Adding copper to holiday decor is almost as essential as adding seating to your living area, but there’s a definite art to blending two.
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Just Ask Gigi
Gigi Sireyjol-Horsley spent her early childhood perusing the antique stores of Morocco, and her teenage years exploring the flea markets of France. So style, flare and an eye for originality emanate from her as naturally as her delightful accent.
And, her passion for design runs in the family.
“My mother was a master of what I call, art and beauty in your home. For her, everything was connected: physical appearance, exquisite food, art de la table, and elegant timeless interiors. She taught me the harmonious and natural way to balance each of these against the other to create a whole that surpasses the sum of the parts.”
With a law degree in hand and years of experience in finance, Sireyjol-Horsley moved to the U.S. nearly eighteen years ago. In December of 2015, she fulfilled a dream by becoming the new owner of Paysage Home in Lumina Station near Wrightsville Beach. Sharing her passion for home decor and elegant interiors is what she loves most about owning and operating Paysage.
For the Love of Copper
Always one step ahead of the game, Sireyjol-Horsley’s latest love comes in the form of copper. “Copper is back…big time,” smiles Sireyjol-Horsley.
Classier than the brass fad of the 80s and far warmer than the chrome craze of the early 2000s, copper is the metal of the moment.
And, there’s no time like the holidays to add it to your home.
If you’re the hands-on type and want to learn more about incorporating copper from the masters, join the Paysage team Thursday, October 26th at 6pm for their annual holiday workshop.
In the meantime, here are five copper design tips Gigi recommends testing out as the holiday season approaches.
1 – Add a Festive Touch
Ready for a change? Switch out your shades! Buy inexpensive paper shades and spray them with copper to add a warm, festive accent to the lighting in your home.
2 – Copper Walls
Accent wallpaper is great when you want to test out a new color…like copper! Give new life to your artwork and to the aura of your home by adding the texture and rustic elegance that copper brings to one (or all!) of the walls in a room. Tis’ the season to spice things up.
3 – Use a Copper Christmas Tree Topper and Copper Garland
It’s time to start thinking about Christmas tree colors. Give copper a try. Start with the basics by shopping around for the perfect copper Christmas tree topper or garland (both available at Paysage!). Then, piece the perfect tree together from there. A quick note: gold and silver are essential copper-themed decor companions. The trio blends beautifully with the evergreen colors of Christmas.
4 – Copper and white flowers
Copper complements white in flower arrangements. It adds contrast and elegance to centerpieces. A rustic copper vase is a great host for white flower arrangements. Add greenery sprayed with copper, or one of our Paysage copper garlands to both to energize and add warmth to white floral accents.
5 – Use Copper in Your Tree
Ornaments are always the best way to add color to seasonal decór. The tree is the focal point in every home during the holidays. And, copper Christmas ornaments add liveliness and the magical element that we all want it to convey at Christmastime. Clear glass ornaments help bring in the light and make for the perfect copper Christmas tree companion.
It’s a Copper Christmas!
Paysage will be sharing more innovative copper tips and ways to add shimmer to your seasonal celebrations at their annual Christmas Workshop. This year’s theme is “A Traditional Christmas”. There’s no time like the present to start planning your home’s holiday makeover. Get it on the calendar and join the Paysage family for an evening of creative wonder on Thursday, October 26th at 6:00pm.
“During our workshop, we will be providing all the secrets of how to use copper with your lighting, floral arrangements and even your Christmas tree,” shares Sireyjol-Horsley, who has clearly found her raison d’etre.