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Nature-Inspired Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas from Emily A. Clark

Posted by: on November 13th, 2012 | 14 Comments

Christmas tree decorating ideas from Emily Clark | Tree decorating with live succulents

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

When dreaming up bloggers we’re dying to work with, Emily Clark was at the top of our list. Not only does she have fantastic taste and DIY prowess, but we’ve also been checking in on her Emily A. Clark blog for years! Emily graciously agreed to join our Holiday Style Challenge and design a festive Christmas tree just for us! Read on for her very clever and unusual Christmas tree decorating ideas inspired by a visit to a Home Depot garden center. 

Although we made the decision to convert our dining room into a home office earlier this year, I thought it would be fun to transform it back to a space for entertaining during the holiday season. So, we brought the dining chairs out of storage and set up the Christmas tree to create a festive spot to share with friends.

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Christmas Mantel Ideas from Jenny of Everyday Occassions

Posted by: on November 12th, 2012 | One Comment

A cozy, nature-inspired mantel by Jenny of Everyday Occassions

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Jenny is an entertaining expert who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the author of the blog Everyday Occasions. One look at her table settings and menus, and you’re sure to want an invitation to her next soirée. We challenged Jenny to style, not a table setting, but a cozy, fireplace mantel in her family room. Here, she shares with us her gorgeous Christmas mantel ideas.

For the Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge, I transformed my mantle into a Cozy Snow Dusted Fireside Escape. I tend to decorate during the holidays using natural materials when at all possible. I love the look of brown craft paper wrapped packages, burlap ribbon, pinecones, and fresh greenery. In the past, I have gravitated toward using a lot of white and gold for decorating the holidays that resulted in a sophisticated look, but since we’ve had our daughter, Emma, I’ve made a turn to the more cheerful and traditional colors.

 

Cozy, Nature-Inspired Mantel Ideas from Jenny of Everyday Occassions | Glittered clip-on birds

 

When I opened the first box from Home Depot for the Style Challenge that appeared on my door step, I was thrilled to see these glittered birds.

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Holiday Decorating Ideas from Chassity of Look Linger Love

Posted by: on November 12th, 2012 | 2 Comments

Chassity poses with her two children by her front door decorated for Christmas

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Chassity Evans is an oh-so-stylish lifestyle blogger who lives in Charleston, South Carolina, and pens the blog Look Linger Love. We knew from the start that she would make the perfect addition to our Holiday Style Challenge because of her fabulous taste, and we were thrilled when she agreed to share her holiday decorating ideas for the front door with us. We love the way she styled her chic and casual Charleston home — and endured puzzled looks from her neighbors!

The Home Depot knocked on the right door when they invited me to participate in their holiday style challenge. I’m a self-confessed holiday junkie, and Christmas is at the tippy top of the list for me.

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Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas from Jessica at Four Generations One Roof

Posted by: on November 9th, 2012 | 18 Comments

A boy places an ornament on a Christmas tree

In our Style Challenge series, we challenge some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

For the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge, we tapped Jessica Bruno, a blogger and DIYer at Four Generations One Roof. We asked her to work her magic with a Christmas tree using Martha Stewart Winterberry ornaments. She shows us her Christmas tree decorating ideas with this festive, pulled-together tree with lots of bling. 

I wanted a simple but elegant look as well as a comfy and cozy feel for my holiday tree. I must say, the Winterberry Collection of ornaments is beautiful and the red, gold and silver theme looks fabulous in our family room. I also used red burlap ribbon with a slight Nordic design on the edges and wrapped it evenly around the tree. I used paper clips to attach the ribbon behind the tree in order to achieve the looped ribbon look.

The ornaments are absolutely gorgeous and shatter-proof. The red and gold bird ornaments fasten to the tree with a gold clip so placement is very easy. The coordinating pinecones and a variety of glass ornaments made decorating this tree super easy. I was so excited to have a “themed” decorating kit sent to me. Usually, I am running around trying to mix and match and coordinate random ornaments. Martha Stewart’s holiday collection themes are perfect if you like a gorgeous and custom look without the headache!

 

Martha Stewart Winterberry Collection shown on a Christmas tree by day and by night

 

One of my favorite ornaments that Home Depot sent me is this little guy below.

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A Christmas Tree with Adorable Woodland Touches from Traci of Beneath My Heart

Posted by: on November 8th, 2012 | 16 Comments

A festive Christmas tree from Beneath My Heart

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. 

For the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge, Traci Hutcherson, the talented DIYer from Beneath My Heart, agreed to dress up a Christmas tree. She did it all with an adorable owl theme and bright, classic colors. We love the cozy little reading nook she nestled in next to the tree, too. 

There is nothing that gets me more in the Christmas spirit than decorating the Christmas tree. This long held tradition is a favorite event in our home. It just doesn’t seem like Christmas until our tree is sparkling with lights and ornaments. Since I have been married, we have always had one Christmas tree in our home each season. It is always covered in white lights and years of collected family ornaments.

This year, I am very excited that we will have two trees in our home. A live tree with family ornaments in our den, and this beautiful faux tree from The Home Depot in our master bedroom. The 7 ½ ft. Paley Pine Tree by Martha Stewart Living was super easy to put together and light up. I loved that! The tree has pine cones and berries already attached to the branches.

 

A woodland Christmas tree with owls

 

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Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas from The Everygirl

Posted by: on November 7th, 2012 | 2 Comments

A holiday mantel from The Everygirl

 

In our Style Challenge series, we challenge some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

We recruited Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl for the Holiday Edition of our Style Challenge series. They came up with some wonderful Christmas mantel decorating ideas in a classic red, green and gold palette. 

It’s no secret The Everygirl loves decorating and the holidays. So when November rolls around and the time comes to decorate for the holidays, we’re on cloud nine.

We both recently moved into new apartments that have fireplace mantels. Sadly, neither of the fireplaces are in working order. We’d like nothing more than to cozy up to a warm fire as the nights grow chillier and winter settles in. But we’re excited to hang stockings from the mantels and deck the halls nonetheless. For this Style Challenge, we used Alaina’s new home as the setting for incorporating festive, colorful holiday décor.

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for Your Front Door from Kyle of Knight Moves

Posted by: on November 6th, 2012 | 6 Comments

A beautiful night scene of a front door decorated for Christmas

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Kyle Knight of the blog Knight Moves is a budding interior designer in Dallas. Beyond just having great taste, she certainly knows how to create a beautifully designed space. In the Holiday Edition of our Style Challenge series, we challenged Kyle to take her talents outdoors to give us her Christmas decorating ideas for a festive front door. 

I’ll be honest … there have been years in the past when I didn’t execute a full-home Christmas décor operation, but I never fail to hang a wreath on the door and put out some twinkle lights. The front door is just one of those must-decorate spots, don’t you think? During the holiday season, it’s pretty much a sure thing that your entry door will be seen by at least a few visitors and guests, so why not make it merry and bright? A wreath paired with a garland around the doorway is a simple, classic pairing and thus it’s a good place to start.

I’m not one for over-the-top outdoor decorations (but I do love seeing them in other yards) so a wreath + garland suits my decorating ethos because the combo is understated, but still welcoming and festive. This year, I was given some goodies from The Home Depot to spice up my front door and of course, there was garland and a nice, full faux pine wreath in the mix. With my holiday bounty, here’s the look I put together …

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room by Katie of Modern Eve

Posted by: on November 5th, 2012 | 5 Comments

Holiday decorating ideas for your dining room | From The Home Depot's Apron blog series Holiday Style Challenge and Katie of Modern Eve

 

In our Style Challenge series, we challenge some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

After taking part in our Patio Style Challenge in Spring 2012, we begged Katie Anderson of the lifestyle blog Modern Eve to participate again in our Holiday Edition. To our delight, she agreed! She wowed us with her gorgeous Christmas decorating ideas for the dining room.

 

Holiday decorating ideas for your dining room | From The Home Depot's Apron blog series Holiday Style Challenge and Katie of Modern Eve

 

The dining room seems to get a lot more use around the holidays. Husband and I love inviting our friends and family over for a home-cooked meal and warm cider during the cooler months. Since we spend a lot of time here, the dining room is always the first place I decorate for Christmas. Thanks to this Style Challenge I was able to get a great head start.

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Holiday Mantel Ideas with Bryn of Bryn Alexandra

Posted by: on November 2nd, 2012 | 9 Comments

 Fireplace mantel ideas from Bryn of Bryn Alexandra

In our Style Challenge series, we challenge some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Bryn Dunn of the blog Bryn Alexandra took part in the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge by creating a gorgeous fireplace mantel using a delightfully unexpected color palette of red and purple. Take a look at Bryn’s wonderful holiday mantel ideas.

The holidays are my absolute favorite time of the year! I love everything about it — the festive music, the wonderful smells, the hustle and bustle of shoppers and, of course, time with family. One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to light a fire in our family room at night while my husband and I are relaxing on the sofa. And what better way to enjoy a fire during the holiday season than with a festive mantel?

When I start planning my decorations for the holidays, I always start with a color scheme. I like to pick only one or two colors to keep things simple and contemporary. (I am very simplistic with my decorating.)

 

Holiday Mantel Ideas with Bryn of Bryn Alexandra

 

This year I was inspired by a red and purple color scheme. Red is such a classic holiday color and I never tire of it this time of year. I decided to add purple as an accent color to give the mantel a modern touch. (Purple has been one of my favorite colors this year!)

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A Holiday Front Door With Simple DIY Projects from Michelle Hinckley of 4Men 1Lady

Posted by: on November 2nd, 2012 | 17 Comments

A holiday front door with lots of DIYs from 4 Men 1 Lady

In our Style Challenge series, we challenge some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. Blogger Michelle Hinckley of 4Men1Lady joined us in the  Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge by tackling the front door with some simple but lovely DIY projects.

Michelle has inspired us to get super-crafty with Home Depot products, from her trendy chalkboard welcome sign to her oversized (and adorable!) family photo to her genius house numbers made with nails and yarn. Read on to get inspiration — and instructions for creating these DIY projects for the front door for your home — perfect for Christmas.

When Home Depot asked me to spruce up my front door porch area as a participant in their Style Challenge, Holiday Edition I was a little intimidated. I love to decorate but holiday decorating always seems to elude me as a mom of three boys who works and blogs at 4men1lady. So this was really going to be a challenge. I ended up with a few small DIY projects for this super attainable front door: a chalkboard welcome sign, an oversized family photo, festive DIY house numbers and simple candle lanterns.

Read on to see how these projects came together.

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