For Your Reading Enjoyment…

November 2, 2011

Hello.  Did you know it’s November?  Yeah, it is.  Hard to believe, right?  Well November means it’s time to get your holiday on!  There’s a gal we all love who’s just published a Holiday Guide that I know you’ll be so excited to read. Of course you all know of the talents and charms of Ms. Emily Henderson.  THE Emily Henderson, Design Star winner and stylist extraordinaire.  She’s funny, inspiring, and oh so talented when it comes to design, so how delighted was I to be invited to be a part of her Holiday Guide?  Very!

The Holiday Guide is filled with over 200 pages of inspiration including a gorgeous Christmas spread styled by Emily and also her extensive gift guide. But that’s not all!  There are so many other original contributions from many talented bloggers (full list here).

My contribution is a perspective on classically elegant lace which often gets a bad rap as too ‘granny’. I take issue with that notion and offer a few suggestions for using lace in holiday décor, but still keeping it fresh, like the pairing of this modern Marimekko gift wrap along the back of a cabinet with classic white lace used as a decorative liner.

lace lined cabinet cg

 

Ever considered using lace as a stencil?  This gift wrap was an easy DIY project, read the one step how-to in The Guide

lace stenciled gift wrap cg

 

Anytime you combine colorful lace with modern patterned paper (this aqua one from Papyrus) you add panache but also a nostalgic touch to your gift.

teal blue lace present cg

 

There’s a few more examples on the pages, be sure to take a peek at all of the inspiring tips and decorating ideas!

To read Emily’s Holiday Guide cover to cover, go here !

 swirl snip

And just yesterday, yet another inspirational Holiday Issue was released, this one by my friend and designer Janell from Isabella and Max Rooms and founder of House of Fifty

house of fifty cover

Check out the Holiday 2011 Issue of House of Fifty here.

Ho ho ho, let the holidays begin!

 

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23 Responses to “For Your Reading Enjoyment…”

  1. The lace is gorgeous — I always love lace, but then, for someone in their late 20s, I often like very “grandma-ish” things :)

  2. The holiday guide is great! Thanks for the link.

  3. L.Duncan says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! More great reading to do! Thanks for the heads up on Emily’s holiday issue. After I submit this comment, I’m clicking on it:)

    Never Ever thought of using lace before… You’re such a smart smart girl!

    Thanks for the mention of HoF! Janell really did a great job on this issue!

  4. Justine says:

    I love the lace on the shelves! That would be so pretty for any kind of party. Definitely trying that!

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

  5. Janell Beals says:

    I adored your pages in the Holiday Guide, you do gorgeous work. AND wow, thank you for sharing the Holiday issue of House of Fifty with your readers, I’m honored. :)

    Let the Holidays Begin!! Janell

  6. Wow, spent the my reading time looking at the book. Thanks so much for posting this. I got some great ideas.

  7. Gorgeous! Lace is so elegant and timeless to me! Love the book!!!

  8. Sarah says:

    I LOVE lace! The lacy photos here are amazing! I kinda try to use it as much as possible without looking “granny”. Thanks for showing how beautiful it is!

  9. I am a sucker for holiday issues!! I love your take on lace…the package with the modern paper paired with the lace is stunning. Who knew you could bring lace back?!

  10. Leslie K says:

    Kate, the beautiful ideas just do not stop flowing from your mind! :) Beautiful styling.

    Hope you are well!

  11. Tara lauren says:

    The lace is stunning!

  12. I love the idea of using lace as gift wrap! I’m so doing this for the holidays! :) Great ideas!

  13. Stephanie says:

    Such lovely ideas! I’m so excited to decorate for the holidays. I’m trying to hold off on the Christmas stuff, though. When I was little, we always did our Christmas decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving (so each holiday has it’s time in the spotlight!). I’m trying to resist but I don’t know if I can make it for another three weeks…

  14. I love Emily! I’ve been offline for 5 days and this was a great post to open as I just got my internet back! I like the lace to! Looks great :)

  15. christina k. says:

    Kate, I’ve been thinking about painting my dining room a deep peackock color…emily’s dining space is so inspiring! Any advise on what color that may be??

  16. I never thought of using lace for wrapping gifts. It looks so beautiful and elegant. Congratulations on being featured.

  17. Well, a few posts like this one and I just might get in the mood! I’m going for a “less is more” look this year, but it will still be sparkly! The photos are wonderful, can’t wait to read more.

  18. susan says:

    Love the lace :) Thanks for the EH plug as well! Happy November :)

  19. Debbie C says:

    Great article on using lace for a soft holiday look! Love it over the giftwrap. :) I am totally drooling over Emily’s gift ideas…they ROCK.

  20. Kelli says:

    I totally loved the entire magazine. I started collecting my “peacock” colored ornaments as soon as Hobby Lobby put them out. It was nice to see it all pulled together. And your lace gift wrap will look perfect under the tree.

  21. Cara says:

    Updated lace. Very smart and elegant.

  22. Just lovely! The shelves in gold and white are stunning.

  23. Jen says:

    I am so loving lace right now, and saw it used as a stencil on Nate Berkus and have been itching to do it ever since! Your wrapped gifts are always so beautiful. I bet your recipients have a hard time ripping them open because they are just too pretty! Can’t wait to hop over and check out the rest of the holiday guide!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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