My Holiday Decor

December 23, 2010 at 5:33 AM 16 comments

It starting to look a lot like Christmas!!  It hasn’t felt quite as Christmasy this year.  I think it’s because we decided to forgo getting a Christmas tree and a Christmas card, which I now regret.  My best friend, Lauren and her husband, are coming to town to celebrate Christmas and we’re having dinner at our place tonight.  I’m over the moon excited and I felt it was time I bring up the Christmas spirits in here…

My table:

I must say, I’m thrilled with how it turned out.  I used a vintage orangey, red and white striped fabric that was going to be used for a client’s room; I got 5 yards off of e-bay for $35.  We decided to go for a slightly different direction in my client’s room and so the fabric was going to go unused.  I figured it must come out and spruce up our table.

The feathers, I got from JoAnne’s for $0.50 each and all the rest is mine.  The plates are our every day plates from Pottery Barn – I love them!  The white napkins, silver napkin rings, table runner, gold balls and wine glasses are Pottery Barn.  Can you tell I once worked there? The gorgeous tall white candlesticks were a wedding gift from Gumps.

The green settee, I bought off of Craigslist earlier this year.  It used to reside in our living room and now usually sits under the bay window in our dining room.  But for Christmas that baby has got to take center stage at the dining room table.

The console table is from Ikea and then greenery was from Trader Joes.  The gorgeous silver candelabra were a generous wedding gift as was the beautiful copper champagne bucket.

There you have it, we’re all set for our dinner tonight and I only spent $5.00 on the feathers and $15.00 on the greenery.  Sometimes, it helps just to take what you already have and use it in different ways.  If you would like me to help decorate your place for the holidays or special event, please e-mail me at

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From Sofa to Settee Back to Sofa Merry Christmas

16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Julia Buckingham Edelmann  |  December 23, 2010 at 7:43 AM

    Your table looks amazing!
    And of course you were uber creative.
    Merry Christmas!

    • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 23, 2010 at 10:32 AM

      Thank you very much, Julia! That means a lot to me, coming from you. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • 3. Katy  |  December 23, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    While I was looking at the pictures I was thinking, that’s unlike Kate to go and buy a bunch of decorations for her holiday dinner. And you didn’t! It looks so beautiful and it barely cost anything! Luckily you have great stuff already, not to mention creativity and great taste! Have fun tonight!

    • 4. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 23, 2010 at 10:33 AM

      Oh yes, it was hard to justify spending a lot when we leave tomorrow for Christmas in LG. Thank you very much about the great stuff, creativity and great taste! We will have a blast tonight! Can’t wait to have you over for a dinner!

  • 5. caitlin  |  December 23, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    MARTHA!!!! Looks seriously lovely. Say hi to Lauren, and have a great time. 🙂

    • 6. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 23, 2010 at 10:37 AM

      Oh stop, you’re too kind! 🙂 Thank you! I will stay hi to Lauren for you! Wish you lived in Nor Cal instead of So Cal so you guys could come to dinner as well!

  • 7. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 23, 2010 at 10:38 AM


    • 8. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 23, 2010 at 10:42 AM

      Thanks, Mom! I’ve got to sign out of my account on your computer because it looks like I give myself some really nice compliments. But, I always appreciate yours!

  • 9. Elisabeth  |  December 23, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    i love it kate! merry christmas!

    • 10. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 23, 2010 at 11:26 AM

      Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too! I’ve been thinking of you – we’ll have to get together in the new year!

  • 11. Josh Gruetzmacher  |  December 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Hi Kate,
    Alexis and I are in love with your dining room setup. Well done!!!

    • 12. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 23, 2010 at 1:04 PM

      Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you guys when you get back!

  • 13. Erin Hernandez  |  December 23, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    looks amazingly beautiful and festive! what’s for dinner?

    • 14. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 23, 2010 at 5:13 PM

      Thank you! I much prefer decorating to cooking. 🙂 But dinner is pork, green beans and mash potatoes. That’s about as fancy as I can get. 🙂

  • 15. Lauren Grote  |  December 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    The table looked fabulous as did the rest of your place!! Thanks for dinner!!

  • 16. Gretchen  |  December 24, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    love love love it!


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