If we were friends back when I was a kid and you came over to my house for a sleepover, you might’ve been a little shocked by how I decorated my bedroom. While most girls my age had bedrooms covered in New Kids on the Block posters and splatter-painted walls, mine looked like Christmas.
All year round.
It didn’t matter if it was June or January, when you walked in my room it was Christmas. I had at least half a dozen little Christmas trees all throughout my room, easily a hundred Santa Claus figurines, white twinkle lights everywhere and even an old wooden sled propped up in the corner.
It was awesome.
I said goodbye to Christmas decor all year round when I left my childhood home and went off to college, but every year as December approaches I’m as excited as a kid on Christmas morning to bust out the tree and plug in some twinkle lights! G doesn’t exactly share my enthusiasm and always makes me wait until after Thanksgiving, which I have interpreted to mean after Thanksgiving dinner (not the day) so I get to work almost as soon as the last bite of turkey leaves the fork.
I love Christmas, and believe it is a magical time.
I think it’s safe to say Lowe’s agrees with me.
A few weeks ago I had the honor of being invited to New York City by Lowe’s Home Improvement for their “Deck the Halls and Walls and All” event. How did they know I was so crazy for Christmas?! And that I wouldn’t say no to a free trip to NYC?!
(Okay, that last one was obvious.)
For this event, Lowe’s and seven guest designers built and decked out the ultimate holiday home in a New York City loft. The event showcased loads of ideas and inspiration to get your home holiday ready, from simple home improvement projects to eye-catching and festive décor!
In addition to drooling over these gorgeous spaces, I also had the opportunity to meet the designers, make some fabulous new blogging friends, rub elbows with Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri from HGTV’s Cousins Undercover, and join in a Wrap Off/Rap Off. (My team won. Duh.) The fun of the party certainly matched the festiveness of these beautiful rooms – check them out!
This is just a sampling from this fabulous event – check out my Instagram feed (allthingsgd) and search #holidayreadyhome for loads of behind-the-scenes scenes from that night!
Last, but certainly not least – I’m sure you’re all wondering how you can get your hands on all of this gorgeousness you see here. Well, you’re in luck! Lowe’s has created a Look Book with loads of interactive images. Simple hover over a picture and information and links will appear to the Lowe’s products featured in these spaces. Now’s the time to get your shop on, so click away!
A great big THANK YOU goes out to Lowe’s Home Improvement for including me in this most magical event. Happy Holidays everyone! Only 13 more days before I get to bust out our tree!