Holiday decor is more than seasonal for some people

Holiday decor is more than seasonal for some people
Brightly colored Christmas trees and ornaments sit in the middle of a white wire wreath on the dining room table at Mitchell Conklin's home.

Every January, when the rest of us have set Christmas properly behind us, Mitchell Conklin and Jeff Ketterhagen are hip deep in holiday décor.

Then, the adult males journey to Dallas and Atlanta to show up at trade shows in which they get thoughts on decorating for the following getaway year.

Conklin, the operator of Luce Lights & Luxuries, a lights and luxury present keep at 5401 W. Vliet St. in Milwaukee, seems for pieces for the retail outlet.  

Ketterhagen seems for items for the store, way too, as he is head of visuals there. But he also seems to be for holiday getaway décor for the properties of his shoppers. He is owner of Jeff Ketterhagen, a company through which he does party planning, household and business decorating, and floral layout.

In their spare time, the guys, who have been good friends for about 25 yrs, also seem for holiday break items for their homes, which are in the exact same apartment developing but on distinctive floors in Milwaukee’s Martin Drive neighborhood.

There, the strategies they embellish this time of yr are breathtaking, but they couldn’t be extra distinct.

Mitchell Conklin's work carries over to his bright holiday decor. He  owns Luce Lighting & Luxuries on Vliet Street.

Conklin decorates his living and dining rooms customarily, with prosperous shades and lots of sparkle.

 “My tree is a canvas for my assortment of Christopher Radko ornaments. It is eclectic. There is no in general color plan on the tree. You really do not see any a person unique colour mainly because the ornaments are so diverse, but there is a good deal of sparkle,” he explained.

The fireplace mantel is decorated with a white-flocked garland that has heaps of compact white lights, brightly coloured ornaments, and a slim classic-design and style glass garland. Earlier mentioned that is a white-flocked wreath with extra lights and ornaments.