ornaments old and new. @mohnie 🎅

  53. Loved this color scheme and table setting! Can’t wait to try that cocktail out!

    My (new) favorite decorating tradition is picking out a new color scheme with my boyfriend for our tree! Last years was gold and silver on a flocked (white) tree!🎄 IG: @mattsatha

  54. My favorite way to decorate for the holidays would definitely have to be with handmade onraments. My roommate and I always make ornaments together while drinking mulled wine or eggnog—spiked of course!

  55. Ankur Bagai Reply

    I would love to try it. I’ll just give it some Indian touch otherwise it’s just perfect.
    IG: ankurbagai_

  56. I love that bright, Scandinavian style! I typically decorate with deep reds and greens (which look great on white). That drink sounds delicious too!

    – @TomWindeknecht

  57. My favorite holiday tradition would be when my family and I venture into the forest behind our home where we each picked out a tiny pine tree. We bring back our own personal tree for our rooms. We would then decorate them however we liked. I always dangled tiny fairy lights along the branches and wrapped the base of the tree in hessian fabric. It was nice having a consistent smell of natural pine throughout our home. We did, of course, have a larger tree for our family room.
    Instagram: @augustunger

  58. Connor Howlett Reply

    I like to decorate with lighting! Being in college makes decorating tough, so I tend to just drape everything in Christmas lights.
    – @connor_howlett

  59. To me decorating for Christmas has to have a little bit of snow whether it be real or faux!! What do you think?

  60. George Bellamy Reply

    Just love your posts Will.

    My favourite way to decorate for the holidays is to have friends and family round. We put on cheesy Christmas tunes and boogie as we decorate. There’s a whole month to play with the tree and make it perfect for Father Christmas, but on the day the decorations come out it’s a day to have fun, laugh, and celebrate with wine, food, and good company. – @GHBellamy

  61. Shawn Nichols Reply

    I love the idea of the Scandinavian scheme! It has such a minimal look and it very well describes the idea of winter. When I imagine a beautiful decorated holiday season, I imagine lots of white and a hint of an accent colour. @simplyshawnnichols

  62. I love how the color from the plants pops against the clean white of your home. I personally love to decorate with a wreath on the front door and a basket of cinnamon pine cones inside. Thanks again for sharing!

  63. That entertaining space is goals! Would love to have a classic clean slate that can be built up and accessorized for holidays!

    We go the classic route for Christmas – lots of fresh pine branches garland to keep things simple, but smelling great. I love adding touches of mercury glass and candles as well – it feels so festive without being overwhelming.

    ig: @soseantastic

  64. Me and my mum cover the entire house in bristle pine garlands and attach pine cones and spray on snow. The house smells a little plastic for a few hours but it’s worth it afterwards! Such a beautiful blog post, I love how clean everything looks!


  65. Love this Will, love all the small details! This year we decorated my house with tons of greenery & color. We have some adorable toy wooden toy trains & trucks from Home Goods!
    IG: @dcvanterpool

  66. Our favorite way to decorate is to set up a little display of our Starbucks ornaments we’ve collected over the years. @joeykeo

  67. One of my favorite holiday decorations is a picture my best friends son drew for me almost 10 years ago now! I’ve put it up every year, along with other holiday drawings, as nothing excites me more at Christmas than seeing children get excited! IG: @a.lexisbobexis

  68. Our favorite way to decorate is with the handmade ornaments my great grandma made all of us in the family. I have some many that each year we are able to choose a theme or color. 🙂 I love your place settings!
    IG: @simplymegskc

  69. We make stars out colored tracing paper and put them up on the windows. Brightens up my day every time the light shines through. @coffee_in_an_iv

  70. Christopher Z Reply

    LOVE this!! & the gin recipe 😉
    The house is really coming together!
    My Christmas decorations this year were so simple and fun because my new apartment is pretty Scandinavian feeling with some green as my accent color, from plants and accent fabrics, so I have had a lot of fun incorporating bits of red holiday decor into the mix which got so festive so quick!
    IG: @christopherzavs

  71. I love decorating our home with garland lights outside, simple designs on our tree and throughout the house (obsessed with the new Hearth and Hand), filling our home air with some amazing holiday candle smells (Frasier Fir is my fave), and always have some ginger snaps in our kitchen baked and ready to eat 😉 !


    – Brian Rhinehart


  72. We have such similar taste! I seriously love reading your stuff and seeing what you create! Future house goals! I love the simplicity and the pieces that can mix and match! Keep up the amazing work you’ve got a life long reader in me 🙂

    IG cjciavatta

  73. My Christmas tree candle is my favorite thing about decorating. I️ have a tiny fake tree in my small apartment but the candle burning makes me feel so good! Keep up the good work, Will!

    ig: austin_english

  74. Gotta love setting up the porcelain/ceramic Christmas town every year! Granted, after years of collecting separate sets it’s slightly mismatched (at my parent’s place), it’s still fun to see each unique piece.
    Love the blog, love your insta feed. @joeyboy_87 😘

  75. Tony (@xfactorer on IG) Reply

    Sparkles are the best way to decorate for the holidays!

  76. I love making my own wreath with my family one night in early December. They smell great and are a great way to start the holidays off with family, plus they look cute!


  77. Colton Tapoler Reply

    Decorating remind me of being a kid so I pull a lot of inspiration from how my parents decorated the house when I was younger. I go for rustic decorations, wooden and usually stained darker, along with hints of red, black, and gold throughout.


  78. Efren Carmona Reply

    I love your clean and white dining room, and the pops of color you add to decorate! My favorite way to decorate is by drenching everything in red, white, silver, and gold. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    ig: efrenblk

  79. Picking out a Christmas tree at the tree lot that my family owns! Then decorating it in gold lights in the matching shirts we wear to take our Christmas card. It’s a busy day but it’s the best day 🙂

    IG: @jorhor

  80. Absolutely picturesque! Such gorgeous style you have. I love to decorate my house with vintage finds I find at antique stores like gold ornaments and glass icicle garland. It reminds me of the memories of finding each item. @LyndaontheHudson

  81. The Christmas atmosphere you created is beautiful: simple but refined.
    I like to decorete my house with colour, lights and objects that remaind me to happy times and make me smile when I came back. My Christmas tree is full of different kind decorations. Each year I buy something news. It’s a tradition!IG: @fabtreeflow

  82. Yassss!!! Love how clean and crisp everything looks! It’s simple yet very inviting. I’ve changed my decorating a bit this year and instead of being out all of the Christmas boxes 📦 and having a Christmas explosion I’m trying to stick to fresh greenery and simple warm colors!
    IG: edgar_g32

  83. Beautiful!
    I mix it up a little each year, but the one constant is personal tree ornaments from places I’ve visited or ornaments that tie back to the things I’ve experienced and accomplished. Even have a few that i made as a kid that my mom let me take off her tree recently. Every year I add a few more. It’s like a history lesson of my life when decorating the tree! @jordan.1.24

  84. I absolutely love what you’ve done with this! Your style is so in line with mine and I love seeing what you create!


  85. Rodel Nacion Reply

    I always love and admire your skill in interior designing..keep it up.Always make us smile in all your style design.

  86. Such a solid space! My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is to add some great ambience by utilizing Christmas lights beyond the tree. In jars, running with a table runner on a set table to even using them on an interior Christmas wreath (a great substitute for a tree if you don’t have the space or want to invest in a tree cause you might be traveling for the holidays)

    – Paul @paulyt820

  87. I live in Brazil so we kinda have to get a more “tropical” decoration hahaha. But I love this tima of the year and setting up a nice tree. Each year me and my partner buy some new pieces to make the tree a constant “evolution”.
    Instagram is @flavioesmeraldo

  88. I love to decorate with lots of silver and gold for Christmas. Very simple but so very festive! @michaelmandell

  89. Kyle Nichols Reply

    I love to decorate with little accents placed throughout the house. Pops of gold and silver. Little tablescapes. Clean and simple. @amisspentlife

  90. I personally love using decor pieces that we already have in our home that has that Christmas-y feel. Like white vases, gold candles, silver knick-knacks etc. It helps us save a little in decor and at the same time gives life to existing pieces! I’m a big recycling/diy/anything I can find in nature junky, so on top of me reusing some decor in our house for the Holidays, I love adding pops of unexepected decor. I love recycling old books and crafting it into Christmas trees. As well as making use of fallen branches from our tree outside into decor elements. Just adding some faux red berries or flowers gives that holiday feel it needs. And let’s not forget glittering everything! From styrofoam cones and glass votives. Another would be using unexpected materials like spoons for wreaths on the front door, and even tissue paper as Christmas tree decor. Also I love using lots of red and green candies in decorative jars for the bar counter. Generally, I love recycling old things as our holiday decor! But it may all sound cheap per se, but everything can be done with class. The right theme and exquisite taste is important! I love Christmas!

    So basically, that’s how I decorate our house during the Holidays! Woo!

    Instagram: @jegs_santos

  91. I personally love using decor pieces that we already have in our home that has that Christmas-y feel. Like white vases, gold candles, silver knick-knacks etc. It helps us save a little in decor and at the same time gives life to existing pieces! I’m a big recycling/diy/anything I can find in nature junky, so on top of me reusing some decor in our house for the Holidays, I love adding pops of unexepected decor. I love recycling old books and crafting it into Christmas trees. As well as making use of fallen branches from our tree outside into decor elements. Just adding some faux red berries or flowers gives that holiday feel it needs. And let’s not forget glittering everything! From styrofoam cones and glass votives. Another would be using unexpected materials like spoons for wreaths on the front door, and even tissue paper as Christmas tree decor. Also I love using lots of red and green candies in decorative jars for the bar counter. Generally, I love recycling old things as our holiday decor! But it may all sound cheap per se, but everything can be done with class. The right theme and exquisite taste is important! I love Christmas!

    So basically, that’s how I decorate our house during the Holidays!

    Instagram: @jegs_santos

  92. Ryan Jones Reply

    I love going classic white lights and green garland over the fire place and doors! Putting a litte but if christmas all over the house!

  93. Ryan Jones Reply

    I love going classic. White lights and green garland all over the fire place and doors. Putting a little bit of Christmas in every corner of the house! @jnzryan

  94. Matt Zinsky Reply

    I love hanging up the wreaths and garland and decorating the tree! It is also fun to go around and see how friends and families decorate for the holidays!

  95. I love how clean all your designs are! I love to play with negative space and simplicity. My apartment in the city is the tiniest of the tiniest so I never want to get too bulky with my decorations. My boyfriend and I decorate a small tree with white lights and gold and Amber decorations. We hang simple Garland with white lights around our living room mirror, and then we display our Christmas village on a shelf underneath the TV, tucked slightly away. It makes the room feel cozy and simple!

    Ig: ohjustjake

  96. My favorite way to decorate for the holiday is to play with what I have in the home year round. For instance, we have a few large glass hurricane candle holders that we’ve filled with different sized disco balls so for the holiday season we just mix it up and add a bunch of red and green Christmas tree ornaments and voila: A happy and gay Christmas it is in our house!

  97. I’m a home in type of guy, even tho i love decorating and finding unique interesting objects.. I’m wanting to design more for myself for now, but can’t seem to find much inspiration, so thanks for inspiring me somehow, given that I love your post and of course the Scandinavian style as well 🙂
    Merry Xmas!

  98. I love the table! what’s the name of it? Or where you bougth it?

  99. una inspiracion tu blog, te sigo desde hace años. te felicito, se nota la pasion en cada detalle de tu trabajo. que sigan los exitos!!

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.