It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like (Highlander) Christmas


Yes it’s true it was 107° here last Friday, but that didn’t stop me from getting fired up for Christmas. I started preparations months ago in anticipation for my first ever, but soon to be annual, Highlander Christmas!! From pulling my Pinterest board together to scouring eBay for Tartan throws; I am nearly Christmas ready. I spent many days this summer digging through bins of thrift store silver and now am the proud owner of a mighty collection of goblets and flatware.



Other consistent themes are horns, funky family portraits for instant old world relatives, and candelabras galore! With a few trips in the pipeline, and knowing what a procrastinator I naturally am, this year I am determined to pull off this Christmas feat.



In keeping with this theme, we’ve also designed and had our own pillows created from vintage throws.


I wanted to share some of our preparatory pre-festivities in hopes of inspiring other Christmas-crazy cohorts to do the same. My friend Sarah Winchester was inspired by some of the early photos that I shared on Instagram and threw a birthday event in this Scottish Style!

For more of this full on Castle look, go check out Jo Rodgers‘ weekend getaway in Scotland from last week over at Vogue!!

Photo of Jo Rodgers & Husband in Scotland from Vogue Spread

– Photo of Jo Rodgers & Husband in Scotland from Vogue Spread

In the upcoming months, we will be designing and creating six spaces. I’m so excited to share little unveilings along the way and sneak peaks from behind the scenes on our snapchat (@atlantishome)! Our full inspiration boards are on Pinterest and the complete looks will be posted on Instagram!


Photo by Justine Bursoni | Photographed at the Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orlean’s French Quarter | Found on Pinterest


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Days of Our Living Room’s Life

I love my home, but I get bored with one look very quickly. I firmly believe that no one should get stuck in a rut with their home, since it’s so easy to change up the look. Even just changing around the furniture you already have, moving your art and mirrors around, adding plants to your home, or adding pillows and throws can drastically change the look of your home. One of my favorite tricks is to cover the sofa with table cloths, quilts, or rugs for a layered look. This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to …