Hallmark to Debut More Christmas Movies Than Ever Before

Hey, do you love Hallmark movies? It’s ok if you do, that’s why we’re all here, right? Well have we got good, if a little off season, news for you! Entertainment Weekly broke the news that this year Hallmark will debut an impressive and record breaking 34 new Christmas movies this year. That’s one for every day of December and then a few extra to get you through those really tough days. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Can't Bring Yourself to Take Down the Tree? The Queen of England Keeps Her Christmas Decorations Up Until February

We probably wouldn’t have pegged the Queen of England as one of those holiday decor stragglers, but it turns out that Elizabeth II is a February type of gal. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Classic, Cozy Oklahoma Home Ready for Christmas — House Call

Name: Serena BackuesLocation: Durant, Oklahoma “When we first saw the listing for our home, I fell in love, but Zach not so much,” describes Serena. “I saw this beautiful 100+year-old house with character and space for our growing family… he saw WORK. Looking back now we were both right. It needed a lot of work and our budget was very small, so it has been a true labor of love.” READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Vibrant New Year — House Tour

Name: Jennifer Perkins and husband Chris Boehk along with daughter Tallulah and son Baxter. Kitty is Bri.Location: Austin, TexasSize: 2,900 square feetYears lived in: Owned 4.5 years Showcasing Jennifer Perkins‘ bonkers-in-a-good-way holiday decorations has become a tradition at Apartment Therapy. Her home is worth a look each year because it’s never decorated the same — but also because she embodies one of the most important design principles to adhere to any time of year: If you’re gonna go over-the-top, go WAY over-the-top. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

3 Brilliant (and Free!) Hacks for Storing Christmas Decorations

Once Christmas is over, all you’re left with is a tupperware full of cookies and a whole mess of decorations to put away. And in the sugar-fueled stupor of the post-holiday season, it can be tempting to walk into the organizing store and blow a gift card or three on unitasking storage containers. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Holiday-Themed Podcasts to Get You in a Festive Mood

It’s almost time to pack your bags and head home for the holidays. Once the bustle of getting everything ready to go is over and you’re actually travelling, you enter that special zone of being “away.” You can start to relax and unwind and really get into the holiday spirit of warmth and family and togetherness. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

15 Little Ways to Pay It Forward This Holiday Season

Amidst the planes to catch and parties to attend, it’s easy to forget what the holidays are really about—expressing appreciation and gratitude. Doing this is known to warm our hearts more than any gift under the tree, seasonal dessert, or festive fête. Getting in touch with the true meaning of the season doesn’t require a massive check or hours spent in a soup kitchen (though these are great options, too). READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment in a Vintage Vienna Building — House Tour

Name: Svenja BrueckerLocation: Vienna, AustriaSize: 1300 square feetYears lived in: Renting 6 months Svenja is an interior design blogger and her boyfriend Jonas is a professional poker player, and they share a 1300 square foot airy apartment in a big old building in the heart of Vienna. It’s also the kind of all-white, Scandinavian-inspired dream holiday home that’s just perfect for kicking off this holiday season! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Chic Austin Bungalow's Decked-Out Christmas Decor — House Tour

Name: Tiffany and Alan GoldsteinLocation: Austin, TexasSize: 1064 square feet Years lived in: Owned for 10 Months If Tiffany and Alan’s place looks familiar, it’s because we toured their lovely home sans holiday decor a few months ago → A Chic “New Traditional” Austin Bungalow. The holiday decor they chose to add to their first home fits their personalities — and their style — perfectly. Live greenery, luxe gold touches, soft textures and cheery pops of color fold into their decor effortlessly. Their holiday-ready home shows that just a little bit of Christmas cheer can go a long way. READ Read More

A Designer's Own Rustic Modern English Home — House Tour

Name: Kay Prestney, husband Andy, and their children Bella and FinnLocation: Essex/Suffolk border, UKYears lived in: 9 years Freelance interior designer, stylist and self-confessed Scandi junkie Kay Prestney and her family — husband Andy and children Bella and Finn — are all set to celebrate the festive season in style in their cozy country home. The largely monochrome palette of whites, pale greys and deepest off-blacks is softened by natural wood and wicker, accessories in ceramic, copper and coloured glass, and plenty of twinkling lights and candles. Wooden floors and rustic wooden benches are warmed up with piles of tactile Read More