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Design by Occasion Holiday Home Tour (Part 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS DECORATED LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

Hello friends! Welcome back to part 2 of our holiday home tour! If you missed part 1, you can see it, here. The space in our home I’ll be sharing today is our living room. If you follow me on instagram, I mentioned that I would be introducing a new color to our Christmas tree – if you guessed pink, you were right! I know my mom did – ha! Actually, it was late fall of last year that we stopped at Cracker Barrel to get something to eat when I noticed so many pretty pink ornaments and thought…well since we already have accents of blush in the living room space, why not?! Since we didn’t get to decorate a tree last year, I held onto the pink ornaments and used them this year. Pink must definitely be the Christmas color because they were everywhere! From ornaments and home decor accessories to table runners and tree skirts – I lucked out.

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

I found this DW scented candle from TJMaxx and when burned, the fragrance that permeates the air are cinnamon and vanilla.

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

Another HomeGoods find were these coasters designed with gold-foiled holiday messages.

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

Our local florist and friend, Gary put this pretty arrangement together for me. The arrangement was made with the pink color palette in mind, so he kept it primarily white blooms with just three pink florals. Some of the flowers in this pretty bunch are roses, football mums, ranunculus, and hydrangeas.

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

I found this blush pink tree skirt from HomeGoods and boy the fabric is the exact match from the large decorative pillow on the sofa. This was the first time I have ever decorated a tree with ribbon. I was so inspired by the oh so, creative bloggers; Inspired by Charm and Kelley Nan, that I had to give it a try.

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

Sshh…I may or may not have eaten a couple of santa’s cookies! A well-styled bar cart to welcome Santa (aka, my mate) includes these assorted sized pink beaded cone trees from Michaels and a floral arrangement.

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR {PART 2}: A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS DECORATED LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

Sugar Paper LA for Target is going three years strong with their white & gold rim boxes and holiday bags! Their tissue paper and ribbon matched perfectly with my color scheme.

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

As of late, H&M has been my go-to place to shop for dresses. This off-the-shoulder dress doesn’t show the true green hue, it is actually a deep forest green. I purchased this dress about a week prior to it being featured on Good Morning America for a ‘look for less segment’ from Meghan Markle’s fashion looks. I think with all the popularity, it seems the only dress color option online, is black.

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

Joann Fabrics had these faux snowed pink roses that came in a bouquet bunch. I pulled them off the stems and nestled them in place over the fresh christmas greenery. I added twinkle fairy lights to have the mantle sparkle during the evenings. I got a little creative and this DIY christmas stocking was pretty easy to decorate. I used the same Sugar Paper ribbon I had used to wrap the presents and used them here to create bows. Target had these large gold letters that were great way to identify which stocking belongs to who. I embellished the stocking with a bit of greenery to coordinate with the decorated mantel.

A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS DECORATED LIVING ROOM

Pink and white wreaths with the same snowed rose flowers were hung on our two floor mirrors. I cut some of the same ribbon to hide the metal finish of the wreath hanger.

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

DESIGN BY OCCASION HOLIDAY HOME TOUR (PART 2): A PINK & GOLD CHRISTMAS COLOR SCHEME IN THE LIVING ROOM

This my friends, concludes our 2017 holiday home tour! I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated our main living spaces this year. To see how I added a touch of Christmas to our bedroom, click, here. Now that we have finished decorating, we have been soaking it all in and enjoying each day we are blessed with. We look forward to hosting gatherings, sharing good times, and creating more holiday memories.

Happy Holidays!

-Decor styling by Rose Angel Lopez | Photography: Autumn Stankay, SkySight Photography

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NO-BAKE HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD COOKIES

NO-BAKE GINGERBREAD COOKIES

NO-BAKE GINGERBREAD COOKIE DESSERT TREATS

There are some of us that plan ahead and bake our desserts and then there are some of us that look for quick and easy semi-homemade dessert treats to make.  Depending on the occasion, you might find that I am 50/50 when it comes to preparing a dessert. I can recall a few times when we have had impromptu guests over and depending on the time of day, I may offer coffee or tea, and I like to have something alongside the hot beverage, so that guests can enjoy.

NO-BAKE GINGERBREAD COOKIE DESSERT TREAT

Being that we are in the holiday season, some of us may already have a bag or box of gingerbread cookies. Rather than placing a couple of plain cookies on a dessert dish, how about stepping it up and make a yummy filling to fill your gingerbread cookies with?! You only need three ingredients to make this filling and most of us probably keep these staples in our fridge and pantry…

In a medium-sized bowl, mix 8 oz. cream cheese, softened, 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 tsp. of vanilla extract. If your cream cheese is cold, you can use a mixer to cream your ingredients. 

Whether you’re making a dozen cookies or half a dozen, you can alter the ingredients to make a sufficient amount of filling for your gingerbread cookies. You can either serve your cookies open-face and sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top of the filling or you can sandwich two gingerbread cookies together. Depending on an individual’s preference, I like to offer both options!

NO-BAKE GINGERBREAD COOKIE DESSERT TREAT

NO-BAKE GINGERBREAD COOKIE DESSERT TREAT

Bring out your inner Martha Stewart and place your prepared cookies on festive dessert tray. I found this adorable marble & wood sleigh tray at TJMaxx! Next, you can add a bit of Christmas greenery and/or wrap a string of twinkle lights to your tray of cookies. Viola! Your guests will wonder how you whipped this up so quickly and will appreciate the unexpected presentation!

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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Decorating Ideas: ADDING A BIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE BEDROOM

ADDING A BIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE BEDROOM

Hey guys! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! After hosting this year (there was 10 of us), we took a couple of days to relax and rest before heading to the Christmas farm to pick up our tree and bringing up all of our storage bins filled with Christmas decor and ornaments. After three days, we have finally transitioned the inside of our home from fall decor to winter/holiday decor. I’m looking forward to sharing my Christmas Home Tour with you…it should go live in a couple of weeks!! You can always follow me on Instagram for a few sneak peeks (wink.)

One of the rooms that we decorated this year, is our bedroom. It is not overly decorated and it only took a few items to infuse that Christmassy feeling!

ADDING A BIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE BEDROOM

ADDING A BIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE BEDROOM

I started off by swapping out my decorative toss pillows for a large shaggy one and also added a ‘Merry’ word pillow (both purchased from Marshalls). A comfy and warm throw is placed on the bottom of the bed for those cold days when all you want to do is cozy up in bed for a little nap.

ADDING A BIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE BEDROOM

For one of the nightstands, I placed a white lacquer deer for a festive touch and I love that it coordinates so well with the rest of the bedroom decor.

ADDING A BIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE BEDROOM

ADDING A BIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE BEDROOM

I found this adorable faux tabletop Christmas tree at HomeGoods and it came in this modern glam metallic copper pot. For a little Christmas cheer, I wrapped mini led string fairy lights and hung these adorable pastel Christmas ornaments.

ADDING A BIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE BEDROOM

Of course ambiance and a fragrant scent of the Christmas holiday is must. Another find from HomeGoods is this cheeky ‘Baby it’s Cold outside’ scented candle that sits perfectly on my makeup vanity.

ADDING A BIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE BEDROOM

We made our bedroom twinkle by adding lighted garland along the top and sides of our headboard. Seeing the room glow in the evening is so magical! Infusing all of these touches in our bedroom were simple, easy, and a wonderful way to be reminded of the holiday season each time we lay our head at night or when we wake in the mornings!

Have you finished decorating for the holidays yet? Do you decorate your bedroom too? I’d love to know, share in the comments section below!

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Another year has filled my days with sweet memories, lots of joyous times and yes, some bumps in the roads (that’s life). I’m looking forward to 2016 with a new beginning and a fresh start. As this year comes close to an end, I wanted to thank you for your support in reading my blog and for supporting my little Etsy shop – it allows me to keep doing what I love. I’ll be taking holiday break and will be back to posting on January 4,  2016. To see snaps of what I’m up to from now till then, you can follow me on instagram.

Have a wonderful holiday filled with the togetherness of family & friends and wishing you a very Happy New Year that brings you health, prosperity and also a year of love and laughter!

So go on and Celebrate…Cheers, Darlings!!

-Photo by SkySight Photography for Design by Occasion

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FRIDAY’S FAVORITE FINDS

Happy Friday, guys! What are your plans this weekend? Oh, as normal, I will be shopping for last minute gifts and hoping to squeeze in an impromptu holiday cocktail party. Speaking of holiday, in case you missed it, head over to my Holiday Home Tour Part 1 and 2 where I shared how I decorated two rooms of our home this Christmas!

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy a few of my favorite finds…

 ‘Midnight Lace Dress’

Friday's Favorite Finds
 via Tommy Hilfiger.

Have you found your holiday outfit yet? I love a good navy dress.

 ‘Prosecco Tiramisu Recipe’

Friday's Favorite Finds
via Peas and Peonies

This recipe will definitely be added to my must try list!

‘Cranberry Ramos Gin Fizz’

Friday's Favorite Finds
via Craft + Cocktails

This brunch cocktail recipe is perfect to serve guests this holiday season!

‘DIY Painted Gold Leaf Ornaments’

Friday's Favorite Finds
via The Sweetest Occasion / Photo by Alice G Patterson Photography

How awesome are these DIY ornaments?! An easy to follow tutorial is available.

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