Interior Design by Lisa Luby Ryan, Veranda Magazine, Nov - Dec 2010. Photography by Erica George Dines
Here's an alternative to the traditional red and green Christmas decorations. Lisa Luby Ryan's interior design for this home in Dallas, Texas features holiday decorations in a Tiffany-like blue accented with white and the natural textures of raffia, burlap, and fresh greenery. Not everyone may appreciate a gift wrapped in burlap (i.e. my mother), no matter how trendy it is, but who wouldn't like to receive a gift that looks like a box from Tiffany's?
The gift-wrapped boxes also give me another idea. I still haven't found a reasonably priced Christmas tree skirt that I like and don't want to tackle sewing my own. Throughout the year, I've been saving cardboard boxes and plan to wrap the empty boxes and place them under the tree along with the gifts. We're not big gift-givers at my house anyway, so the wrapped boxes will hide the tree stand and keep it from looking so bare.
So, what do you think? Has anyone else tried this look before?