christmas decor: luxe lodge {design board}

i decided to challenge myself this year and switch things up with our christmas decor!   christmas

above are samples of my christmas past:  bright color, sparkles, and layers.  basically, going for just one step under obnoxious, but totally fun!

but this year i wanted to try something completely different, while still utilizing some of my current decor.  i decided to eliminate most of the bright colors, but keep the layers and sparkle, adding warmth and texture.

christmas decor design board

i made this little design board as a jumping off point to help me stay focused on the overall look i was going for: Luxe Lodge.

i already had plenty of silver ornaments, white faux fur tree skirts and stockings, a feather wreath and feather trees, and some glass glitter letters – so i was off to a good start!  all i needed to add was some red plaid, cable knit pillows, and woody details.

more details on the final decor soon…


baldwin hardware giveaway!


you know i am a big fan of “jewelry” for my home:  pretty light fixtures,  shiny cabinet hardware, and sparkly doorknobs.  they upgrade a simple space to something more, something special.


baldwin hardware delivers all the “jewelry” in every style imaginable!

since 1946, baldwin hardware has delivered modern luxury to discriminating homeowners through superior design, craftsmanship, and functionality.  from being the first to forge solid brass door hardware to setting precedence for lifetime finishes, baldwin is synonymous with innovation and unsurpassed quality.


in my home, we have a mix of polished chrome hardware and oil rubbed bronze, with a bit of crystal mixed in.


in this first of it’s kind contest, Baldwin Hardware is giving away three fabulous prizes.  3rd prize is $500 worth of their prestige line, available at retailers like home depot and lowes.  2nd prize is $2,500 worth of their reserve line, which can be selected from their website.  the grand prize is $10,000 worth of their estate line, which can be ordered from a baldwin showroom and includes professional installation.

um, wow.


so how do you enter?  easy.

start by liking the Baldwin Hardware Facebook page and then head to the giveaway page.

you’ll pin an image from them and enter the contest.

contest ends: december 16


so, what would you order from baldwin?