"Jingle" Designers Give the Holidays.... a Haircut?

by Casey Valerie Linsey 

"I’ve always felt Christmas is more than just red and green – it’s about bold touches of colors like purple and orange.” explained ASID Interior Design’s Patrick J. Baglino, Jr. about giving the season some color treatment. 

Local interior designers - on a mission to stop limiting holiday decorations to clichéd red and green - are decking the halls of the Four Seasons in Georgetown as part of  the 6th annual Georgetown Jingle.  From angels made out of recycled maps to a tree with more bling than a display at Tiffany’s & Co., the yearly benefit, and its 12 themed trees, brim with innovative holiday spirit through Christmas and benefit the Georgetown University Hospital’s pediatric oncology programs.

Among the dazzlers on display are Gary Lovejoy’s pyramid of personal elements - like favorite hobby and interest items - in clear boxes; SCS Interiors’ Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey turns to fishing wire: stringing the ornaments, and hanging them from a chandelier in the dining room.  Dee Thronton of Houseworks Interiors found inspiration on vacation, designing a Caribbean-themed tree with a fish frenzy of ornaments. 

Tradition tree or no, the designers stress knowing what fits your personal style. “It’s like finding a good haircut!" notes Rosie Sauser of Cultivated Gardens.  "Look at a bunch of magazines, clip the photos you like, and you’ll discover [your] decorating style.”

Here's your tip: The" trees "on display are also for sale.  But hurry, hotel guests have already snapped one up!

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