As you may have seen on the Peace Love Light Instagram and Facebook pages, we recently asked for two homes to decorate for the holidays. Our goal was to share how Hanukkah decorations can be mixed in with the homeowners’ existing décor to provide a festive, yet stylish look.
When we arrived at our first home we immediately fell in love with it, and its open floor plan. Being that the homeowner’s color palette consisted of beautiful, warm tones, we thought we’d go with a non-traditional Hanukkah palette (no shades of blue!). So often Hanukkah decorations come in traditional colors, which of course can look beautiful, but if you don’t feel that those colors work with your style and décor, it’s ok to step out of the box and try a different color story!
The homeowner, Celia, a health coach at @gethealthywith_celia was absolutely lovely and passionate about her Judaica collection. She had the most gorgeous menorahs, and an extensive dreidel collection (we felt right at home!).
To start our process with the dining table, we set her table with a tablecloth and featured her stunning menorah as a centerpiece. We then added two glass hurricanes filled with our gold dreidels. Celia has beautiful china that we accented with our grey Hanukkah napkins, which we placed under the salad plate. Rose gold vases, saved from her daughter’s Bat-Mitzvah, served as the perfect accent for our floral arrangements. One of our favorite items, the star of David votive holders, added a beautiful touch of color.
Next, we moved to the living space and placed our Oy Vey pillow on Celia’s sofa, we always love how this adds whimsy to a home. Behind the sofa, on the console table, we displayed her overscale electric menorah, our Happy Hanukkah sign, and accented with her candle holders.
Celia mentioned how she always displays her collection of dreidels on the tray on her cocktail ottoman, an idea we love! We decided to add a touch of our color palette with our Ahava candle (which means love, and happens to smell amazing!), and a floral arrangement.
The entrance of a home is always a great place to decorate for any occasion since it serves as a first welcome for our guests. In Celia’s entrance we included our Chalkboard menorah sign (perhaps her family can ‘light’ the candles each day as they walk in the door), her fun Jonathan Adler brass menorah, and a votive. Our popular signs of the season banner finished off the look.
It was a nice and touching compliment that the homeowner’s daughter exclaimed how classy everything looked! We were so excited to hear this, as our goal is to always accent a home, and for it to not appear kitschy!
This week we’ll be decorating a home for an interfaith family that celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah. We look forward to showing how our Hanukkah decorations can work cohesively with the families’ existing Christmas décor to add to their festive holiday season.
With Peace, Love, and Light,
All photos taken by Charlene at www.charpics.net, who not only takes gorgeous room photos but also is a talented Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Wedding photographer. If you are in need of a Connecticut photographer, she is the one to contact.