Updates & Instagrams

So you may or  may not have noticed, but I’ve been pretty silent over here in my corner of the blogging universe… I’ve dedicated the last several weeks to working on a project that I’m very passionate about and that has required 100% of my efforts and attention. I can’t wait to share it with you all but I just need a little more time to get all of my ducks in a row. I can tell you one thing, this blog is moving to a new site very soon!

Other than this secret project, life has been pretty swell lately! Here’s an overview on what I’ve been up to lately, via my favorite social media app, Instagram. Thank you for your patience — I’ll be back to blogging before too long,  I promise!

 

Q&A

Happy Thursday everyone! I’ve compiled a list of questions that I am asked a lot through my blog, my Etsy shop and in my daily life. Hopefully you’ll learn a little something about me!

Q: Is Stevie your real name? 

No, Stevie isn’t short for Stephanie and no, my Dad’s name isn’t Steven. But my Dad is a big Fleetwood Mac fan and that’s why he named me Stevie, after the lead singer Stevie Nicks. As a kid, it did bother me that I could never find my name in those racks of pre-personalized keychains they sell at the beach and that I literally went an entire year being called Steven by my elderly health teacher who just got more confused every time I tried to correct him. But now, I really like having a unique name and I’m glad my parents didn’t play it safe and just name me Stephanie.

Q: You’ve said you are addicted downloading new fonts, do you have a favorite?

I can sit for hours browsing and downloading new fonts. Since I mostly use free fonts, some of these turn out to be winners and some of them don’t. My favorite free fonts are always changing, but Canter, Janda Stylish Script and Walkway  are all good ones. My favorite font that I’ve purchased right now is Asterism by Great Lakes Lettering.

Q: Did you go to school for design?

Yes, I spent one year at La Roche College in the Interior Design program before transferring and completing my Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree at Chatham University. A lot of people ask the difference between interior design, interior architecture and decorating. I wrote a post about this called “Why Interior Design is more than Decorating”.

Q: What are your hobbies other than design?

My biggest hobby going through school was music. I was a tuba player with the Marching, Concert and Symphonic bands but my real passion was singing Alto in Concert Choir. I love music so much that I almost went to school for Music Education instead of design. While I know I made the right decision for me, I still get sad sometimes and wish that I had Hermione Granger’s time turner so I could have two careers! In the last couple of years, I’ve also picked up the Mandolin and find a lot of enjoyment playing and singing with Anthony (who plays bass and guitar).

Since I’ve graduated college, I’ve picked up a few more hobbies. Recently, I’ve been reading a lot more — in May of 2014, I read 6 books! I’ve also gotten really into meal planning and trying new recipes lately, which you might have noticed if you follow me on Pinterest. I have 3 different cooking boards, “Recipes to Try”, “This Week’s Menu” and “Tried and True Recipes”.  I’m also currently taking a Ceramics class! Yeah, I have a lot of hobbies…

Q: What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is white. Which, according to some gossip magazine, is also Kate Middleton’s favorite color! I have the biggest girl crush on Kate Middleton. I made all of my friends sleep in the lounge of our dorm room so we could wake up at 4:00am to watch the Royal Wedding. I think I was the only one who watched the entire thing without drifting back to sleep.

Q: You say you’re from Central PA, does that mean you are Amish?

This is a very common assumption. There’s a phrase out there that Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Alabama in the middle, and my story only reinforces that idea. No, I am not Amish but I grew up about as close to Amish as an “English” (what the Amish call us) person can be. I grew up on a dairy farm in a rural community outside of Delta, PA. There are probably another half dozen farms within 2 miles of my parents house and most of them are owned and operated by Amish families. Many people think of the Amish as a secluded community that doesn’t interact with modern society, but at least in the small towns around where I am from, the Amish and English communities are very connected.

Q: When and why did you start blogging?

I started blogging in the summer of 2011 when Anthony and I were preparing to move into our first apartment together. I originally just wanted to keep a record of the DIY projects I was doing for our first home together. As our lives have changed, my blog has changed as well. I write about everything from newlywed life and new recipes I am trying to home decor tips and craft projects I am working on.

Q: How did you get started with Etsy and grow your stationery business?

I started my Etsy shop, Young Tradition Studio in February of 2013 at the suggestion of my older sister. You can read more on my Etsy shop’s About Page. Growing it has been more of a experiment than an exact science, and I have a lot that I still want to change and improve. For me, the key to running a successful Etsy business is consistency and customer service. I’ve been able to create a “signature style” in my offerings on Etsy, so even if I am not offering a specific item that a customer is looking for, I will often have people request a custom design from me just because they like the other items in my shop. Customer service is also very important.  I do my best to respond to customers the same day that they contact me and I also shy away from generic responses. For me it is easy to be personable with my customers because they are contacting me for help with an exciting life event, like a marriage, baby shower or birthday party. As someone who LOVES weddings and babies, I get genuinely excited for all of my customers and feel so flattered that they have chosen me to help them celebrate their milestones.

Q: How did you meet your husband?

Anthony and I met in 2003, on the first day of seventh grade. We had all of the same classes, including homeroom together. It wasn’t until our sophomore year of high school that our friendship turned into something more, but we’ve never looked back since then. <3

Q: What was it like to grow up on a farm?

Growing up on a farm and being a member or 4-H was all I knew as a kid. It wasn’t until more recently that I realized just how unique of a childhood I had compared to the majority of people my age. To us, summer meant hay season and 4-H shows, not relaxing at the beach. In fact, my family didn’t take a week-long trip to the beach until after we sold the dairy cows in 2004 – we just couldn’t be away from the farm for that long. I missed a week of school each fall for the local fair, spending days taking care of our animals and preparing for the show and night sleeping on cots in the barn. We had a lot of fun back then. I remember one night at the Solanco Fair, we waited until my friend Kyle was asleep on his cot, before carrying him (cot and all) outside to a grassy spot in between barns and leaving him there. I remember playing cards in the stalls with Carlyn, using my lounging cow’s belly as an impromptu card table. I remember being sweaty and covered in cow hair when we were grooming our cows for the show and how annoyed my cows got when I tried to clean their ears with baby oil. It was an awesome childhood. My Dad is still farming, growing crops and raising a small herd of beef cattle, but sometimes I still miss having the dairy cows around. Farming will always be a huge part of my life and even though Anthony and I aren’t planning to become farmers, I hope that we can share some of these same experiences with our future children down the road.

Q: What’s your favorite interior design style?

I always say that I am a schizophrenic when it comes to design styles — I have so many different design personalities! I’m definitely eclectic, but I would define my current style as Rustic Traditional with accents of Midcentury Modern.

Q: Do you offer interior design services?

I am currently offering Digital Design Services and Color Consulting through this website, but I plan on expanding my services soon!

Q: Best book you’ve read recently?

I recently read two books by Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl and Attachments and thought both were FANTASTIC! She has another book, Eleanor & Park that is on my reading list and a new book called Landline that is coming out this summer. I get most of my reading inspiration from Janssen at Everyday Reading and through my friends on GoodReads.com.

Q: Favorite movie?

Walk the Line. I want to be June Carter AND Reese Witherspoon. Amazing movie.

 

Have more questions for me? Leave your question as a comment and I will respond!

 

 

 

What’s in A Name?

Today marks seven months since I went from Stevie Greek to Stevie Storck. Around that time, I also  switched from “Stevie Greek Design” to “Young Tradition Studio”. The reasoning behind these name changes are easy enough to guess, but I’ve never explained why I made these decisions.

And believe me, it was a process.

About a year ago now, I started to seriously consider what I was going to do about changing my name(s).  I was not completely sold on changing my last name at first. Ever since Anthony and I started dating in high school, we had friends, family and even teachers pointing out to me that if Anthony and I ever got married, my name would become an alliteration. “Haha! You’ll be St-evie St-orck! That’s hilarious!” was something I heard at least on a weekly basis during our senior year of high school.

I seriously considered keeping my maiden name until I realized that my only reason for doing that would be my own vanity. If Anthony’s last name had been something like Williams or Richardson, I would have taken his name without any hesitation. I have always loved the idea of a husband and wife sharing a last name because to me it represents a transition from simple couple-hood to the start of a true family unit. It was when I realized this that I realized that taking Anthony’s last name was the right choice for me. I admit, I still have days where I wish I had a more appropriate married monogram (it’s sSa, I’ll give you a second to spell that backwards in your mind…), but for the most part I am getting used to my new moniker.

When it came to thinking of a new name for my Etsy shop, I thought long and hard about what my mission was and what type of image I wanted to project. Since I became an Etsy seller in February of 2013, my best selling item has easily been my Gender Reveal Party kits. Five years ago, gender reveal parties weren’t even a “thing” but now so many expectant parents are choosing to share and celebrate this moment with their friends and family in person. Similarly, I’d never heard of a co-ed baby shower until a few years ago, when I started seeing co-ed shower invitations and party themes all over Pinterest. I love that today’s generation of parents are changing the rules when it comes to celebrating their pregnancies and starting fun, new traditions with their families.

Anthony and I may not be parents yet, but we’ve always enjoyed talking about the traditions we want to share and create for our future children. We are both nostalgia lovers. We’re probably some of the only 23 year olds who would spend our birthday getaway weekend browsing antique shops, visiting a railroad museum and taking a guided tour of a historic monastery. I am obsessed with historic architecture and dream about raising our future children turn-of-the-century farm house that we restored ourselves and furnished with a beautiful mix of antique, contemporary and modern furniture.

When it came to my shop name, I knew I wanted to portray the concept that something that is traditional can still be unconventional and innovative. That is how I arrived at the name Young Tradition Studio.

My mission as a designer is to create beautiful and unique surroundings that inspire my customers as they live their daily lives,  celebrate milestones  and create new traditions and memories with family and friends. My unexpected venture into stationery design has, so far, been an absolute delight because I’ve had  opportunities to fulfill this mission thanks to my wonderful customers.

Will I always create stationery and sell on Etsy? Maybe. Will I ever work under a different name than Young Tradition Studio? I’m not sure.  One thing I do know is that I will continue to design for the rest of my life. Because it’s more than my passion, it’s in my nature.

And the Winner is Tempe Star!

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For those of you who don’t already follow Young Tradition Studio on Facebook, I announced the winner of my contest on Sunday! Amanda was the first to correctly guess our bathroom paint color, Sherwin Williams Tempe Star – a beautiful navy with a hint of green.

Our bathroom makeover is taking a bit longer than expected (as projects tend to do!), but we are hoping to be able to do the big reveal next week.

In the meantime, take a look at my new “Hello Rhino” note cards,  which are now available on my Etsy shop. Every element of this design reflects an element that is going into the new bathroom design. I know what you are thinking, “What on earth do Rhinoceroses have to do with your bathroom?”. Trust me, it’s going to be awesome. Consider this your preview!

April Showers

Wow, how quickly a month flies by! It may have been 32 days since I’ve last posted, but with all the craziness that’s been happening, it feels like it’s been years. I want to fill you in on a few things I’ve been up to in April…

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1. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I started a ceramics class this month at York Arts! I’m three weeks in and I’m having so much fun! I love having another creative outlet and the chance to just chill in the studio with a bunch of cool chicks. Reminds me a little bit of studio with my college classmates!

2. We spent the second weekend of this month in Pittsburgh! By some divine providence, all of my best friends were able to make it back to town that weekend! We had a lovely lunch at the Thompson residence and a fun night out on the Southside. I can’t even describe how much I was missing my second hometown! I cried like a baby the whole way to the Turnpike when we had to leave on Sunday afternoon.

3. I had the opportunity to work with Emily Cassel, a Chatham sister who recently started her own Life Coaching business! From our time in college, I remember Emily as being a very driven and passionate person who always seemed to radiate positive energy wherever she went.  Our hour-long session only confirmed this truth. You can read my testimonial on her website, here!

4. I am the proud owner of a shiny new library card!  I have always loved reading, but for some reason I’ve been going through a loooooong spell of not reading at all. In 2013, I maybe read 3 books outside of class. And that’s probably rounding up… I would blame it on all of the assigned reading I had to do in college, but I never did any of that anyway, so I am excuse-less. Anyway, I put my shiny new card to good use last week, checking out 3 books! (Two of which I found recommended by Janssen at Everyday Reading – I love her blog!). Anthony was very skeptical that I would finish all three before they are due, but I’m happy to report that 4 days in, I have already finished book one (400 pager at that) and am about a quarter of the way through book two.

5. A few things have happened, and it looks like our goal of finding a new place won’t be happening for at least another 4-6 months. Since we were unsure of when we would be moving, I really haven’t done any decorating or home improving since we left Pittsburgh, which is why you haven’t seen any new projects or tutorials on my blog lately. With our most recent set back, we’ve decided that it’s worth it to start doing some projects that will make our everyday life easier and our surroundings more beautiful. We started our first project, our bathroom, this weekend and I’m so excited to show you the makeover once it’s complete! I’m doing a little contest inspired by our bathroom redesign on the Young Tradition Studio Facebook page, so click on over and enter to win a $5 off coupon code for my Etsy shop!

What have you been up to this April?

Brass is Back! (But Not the Way You’re Used To…)

While polished brass was an extremely popular finish for everything from door hardware to faucets about 20-30 years ago, this finish has fallen far from its former glory, with many manufacturers dropping brass from their finish options completely.

If you are someone who is into fashion and jewelry (like I am!), you may have noticed that warmer metal tones, like gold and rose gold have been on the rise lately, after a solid decade of silver, platinum and white gold topping the trends. Now that I’m married, a gold monogram necklace like this one is on the top of my shopping list!

Gold Monogram Necklace

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Interior design trends have been following suit and new finishes like Delta Faucet’s Champagne Bronze and Amerock Hardware’s Gilded Bronze are popping up everywhere! These finishes avoid looking dated by keeping polish levels to a matte and adding an antiqued patina that looks more “turn-of-the-century” than 1980’s.

Delta Addison Faucet in Champage Bronze

Source: Deltafaucet.com

Amerock Mulholland in Gilded Bronze

Source: Amerock.com

I love the way that gold tones pop against cool whites and neutrals and I am definitely using vintage brass accents for my future home remodeling projects.

Antique Brass Hardware on Grey Painted Cabinets

Source: The Decorista

Brass Hardware Styles

Source: Peonies & Brass

If you are scared to try this trend, why don’t you try just switching out the hardware on your bathroom vanity? Low cost and low commitment, but I’m sure once you see it in your house, you will love it as well!

My selections for a kitchen or bathroom design using brass

My selections for a kitchen or bathroom design using brass

 

Why Interior Design is More Than Just Decorating

I want to talk about something that happened to me recently. I had a gentleman call the showroom at my full-time job today and request an estimate for adding a bathroom to his basement. He asked if I would be the one coming out to measure and I said “Yes, my name is Stevie and I am one of the designers here”.

His reply? “Oh, I don’t need a designer– it’s just a basement bathroom”.

Yes sir, you DO need a designer, because design is NOT decorating.

Interior designers wear many hats, and yes, for some clients and some projects, decorating is one of them. However, what this man failed to realize is that literally EVERYTHING that we come into contact in our everyday lives has been designed by SOMEONE. Whether its the products you use, the environment you are in, or the signage and way-finding that helps you navigate that environment, every man-made object is the product of someone putting a pencil to paper (or mouse to computer) and designing it.

Even an environment as simple as a basement bathroom requires someone to put pencil to paper and design it. Now that designer could be a contractor who can lay out a bathroom based on minimum standards from his/her years of experience installing them, it could be a contractor with less experience who may or may not follow national standards for bathroom design, it could even be you-the homeowner- who may not have any experience designing or installing bathrooms at all!

Or, it could be a designer who went through four years of college education, completed multiple internships and has dedicated their career to design, and design alone.

Professional Interior Designers follow National Kitchen and Bath Associate standards, which go beyond building code minimums to optimize the experience and functionality of the space. For example, the minimum standard for the interior width of a powder room is 30″ according to the building code. However, is 30″ a comfortable width for someone utilizing this powder room? No. The NKBA recommends a minimum width of 36″.

Designers aren’t just there to tell you what looks good and try to up-sell you on things you don’t need. Interior designers think about spaces, not just in plan, but in 3-dimensions and at a high level of detail to make sure all components function the way they were designed to. Another example, a homeowner might see an 18″ space between the side of their refrigerator and a wall and think they can go buy an 18″ pantry cabinet to fit there. But a designer knows that each refrigerator model has minimum clearances to allow adequate air space/ventilation and for the doors to open their intended 110 degrees to allow the removal of adjustable shelves for cleaning. A designer will also tell you that you need to use a filler strip between the pantry and the wall to make sure that with the added depth of the door hardware, the pantry door will have the clearance to open at least 90 degrees (110 if your pantry has roll-out trays).

These are just a few examples limited to residential kitchen and bath applications, but I hope they help to explain what exactly interior designers do and why their skills are valuable. The debate between design and decorating is a huge topic in the interior design industry these days. In fact, a bill has recently been introduced in the Pennsylvania senate that would create professional recognition and regulation for the profession of interior design through licensing, similar to the licensing required for practicing architects and and engineers. If you are interested in learning more about this bill and the organization behind it (The Interior Design Legislative Coalition of  PA), I encourage you to visit idlcpa.org.

Sidenote: Who says basement bathrooms have to be boring? Check out this awesome, masculine bathroom design I spotted on Houzz!

Swing and Snow Days

We are now 2 months into the 2014 and I finally feel like I am getting into the swing of things. Not just for 2014 but for life after college (aka real adulthood) in general. This Tuesday will mark my second full month at my new job, which has turned out to be a great fit! Even though I am still learning, I am currently juggling about two dozen kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects and I am loving the challenge! I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given and I look forward to growing as a designer and settling into my career here. Anthony and I are making real progress towards our goals and I couldn’t be more excited about the things we have on the horizon.

With everything that’s been happening, I haven’t had much time to work on this blog or my Etsy shop. And the times that I did have a few minutes to work on something creative, I wasn’t feeling very inspired. Luckily, we’ve had a bunch of snow days so far this year, where the roads were totally impassable in YoCo. And serendipitously, I’ve also had two people contact me about creating custom stationery designs for them so far this year! Free time + Client Inspiration = Designer’s block, be gone!

The first was a good friend from my days at the paint shop. Her daughter is expecting her first child in July and they are planning a baby lamb themed baby shower! They gave me a lot of design freedom and I’m really happy with what I came up with. I love the idea of coral pink and spring green for a baby shower. Who says you have to have pink and blue pastels? And isn’t the little lamb darling?

Little Lamb Baby Shower

The second was a mom who contacted me through Etsy to create a stylish “Frozen” themed birthday invitation for her daughter. Anyone who has been around me knows that I LOVE Frozen! Anthony and I went to see it with my friend Jamie when she came to visit a few weeks ago and we’ve all been singing “Let it Go” and “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” since!

I was really excited about this one because the customer and I share the sentiment that kids parties can have a movie or tv show theme without having cartoon characters splashed all over every decoration. To keep things simple, yet fun, I recreated Elsa’s castle using simple geometric forms. I think the overall effect is classy AND whimsical!

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Having someone contact me with their idea was just what I needed to snap me out of a creative rut! These designs will be available on my Etsy shop soon. If you have a unique idea for a party and can’t find an invitation you love, let me know! I’d be happy to work with you to create a custom design!

 

 

2013.

My first thought of 2013, is that it chewed me up and spit me out in a way that is perfectly exemplified by the fact that I spent the week of Christmas sick and wearing an eye patch…

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Just in case you wanted proof. This was the best picture we could manage on Christmas Day. I look like I’m crying…

People always say when you look back, you only remember the good things and the bad seems to melt away. For some reason, I’ve felt the opposite this year. The hard times and rough patches have really stuck with me in spite of the fact that I have plenty to be grateful for. I’ve been trying to be more conscious of this and I recently started using a new app called “Gratitude Journal”.

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Basically, at the end of every day, the app will show you a reminder asking, “What are you grateful for today”? It’s a really simple concept, and something I probably should have been doing already, but having that little reminder has been really helpful in taking a pause and reflecting at the end of the day.  I already feel like I go to bed with a better perspective and sunnier outlook on life.

In the spirit of writing down what I am grateful for an in honor of the new year, I’ve decided to write down 10 things that I am grateful for in 2013 (in semi-chronological order).

Here we go:

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1. February 2013: I started my Etsy shop at the suggestion of my older sister, Stormi. 10 months later, I have found so much enjoyment Young Tradition Studio as a creative outlet and I can’t believe I didn’t start it sooner!

2. April-May 2013: I made my first Trans-Atlantic trip, traveling with a group of Chatham students Sisters to Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. This trip really did change my life, in that intangible way that everyone says how traveling abroad does. I am in love with every city we explored and I can’t wait to travel more with Anthony in the future. My favorite souvenir from this trip? The amazing friendship I made with my roommate, Amanda! Somewhere between the planes, bus stations, museums, educational speakers, shops and a few “near-death” experiences, I found a true soul-sister who I know I will be able to call a friend for life.

3. May 2013: After 2 colleges, 4 years and countless hours in the studio, I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Interior Architecture! I couldn’t have done it without my incredible Chatham sisters, 6 of whom traveled across the state (and country!) for my wedding, two of which were bridesmaids!

4. June 2013: It took leaving Pittsburgh to realize how much I had grown to love my “second hometown”. Pittsburgh will always have a hold of my heart in a way that I can’t explain. It’s where Anthony and I first lived together, where we got engaged, where we grew into the people we are today. Its been six months and I still miss it/think about moving back all the time. I think it was Winnie the Pooh who said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”.

5. Also, June 2013: We welcomed my second niece into the world! I can’t imagine life without my Glory-girl now, even if she is going through an intense attachment phase and cries if she’s not in my sister/her mother’s arms after 10 seconds. I will gladly face that fire, someday you will love me back Glory!

6. June December It’s a process: In June, I accepted my first job after college. It ultimately didn’t work out, like many first jobs out of college, but I am looking forward to starting my new job on Friday! So I am very grateful that this year, I found not one, but TWO jobs in my field! Not everyone is so lucky!

7. Summer 2013: In the months that followed college graduation, something along the line of a diaspora happened among the ranks of my friend-group. Now I have one in California, one in Missouri, one in North Carolina and a whole bunch still in Pittsburgh, where I was the one who did the leaving. It’s been easy to feel sad about having my closest friends spread all over the country, but I am grateful for the fact that I have such wonderful friendships that have survived being long-distance.

8. October 2013: After seven years together, Anthony and I finally said “I do”. Our day was perfect and we wish we could do it all over again! It meant so much to us to have our families and friends there celebrating with us as we took this step in our lives together.

9. Also, October 2013: I was so lucky to be able to travel so much in 2013! For our honeymoon we cruised from Baltimore to Cape Canaveral, to Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas. It was a fantastic week and we talk about it (and wish we could go back) just about everyday!

10. Also also, October 2013: We are lucky that we have a place to call home together. While it may not be ideal, or our dream home, it is a step towards our goals that I know we will look upon fondly in the future.

11. November 2013: We spent the most incredible long weekend with my best friend Lindsay’s family over Thanksgiving. Neither of us had ever been to North Carolina, and we fell in love with the beautiful ocean views and charming small towns. Most of all we are grateful for how the Brennemans made us feel like a part of the family. They are such a fun and active bunch!

12. This one doesn’t really have a chronology, but I am thankful for the opportunity to rediscover our hometowns. We may be missing Pittsburgh, but we are planning on doing a lot of activities and exploration to prove to ourselves that York, PA isn’t too shabby either! I’m looking forward to feeling like we are a part of a community again and putting down roots together.

13. December 2013: I am very grateful for the down-time I’ve been able to spend with Anthony over the holidays. Being able to slow down and enjoy each others company has done wonders for me and I am so thankful for all of the love and support that Anthony shows me everyday.

 

My Top Picks for Your Holiday Wreath

I feel like there are a couple “schools” of Christmas decorating.  Either you are a person who has their house totally decorated, inside and out the day after Thanksgiving or you’re someone (like me this year) who just got their tree up this weekend and makes decorating more of a gradual process that may or may not get done before December 25th. I absolutely LOVE Christmas decorating and in my head, I’m the type of person who gets it all done before the Black Friday sales end, but this year, things have just been a little too crazy. I’m taking it as a personal victory that our tree is even up at all!

My next step in decorating is finding a beautiful wreath for our front door, that’s not so Christmas-y that I can’t leave it up until Valentine’s Day. I looked to everyone’s favorite department store, Target, for some festive yet sophisticated front door decor and here are my six favorites that I came up with:

 

Holiday Wreath

Did I mention that I am also a stylistic schizophrenic?! The outside of our current home is pretty non-descript so I have a lot of lee-way in which style I can choose from year to year. Last year, my Christmas decor was all silver and gold, so I definitely would have gone with glitzy. This year, I’m thinking of going more modern! Or maybe rustic, who knows!

Here are the links for each wreath. Which one would you choose?

Glitzy * On clearance for $17.50

Modern

Natural

Unique

Rustic *Also on clearance for $17.50!!

Country