I saw Victoria Smith’s gorgeous San Francisco diggs while browsing Apartment Therapy one day. She has a great blog that I have been following for a while now and she is the inspiration for the black wall in my bedroom!

I found The Holiday Guide while browsing on Victoria’s blog sfgirlbybay – see how blogging works? In this issue, Victoria decorated her fireplace mantle with inexpensive items and flea market finds!

Why it works: White candles – they match with everything; Tinsel and silver – adds holiday sparkle without overwhelming the aesthetic of her furniture and interior decor; Vintage-inspired glass votive holders add extra glam for the holidays; The toy reindeer and Ho Ho Ho garland add whimsy but still look modern and chic!

The entire magazine is eye candy, as well as a great source for holiday decor inspiration and gift ideas.

Why didn’t I think of this? Gorgeous wrapping with lace!!

Holiday style high and low – luvin’ the low version!! Camel is back again and it looks so fab with animal print!