What’s Your Holiday Style?


Did you just hear that?

The jingling of bells, pitter-patter on the rooftop, a holly jolly chuckle?  Well, that could only be the sound of one thing:

ME! Decorating my house for the holidays!!!

I simply adore this time of year!  Not because of the gifts, or because I constantly find myself surrounded by endless trays of delicious baked goods (okay, I lie, I love that too), but I especially ADORE this time of year because I get to pepper my home with copious amounts of glitter and hang enough twinkly lights to make the Griswold’s jealous!  I LOVE decorating for the holidays!

Bright lights at the Griswold's!

The Griswold's home from above!

No longer are red and green the sole colours that mark the holiday season.  These days, just about anything goes!  Purple, silver, pink, or gold. There are so many options to create a holiday look that perfectly fits in with your year-round décor and shows off your personal holiday style.

I’ve been dabbling with the thought of a holiday style redo this year! For the past few years, my festive living room colour combo of choice has been tangerine and gold – warm, spicy, and inviting!  But there’s a new trendy holiday hue in town that has caught my eye, true blue!!!

One of my FAVE websites, Olioboard, recently asked me to participate in their #HolidayStyle OlioHop so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to “test drive” my latest holiday colour crush. If you haven’t tried out Olioboard yet, I’m warning you, it’s addictive!! You can create online mood boards in 2D or 3D room designs using real products from countless brands.  Best part? All items on olioboard link through to the retailers online store for purchase making it quick and easy for you to design AND shop in your pajamas!

So, here’s my icy blue holiday creation…

Benjamin Moore's Oliohop #holidaystyle - True Blue!

I think Elvis was onto something when he sang “Blue Christmas”

What do you think??

Crisp white, cool blue, toned teal, and rich navy make this a snowy, sophisticated space fit for any ice prince or princess!

Now, if you’re looking for additional holiday colour and style inspiration, be sure to check out the following links to see more fun and festive OlioHop boards:











One last thing, Iíd love to know what is your holiday style???

Happy Painting & Decorating!




41 thoughts on “What’s Your Holiday Style?

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  2. Yes, I’ve been seeing lots of blue this season, even in all the great posts in this Oliohop! Thanks for sharing your inspiration for this year, and you’ve given me an itch to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! LOL!

  3. Thanks for sharing your Holiday Style Leigh-Ann!

    I think it’s fabulous that you’re decorating the outside of your house “Griswold” style this year! I just love that movie….it’s a must watch for me and my family every year. One of these years I’d love to do that too!

    Happy Holidays! xo


  4. That Griswold image of the lit house from afar (the only one on the block!!) really just made me LOL!!

    Lovely shades of blue from BM paints! And great space to NOT have a ‘blue’ Christmas in because it’s Fun & Festive!

    Fun joining with you today in Olioboard’s #OlioHop for #HolidayStyle!

    xo Lynda

  5. Hi Leigh Anne!

    As a member of the Olioboard team, I want to say THANKS for creating such a wonderful post for our OlioHop blog hop today!

    It’s so charming and the blue hues you chose reflect what’s really true about snow when you live in it 6 months of the year like I used to in Minneapolis. When you look at deep snow, it’s exactly the color of blues in your room!

    I hope you’ll share with us all your City Line Canada TV #DIY Christmas segment that you did today, too!

    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and also the same thing for everyone on the Benjamin Moore team !~

    Warmest Regards,

    Leslie @tkpleslie

    • Hi Leslie, thank you so much for including ColorChats and the Benjamin Moore team in the OlioHop!!! And many thanks for your continued support here on the blog and on Cityline! All the best for a stylish holiday season…and all the best for a positive and successful 2013!! XO Leigh-Ann

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  7. My favorite holidays colors are purple and lime green. My living room tree is white (very non-traditional~~but so fun). It’s decorate with all different mediums of bright bold colors (including a white “twig” squirrel (National Lampoon). All the packages are wrapped in silver tone on tone paper with bright colored ribbons and bows. Mantel is done in purples with lime/olive green touches as well as a purple/lime green berried garland and ultra mini glowing lights.
    Centerpieces (on dining room and kitchen tables) are large glass or metal dishes filled with glittery lime and purple balls, ornaments and pine cones. My kitchen is Granny Smith apple green/eggplant counters and all white cabinetry.
    Family room pencil tree is an ultra slim/white twinkle lights and all purple ornaments (many related to wine~~my fave!).
    Guest room has a small table top tree all done in orange to match the majority color in the room.
    Master bedroom tree is another small table top, no lights, all decorated with ornaments/reminders of my late husband.
    Last but not least a slim tree in basement, normally done in traditional green/red/lodge but this year it has white twinkle lights and all gold ornaments. Had to improvise as I am moving and most of the Christmas items were packed late summer. Gave (divided up) all the memory/keepsake ornaments to my three children who have moved out of my home.
    Although the colors are not for everyone, all my friends and family love it! My home brings me great joy at Christmas.
    It’s OK to step out of the red/green box at Christmas – I did!

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