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A Romantic, California-Inspired Holiday Beach Fantasy

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When we came across this gorgeous beachy holiday scene from designer Lindye Galloway, we thought it was an absolutely fun twist on the standard Christmas tree decorating scheme. Using a cream and gold color scheme,  Lindye created a dramatic holiday-inspired romantic vignette. The white tree, decorated in gold and sequined ornaments, seems doubly inspiring thanks to its unexpected beach setting.

The tree is covered in gold and sequined ornaments, while a variety of color-coordinated gifts surround the base. The gifts all feature custom gift tags — an easy idea to re-create at home, if you’re so inclined.

Lindye also created an intimate beachy tablescape for the photo shoot, building a custom table out of logs. The incredible floral centerpiece was designed by Megan Gray of Honey and Poppies. We checked in with Megan to discover how she created this gorgeous and dramatic floral centerpiece.

Megan told us, “I designed the centerpiece to complement the other decor elements designed by Lindye Galloway.  I knew she was going to be using earthy elements along with a bit of festive sparkle and cozy textures, and I wanted the flowers to reflect that same feeling.  To be natural but sophisticated, and feel warm and inviting at the same time.  I love the idea that your flowers for any party should complement your home decor while being appropriate for the season.”

For this look, Megan started with a warm-hued wooden box and embellished it with gold sequin trim.  “We then created a floral arrangement that was festive and romantic using whites and neutrals along with fragrant evergreen branches,” Megan noted. “The centerpiece consisted of white garden roses, peonies, lisianthus, lysimachia, pieris, yarrow, golden hued roses (called Combo), boughs of cedar, juniper, and douglas fir, and finally protea resembling tiny pine cones.”

If you’re interested in trying to capture the spirit of this centerpiece Megan explains that you could achieve a similar feel with a variety of different flowers. “The key is making sure that you have a mix of larger, fluffier white focal flowers along with smaller textured ones to add movement and interest, and also to let your evergreens be a little loose and wild,” Megan explained. “I love metallics and neutrals for Christmas, and including small accents of golden hues in with your flowers is a wonderful way to get that look. It creates a warmer and more inviting palette than the traditional all white. Cream colored roses or even painted gold pine cones would give a similar feel too.”

Inspired to try a gold and cream holiday color palette this year? We certainly are!

Source: Photos by Jessica Claire