Country Living...Island Dreaming

December 7, 2011

Decorating the Foyer for Christmas

Having an open staircase
makes it fun when it comes time to hang the Christmas garlands.
I feel like this is one of the most important areas
of the house to decorate

because it is the first place guests step in.

Of course, most of my close friends and family
come through the garage
when they stop over.
Maybe I should have hung garland in there!

I used darker red bows to match the fruit on the garland,

and to go with the rug I have by the door.

I carried the bows over to the mirror.
But the red on my table is a little brighter.

And the poinsettias are bright Christmas red too.

I kept things pretty simple here.
Some fresh greens with fake berries.

And a Pier One lantern
which I realized a minute ago,
still has a raffia bow on top from the fall.
I will be changing that to a Christmas one!

Another angle of the stairs.

And up we go
(to the boob lights!)

And the view into the living room.
Thanks for stopping by!

Have you decorated your entry yet?

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  1. So pretty Shelley! I use to love to decorate my staircase when we had one.

  2. Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

    You are so blessed and have such lovely taste!

    Am still recovering (had mini-surgery myself and hubby goes in soon to his! What a holiday pair!)

    Truly, the holiday spirit is always in the heart, and I love how you always share it with others through your blog.

    Best wishes to all your family!

    (sand and sea aka beachside cottage)

  3. What an awesome space you have, Shelley! Love your grand staircase in all it's Christmas looks so festive and welcoming. Time to have a party!!

  4. Your house is looking so festive! I'm sure that guests walk in and say, "Wow"!

  5. Shelley -that certainly makes me wish I had a staircase, just beautiful! It's been a treat following along with your holiday decorating!

  6. Wow! I absolutely love it all. The lantern with ornaments is my favorite thing. Gorgeous! :)

  7. Just beautiful and I am still cracking up about the lights! Your a riot, I would have never noticed that.
    I haven't done mine yet, maybe this weekend.

  8. You have created a lovely and inviting entryway! I can't get over how much my foyer looks like yours. Even the adjacent rooms {even though I had the builder block the entrance from the foyer}. I'm going to have to peak into some of your old post to get more inspiration. thanks.

  9. I love the way you draped your staircase with garland. Beautiful!

  10. Hi Shelley! Your home is beautifully decorated! I love all of your Christmas decor! Thank you for the wonderful tour!


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