February 7, 2023
‘Tis the Season for Vacation House Decorations

Photographs by SMHerrick Pictures 

‘Tis the Season for Vacation House Decorations
A purple, white, and blue tree takes heart stage in the lounge. With its glittering lights and glowing sprigs, it’s the sort of showstopper that Studio M proprietor and designer, Melissa Musgjerd, calls a “assertion tree.”

Christmas is all the time a lovely time of yr, crammed with gleaming lights, purple and inexperienced prospers, and loads of sparkle. Vacation decorations could be made much more stunning with the assistance of an equally attractive backdrop, and this new-build house in Orono actually matches the invoice.

Perfected by Lake Minnetonka customized house contractors Stonewood, LLC and Plymouth and Lake Geneva-based Studio M Interiors, the house showcases beautiful options like an expansive transitional kitchen, an open-air dwelling house that reveals an idyllic view of the encircling timber, and an expensive tub full with a marble tile bathe.

This already dazzling house turns into much more resplendent in the course of the holidays, with the assistance of decorations curated by Melissa Musgjerd, proprietor and designer of Studio M Interiors.

“The vacations are the one time of yr the place you may completely remodel your property into no matter colour or type you need,” Musgjerd shares.

It’s a adorning philosophy that she applies to her own residence, preferring to alter it up every year.

“I’ve bins and bins of otherwise coloured ornaments, and yearly, I choose a brand new theme for my home,” she says. “Final yr, I made a decision on evergreen timber for my theme and did the whole lot in inexperienced, purple, and white with black-and-white gingham ribbon to complete it off.”

For the reason that Orono owners moved in proper earlier than Christmas, it felt like a particular time to make the home look its festive greatest. And as a substitute of choosing conventional vacation hues, Musgjerd went with a recent and surprising colour palette—purple, white, and blue.

“The home itself was very Americana with a purple, white, and blue theme,” Musgjerd displays. The patriotic-meets-holiday scheme was represented in a wide range of methods, by purple poinsettias, cozy throw pillows, and a front room tree fully decked out within the three hues. The colours tied in completely to the prevailing decor, which incorporates items like blue chinoiserie vases and purple kitchen stools.

For the tree, Musgjerd wished it to tie collectively the general purple, white, and blue decor seen all through the house. She says that she used a lot of ball-style ornaments and different decorations in these colours and added in “tons of various flowers and sprigs that had been purple, white, silver, and gold,” she says.

By no means one to draw back from something glittery, she advises, “It’s the vacations, so by no means be afraid of utilizing glitz to complete off no matter piece you’re engaged on.”

Musgjerd additionally notes that as a part of vacation adorning, it’s extremely straightforward to alter out ornaments and ribbon from yr to yr to make a house really feel utterly totally different.

Evergreen touches not solely really feel proper for Christmas, but additionally for the winter season. “I’ve giant bowls that sit in my kitchen, eating room, and at my entrance door, and I all the time have some kind of evergreen sprig in every of these together with a lot of vacation ball ornaments,” she says.

And identical to for this house, Musgjerd doesn’t essentially stick with an ordinary red-and-green theme, saying, “Some years, I exploit my inexperienced and purple ornaments, and others, I simply use my gold and blue ornaments. Then I purchase my wrapping paper to match no matter my colour theme is for the vacation, and that completes the look.”

As for the Christmas tree, Musgjerd takes a “extra the merrier” strategy, and isn’t afraid to jam-pack it.

“I stuff my timber so stuffed with ornaments and sprigs that you would be able to hardly see the tree once I’m completed,” she says. “It’s wonderful!”

All the time looking out for “the fundamentals,” as she calls them—sprigs which can be gold, silver, white, and natural-looking, ball ornaments, ribbon, and wrapping paper—Musgjerd must be as ready as potential, since she’s in demand for adorning in the course of the holidays.

“Final yr, I did seven houses in three weeks, and each house was based mostly off of what my shoppers wished the texture to be,” she says. “Some had been all about colour, and a few had been pushed by the type of the house.”

Musgjerd sums up her complete Christmas adorning philosophy, with a deal with the delightfulness of the season: “The vacations are a time to have some enjoyable, add some shimmer, and benefit from the twinkle lights.”

It makes Musgjerd’s shoppers blissful to be house for the vacations.