{irish design}

Top o’ the mornin’ to you! With St. Patrick’s Day getting closer, now is the time to take note of Irish design and the many ways to add green to your home. Why green on St. Partick’s Day? In addition to green being one of the colors in Ireland’s tri-color flag, Ireland is also known as the “Emerald Isle” for its lush green landscape. Today, people around the world have come to associate green with this holiday, named for Ireland’s patron saint.

The color green is associated with nature, health, and wealth. Find the perfect hue for your home, which can be used in any room. Wake up each morning to a vibrant shade of jade, lime, or sea green, as used in this master bedroom, and step into your day refreshed and energized.

House Beautiful

If you’re seeking a pot of gold – one of St. Patrick’s Day most prominent symbols – you’re in luck! Gold accents and metallic trims can be used on window treatments, furniture, and artwork throughout your house. Make your bathroom a luxurious masterpiece with gold tile and fixtures.


Add Irish design and Celtic inspired pieces to your living quarters by incorporating classic symbols, like spirals, crosses, and knots. Lamps, rugs, and wallpaper borders can provide a subtle hint to Irish roots.

Irish on Grand

If, however, at the end of the day, you’d like to retreat to a traditional Irish pub without making your way to Ireland, relax in a replica in the privacy of your own home.

Glen Gallery

Irish eyes can be smiling this St. Patty’s Day and every day by incorporating Irish design in your home!

{modern decorating for the holidays}

Decorating for the holidays can be steeped in tradition – or take on a modern flair. And: you can mix the two styles. Look for contemporary finishes like metallics or mirrored accents. Group “like” items together for a modern look – like this mantle filled with glass candle holders and vases.


This post from the design blog “Curbly” looks at using items that reflect light and choosing geometric shapes to add interest to your home.


If you’re in a small space and need to find an alternative to a Christmas tree, consider decorating branches in a vase. You can use vintage or modern ornaments to dress up this alternative.

Apartment Therapy

If a traditional wreath isn’t your style – consider other materials! The sky is the limit when you consider everything from a wire frame and lights to peacock feathers!

Apartment Therapy


What’s your favorite item to use to decorate for the holidays?

{12 days of christmas}

You know the song (maybe not by heart), but do you know how to bring the lyrics to life? I’m not talking about buying four calling birds or placing an ad for 10 lords a leaping, I’m talking about adding some design elements to your home reminiscent of the 12 Days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love game to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree. Whether you’re interested in a partridge, two turtle doves or four calling birds this wallpaper from Thibaut is right up your alley. Plus, it’s much less maintenance than bringing a bird into the house.

Thibaut Baron

Looking for something that shines as brightly as three french horns or five golden rings? How about this glass bead wallcovering from Enchanting? In addition to being absolutely fabulous, this wallcovering is PVC-free, formaldehyde-free and heavy-metal free.

Enchanting Wallcovering

Six geese a laying, seven swans a swimming… And one devine feather-inspired table!

Currey & Company

Your eight maids a milkin’ will be sittin’ pretty on these natural square stools from Montana.


Nine ladies dancing would appreciate a room painted in Hirshfield’s Angelic Choir…

0058 Angelic Choir

… And Devoe Blue Rendezvoux would be perfect for 10 Lords a leaping.

Devoe Blue Rendezvoux 50BG

Eleven pipers piping aren’t the only ones who can pipe – you can add piping to just about any chair, sofa, ottoman or pillow for a special touch.

House Beautiful

Last, but not least, we come to 12 drummers drumming. If that sounds like a little to much noise for you, opt for these drum-inspired waste baskets instead!

Williamwayne & Co.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Hirshfield’s!

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