The last room I decorated was the Media Room simply dressed for Christmas.
Using Holiday pillows which can be taken into the Winter months,
and a few things here and there to give the room a festive look.
A monogrammed fur trimmed pillow and fur throw (Pottery Barn) give the brown leather sofa
a bit of a punch and added texture.
A reproduction Santa on the tray with vintage books and accessories.
I love to use my Vintage Charles Dickens books throughout the year,
and especially at Christmas.
More Wintery themed pillows on the chairs.
I placed both real and faux birch branches in the antique French gathering basket,
that I originally had in the Great Room. However, it seemed a bit too busy
in the foyer, so it went down to the kitchenette area in the Media Room.
A great carved swan from friends many years ago, vintage grain sacks,
and one of my favorite ribbon banner sits on top of the antique pie safe.
This is a very comfortable room, yet we rarely use it.
The room gets used when we have a large crowd as there is lots of seating in this room.
A great room for TV or movie viewing with the surround sound.
Across from the seating/sofa area is the TV and fireplace flanked by bookcases.
I kept it really simple with a lush garland and some deer on the mantel.
The candlesticks seem to be a staple on the mantel.
In years past, I would hit the garden centers that carried high quality wreaths,
garlands, and Christmas decor, the day after Christmas for their super sales.
I would usually get these particular greenery items at 75% off.
Did you spy the red wreath in the above photo?
It is one that my friend Martha made. I told you that she was Martha Stewart’s clone!
Or maybe Martha Stewart is her clone.
Several years ago, my hubby hung grasscloth wallpaper
on the back of the bookcases. It really added great warmth and texture.
I got the thumbs up for keeping it simple … well, fairly simple in this room.
I am still doing lots of Holiday prep….need one more day of shopping for gifts,
and then meal planning, and hopefully some fun in-between.
Hope you are enjoying the week either “wrapping up” your Holiday preparations
or sitting back and enjoying what the Season of Joy brings to us.
I will be back to wish you Great Tidings of Joy later this week.
In the meantime…..Have a Very Merry Week!!
Oh!…and P.S. !! … All of the above photos were taken by one of my
Christmas presents … my new iPhone 7 Plus … it takes amazing photos.
Thought I would put down my DSLR yesterday and play with my new phone!