Sometimes simple is best. Like the holiday decor of Sara Ruffin Costello in her New Orleans home featured in the Wall Street Journal. For a holiday home tour, she hung cedar swags over every doorway and lined the mantel with poinsettias in simple white pots. The tree ornaments? Squares of heavy art paper with mini watercolor paintings done by family and friends.
And, geez. Check out that mirror. Love the holiday greeting written in red lipstick!
(excuse me, is that a gray wall behind those blueprints??)
My husband will begin renovations soon in his 'new' office space - the original US post office, built in 1923, in our small town. He has asked me to help a little with the interior decor. I was a little overwhelmed, to say the least, until we found the original blueprints for the building, drawn up between 1915 and 1918.
The blueprints were just the jumping-off point we needed. After flipping through page after page of the beautiful indigo sheets, we both knew that a few choice prints needed to be framed and featured in his offices.