Omaha Home Magazine - November/December 2022Nov 01, 2022 08:10AM ● By Sandy Matson
Photo by Bill Sitzmann & Sara Lemke.
As lovely as it is to host Thanksgiving, almost immediately after the dishes are cleared and the leftovers stored neatly in the refrigerator, out come my tubs of Christmas decor.
Typically, I like to start by decorating my fireplace mantel. Then, I place several trees of varying sizes around and add touches of winter greens everywhere. I enjoy creating that Christmas-y feeling with holiday vignettes, mini trees in unexpected places, and strands of white lights strung about to lend ambiance.
This issue, we’re sharing three looks for holiday mantels. I created my own woodsy display, and we called on two local designers to share their extravagant creations. Whether it’s from OmahaHome, Pinterest, or HGTV, it’s great to seek new decorating inspiration and mix it up from year to year.
Homeowner Kristi Peters, a personal friend of mine, also graciously agreed to decorate her house
for the holidays months early, allowing us to showcase the uniquely neutral way she dresses her home for Christmas. She expertly combines elements from the outdoors, vintage knickknacks, and touches of gold and crystal resulting in a very natural noel.
And for those of you looking past the holidays…we spotlight interior decorator Megan Pettipoole’s own front living and dining room, which abounds with color and character, the Mannon family’s French Provincial beauty in Loveland, and more.
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Holiday MantelsOne of Sandy Matson's favorite traditions is decorating for the holidays. This year, she showed us how she does it. Read More »
A Semi-precious Living SpaceMegan Pettipoole’s living-dining area features jewel-tone hues, novel finds, and a whole lot of personality. Read More »
Neutrals and Nature at NoelKristi Peters’ woodsy approach to decorating carries through the holidays. Read More »
Maison Sweet Maison: The Mannons make a French Provincial beauty their own.“We like the more defined spaces with transitions from room to room—the ceilings are high but not soaring. There is a sense of coziness and shelter.” — Peter Mannon Read More »
Happy Accidents in Happy HollowThe Haverkamps’ century-old home masterfully mixes midcentury modern, art deco design. Read More »
A Historic Home Charms in HanscomThe elegant 19th-century Victorian finds new life as an Airbnb. Read More »
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