This month on the blog we head over to a stunning listing in the Bonnie Doon sub-division of River Heights to check in with Designer Cory Christopher for his tips on dressing an entrance to impress this holiday season. This segment was created in partnership with Cory and his team as part of ‘A Very Cory Christmas’. The virtual on demand event includes 4 hours of workshops, DIY projects and Christmas decor inspiration, to check out the entire selection of workshops available click here

Utilize Over-Sized Baskets Instead of Urns

Using a non traditional container to flank either side of your front door will add an element of visual interest and really make your entrance stand out. Woven baskets that you may even already have around the house provide a great textural element and evoke a farmhouse feel perfect for the holidays.

Cluster Greens and Visual Components

By clustering certain types of greens together in bunches you can create a more modern take on a traditional urn insert. Varieties of greens that work well are cedar, magnolia leaves, oregonia, alpine huck, caroline sapphire and white spruce.  

Embellish with Pine Cones & Ribbon

Oversized sugar pine cones wired onto cast off pieces of branches and large festive bows help give your urns presence and scale. 

A Singular Potted Spruce Makes A Great Addition

This is a super simple solution to add some fun and depth to your entrance display. Take a single potted spruce, pop it into a basket and you’re done!

Arrange Smaller Baskets in an Asymmetrical Way

Add in some smaller baskets in an asymmetrical placement, each filled with raw materials to evoke feelings of a holiday harvest. Magnolia leaves and ponderosa pine cones work well in this application. 

Finish off the look with a lovely garland draped over the door, and a wreath of your choice for the perfect festive entrance this holiday season. 

Keep an eye on our blog in the coming weeks for more holiday tips from designer Cory Christopher as we head inside this stunning home to explore tablescaping done two ways.

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