Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hello Michelle Morgan Harrison

Obsessed does not even begin to describe my feelings toward Michelle Morgan Harrison's Christmas decor as featured in Connecticut Cottages and Homes December '08 issue.

What a great DIY idea for an advent calendar.

I am a huge fan of paperwhites during this time of year - although I must admit - the one's I purchased last year did not smell so great at all. Has anyone else ever had this issue with these flowers?

I purchased little houses similar to the ones above at Homegoods last year. I love the books wrapped in craft paper and ribbon.

Great silver wreath. I plan on making one Eddie Ross style with some green, gold and silver ornaments purchased from Target last year.

I love the simplicity of it all - the colors are subtle and not overdone, and the effect is absolutely beautiful.

I really like the look of the pale blue buffet and that ornate gold mirror.

I would love to come home to this everyday!

This home literally has it all for me - paperwhites, sage, burlap, greenery, and silver. I'm on a mission to create a Holiday look in my home that is as refreshing, soothing, and stunning as this. Last weekend I planted some paperwhite bulbs that I purchased at Home Depot - I'm hoping they will look as beautiful as hers by Christmas. I am on the hunt for the perfect sage satin ribbon, I have a burlap tree skirt that I basically just cut out of a big piece of burlap fabric I purchased at JoAnn's last year. All of that along with some greenery and I'm hoping to come close to this look.

What is your favorite thing to see in Holiday decor?

All images via here, here, and Habitually Chic


  1. oh I love this! Love the simplicity of green and white... and I agree, I'd love to come home to that gate everyday!

  2. walk through that gate to my home everyday would be amazing!! Beautiful images and thrilled to find your blog!

  3. You found my dream home! so many beautiful things to be inspired by. I just planted my paperwhites the other day...I hope I'm not too late. I guess we are getting our first snow tomorrow night, did you hear?

  4. I actually remember this lovely home - beautiful. Paperwhites are my absolutely favorite for this time of year - and although I've never had BAD smelling paperwhites, I have certainly have some that haven't had much of a scent. Off to get some today hopefuly!

  5. I admire this home. Very lovely. Thanks for sharing.
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