As much as I love holiday decor that’s sleek and sparkly…there’s just something about traditional shades of evergreen and cranberry in cozy textures that really makes me want to crank up the Christmas tunes. Tomorrow we’re kicking off the first in a series of holiday parties we designed with kate spade new york, and I couldn’t resist sharing a little sneak peek of the inspiration behind the shoot. Can’t give away too many details, but suffice it to say that there’ll be plenty of tartan plaid, toasty marshmallows, fireside board games and boozy eggnog involved. All the makings of a classic holiday gathering, catching up with family and friends over fireside chats and comfort food-fueled meals. I don’t know about you, but that’s what I’m really looking forward to about Christmas this year. Hope you’re all having a great start to this first week in December, and can’t wait to show you how the party came together in tomorrow’s post!

images sources {row 1} knitted blanket found via pinterest, three hats via the purl bee, girl with tartan blanket via classy girls wear pearls, nutmeg and whipped cream via oh so pictures {row 2} vintage scrabble via restoration hardware {row 3} red mug via donda lee’s, couple with string lights by sarah rhodes via ruffled, egg nog by jodi miller, star cookies via pinterest {row 4} socks around fire via good life of design, pine cones with bell by meredith purdue, sheepskin rug by christian schaulin for canadian house & home magazine, {row 5} s’mores by katherine martinelli, red bar cart from crate & barrel



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  1. 1
    Eleanor December 3, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up – Your Instagrams are such a tease!
    The warmth and comfort these images evoke truly lend to the Holiday spirit.

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    lauraboutique December 3, 2012 at 8:20 am

    These pictures all look so lovely and cozy! Just what christmas is all about! 🙂

  3. 3
    classiq December 3, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Is there a better recipe for December than cashmere and cocoa? 🙂

  4. 4
    Yelle December 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Love that you included Elsie and her beau from A Beautiful Mess!

  5. 5
    Laura @ Chaotic Domestic December 3, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I love these photos! I absolutely agree with you about living the rustic decorations and the evergreen and cranberry colors. These cozy pictures totally get me in the mood for Christmas!

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    [email protected] AtHomeinLove December 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Love this! I agree–I’m always torn between something sparkly and elegant and something cozy and rustic. These images are all beautiful.

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    MaureenStevens December 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    adore tartan! this looks so cozy & warm!

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    Chloe Moon December 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    What a beautiful collage! It’s the whole Christmas spirit in one! Pinning it! =)

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