Interior designer Rachel Shingleton’s love of color and her graphic design background naturally point her toward holiday decorations filled with whimsy.
She starts with white Christmas trees, and then adds bright, colorful, shiny ornaments.
“I love all things colorful,” Shingleton said. And white trees “glow so beautifully. If I could have a tree in every room in the house, I would.”
The website of Shingleton’s Pencil Shavings Studio describes her work as “happy interior design,” and she carries that theme into the holidays at her house.
She’ll add vintage touches throughout her home, such as tassels. She also collects treetop finials in fun colors and arranges them differently every year — whether on a bookshelf or on a mantel. “I never do the same thing twice,” she said.
She also looks for items that have a good graphic design, such as stripes or color clocks to add even more whimsy. She buys in multiples, too.
“Anytime you have multiples of something, that’s what makes it feel intentional,” Shingleton said.
Shingleton’s work appeared in 405HOME’s lattice-inspired designs earlier this year and on her StyleSpotters blog for Better Homes and Gardens over the years. The national magazine also featured her own home as well a few years ago.