Friday, December 11, 2009

Deck the Halls.......

When given the right attention, hallways can make a dramatic statement.

With the holidays here, don't limit your decorating to the larger rooms of your home!

I love this small tree. The gilded mirror is a fabulous backdrop for the  golden ornaments.

Some homes have large entryways that can handle full scale trees and decorations.

Hallways can set the stage for drama. Don't you love the classic proportions in this setting.

If your hallway is not a center of attention, a simple wreath hung over the window is a great decoration.

I love the bay leaf wreaths on the chairs...and the wrapped gifts balance the composition.

Hopefully, you have been good this year and will not need this pillow for Santa!

Ok, I know...this is not a hallway, but I love the treatment on the staircase and ornaments on the chandelier. The staircase space is similar to  the treatment of a hallway for decorating.

Gotta have mercury glass for Christmas. The frosted trees and baskets of pine cones add lots of texture...just don't forget to "Deck the Halls" for the holidays!


Trouvais said...

Hi Theresa. When we had no furniture we got the tallest every year they get smaller and thinner! Love the wreath over the window. Thanks for your sweet comment.Best wishes, Trish

Parisbreakfasts said...

I am definitely going to do that to my hallway...why did I hang pictures only on one side?
Sometimes one is so myopic!
Merci for the lovely post.
Now what to do with my ballroom?


Lee said...

I just discovered your blog from French Kissed.
You are a wealth of knowledge.
I will put you on my blog list also.

Theresa Cheek said...

LOL! I remember those days! Yes, we have a much smaller tree now, also!

Theresa Cheek said...

Oh Carol, you are not myopic! I am glad the post allowed you to see your home with fresh eyes.

Theresa Cheek said...

Another Texas girl! Good to meet you!

Lynne Rutter said...

what a pretty collection of images! i really have to hop on the xmas decor thing. nothing better to beat the dark and cold than tiny lights and pine boughs... and lots of gold!

Theresa Cheek said...
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Theresa Cheek said...

Thanks Lynne. Yes, lots of gold....water gilding to be exact! (Lynne just hosted a water gilding workshop at her studio in San Francisco.) Check out her blog-

Beth Connolly said...

Gorgeous examples. I try to decorate every room in the house for Christmas in some way.

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