With Christmas just around the corner, only days away, in the back of my mind I'm preparing for those moments post Santa where I slowly take away the festive decor and get ready to host NYE. No lie, I do like to hold off until the very end of December to both take down our tree and wrap up everything featuring Mr. St. Nick. It's kind of tough cookies for me, boxing up Christmas, but I come to terms with the transition as I recognize the warm inviting celebration of New Year's Eve we get in exchange. Sure, it's no Christmas (hello, what is?) but New Year's Eve brings completeness to our hard working, hectic, amazing, busy, trying, euphoric years, and by golly, I think we should celebrate. It's one more holiday I feel grateful we have a reason to enjoy time with friends and family. This NYE, we're going for a night in where those closest to us can sip a glass of bubbly in front of a fire and enjoy ringing in the New Year. I loved putting this take on our New Year's Eve mantel together. With pops of citrons and blues, I think the ever present gold and silver were able to do their own thing.
I centered the mantle decor with a sunburst clock that is sure to help with the ever-important countdown to midnight, then built our "2017" around that with cutout numbers sprayed in sparkly citron goodness. The champs is handy for that last toast of the year and floor cushions and pillows help make that cozy perch. We added in layers and layers of vintage brass, tinsel, colorful candles, and disco ball ornaments that add the final touch of festive flair and make this space sparkle just like Times Square at midnight (but way more my vibe!). Photos by Luke Cleland.