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Decking the Halls…At my House

December 21st, 2011

camille styles holiday christmas decorations boxwood garland

I took a little Twitter poll last week to find out if y’all wanted to see photos of my holiday decor…and let’s just say, you answered loud & clear! I have to admit that since it was our first year in our new house, the process of decorating the entire space was a little daunting since I had to start from scratch. But once I decided on a cohesive color palette (silver, white & evergreen) and a general vibe (a fresh take on traditional), I had a total blast. I used tons of boxwood garlands indoors & out, and gathered all the silver ornaments I could find for decorating the tree, filling vases and scattering on surfaces. Christmas is my favorite time of year, and the whole house feels completely magical…especially since I’ve been blasting awesome holiday playlists for the entire month of December. Keep reading for all the festive little details!

camille styles holiday christmas decorations boxwood garland

Since I hardly had any ornaments from our old house, I knew I had to be strategic to make an impact on such a big (10 foot!) tree without spending a fortune. Using our silver and white palette, I bought several inexpensive boxes of silver balls from Target, then splurged on some pricier, more special pieces to really make a statement. The gorgeous finial topper is from Ballard Designs.

camille styles holiday christmas decorations boxwood garland

My friend Ash from The Byrd Collective made this gorgeous arrangement; doesn’t it remind you of a snowy winter landscape? A collection of white & silver ornaments looks so charming piled in a vintage silver candy dish.

camille styles holiday christmas decorations boxwood garland

Yay! Adam & I finally got stockings this year. I felt so legit picking them up from the monogrammed. A bay leaf garland and mercury glass votives finish off the mantle.

camille styles holiday christmas decorations boxwood garland

Anyone else share my obsession with glittered woodland creatures?

camille styles holiday christmas decorations boxwood garland

More silver balls, surrounding a pine-scented white candle in a hurricane vase. When it’s lit, the candlelight bounces off the little disco balls and casts such a magical glow around the room.

camille styles holiday christmas decorations boxwood garland

Raise your glass…

camille styles holiday christmas decorations boxwood garland

and toast to the season! Hope yours has been beautiful so far. And since I’m sure I’ll completely change our holiday look for next year, I’d love to hear all of your tried-and-true tips for decorating your homes for the holidays!

*photos by Hayden Spears

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26 Comments under :: Decking the Halls…At my House
  1. Gorgeous! Chic and stylish, as always. Happy holidays!

  2. Xio says:

    I ADORE your Christmas decor!!! The entrace of your home looks stunning! You did an outstanding job as always, Camille! Love it!!! I decorated with pale silver and golds too this Christmas…such a festive and elegant color palette!

  3. You are too sweet and you and your husband are just adorable! Being from Texas to I can appreciate the Austin landscape!!! And the Christmas decor is too die for! I didn’t expect anything but this from you Camille! I am always admiring you from afar! Hope you are having a fun time adding the holiday season to your new home! Cheers!

  4. Desiree says:

    Your house looks AHHMAZING— and you and your husband are the cutest! Happy holidays!

  5. Your house is beautiful! I love the garland at the entry!

  6. Oh, Camille… your holiday decor is stunning! My home is decorated in fresh greenery, silver and white and I’ve been doing it that way for over 20 years. It’s always timeless and chic! Merry Christmas to you and your family! xo

    • Camille Styles says:

      Marianne! You know what they say about great minds… ;) You really can’t go wrong with that palette. Just makes me feel warm & fuzzy inside!

  7. Wow – what a stunning home! Your decorations are gorgeous and the front of your house reminds me of a tranquil Mediterranean casa!

  8. Kara says:

    Lovely! If you don’t mind, where did you get the stockings from?

    Thanks!

  9. Roxy says:

    fresh and festive! darling picture of you and the mr.! happy holidays :)

  10. I hope I have a home as beautiful as yours one day. So lovely!

    XO~JD

  11. Rachie says:

    Just super stylish! I love the tree! Stunning! xx

  12. Will says:

    I adore that simple garland on the outside of your home, Cam. Great job!

  13. Cindy M says:

    Gorgeous decor! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and yours.

  14. andrea says:

    So so fabulous! My favorite is your outside entrance. Gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

  15. Phyllis says:

    So lovely! You have such style and classic taste with a neat touch of modern tossed in. Your home is always beautiful – especially during this fun time. You and your guy are also adorable. Such a happy post – thanks for sharing!

  16. Cindy Nichols says:

    Perfection! Thanks for sharing !

  17. chiara says:

    Love the monochromatic palette. I chose blue and silver this year…
    I want to try the “balls on a bowl” thingie!

  18. It’s totally gorgeous. Everything. A+

  19. You have a beautiful home Camille…Love your tree! My tree is pretty much the same color scheme!

  20. Kate says:

    Thank you, Camille! Everything looks beautiful.

  21. Annie Hall says:

    Camile your house looks beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us for Christmas.

  22. Amy says:

    Lovely Camille!!! I admit I also share your affinity for glittered and sparkly feathered friends as Christmas decor. :)

  23. sp says:

    Where did you find the white glass ball ornaments? They are exactly what I need!

  24. Marion Darbyshire says:

    Camille, I love everything you do! In particular I love the doors and windows on your house and was wondering where you got them. Thanks!

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