Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Christmas Twist

Louis Guerra Design was presented with a challenge this past holiday season; decorate an entry foyer  staircase banister in a traditional home without using the traditional Christmas colors of green and red. 

The hallway wallpaper color of yellow was our inspiration. The result, Christmas with a twist of lemons. We swaged a faux garland decorated with German yellow glass lemon ornaments, gold velvet poinsettias, lime green glass ball ornaments and antique gold ribbon.  The challenge was met with an elegant non-traditional garland with a twist.

White Christmas

It was a White Christmas at an elegant estate in northern New Jersey. The living room's classic architecture and soft color theme of ivory and gold was our design inspiration.

We decided to complement the fireplace mantle with a realistic faux garland decorated with white Magnolia Grandiflora flowers, gold glass ornaments, pinecones, green velvet leaves, crystals and ribbons.

We anchored each side of the mantle with glass hurricanes and gold pillar candles. The end result was an elegant mantle.

Christmas Time

It's was Christmas time again and Louis Guerra Design had the pleasure once again of decorating this prestigious golf club in New Jersey. The club's traditional tudor architecture set the tone for the decor.

We started in the main lobby where we decorated the staircase banister with faux evergreen garlands accented with red and gold ornaments, pinecones, berries and ribbons.

We continued the decor through out the club with special attention to the dining room where we decorated the fireplace mantle, chandeliers and a 12 foot tree.

Thanks to Marisa Pellegrini for her great photographs.