Morgan began PepperDesignBlog.com as a creative outlet and to share with readers the renovating adventures of her and her husband's 1930s California bungalow. She is mom to baby Liv and a full time marketing & branding consultant, and in her spare time Morgan shares home, entertaining and wardrobe inspiration and diy ideas through PepperDesignBlog.com. Come check it out!
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It's officially the start of winter! What I love most about this season — besides cozy Pendleton blankets and hot cocoa with marshmallows — is the beautiful white decor that emerges. Here are a few sparkly, whimsical and white-washed ideas to keep a home fresh and in season. — Morgan from Pepper Design Blog
I tend to switch out artwork around my home based on the season, and this photo is just magical. It puts me in the mood for fireside hot chocolate, and it would look great framed on the mantle or mixed in with other wall art.
These are so creative! Add a beautiful silver serving paper as a backing for plates and platters to serve yummy appetizers or desserts. They are a festive way to decorate your buffet table or serving dishes. Plus, when the night is over, simply toss them away; they keep your dishes that much cleaner.
Make over your couch and side chairs with festive foil-printed pillows. These would look lovely pulled out just for the holidays, paired with red and white pillows for a little Christmas bling, or blue for a Hanukkah celebration.
I love these birch candle holders. They would look beautiful displayed all year long, but they would be perfect for winter dinner parties. Use them with tapered candles or fashion a place card to the top for a unique table setting.
This chandelier is designed to catch and reflect its soft glowing light, a perfect effect for cozy winter decorations. I would hang it in an unusual location (over a bed or favorite reading nook, or even unwired above a large, free-standing tub) as a statement piece.
This beautiful sunburst mirror is a showstopper and would be stunning placed up above the fireplace or in the entry of a home. I love the muted metallic finish and the light-catching bevel cut of the glass.
This is the perfect sparkly accent for holiday home decorating; the sequins are so fun! This little guy is small enough to be stowed away for the rest of the year, or if you love him a ton, keep the pillow out all year long and rotate in a few fresh, spring colors come March.
This soft platinum runner is ideal for the holidays. Pair it with snowflake-printed cloth napkins for an elegant New Year's Eve dinner or with contrasting peacock blues and bright greens for a festive Christmas brunch.
The texture on this silver, tapered vase helps mute down any overbearing shiny silver, making it a lovely home accent piece for a bookshelf or console table. I love the frosted feel, and it's perfect for the holiday season.
These gold dahlia placemats are stunning year-round, but they would be so beautiful for a New Year's Eve dinner! Layer them over a brightly colored placemat or even pair them with a natural linen napkin for a beautiful place setting.
I love the brushed stainless steel finish of these vases. Fill in a ho-hum bookshelf with a few frosted silver accents for a fresh, seasonal feel, or line a table runner with these simple vases for a creative centerpiece. Maybe put a few white daisies in each to bring in some living decor.
A chevron wool rug is perfect underfoot this winter, and the herringbone pattern is a subtle way to bring in the trendy print. The neutral shades of this rug would look wonderful in a bedroom, living room or even dining room. This rug is just plain cozy.
Add a little snowflake sparkle to your tabletop by incorporating a die-cut placemat like this Crate & Barrel version. Lay it over different styles of placemats or tablecloths for several different looks.
These bronzed branch curtain tie-backs are a gentle nod to the winter season, and they bring in just the right amount of whimsical flair. I'm a huge fan of decorating with branches, and I love that these are just one more way to incorporate the look.
This has every reason why winter is wonderful! Keep this print around for the three coldest months of the year to remember why we love winter so much. I like to keep a spare frame or two just for such seasonal prints.
Block-print textiles are some of my favorites, and I love this light blue chrysanthemum set of cloth napkins. They would be lovely for a winter tablescape this season, or for any time of the year! I'm picturing these pairing perfectly with an all-white and natural table setting for winter or with bright pastels for the spring.
I would serve up some delicious holiday cookies on this beautiful snowflake plate this season. It's a stunning piece to showcase all winter, perhaps on a plate stand on a console table. The subtle gold design in the clear glass will match just about anything.
I would use this tray to serve up New Year's Eve champagne this winter, and then keep it around the rest of the year as a couch tray for drinks at any party. I love the white-washed rattan; it would tie in so nicely with the rest of my winter decor.