Photographs by SMHerrick Photography
Xmas is normally a beautiful time of yr, crammed with gleaming lights, red and inexperienced thrives, and a good deal of sparkle. Vacation decorations can be produced even far more stunning with the enable of an similarly lovely backdrop, and this new-build house in Orono definitely suits the bill.
Perfected by Lake Minnetonka custom house contractors Stonewood, LLC and Plymouth and Lake Geneva-primarily based Studio M Interiors, the household showcases stunning options like an expansive transitional kitchen, an open-air residing space that reveals an idyllic perspective of the bordering trees, and a magnificent bath finish with a marble tile shower.
This currently stunning dwelling gets even extra resplendent in the course of the holiday seasons, with the assist of decorations curated by Melissa Musgjerd, proprietor and designer of Studio M Interiors.
“The holidays are the a person time of calendar year where by you can totally transform your household into regardless of what color or fashion you motivation,” Musgjerd shares.
It’s a decorating philosophy that she applies to her personal residence, preferring to alter it up every single calendar year.
“I have bins and bins of in different ways colored ornaments, and each and every yr, I pick a new concept for my home,” she states. “Last calendar year, I made the decision on evergreen trees for my theme and did every thing in environmentally friendly, purple, and white with black-and-white gingham ribbon to finish it off.”
Because the Orono owners moved in correct ahead of Xmas, it felt like a specific time to make the household look its festive greatest. And as a substitute of opting for classic holiday hues, Musgjerd went with a contemporary and surprising colour palette—red, white, and blue.
“The house alone was really Americana with a crimson, white, and blue theme,” Musgjerd demonstrates. The patriotic-satisfies-holiday getaway plan was represented in a assortment of strategies, through pink poinsettias, cozy toss pillows, and a dwelling room tree solely decked out in the 3 hues. The shades tied in completely to the current decor, which includes items like blue chinoiserie vases and purple kitchen area stools.
For the tree, Musgjerd wished it to tie jointly the general red, white, and blue decor viewed during the household. She claims that she utilised heaps of ball-fashion ornaments and other decorations in these hues and additional in “tons of distinct flowers and sprigs that ended up purple, white, silver, and gold,” she suggests.
Hardly ever 1 to shy away from nearly anything glittery, she advises, “It’s the vacations, so under no circumstances be fearful of employing glitz to finish off whatever piece you’re operating on.”
Musgjerd also notes that as aspect of holiday decorating, it’s amazingly quick to adjust out ornaments and ribbon from yr to 12 months to make a property sense totally various.
Evergreen touches not only sense suitable for Christmas, but also for the winter period. “I have big bowls that sit in my kitchen, eating space, and at my front doorway, and I usually have some form of evergreen sprig in each of individuals together with loads of getaway ball ornaments,” she states.
And just like for this household, Musgjerd does not always stick to a common pink-and-green concept, saying, “Some a long time, I use my inexperienced and purple ornaments, and others, I just use my gold and blue ornaments. Then I acquire my wrapping paper to match no matter what my color theme is for the holiday break, and that completes the glance.”
As for the Christmas tree, Musgjerd can take a “more the merrier” method, and isn’t fearful to jam-pack it.
“I stuff my trees so full of ornaments and sprigs that you can rarely see the tree when I’m completed,” she claims. “It’s awesome!”
Constantly on the lookout for “the fundamentals,” as she calls them—sprigs that are gold, silver, white, and purely natural-searching, ball ornaments, ribbon, and wrapping paper—Musgjerd has to be as organized as attainable, considering the fact that she’s in desire for decorating for the duration of the holiday seasons.
“Last yr, I did 7 homes in 3 weeks, and each individual residence was centered off of what my shoppers wanted the sense to be,” she claims. “Some were being all about color, and some ended up driven by the design of the household.”
Musgjerd sums up her total Christmas decorating philosophy, with a concentration on the delightfulness of the period: “The vacations are a time to have some entertaining, incorporate some shimmer, and enjoy the twinkle lights.”
It would make Musgjerd’s clientele joyful to be home for the holiday seasons.