Here’s a look at what we’re loving from around the web this week…
Inside a Festive Southern-Meets-English Home
Designer Catherine Olasky’s Houston home is a delightful mashup of Texan and English style, made even more lovely with the addition of Christmas decor for the holiday season. The home’s mix of ladylike prints and classic antiques is inspired by her time living abroad in London, while her Texas roots show through in its distinct, more-is-more aesthetic.
Dine Like Santa and His Staff
As part of its Imagined Dinner Party series, the Impatient Foodie blog landed on a seasonal theme for its newest addition, dreaming up what Santa and his elves might dine on before departing from the North Pole on Christmas Eve. They chose something hearty and comforting (to provide plenty of fuel for delivering presents, of course), including gravlax, brodo with dumplings, and something called Sugar Plum Fairy Puffs. All we’ve got to say is: Can we be invited to next year’s?
Do a Family-Friendly Christmas
Since the birth of her adorable children, design star Emily Henderson has been serving up some of the best advice on decorating in a kid-friendly but stylish manner. Her home’s traditional-meets-whimsical Christmas look is no exception, with Emily putting it best: “It’s like my inner party girl called a meeting with my inner toddler and they styled out my house together.”
Host a Cocktail Party the Fashion-Girl Way
We’ve long been fans of fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff’s approachable yet high-style aesthetic (check out our makeover of her Brooklyn apartment here!), so of course we’re loving every detail of her recent cocktail party. From the lush centerpiece made of succulents to picture-perfect cheese and crudité platters to the low-key but sophisticated decor, we’re saving this scene as inspiration for our next holiday soiree.
Experience Christmas in The Big Easy
Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar travels to New Orleans for the holidays, delighting in the city’s eclectic foodie scene, gorgeous historic architecture, and incomparable Cajun charm. From a two-mile train ride through a festive light display to an Instagrammable affogato bar, discover the best places to explore in The Big Easy over the Christmas season.