Designer Secrets to Trimming the Tree

A partridge in a pear tree themed Christmas tree decorated with pears, orange pomanders, red velvet, and magnolia.

My best tips and tricks to decorate your Christmas tree for a festive, colorful designer look!   Gathered around the Christmas tree sipping hot cocoa watching that twinkle and feeling the warm glow of Christmas magic… That is what we all hope our Christmas tree helps inspire. It is the heart of Christmas decorating no…

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One Faux Evergreen Wreath Two Ways

Two ideas for dressing up a pretty evergreen wreath with pinecones.

Two ways to dress up a faux evergreen wreath for Christmas + a bow tying tutorial! One of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating wreaths! I simply can’t have Christmas without making at least one. I owe this quirk to my mother and aunt who use to make fresh wreaths and garland every year…

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My Williamsburg Inspired Southern Christmas Decor

A classic Christmas look that brings comfort and joy inspired by Williamsburg style and perfect for Southern homes!

Dressed in comfort and joy! This Williamsburg inspired Southern Christmas decor features red velvet, magnolia, orange pomanders, and pine for a traditional look that is warm and sophisticated. 🎶 God rest you merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay; remember Christ, our Savior was born on Christmas Day to save us all from Satan’s pow’r when…

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A Frosted Pastel Christmas in the Den

Making spirits bright with this frosted pastel Christmas decor in Katherine's blue and white den.

Creating a cheery holiday look with this frosted pastel Christmas decor in our family den! The festive lights… The merry glow… The promise of evergreen… The cheery pastels… Let’s embrace joy this holiday season with the colors, decor, traditions, and festivities that bring amazement, warmth, and jolly good times! After all isn’t that what this…

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The Multifaceted Blue & White Christmas Tree

The multifaceted blue and white Christmas tree is a lovely backdrop to so many different colors and themes. Learn more on penderandpeony.com

Save money without sacrificing creativity by choosing a blue and white Christmas tree. This color scheme is versatile and festive and here’s why… The three photos above show the exact same blue and white Christmas tree decorated with the same blue and white ribbons; the same blue baubles; and the same frosted evergreen picks. The…

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Grandmillennial Gift Guide – Vintage Decor Edition

Shop the Grandmillennial Gift Guide - vintage decor edition- on Curio Collected from Pender and Peony for unique granny chic gifts!

Delight the Grandmillennial loving gal on your list with any of this unique vintage decor! All of the ideas on this Grandmillennial Gift Guide are available to shop in Curio Collected here on P&P! You know this traditional style loving gal: She is constantly hunting thrifts, estate sales, and antique stores for that one of…

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Be My Guest – Bedroom Design Plans

Design board for yellow and blue guest bedroom with chintz, floral still life, toleware sconce, yellow paint chips

Transforming a depressing guest bedroom into a happy yellow Grandmillennial retreat for guests to relax and enjoy! We are guilty! Guilty as charged! Convicted of making our dear guests sleep in a sad, SAD bedroom when staying over for a visit. In our house on the top floor resides a depressing disaster of a guest…

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Style Advice for Choosing a Rug

Katherine's grandmillennial living room with graphic overlay - Style Advice for Choosing a Rug

Choosing a rug requires many key decisions from material and size to style! Learn about the four main styling elements to simplify those decisions and decorate with rugs successfully! The character of a room is instantly elevated by the addition of a stylish rug. Rugs can inspire a room design or be the finishing touch…

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5 Tips for Traditional Framing

Tips for traditional framing: flat lay of art works on paper framed in gold frames from Frame It Easy

Get that Grandmillennial look on your walls with these 5 tips for framing and matting works on paper. The arrival of Fräulein Auguste Strobl and permanent residence here at Dogwood House necessitated some re-arranging of art this past weekend. I just shared the story of that portrait in this post. Totally unplanned but totally fortuitously,…

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