December days are special in so many ways. There is an excitement in the air that is almost tangible. Granted, as mothers, the excitement can swing slightly toward manic anxiety; but even with the mile-long list, there remains a joy to the busy-ness that is special to these December days. An air of celebration seems to override the stress of the to-do's, and life itself sings a joyous song.
As a member of the design world, I have a special adoration for these December days. Every home shines a bit brighter, every table is set a bit grander, and, indeed, every door dons a splendor of its own. Whether fancy enough for a palace or the simplest evergreen, holiday doors are amongst my very favorite things. Each and every one touches my heart, as I see the inner designer of every homeowner decking her door. It is as if everyone is celebrating the joy of design and decor, if only for a month. But oh, what a sight!
And so, without further delay, I offer you these Holiday Doors. Could one be yours?
|Decor in double. Simple green on evergreen. Elegant.|
|This bow! Even with the poor lighting in my photography, this bow is fabulous.|
|Handsome coordinating garland and wreath.|
|The placement of this bow is dynamite.|
|Another double. The gold bows are perfection.|
|Oh joy! The bows, the three elements, the symmetry. Delicious design.|
|The original use of garland makes such a clever presentation here.|
|A whimsical use of color that is so inviting.|
|A classic. Evergreen and red bow.|
|Wreaths on lanterns are simply wonderful.|
|I applaud the way the wreaths are hung with the double bands on top which makes the colors pop.|
|Another double wreath beauty.|
|The way this pops against the white door - I could not love anything more.|
|An inviting entrance.|
|Pretty in pink.|
|Magnolia speaks for itself.|
|Green on green. The imperfection of the boxwood makes this so alluring.|