For some reason, this year more than ever, I find myself getting ridiculously excited about Christmas and the prospect of turning my apartment into a Christmassy little winter wonderland. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that this will be my first holiday season as a homeowner — and I can therefore dress up a space I actually love, as opposed to a personality-free white-walled rental — or maybe I'm just accepting my destiny as a theme-decorating cheeseball. All I know is that for the past few weeks, I've been obsessing over pastel-metallic ornaments, glitter-drenched miniature reindeer, luxe advent calendars, twinkly lights for the balcony, and the idea of throwing a big, fancy holiday dinner party. I've also spent a fair amount of time searching (both online and in person) for the perfect fuchsia Christmas tree, something that has eluded me for years and continues to elude me now. Too short, too thin, too cheap-looking, too expensive, too pink, not pink enough — it's hard to find precisely the right tree, but I will persevere. And until I find it, I'll take comfort in these gorgeous pics from the new Christmas inspiration gallery on Livingetc.com. I f***ing love the holidays, don't you?
All photos via Living Etc.