Interior Design Ideas: Simple and Easy Ideas for Holiday Decorations

Jaime Moore had long admired a stately Greek Revival house on Hingham’s main town center thoroughfare. So when the new owners asked for help with the design, she was thrilled. Recently, she transformed a room that was a landing space for random kids stuff into a cozy hangout, then decorated it with classic touches for the holidays. “The previous owners used the space as a dining room even though there was an adjacent dining room,” explains the founder of James Studio Interiors. “Now it’s perfect for family game nights and cocktail parties with friends.”

1 Virtually indestructible polypropylene blanket in a vintage style was the starting point. “We pulled out the aqua tones for the accessories, including the Johanna Howard mohair throws,” says Moore.

2 “Sofas would have cluttered this typical long, narrow New England room,” says Moore. Instead, she gathered four comfortable the couches wrapped in a soft, performance fabric around the existing leather ottoman.

3 Figge Floral Studio created the magnolia Garland for the coat. Moore wove bulk eucalyptus leaves from Hingham Greenery. “Eucalyptus smells good and dries well,” she says.

4 Nutcracker from the owners collection stands a sentinel over the fireplace and dots the shelves. The client’s grandfather carved the swan and wooden ducks as Christmas presents. “The personal touches really make it feel like you’re in the owner’s home,” Moore says.

5 The designer added pine cones and eucalyptus leaves to the boxwood flower crowns from Trader Joe’s, as well as simple red bows. “I hang them on clear Command hooks and get the drop just by retying the ribbon,” she shares.

6 Moore Painted The carpentry off-white paint for added warmth. The navy blue grass fabric wallcovering on the back of the bookcase highlights the exhibits.


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