Notes from Margot Elena's Decor
A few observations on how a masterful touch elevates the beauty of simple things.
Part of the beauty of Margot Elena’s office is the seamless mix of old and new. Here, she includes color-coordinated holiday cookies in the mix. Notice the powerful juxtaposition between two delicate china plates from her collection with the roughness of raw wood.
CANDLES, CITRUS & GREENS, OH MY
A stunning centerpiece in non-traditional colors with tremendous illumination possibility.
THINK OUTSIDE THE TREE
Elena is a master of using things in unexpected ways. Here, antique ornaments bypass the tree to be displayed instead on a vintage tray.
It helps to have beautiful handwriting—try a stencil if you don’t—and use various glass objects and jars for joyful messages written with special marking pens.
The intricate perfection of this gilt mirror is well suited for this a-bit-on-the-wild-side garland. If you look closely, you can see the very top of Margot’s “Peace on Earth,” inscription.
VINTAGE AND WHIMSY
Another lovely combination of old and new with a touch of whimsy. Note the perfectly imperfect pairing of vintage ornaments with colored paper cut in willy-nilly shapes and sewn into a garland.