Text by Hannah Jones
When Kim Hazel starts her Christmas decorating, she shops. “I typically start with any new purchases,” she explains. But not long after that comes the fun part—pulling all her holiday treasures out from storage, where they’ll find new life again, if only for the next couple of months.
Kim, who authors a blog with her daughter Lacey, has an affinity for vintage pieces in nonseasonal home décor, so it’s no surprise that her Christmas decorations would follow suit. “I like to call my style ‘French vintage glam,’” she says. “I’m drawn to a mix of French, cottage, shabby chic, and glam, with vintage finds and a little bit of whimsy added for character.”
Her fairy tale-like decorations have the makings of a child’s dream, with all the elegance an adult would crave. Neutral tones like white, beige, gray, and soft blue hues abound from her floors and walls and extend to the furniture, while her accent pieces have the fun with color. Pink chairs, faux fur stools, snowy flocked trees—there’s no shortage of whimsical glam in her home.
Before you even walk through the door, you’re greeted with the sights and smells of fresh seasonal greenery in the form of garlands, wreaths, and trees surrounding her entrance. From there, the warmth of the space is immediately evident from the first step into the foyer. Glittering lights from a crystal chandelier hang overhead while a lit garland is draped down the stair rails and one of her many Christmas trees offers a cheerful welcome. French-style armchairs draped with holiday pillows and cozy throws beckon you to enter.