I decorated the house the weekend after Thanksgiving and by now I've actually re-arranged some items. This group of objects is what you see as you walk up the stairs from the front door. To the right is the living room and we call this room the library because it holds the majority of our books.
This Japanese folding screen is holding a gold embroidered Indian sari and a pine cone garland tied in place with satin ribbon. I bought the garland to drape over the headboard of our bed and then decided that might look great but would drive both of us crazy since bits of debris fall off every time you bump it.
This bowl of blue ornaments was on our dinner table but I decided I wanted to play with linens and dishes and didn't want to be tied to a color scheme. That makes it sound like we're planning on a lot of entertaining which is not the case. I just like to play with my dishes.
The bowl of ornaments was sitting on this Indian embroidered runner along with silver lantern-style candleholders. But I decided the colors would work as well with the couch in this room.
This room clearly shows that I don't adhere to a red/green holiday scheme. Nor do I depend on evergreens to set the mood. Much more fun to use what you have and figure out how to turn it into Christmas decor.
Next up: The red room.