{guest post} to me, the holidays are all about the gatherings. the conversations and memories happening with friends and family. since my focus is more on the people [yeah, okay, and food!], i don’t go all out on themed decorations. i like to keep the decorations simple, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make an impact. here are my curated picks for this year:

foliage expectations
typical, but pretty & so easy to pull off

Images via: 1. Good Housekeeping; 2. Shelterness; 3. Country Living; 4. Martha Stewart; 5. Shelterness; 6. Martha Stewart; 7. Martha Stewart; 8. Martha Stewart; 9. Martha Stewart

for the fashionistas pulling hostess duties this year

Images via: 1. Martha Stewart; 2. Celebrations At Home; 3. Swoon Events via Erin Ever After; 4. Peacock Dark rug by Matthew Williamson via The Rug Company; 5. Martha Stewart; 6. painted ‘feathers’ by bicocacolors, found via Going Home to Roost; 7. La Dolfina

graphically speaking
i’m soo ready to break out the paints. pumpkins, beware!

images via: 1. pure pumpkin awesomeness by Alisa Burke; 2., 3. Dwell Studio for Design Public; 4. HGTV; 5. Good Housekeeping; 6. Style At Home

Kat Miller is an Atlanta area designer behind Cardinal House, a line of accessories & home goods hand made from reclaimed fabric books. World domination by flowers? Wouldn’t have it any other way! Find out more at cardinal-house.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Tumblr.