Growing up, Katie Hammond, the founder of Communications Agency 9spr, collected traditional miniature Christmas Village houses and asked her mom to let her decorate early every year. Nowadays, her own California home is a scene of festivity, with plenty of sleek mini-homes dotted all over the place.
“I am such a homebody, so I love that the holidays are a cozy time where you can totally embrace that,” Hammond says. She describes the overall vibe as “nature-inspired, whimsical, and classic,” a style that fits seamlessly with her home’s existing décor.
Looking for an update to your holiday decorations this year? We’ve always protected you. Keep scrolling for some tips on the spot and take a tour of Hammond’s ultra-chic yet super whimsical vacation—ready home!
Layer Different Looks
“My house is a mix of styles—transitional with a lot of laid-back and natural elements, so I like to layer in items that I have collected over the years that make me think of trips taken or specific moments in time,” she says. If you want to take a step further, go for holiday decorations that stand out without appearing too out of place) against your decoration and interior design theme. So if your home is super maximalist and bright, see how all-white holiday decorations look like.
Go Bold With Your Greenery
The mantle she describes as “festive, classic, colonial, with a touch of whimsy all in one It also offers the perfect focal point for the guerrilla commissioned by Hammond. “This year I was really inspired by all the natural tones and wanted to keep the vibe earthy,” she says. “The garland I had made was a mix of cypress, seeded eucalyptus, firs and olive leaves which I love and has a European flair to it.”
Use What You’ve Got
This emphasis on natural materials has also reached the bedroom decoration of Hammon, with plentiful greenery. She also used her canopy bed frame greatly by hanging a cornice and twinkle lights. Thanks to the tiny holiday home, which is reminiscent of Hammond’s childhood, the festive Vignette of a bedside dresser adds some extra fancy to the room.
Create Clever Collections
The retro-inspired bottle brush trees are also present in the house in addition to the mini-holiday homes. These mini trees are a wonderful and inexpensive way to give your room an extra dose of festive flair. Hammond, however, advises waiting until January when it comes to the purchasing of your holiday décor.
“If there are certain decorations or ornaments you have been eyeing, wait until after the holiday to purchase since most stores have sales immediately following the new year,” she says. “And then by the next holiday season you open new gifts from what you purchased the year earlier.”
Find Your Favorite Shops
Hammond herself has a few outlets that she’s going back to time and again as she’s shopping for holiday products. “I have a few local stores that I like—Kate Lester Home and Rolling Greens, the most insane nursery,” she says. “Web sites such as Terrain, Anthropology, West Elm and McGee & Co. are fine, then. I would say at least half of my holiday décor is from Anthropologie and Terrain—they always have the cutest ornaments!”
Hammond says that if you don’t want to spend money on fresh garlands and wreaths, you should go to the tree lot and ask them for their parts to be cut and to make their own. DIY wreaths are a great choice for you. If you are interested in embroidery, try embroidery hoop Christmas wreaths. It would look lovely, leaning on a mantelpiece with other festive decorations, or hanging from a wall.
“ If it’s too overwhelming to make your own, you can sprinkle fake garlands with the fresh eucalyptus that makes them all fresh.”
It’s certainly not an easy feat to make wreaths, so before you start, do some research and figure out which designs you like best.
Stay True to You
Overall, however, when it comes to holiday decoration, Hammond has a clear idea. “Do what makes you happy as long as it still looks good,” she says.
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