The Sparkling Season: Holiday Color Makeover
A few years ago, Lynn kicked one holiday tradition to the snow-covered curb: decking the halls in reds and greens. Visions of sophisticated creams and golds, shimmery silvers and nature-inspired brown tones danced in Lynn’s head. “I just wanted to lighten it up and do it really natural,” she says.
The color swap happened at a time when Lynn’s life was topsy-turvy. Her son, Matt, had moved away to college. She and her husband, Phil, had just downsized to a 1928 English Tudor in University City that was half the size of their previous home. The low ceilings in her new living room meant she’d need to put up a shorter Christmas tree than in years past. All told, she felt the need to do something different. “We were in that change-of-life phase,” Lynn says. “I said to my husband, ‘Hey do you mind if we switch it up a little bit?’”
Pictured: Silver balls provide unexpected floor decor.