Photo and photography training this day by Ted Kalrsalr with Omnilargess Photography Classes
Every year on November 1, my two nephews William and Markus (My sister Elizabeth’s boys) pull out the Christmas decorations, they can’t wait to start decorating!
Elizabeth says it takes her about a week, but then she too, totally gets into the Christmas spirit.
Amy Grant’s Christmas albums are playing and gingerbread houses are being built.
She says, she always feels a little sad when December 1 arrives, because now she starts counting the days when Christmas will be over. It’s like the weeks leading up to December are free.
So this year, I decided to get a fake tree so I could do the same, since I love it too!
Then, when I was still on one of my trips leading my colour workshops, Elizabeth found one at Costco and sent me a photo:
“What do you think?” she texted, “it’s only $300”.
“That’s pretty, buy me one too”, I said.
So then I came home and decorated my fake green tree.
We rarely get snow and I love how it looks with all my colourful ornaments.
Then I felt a little deflated, and decided I would skip a holiday post on the blog this year.
Until I clicked on a blog post written by one of my fabulous and talented True Colour Experts and designers Erika Ward from Erika Ward Interiors in Atlanta, and I saw this garland and gasped it was so pretty:
Image via Erika Ward Interiors
Since I’m not in the South, we obviously don’t have an abundance of magnolia leaves so I couldn’t copy this look, but I loved the unusual, asymmetrical way the garland was arranged, so I did the same thing:
It’s so fun to look at something different than the usual way I hang the garland.
The tree you just saw is in the family room, and it isn’t much different from previous years which is why I wasn’t going to write a holiday post until I was inspired by this garland. See my trees previous years in the links at the bottom of the blog.
Love my acrylic reindeer I’ve had for years!
And here’s a view of the entire room.
And here’s a few photos of how looks at night;
I have two up-lights sitting behind my sofa, I love the glow they create in the evening.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Next year, I’m going to buy a fake flocked tree and I’d love your recommendations!
PS. My Spring Specify Colour with Confidence dates are up!
We will be in Palm Springs this year for January and February so we’ve decided to hold a course there in February right before Modernism week, so if you’ve never been, this is the time!
Palm Springs (Indian Wells) February 11 – 13, 2019
Toronto (Mississauga) April 1 – 3, 2019
Atlanta – April 10 – 13, 2019
Houston – May 8 – 10, 2019
New Jersey – May 14 – 16, 2019
We haven’t found the last 3 locations so if anyone has any leads on meeting rooms that can accommodate 30 people in half rounds with NATURAL LIGHT (windows are critical) please email us here.