Living up to the standards of Martha Stewart can be challenging when it comes to creating a winter wonderland in your home during the holiday season, but the most important thing to consider for any decorating project is to add your own personalized approach.
I recommend that before making any new purchases, take a full inventory of items you already have. I know from personal experience, each year I try to label my holiday items in storage bins and keep them as organized as possible —this makes life so much easier when getting ready the following season. After unpacking your holiday decor, it’s then time to start creating a scenic backdrop with decorative pillows, centerpieces, festive ornaments (depending on what holiday you may be celebrating) and lots of sentimental family holiday heirlooms—family photos, a special platter or set of glasses can really add a little something extra to the spirit of the holidays or winter season.
Pier 1 Imports in Southampton offers a wide variety of fun holiday ornaments and table top décor like napkins, place mats and runners. Check out their collection of sparkling glassware, china and tabletop décor. A few other favorites include; a red velvet beaded reindeer pillow, snowy pine wreath and topiary, a glitter Santa scooter and collection of holiday plates—www.pier1imports.com.
Prince of Scots in Water Mill offers an elegant collection of candles created by Lisa Carrier that will surely add that extra cozy ambiance to any room—www.princeofscots.com. Sea Green Designs where you can find earth-friendly home designs and assistance with your next interior design project, just settled into their new location on Jobs Lane in Southampton. With the holidays fast approaching, they have started to display great holiday décor and gift items. Stop by to see all their holiday and great gift offerings—www.seagreendesignsllc.com.
English Country Antiques located in Bridgehampton and Southampton carries a wonderful selection of elegant holiday pillows, tablecloths, bedspreads and décor. All your home needs and decorating items can be found at ECA. This holiday season stop by to see all they have to offer and make a change in the New Year with updated décor and furnishings—www.ecantiques.com.
If you love the theme of living in a cottage on the ocean, you will love Salty Home in the Bridgehampton Commons. Offering a beautiful selection of fine furnishings and décor—SH has it all. And, in honor of this holiday season, they are carrying an assortment of special festive items to choose from; wreathes, elegant ornaments, accessories and gift items, scented candles and much more can be found at this lovely boutique www.saltyhome.com.
Lexington Clothing Company of East Hampton is new this year to the Hamptons. This Swedish-based clothing and home store offers an amazing selection of holiday treats and decorative accents. A few hot picks include; a collection of holiday-themed pillows, Christmas stockings, mugs, placemats and tablecloths—www.lexingtoncompany.com.