Once again, plaid is in and just in time for the holidays! Whether you’re looking for a bright plaid sweater for your favorite fashionista or you’re going with the more subtle and masculine “shadow plaids” for your shy guy, the store shelves sure are stocked with plenty of this pattern! But it’s not just the clothing stores that have fallen in love these jolly fine lines….There’s a place for plaid in our hearts, too!
In this Drexel room, we used the York Chair, from our d emporium collection, custom upholstered in a red, black and beige plaid fabric as inspiration for our holiday decorating! The various shades of red in the glass ornaments on the side table and mantelpiece, the red holly berries and wreath all complement the red in the upholstery of the chair. To add a festive variety to our rosy scheme, we also threw in a few classic holiday accents in gold and green!
Because of its dynamic versatility, plaid is the perfect pattern for any season. If you liked our holiday vision for this chair, imagine how great it would look in the summertime next to a big vase of fresh red flowers! Or what about on Valentine’s Day with a red chenille blanket draped over the arm? When it comes to plaid, the possibilities are endless!
We wish you a very merry holiday season and happy planning (in plaid) from all of us here at Drexel Heritage!
No parking, crowded stores and long lines – last minute holiday shopping will leave you, well…seeing red. On the other hand, our last minute decorating in this Drexel Heritage room will have you seeing red in a whole new way!
Custom-finished in a bright and jolly red, we choose this Everett Dining Table from our Gourmet Dining collection as the focal point for the room. Accents of red in the plaid custom upholstery, cloth napkins, glass ornaments and beads add a striking parallel against the table.
To complement our use of red, we paired the color with another holiday classic – green! Courtesy of Mother Nature, we gathered holly branches (with glossy red berries) and magnolia leaves to create this festive display. In order to transition the merry theme of red and green into the living room, we placed a second holly and magnolia display (along with a tall and chic red candlestick) next to the threshold.
In the living room, the red couch looks just as jolly against a background of evergreens and twinkling lights.
By putting a new twist on furniture and color schemes you already have in your home, you can save a lot of time (and money) with your holiday decorating, leaving you more time to brave the stores and get a little shopping done! Stay tuned for more beautiful holiday photos and decorating ideas, and happy holidays from all of us here at Drexel Heritage!
As the old saying goes, home is where the heart is – it’s the table where your family has gathered for generations, it’s the chair where you can relax after a long day of work and it’s the bed where you can rest easy at night, knowing you are surrounding by the people you love. So this holiday season, why not use the furniture you know best to inspire holiday decorations you will love!
In this first Drexel room, we used the silver and gold in our custom upholstery chair and hall chest as inspiration for our holiday décor. Shiny, stacked presents, adorned with gold and silver wrapping paper and ribbons, make a bold and festive statement. Similarly, gold and silver ornaments displayed in a glass bowl add a nice touch atop the chest. To complement our metallic color scheme, we also threw in a few purple accents here and there that really make this corner of the room pop!
By using furniture and color schemes that you already have, you can save a lot of time (and money) with your holiday decorating and bring your everyday pieces to life during this magical season. Stay tuned for more beautiful holiday photos and decorating ideas, and happy holidays from all of us here at Drexel Heritage!
As the temperature outside gets colder and colder, what better excuse do you need to spend time indoors working on a redesign project? And while grey and gold may seem like an unlikely pair this winter season, we think otherwise!
It’s not just clothing stylists, like Jennine, who are going for gold this season. ELLE shared some favorite fall makeup and beauty products, all meeting the “gold standard.” InStyle named gold as one of fall’s hottest colors and posted pictures of Jennifer Lopez sporting a glitzy golden cocktail dress and a more everyday version designed by Michael Kors. Real Simple also named gold the color of the season, suggesting readers add a few sparks to their wardrobe by mixing it with more subtle colors like grey.
In this Drexel room, the splashes of gold in the upholstery of the chair and ottoman, frame of our Gatwick Cocktail Table, accents on our Miller Hall Chest and flowers give this grey room a not-so-grey feel. “Gold will brighten up grey’s boring tendencies,” writes Jennine, and we would like to add a little something else to that — gold warms up grey’s cold tendencies.
When it comes to decorating with patterns, we’ve realized something – there’s a pattern to it! You either can’t get enough or think they’re just too much! Luckily, there’s a pattern for every preference in our Drexel Heritage Custom Upholstery collection. Check out these examples!
For all of you pattern lovers out there who just can’t get enough of the eye-popping designs and bright colors, here’s a way to make a bold statement – try upholstering an entire piece of furniture with a funky, large-scale pattern. In the photo below, we really love the way the shades of pink in the fabric (introduced at High Point Market in October) pop against the neutral tones in this Drexel dining room.
A little too much? Try using patterns in just a few accessories instead. In this Drexel living room, we used the same pattern in blue for a couple of the throw pillows. They still make a statement without being too overwhelming.
We hope these tips will prove useful during your next interior design endeavor!