Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Decorating for a Great Cause


Last weekend, I had the pleasure of checking out the 6th annual "Homes for the Holidays" tour to benefit the Kids Help Phone, an organization providing counseling 24 hours a day to kids. If you're stuck for a Christmas gift, think of a donation to a organization like Kids Help Phone. A huge thank you to Lauren Davies for taking me on the tour. Here's a peek....

A very formal setting, designed by Red Umbrella.

All shades of white, designed by Darci Ilich of The Cross

Location, Carrington Stables and designed by Lin Hepner. Love that truck. 



The 4 sets of images, above, are from the home that Kelly Deck designed. Kelly and her team made the 2 different advent calendars - so cute. I want this yellow chair. Badly. 

 Last but not least, a beautiful home designed by Mandy Clark of Tandem Lanehouse Company.
Beautiful house, flowers, and all the little details. Some of the styling was done by Leo Santana.

Job well done to all the designers and volunteers that took part.  Each home was completely different, so I'm curious to know which one you like. Let me know!

By the way, I did a little tutorial over at Eat. Live. Shop. and a gift guide at PoppyTalk - take a look when you have a moment!

Back soon. Have a lovely day!
Janis

24 comments:

greenbeenfood said...

fabulous - i now need to go & do my front door wreath all over again though!!! thinking navy stripey ribbon against the dark green foliage?

Anna Walker said...

Gorgeous! I love this whole concept and all the houses! I really like the formal setting!

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lisaroyhandbags said...

love these! I agree, that yellow chair is pretty fab. I also love the advent calendar of numbered mittens and the glass balls hanging over the island. I need an advent calendar for myself - then I'd NEED to have a treat everyday :)

Natasha said...

I love the mittens and the square wreath! I can't wait to put up our tree this weekend and these photos have given me some inspiration, and donating to a cause is a wonderful gift.

Razmataz said...

It's all just so pretty. So nice that the enjoyment of this home benefits others.

c and d said...

tough choices! there are elements of all of them that i like. i love fresh greens and white. i also like the balls hanging above the dining table!
next time you're on a shoot i should learn to be your assistant...

shellie said...

very nice!!! i am not decorating until next week

Lynn said...

Janis, this post is seriously stunning my senses! thank you for sharing and also for your sweet comments.

i LOVE The Cross, my wonderful boyf just got my birthday prezie from there, it's one of my fave haunts. but...oh my...the Kelly stuff is awesome, would that horse print happen to be a Farmboy Fine Arts piece? if not, who did that, it's incredz!

beautiful cause and equally beautiful post! ♥

Pooch Purple Reign said...

that mustard chair is sweeeet. everything looks so pretty and festive. i dont have anything to decorate with here. i made a wreath tho and its pretty.
so im going to help my neighbour decorate her home. she needs some help and i need to feel in a festive mood win/win :)
~laura x

Anonymous said...

All I can see is that gorgeous horse photo. Who took that? Love!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

So many wonderful things here Janis..
first of course the fabulous homes and the wonderful idea to raise money for these worthy charities.. I think I have little favourites from each of the homes you have shown.. and your fabulous photos!! just beautiful..

Have fun in Melbourne.. I hear it is cold and rainy.. just as it is in Sydney... Now only if it were colder and snowing!!! ciao ciao xxx Julie

PS.. I loved Noosa.. my first visit there but not my last!!

BALLET NEWS said...

heavenly - now I'm inspired so thank you !

Fräulein Klein said...

What a wonderful christmas decoration! Love every detail!!!!!
Ganz viele liebe Grüße, Yvonne

Millie said...

Darci's from The Cross has won my heart Janis. Because I live with the 'I hate Christmas' Grumpy Christmas Grinch I need to keep all things Christmas-y to a minimum or he has a total spin out!!
Millie ^_^

Leslie said...

your pictures look great! Details look great!

Donna said...

They're all beautiful, but esp like the subtle colors of Tandem Lanehouse Company. Love the hanging branches displaying the ornaments and cards... just beautiful.

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design traveller said...

Lots of great, inspiring ideas ;)

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Such great ideas for holiday decorating (the DIY advent calendars and the rectangular wreath around the reindeer head). And the fact that is was all done for a fundraiser makes it all the more better!

kate / tinywarbler said...

great shots janis, i feel like i was on the tour! it's nice that it's tied in with the kids help phone.
i'm in the mood to start decorating now.......

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Fabulous!!! I love this look and feel. I used birch wrapped containers on our mantel this year: http://simplifiedbee.blogspot.com/2010/11/our-elegant-and-even-glamorous.html

They are similar to Kelly Deck's.

xo,
cristin

Pinecone Camp said...

For those wondering about that beautiful horse painting, the artist is Andre Peterson at Bau Xi Gallery here in Vancouver. It is fabulous, isn't it?

Cathy Burrell said...

The places look fabulous! Really understated, yet beautiful decorations. I loved the balls hanging from the branch over the table! I haven't even thought about decorating...This may be the kick in the butt, I need to get going!

AnnaDrai said...

It's all just so beautiful! I love this decorations :)