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I'm Jonathan Stiers (pronounced Styers). Join me as I share my adventures in food, design, entertaining and travel. I hope you enjoy and find some inspiration!

Christmas 2017

I can't believe it's already Christmas! This year has definitely been one of my favorites. Earlier this year I started to slowly refresh my decor. I've always loved blue and white. So, after repainting my walls antique white, I started to introduce pops of indigo. Pillows are an easy way to update you decor, so I started there. Then, I began to add other decor accents like ginger jars and a couple of blue area rugs.

Throughout the year, I kept adding more blue accents, and it was towards the end of summer that my Christmas theme started to take shape. I knew I wanted a flocked tree and since I had so much blue throughout the house, I knew I wanted to continue the theme for Christmas. I found the perfect indigo ornaments and added complimentary silver and white ornaments, that I've collected over the years. Additional accents of gold tied everything together from my tree-topper, to my gold framed mirror. 

I love a monochromatic wrapping theme. Here, I used blue paper with blue grosgrain ribbon and added pops of white with blue in addition to a beautiful blue and white striped paper.

Christmas doesn't have to begin and end in the living room. This year, I decided to change out my everyday bedding to this beautiful tartan plaid. Hanging lights can make any space feel festive.

Nutcracker
Seasons Greetings

While I didn't hang lights this year, I did decide to liven up the porch with this 6ft nutcracker, holiday pillows and welcoming Seasons Greeting sign. 

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Donuts

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Donuts