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January 27, 2021

Our clients wanted their new home to be a little glam and full of color! We took that to heart, and started planning a palette of orange, blue, purple, and lots of gold! Some of the other items on the clients’ wishlist included a white couch and a live edge dining table, which we checked off with style. The purple, patterned wallpaper in the guest bathroom and the large, navy blue and gold art in the living room are two of our favorite moments in the house!

Office Design

Great Room Design

Master Bedroom Design

Guest Room

We hope you enjoyed this project, and that it inspires you to add a splash of color to your home. Tell us your favorite part in the comments below!

XOXO,

RWD

Drama Mama

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Slaying Sink

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Pink Play

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Textures and Tones

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Blue Bliss

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Pretty Penny

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Dark and Glossy

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Gorgeous and Grey

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Industrial Hilltop House

Serine Spa

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Which bathroom is your favorite?!

XOXO,

RWD

View the Lights of the Fab 40s

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If you live in Sacramento, odds are you have been to the Fabulous 40s (a neighborhood in East Sacramento famous for it’s beautiful houses) to view the lights. Whether you prefer walking the neighborhood or driving street to street, it’s always a fun Christmas activity. The wondrously lit decorations make for good memories, especially when paired with a cup of hot cocoa and a group of friends.

Sacred Heart Home Tour

A Merry Mid Mod Christmas

The Sacred Heart Home Tour is a beloved tradition in Sacramento and always proves to be fun for everyone, especially the lover of Christmas decorations and beautiful homes. This event also takes place in the Fab 40s and raises money for the Sacred Heart Parish School. We’ve decorated two homes for the tour (which you can read about here and here) and the sense of community at the event is always heart-warming.

Watching Movies

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Is anything better than gathering the family together, building a fire, and watching classic Christmas movies? Some of our favorites include Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Santa Claus, Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas Vacation, and of course, Elf! But what makes this tradition so special is that every family has their own list of holiday movies that they watch together every year.

Baking Cookies

Baking and decorating Christmas cookies is a fun holiday season activity for everyone! The trick is making many MANY batches of cookies including sugar cookies (to cut into shapes and decorate), gingerbread cookies, snow balls, and probably something with chocolate or cinnamon. Your whole family will be visiting soon, so you need lots and lots of cookies anyways, right?

Decorating the House

Stringing up the garland, putting the home-made ornaments on the tree, laying out the nativity scene, and placing a wreath on the front door always brings the holiday spirit home. This tradition is made better by Christmas music playing, a fire in the fireplace, and a cup of eggnog or mulled wine in hand as the family gathers and gets the job done!

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

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Whether you go to a parking lot to pick your tree or cut one down on your own, having the perfect Christmas tree is a favorite Christmas activity! It’s always fun having the family together, preferably with warm beverages, wandering around, looking for the perfect tree, because of course there is a tree destined for your family! The hunt for that tree is bound to make for some good memories.

Seeing the Nutcracker

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The Sacramento Ballet puts on a beautiful production of the Nutcracker every year! Getting the family or a group of friends together to watch the beauty of this classic story unfold is always a highlight of the season. Even when we watch it every year, it never gets old!

To us, it seems like the common thread through all of these activities are that they are made better by having loved ones (and often a warm drink!) around, which is of course what makes the season so special! Every family will have their own holiday traditions, so please share with us what your favorite tradition is!

XOXO,

RWD

Put a Little Flower On It

A couple of years ago, we designed this floral tree with live flowers for our Sacred Heart Home Tour show house! The effect was incredible and the room smelled amazing. The next year, we did another floral tree, but with faux florals!! Whether you’re using real flowers or fake, we LOVE this twist on Christmas tree decorations!

If you don’t want to cover your tree in florals, adding a few here and there still adds a fresh and cheery effect!

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Pick a Theme and Stick To It

Themed trees are fun and can add a lot of character to a room! Nowadays, there are so many options for ornaments, so whatever theme you chose, there are bound to be lots of options for ornaments within that theme!

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This sweet tree is another great example of how cute a themed tree can be!

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Pom Poms!

Trim the tree in something a little different, like pom poms! You can either buy some, or try to make them. They’re really easy to make, and there are lots of tutorial videos on YouTube!

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Our pom pom tree from the 2018 Sacred Heart Home Tour was covered in handmade poms! We made them in multiple colors, and accented them with felt garland.

Unexpected Color Pops

Pink isn’t typically usually used for decorating at Christmas time, but trimming the tree in an unexpected pop of color is bound to make a statement and draw a smile!

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Blue is another unusual Christmas color, but was used so beautifully in this home! Pick your favorite color, or a color that will compliment your home decor, and go for it!

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Are you going to try to implement any of these ideas into your home this year?! Let us know!

XOXO,

RWD