'Christmas Decorations'

Silver & Gold Wreath

December 11, 2017

By Tab Byrum

A couple of years ago I gained a new client when a friend of a friend called me and asked me to help her with the holiday decorations in the new home she and her family had just moved into. I featured the home here on the blog that first Christmas, click here, and told how we decided on a Silver and Gold color scheme for the Christmas decorations. The home is very neutral as far as wall color and cabinetry so we went with Silver and Gold because it works with everything and is also a simple and elegant color scheme. The decoration color choice spilled outside as well where I decorate around the front door, this year my client said she wanted a wreath on the door and part of my job is granting wishes. Instead of searching for a wreath I made her one, using a wreath form from the craft store, silver Christmas tree garland, and shatterproof ornaments. I’ve shared this technique with you before here. I’ll give you a few more details with the photos, try it, it’s really easy. Enjoy!!!

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Tabulous Christmas Flashback

December 8, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s Friday and kind of crazy at our house today so I’m sharing today a house I first decorated last year and is still one of my faves. I called this one Natural and Elegant because there are so many natural elements to the holiday decorations, lots of pinecones, greenery and the Christmas tree is covered in nature. The elegance comes from the white and silver color scheme used throughout the house with pops of red and plaid. Those of you new to reading Tabulous Design, I hope you enjoy this look at a gorgeous home and for my friends who are here every day I hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane. Click here to see the full post on Natural and Elegant, Enjoy!!!

This arrangement of greenery and pinecones was one of my favorite things from this home last year. Click here to see the original post and more photos. 

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday with looks and ideas for the Holiday Season. Enjoy!!!

Red, Green & Gold Welcome

December 7, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I wanted to share one last door with you, it’s a door I’ve decorated for several years. This year I changed it up a little, I didn’t use everything in the tub of decorations but I’m very happy with the outcome. This is another of those doors that I try to do something that will also work with Valentine’s Day once the Christmas holidays are over. I’ll just come back and pull out all the obvious Christmas decorations, like the holly and add hearts and cupids and leave that up until after February 14th. I’ll give you a step by step and some more detail with photos of the door. Enjoy!!!

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Commercial Decor: Meat Market Refectory In Oklahoma City

December 6, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This year I had the privilege of helping a client decorate their restaurant here in Oklahoma City for the holiday season. The restaurant is called the Meat Market Refectory or MMR Prime Steakhouse and is owned by my clients Cindy and Lance Ruffel. The building that now houses MMR used to be a Chinese Buffet but today it has been transformed into a beautiful dining spot that could easily be located in New York City or Los Angeles. The decor of MMR is done in dark wood tones with lots of gray and silver brought in to add sparkle and elegance. There are sections of wall that house mirrors that reflect the light and additional light to the restaurant. The bar is in the center of the restaurant and over it hangs a gorgeous cobalt blue chandelier and we took our color cues from that chandelier for the Christmas decorations, bringing in mercury glass and cobalt blue ornaments I tied the Christmas decorations back to the decor of MMR. I’ll go into more detail with the photos, I hope you enjoy the tour and if you’re in the need of a beautiful dining experience check out MMR Prime Steakhouse at 63rd and May in OKC. Enjoy!!!

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Homes For The Holiday: Bright & Beautiful

December 4, 2017

By Tab Byrum

HELLO!!! Sorry for the “radio silence” last week but I decided to bear down and get as much done as possible in my decorating for clients.  This year I had 18 places to decorate, most of them were private homes and there are also a few businesses on the list. This week I’m going to share a home with you that I’ve done for several years and a restaurant that I did for the first time this year. I’ll also share a couple of doors I did that we changed up since the last time we featured them on the blog. 

First off we have a home that I’ve decorated for Christmas since the owners moved into it which was probably about 8 years ago. The home is a traditional European designed home with a cream stone exterior and on the inside, there is a lot of beautiful woodwork. The rooms in the house are large and open with lots of windows that let in the natural light.  In the past we’ve done two trees downstairs, one in the formal living room and another in the Family Room/Kitchen area, but this year we added a third tree and moved the more bright and colorful tree to the Entry of the home. I’ll go into more detail with you on the decorations as I share the photos of the home with you. I’ve gotten to be great friends with this homeowner and it’s always a joy to help her and her family celebrate all their holidays and know that I played a part in making their time in this home enjoyable and a little more beautiful. Enjoy!!!

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Winter Wonderland Front Door

November 21, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I know we still need to celebrate Thanksgiving later this week but I have to be honest and tell you I’ve been decorating for some of my clients for Christmas. Many people that don’t host Thanksgiving in their homes or travel for Thanksgiving have me go ahead and decorate so they are ready to kick off the Christmas season as soon as the dishes are put away and the leftovers have been wrapped up in the refrigerator. One of my Christmas clients asked me to change their front door decorations to something that they could leave up for the next several months until we get to Spring, so she asked me to do a Winter theme, I gave a sneak peek on my Instagram account here. The client and I are both happy with how this turned out, they are gone this week for Thanksgiving and I texted her photos after I finished. I stuck with a white and silver color theme, I’ll go into more detail below with the photos. I hope this puts you in the mood, Enjoy!!!

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Welcome 2017

January 2, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Happy New Year!!! Thank you for bearing with me while I took a little break during the holidays, but I’m back now and ready to write, research, and share with you. I have to admit that I feel like I’m entering 2017 without much of a plan, I know some things I want to look into and share on the blog this year as well as projects I want to undertake and share with you but other than that I don’t have much of an idea of where to go or what to do. Here’s what I do know, there are a ton of projects we want to do around our house, some large and some small, and I definitely want to get some (or all) of them taken care of this year.

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Merry Christmas 2016

December 23, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Happy December 23rd, I hope everyone finds themselves healthy and happy two days before Christmas. I have a few more errands to run today, you know there are always lots of loose ends to tie up before the big day gets here. I’ll be taking a few days off from the blog to be with family and friends but I want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas. This has been a very tumultuous year for all of us, not only did we have THE most volatile and angry Presidential election in modern American history but there have also been disturbing events around the world. There are definitely times when I think the world was better off when we didn’t know what was going on at such a rapid rate, today something happens on one side of the earth and we know about it on the other side within minutes. I by no means think we shouldn’t be informed or keep ourselves ignorant but if nothing else we need to be more tolerant and stop and think before reacting to others. The morning after the election I thought a lot about my mother’s life motto, “Nothing is ever as good or bad as you think it’s going to be.” This has gotten me through a lot of things in my life and will as long as I live. But, there’s another phrase or two I think we need to remember, “Be Ye Kind To One Another” and perhaps the Golden Rule is the one we all need to practice a lot more, “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” But, whatever you believe I think we can all agree that we yearn for 2017 to be MUCH better than 2016, for now, enjoy the holidays along with your family and friends. I hope you have good food and drink and a warm place to partake of it all and I hope I’ve inspired you somehow this year as we look at design in our lives. I’ll be back next week, but for now,  have a Merry Christmas and Enjoy!!!

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Christmas 1966

December 22, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Happy Thursday everyone, if you’re wondering about the title of today’s post I called it that because today is my birthday. 50 years ago today I was born in the hospital at Weatherford, Oklahoma, and because it’s my birthday I thought we would take a look at what Christmas looked like in 1966. I LOVE Christmas decorations from that time, anything actually from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, back then Christmas trees were dripping with sparkly icicles and space-age looking ornaments. Join me for a walk down memory lane as we take a peek back in time and look at Christmas 50 years ago, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Christmas Lights In Yukon, Oklahoma

December 19, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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One night last week we drove out to Yukon to see their beautiful Christmas In The Park light display, we wanted to go before the “Polar Vortex” arrived. Christmas In The Park has been going on for several years, it’s made up of over 400 lighted displays and over 4 million lights. Many of the displays are sponsored by businesses, individuals and families and all have a Christmas theme to them. Yukon is about a 15 to 20-minute drive west of Oklahoma City and is well worth a visit, especially if you have kids. We drove through the entire display but there are several places along the way that you can park your car, get out and walk among the displays and enjoy them up close. I wanted to share some of the sights from Christmas In The Park with you as we head into the week before Christmas. Have a great day and Enjoy!!!

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