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Foyer with dark wood floor, beadboard wall, a bench holding four presents and a large wreath

Who doesn’t want a little holiday cheer around their home? Why not?

One of my neighbors here in the Hollywood Hills has gone all out…with a brightly lit polar bear in his front yard to go along with a dazzling display of lights. I live on a trail (that means a narrow street where only one car at a time can go up and down)…and this neighbor lives directly across from me with his wife and daughter. His holiday spirit makes me smile every time I back into my garage in the evenings and see the cheerful display of lights. My house looks like Grinch’s house in comparison…no holiday spirit on the outside at all! Next year I’ll make my outdoor light debut with a demure dazzle of white lights…next year… In the meantime…for the inside of the house, I love silvers, greens and touches of sparkle, garland and pine to say “it’s the holidays!” Need to amp it up a bit inside the house this holiday. Have the day off so will work on my holiday cheer!

I love these photos…the holiday decor is perfect in my view…almost chic I would say…the simple use of a wonderful garland on a fireplace mantel or a pine wreath in foyer says it all in an understated way…! Happy Holidays!

Bedroom with wood floor, exposed beams, a large fireplace with a festive holiday garland

Please let me know what you think of these images…just the right amount of holiday spirit or not enough? Also please let me know what you think is your ideal holiday decor!

Happy Wednesday!


P.S. In honor of the holidays, I have some great giveaways lined up for this week and next! Stay tuned and check in daily to make sure you don’t miss out. Also, please make sure to go to COCOCOZY FACEBOOK to see who won this week’s fabulous pillow giveaway! Thank you Jayson Home & Garden for being so generous in providing the pillows to 5 lucky winners and thank you for being such an amazing partner in this one! Abbe, I really appreciate it all!

Photos from top to bottom: Virginia MacDonald, Stacey Branford, Virginia MacDonald

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  1. I am in love with that 1st pic. That is my style of decorating a little bit “less is more” and with that oversized wreath you need it to stay the hero in the house. Love it.

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