Southern Living Magazine decked the halls at Zero George Street for the December 2014 issue! The feature story titled “Garlands, Wreaths & Trees, OH MY!” offers tips on decorating with a high-style, low-fuss approach. Designers Buffy Hargett Miller and Elly Poston showcase their garland decorating techniques using plain boxwood (it doesn’t shed!) as the main greenery.
The doorway, mantel and staircase banister have never looked more festive! The article provides tips on recreating these masterpieces at home. To see the complete feature, pick up your copy of Southern Living on newsstands now.
“The fireplace is a natural focal point, so adorn it accordingly with a single swag, letting the ends trail to the floor. Early in the season, hang basic boxwood with ribbons, dried hydrangeas, faux crabapples, and silver brunia berries. When company’s coming, add white roses, lilies, and fresh hydrangeas in florist water picks (secured with florist wire) along the center. ” – Southern Living
“Set an elegant tone with a cascade of boxwood and ribbon that attaches to the banister with coated wire and chenille stems to prevent scratching. For more formal events, dress up the garland by creating an arrangement of fresh hydrangeas, succulents, and seeded eucalyptus in a florist foam cage. Finish the spray with a bow and trailing champagne-colored ornaments. then wire the cage to the banister.” -Southern Living
“With so much traffic, keep doors simple with a crisp swag over the top, accented with trailing ribbons and ornaments. To best secure the garland, hang it with nails placed right above the molding to minimize visible holes. Cut different lengths of ribbon, string the balls, and knot the lengths together before attaching to one side of the door frame. Repeat on the other side.” – Southern Living