OUR HOLIDAY DECOR: Gold/White/Silver + Black/Green

…wishing you the merriest…

As I mentioned, this year we initially went for the gold/white/silver look. Pretty, but kinda boring….

Then I saw the inspiration to add black/white/green into the mix for a little pop. And while I didn’t have the time to add it to the tree, I was able to find black/white gift wrap and green ribbon at Target…score!

I had to hang the David Hicks’ La Fiorentina stockings that Melanie of Plum Cushion made for me with extra fabric from my pillows last year.

And isn’t anything more festive with Lucite candlesticks and Jonathan Adler gold bud vases? Especially with the lights we added to the West Elm bay leaf garland we’ve had for years.

And here’s our Christmas card — see I told you, I went all out with this look as best I could two weeks before Christmas!

Wishing you the merriest holiday! I am overworked and overtired, so I’m definitely looking forward to a week in Napa and hoping to come back refreshed. I’ll think of you as I down that ’96 Montelena cab. ;0)

And remember the gray/white/orange baby shower and nursery scheme? Well…he’s here! So I’ll also get to meet my new nephew too, born 2 days ago!!!

Thank you for visiting me here on this little page! I am extremely appreciative, especially lately as I’ve been here, there, everywhere. I’ve got some positively lovely posts set up for next week, to get us all on the right (heeled) foot for the new year!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. We have a very similar color scheme going as well! I love the b/w/green touches, will have to remember that for next year (maybe with pink?!).

  2. Beautiful as always Erika! You are so talented! I’m feeling very homesick right now and missing all of you very much! Have a great Christmas season!

  3. I love the tree and definitely not boring. I’d say restrained. I can stand the trees that look like Christmas threw up all over them. Wishing you and your fam (including the new wee one) a Merry Merry Christmas!!

  4. A new look for shop talk! When did I miss this?

    I love your Xmas color scheme. So understated but classy. Have a wonderful time in Napa!!!! And congrats on the new addition to your extended family. 🙂

  5. loved your christmas card!! simplicity and tasteful with a lovely little face brighting everything! I am impressed by how similar your fireplace is to mine.. the moldings, tv. little space to add stuff…
    well, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Erika!! the best for you three and your extended family!

  6. Love your decorations and card, E! Have the merriest Christmas ever and I am hoping and praying that 2012 is your bestest year ever. I am so happy to have gotten to know you this year!
    -e (modern24seven)

  7. Lovely tree and packages!! As you already know, I’m a huge fan of your holiday cards and your incredibly adorable daughter! Have the Merriest of Christmas in Napa and enjoy your time off! Looking forward to your posts next week! xoxoxo