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The More, the Merrier

by Deborah Michel December 06, 2021

The More, the Merrier

     I will freely admit it. I’m one of those people who loves to deck the halls—and every room in the house—for the Christmas holidays. It’s a joyous time of year, and I want to reflect that celebratory spirit not only in the fresh greenery, the wreaths, and the Christmas tree we put up, but also in the seasonal tableware and linens and the bath and body works we use. Can you overdo decorations? Can there be too much of a good thing? Perhaps, but a lot depends on your personal preferences and traditions. As for me, I try to curate carefully, and I thoroughly enjoy the experience.

     I like to begin the decorating process by selecting one unifying, foundational Michel Design Works collection to feature throughout the house. For us this year, it will be Tartan. It’s a traditional plaid in Christmas red and green that also carries eye-catching lines of bright yellow and blue, black and white. It’s vibrant and handsome by itself, and it complements all the other holiday designs that you might choose for your home.

     Once I decide which Tartan products to use in each room, I select products of other designs to feature as well. You can do the same. If you have children or grandchildren who will share the holidays with you, or if you can’t imagine Christmas without Santa Claus, try Believe, which features a classic Santa and a charming reindeer. If your taste runs to lush winter florals, chose Merry Christmas, with its showy red and white amaryllis, vivid green holly, and pine. If you enjoy candy canes and other holiday sweets and treats, be sure to make room for delicious Peppermint. And if you prefer a contemporary, whimsical approach to decorations, celebrate the holiday season with Joy to the World.

     The good news is, there’s no single “right” way to combine our holiday offerings. You can choose the individual designs you like best. You can be playful and have fun as you mix and match them. And you can use different design combinations in different rooms of your house. Truly, the more the merrier.

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