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Star Wars Themed Christmas Tree: DIY Ideas from 7th House on the Left

Posted by: on November 16th, 2012 | 5 Comments

A Star Wars-inspired Christmas tree by Ashley and Greg Brown of 7th House on the Left | For The Home Depot Style Challenge

 

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.

We were anxious to see what Ashley and Greg Brown would come up with when we sent them a big box of Home Depot Christmas decorations for our Holiday Style Challenge. On their blog, 7th House on the Left, Ashley and Greg write about renovating and decorating their home. But for us, they show us their geek sides by creating a Star Wars-themed Christmas tree. Greg explains how they came up with the Star Wars theme. And check out their clever ideas on how to give ordinary Christmas ornaments a Star Wars treatment.

Everyone who knows me knows I’m what you might call a “professional geek.” I’m a web developer, Doctor Who and Star Wars are at the very top of my “favorite franchises” list, and one of my favorite pastimes is tweaking my computer. So when Home Depot sent us this bonus item in our “Mystery Box,” we knew right where it needed to be … my office.

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Christmas Décor Ideas for the Front Door by Pamela of PB&J Stories

Posted by: on November 15th, 2012 | 9 Comments

A Cheery Front Door decorated for Christmas, by Pamela of PB&J Stories | For The Home Depot Style Challenge

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.

Pamela Stephens of PB&J Stories took up our Holiday Style Challenge, and she came through with a fabulous Christmas front door that looks great from the street or up close. She also shares her clever DIY tricks to enhance her Christmas decorations to make them uniquely hers. Read on for Pamela’s gorgeous Christmas décor ideas.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It’s all I can say every time I drive up to our home now that I’ve begun the festive mood and decorated our outdoors for the holiday season.

 

Cheery front door decorated for Christmas, by Pamela of PB&J Stories | For The Home Depot Style Challenge

 

When The Home Depot asked if I wanted to be a part of their 2012 Style Challenge for the Holiday season, I knew right away Challenge Accepted! I LOVE decorating for Christmas, and this is by far my favorite outdoor set up I’ve ever done. I knew right away I wanted a rustic outdoor scheme. I wanted to really bring nature into my décor pieces and have that homey-rustic feel. I added in hints of reds, white, and greens for the color scheme to have a “natural” holiday feel.

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Christmas Decorating for the Dining Room by Erin of House of Earnest

Posted by: on November 15th, 2012 | 14 Comments

 A beautiful dining room 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.

Erin Souder, the founder and editor-in-chief of House of Earnest, is constantly burning up the blogosphere with her creative DIY projects. Her limitless creativity and fantastic taste never ceases to amaze us! We thought she’d be a natural fit for the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge series. We sent her Christmas decorations from The Home Depot, which she used to create a beautiful dining room ready for the holidays. Take a look at the beautiful photos, and pick up some stylish DIY Christmas decorating ideas for your home.

One of my favorite parts about getting older has always been that I become more and more in tune with my own style, and this is especially true around the holidays. I’ve always been one to make things my own by using unconventional materials, and heading to The Home Depot for decorating supplies is one of my secret weapons! From contractors paper to twine and hooks, there is so much that can be done to turn a home into a festive Christmas retreat.

Home Depot boxes arrived at my doorstep filled with wintry, snowy, woodsy flair and I couldn’t have been more excited. I love adding natural, neutral elements to my home decor, and Christmas is no different.

 

A festive, woodland-inspired dining room, designed by Erin of House of Earnest | For The Home Depot Style Challenge

 

A black and white stitched table runner with a little Scandinavian flair works as a foundation for the reds, golds, and greens that I had to work with for the challenge. I used packages of Martha Stewart ornaments with manila shipping tags to tie together bundles of gold flatware and name tags for each dinner guest.

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: A Silvery Winter Palette for the Mantel

Posted by: on November 14th, 2012 | 10 Comments

A beautiful Christmas mantel in silver, white and green


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 we invited Kate Riley of Centsational Girl to share her Christmas decorating ideas for her mantel. She offers us a gorgeous Christmas mantel that’s both elegant and homey. 

I was so excited to be one of the participants in this year’s Holiday Style Challenge and my mission was to create a beautiful mantel scene in my home. I’m a big fan of color but I was inspired this year to create a quieter setting, focused on a silvery winter palette with small touches of lime green.

 

Snowy garland adorned with a 'merry' message on a Christmas mantel

 

The snowy garland from The Home Depot is swagged across the mantel and embellished with a “merry” sentiment created from letters found at a craft store.

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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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