Winter Workshop: Minimalist Christmas Decor

Workshops combine two of my favorite things: creating and togetherness. Now add Christmas to the mix and I’m in my own personal heaven. I have a sneaking suspicion I’m not the only one who feels this way. Last week, Briana and I got together to do a simple shoot for the upcoming Winter Workshop. It was so much fun and surprisingly relaxing. I would like to thank Taylor Swift, decaf espresso, and the delicious leftover hazelnut coffee cake for making it a wonderful experience had by all.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect at the upcoming workshop. (Scroll down for more info & a link to snag your seat!)

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Join me on Wednesday, November 30th as we kick off the Christmas season with a simple, elegant approach to decor.

What we’ll cover in the workshop: 

    1. why design matters to the heart and soul
    2. step by step instructions for a minimalist holiday wreath and ornaments
    3. how to use natural elements to decorate for Christmas throughout your entire home

What you’ll walk away with: 

    1. a beautiful holiday wreath
    2. a set of simple, modern ornaments

Hope to see you there, friend!


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