Compendium, isn’t that a great word? It means a numbered, or detailed, list about a particular subject (according to Google). So, in the spirit of Christmas and Asheville and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, here is a brief compendium of decorating tips from some of the businesses around town.
- Creating a Wreath, courtesy of the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore Estate is justifiably famous for their Christmas display with countless trees, wreaths, garlands and lights. In this blog, the design team at the Biltmore share with you some tips and ideas for creating your own wreath at home. Just follow this link to find out more: Biltmore Blog
- 4 Quick Tips for Decorating A Christmas Tree From B.B. Barns Garden and Gift Center. Who knows Christmas Trees better than a Garden Center? B.B. Barns is one of our favorite Garden Centers in Asheville. As a matter of fact, a number of the plants in our garden come from there. Now, to be honest, Christmas tree decor is a matter of taste. Some people like fake trees, some people like real ones. Colored lights, white lights, big lights, little lights, co-ordinated ornaments, hodge-podge of ornaments from your past, tinsel or no tinsel: it’s all a matter of taste. This series of tips and the accompanying video are from a professional decorator so if you want to find out how someone does it who decorates trees for a living, follow this link: BBBarns Blog
- Window and Table Treatments from Biltmore Lamp and Shade Gallery. This is not really a collection of decorating tips so much as it is a series of pictures designed to give you ideas. The Biltmore Lamp and Shade Gallery is so much more than just lamps and shades! I love how they frame a window in white glittery branches or hang a red berry wreath right in front of an antique mirror. Sometimes the best decoration is one you have in your home framed by a little greenery or a ribbon. For more pictures follow this link: Biltmore Lamp and Shade Gallery
- Decorating your Front Porch from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. In Asheville, as in many Southern towns, the front porch acts as a another room in the house. Even in winter, warm sunshine encourages resting on the front porch swing or settee and watching the world go by. At the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we use large colorful balls, lighted garlands and lots of fresh greenery to add to the festive feel. One of my favorite things is to set a small wreath on a glass topped table and nest one or two glass balls inside. The reflections are beautiful, day or night! For more ideas follow this link: Carolina Bed & Breakfast