Dream Themes for the Holidays

I couldn’t be more excited to share tonight’s episode of Celebrity Holiday Homes with you at 8pm ET/PT on HGTV! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the design plan I came up with for The Baskett Family. I thought a lot about who they are as a family as I chose the elements and I had a blast putting them all together into one cohesive look.

Laurie March and Kendra Wilkinson

Choosing a specific theme for your holiday décor can be a great way to shake things up from year-to-year. While I love traditional trimmings, it can be fun to push the boundaries and tell a personalized story with your decorations. I hope you can tune in tonight and in the meantime, check out these clever and unique holiday ideas.

Get Cooking

Unusual Christmas Tree DecorationsPhoto: HGTV.com, Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room

If you love to cook or to eat, why not share that love as your celebrate the holidays? Food can be a big part of the season, so show it off with silverware ornaments or a chef’s hat on your tree. Celebrating your favorite activities or your occupation is a great way to celebrate the year you’ve had and the ways you’ve enjoyed spending your time.

Construct Some Cheer

Reclaimed Wood WreathPhoto: HGTV.com, Brian Patrick Flynn Design

If you’re more into construction, architecture and all things rustic, there are many ways you can build that into your design plan this year. This fabulous wreath simply and instantly brings a smile to my face.  In addition to door décor, gift-wrap can be a great place to send a signature message. Last year, I decided to wrap my gifts using recycled hardware and blueprints I had leftover from the jobsite. No one had to guess which gifts were from me!

Make a Little Music

DIY Christmas OrnamentsPhoto: HGTV.com, Design by Emily

If the arts are your thing, you can celebrate them, too! These gorgeous, handmade sheet music ornaments from the Jones Design Company will hit just the right note on any music lover’s tree, while complementing every color scheme. Ornaments are a fantastic way to add a personalized touch to your home’s décor.

 Garden Greetings

Unusual Christmas OrnamentsPhoto: HGTV.com, by Jessica Yonker

If there’s a gardener on your list or if you’ve got a green thumb yourself, check out this How To on making terrarium ornaments! What a gorgeous way to include environmental elements in a gift or on your own tree. When people hear you made them yourself, they’ll be picking your brain for holiday ideas for years to come.


I hope that wherever you are and however you’ve decorated, you’re feeling the joy this season can bring. And remember, you can create personalized décor that makes your home happy 365 days a year. No need to wait for winter.


And please check back here next week for more behind-the-scenes pictures and tips from tonight’s Celebrity Holiday Homes.

Comments (3)

  1. Myrna says:

    Love the silverware tree, What a unique idea!

  2. DBCoop says:

    A little late, but after being away from home for a couple of weeks (thankfully pleasure, not business) I finally got to catch the recording of HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes — and of course the great design role you played in turning Kendra and Hank Baskett's home into a holiday wonderland.

    Daunting indeed was that 13' tall ceiling of the Blue Room, but you magically transformed it into a "so glad to be home for the holidays" Christmas extravanganza with a beautiful snow white tree thoughtfully set off by bold chartreuse and midnight blue globes, then finished just right with the glitz and glamour of mirrored disco balls.

    Just what was needed to get me into the Christmas spirit — and in the St. Nick of time!

  3. Debra says:

    Absolutelly love the wooden wreath!! I'll have to try this nextt year"…..
    Debra Savannah, Ga.

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