Holiday’s Grand Entrance

by —9 December 2015

Help your front entry be the star on your street

When it comes to decking out your home with a holiday flair, truly anything goes in 2015 —from posh candy cane sophistication to décor dripping with sparkle and shine. To give you some last minute ideas, we asked the design experts at Gainan’s Flowers & Gifts to show off three different looks that are sure to appeal to all kinds of tastes. As you count down the days to Christmas, why not take a few of their cues to ramp up the festive feelings in your home before Ole Saint Nick arrives.

CANDY CANE SOPHISTICATION

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Materials with texture are taking center stage for Christmas 2015. Think feathers, fur and as you can see here, twigs draped in vibrant red velvet flocking. Mix in a few sparkly white flocked branches and the look is one where classic meets modern. Instead of just one wreath, this door is decked with three in a vertical display with impact. Hung on metallic plaid ribbon, these wreaths are adorned with a mix of matte and shiny metallic red ornaments. A pair of ceramic pots are stuffed with mixed greens, red metallic jingle bells and red berries that have been flocked as well. It all adds up to subtle sophistication with a modern edge.

NATURE’S NOEL

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At this doorstep, you could say that the rustic charm has been taken up a notch. Here, you’ll find a wooden bucket filled with berries and bits of evergreen branches with a spray of birch tree limbs serving as a focal point. Instead of flanking the door with two of these arrangements, this look goes asymmetrical with a pair of tables and LED lanterns on the opposite side for a bit of whimsy. The wreath on the door not only offers flocked pine cones dressed up with red jingle bells, but texture is added with printed holiday themed burlap ribbon. It’s a look with texture and interest thanks to some of what nature has to offer — mixed evergreens, pine cones and branches. Call it a look with plenty of Montana charm.

TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST

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With this scene, you have a traditional feel with just a little extra sparkle, a little extra glitz. In fact, if there is one emerging trend for 2015, it’s glitz. Any kind of little extra that looks like it was plucked from a frosted winter wonderland is “en vogue.” This entry offers two vertical swags on each boldly painted red door. Tucked inside, you’ll find ornaments with silver and red accents in various sizes and shapes. Slim and lit Christmas trees planted in small square wooden planters alongside each door add that extra bit of festive flair. Pillars are accented with 6-foot lengths of ornament and light adorned garland. It’s a mix of color and sparkle that just screams Merry Christmas!

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