Decorating Windows, Doors and the Mudroom for Christmas

Oh boy where has the time gone? It is already time to decorate for Christmas. I decided to start with the outside with the doors and work my way inside to the mudroom and windows.

1. I made this wreath with Boxwood, Ribbon, Starfish and Sand Dollars. This was taken during the day but I put lights on it too, and I just love it! It cost about $23 total.

Photos: Liz Donnelly

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2. Just inside this door is our mudroom, this is a very busy space! The dogs hang out here and so do all shoes, and backpacks. Here I have used a 36″ magnolia wreath, sugared pears, and burlap ribbon. It kicks off my holiday décor in a big way. Olive our little dog loves the new addition to the space…our Lab is not sure it suits her, so she is still hanging out on the benches.

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3. The next step was to decorate the windows. I love these silver glittery reindeer, I added mini silver Christmas balls all are hung with fishing line. On the windowsill I have used pine branches, extra silver balls and a small arrangement of Peonies. It is simple but very pretty.

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I have gotten a lot done over the last few days. The next post will be on holiday table-scapes. I hope you like my doors, windows and mudroom!

Happy decorating.

Best, Celia

Thank you Liz Donnelly for the photos!!!

 

Great Bathroom Ideas

I am inspired by these bathrooms. Each has an idea that I would recommend incorporating if you are planning a renovation.

I think this mirrored vanity could really make a small space feel bigger.

www.bhg.com
http://www.bhg.com

I love the floating drawers above the toilet, great extra storage.

www.bhg.com
http://www.bhg.com

This is a fabulous idea…using doors from a vintage or antique cabinet on a built-in unit.

www.bhg.com
http://www.bhg.com

This off-center vanity helps you to use a small space wisely.

www.celiabedilia.com
http://www.celiabedilia.com

I love the shower boxes in this all white shower. The glass tile is very effective.

www.celiabedilia.com
http://www.celiabedilia.com

All glass showers open up small spaces…this is a great use of a small space.

www.hgtv.com
http://www.hgtv.com

This open old-fashioned double sink is a great way to allow two to use a small area. The peg board towel rack is clever too!

www.hgtv.com
http://www.hgtv.com

Using a large print or bold colored wallpaper in a small bathroom can give it pizzazz.

www.housebeautiful.com
http://www.housebeautiful.com

I love designing bathrooms. They are so important to a home. The key to a well designed bathroom is to use every inch of your space. Measure your space and full it up with function!

Are you doing a bathroom renovation? Let me know what you are doing, send photos and ask me about your dilemmas.

Thank you for stopping by. Keep cool in this hot weather.

Best, C

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Daily Deals

Here are my deals of the day

1. Joss and Main: Baxton Studio Chair $329.99 www.jossandmain.com

2. One Kings Lane: Zentique (great company I love cabinets) nesting tables $99.99 www.onekingslane.com

3. One King Lane: Vintage Alibaster lamp (very cool) $299.99 www.onekingslane.com