Denise Willard is the president of Decor by Denise, a full-service interior decorating firm based in Vienna, Virginia. For nearly a decade, Denise and her staff have transformed the homes of clients in the Disctrict of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. With her talent in color selection, space planning, interior arrangement, window treatments and fabric decor, she helps her clients transform their homes from ordinary to extraordinary! The combination of her southern roots and urban lifestyle can be seen in her transitional design style, which combines the comfort and hospitality of the south with the flair of the big city. Denise has been professionally trained in all aspects of interior decorating, including the newest trends in redesign and feng shui. In addition, she is a certified real estate staging professional, as designated by Realty Enhancements International. Denise and her staff take a hands-on approach to every project, providing each client the personalized attention he or she deserves. Denise maintains professional memberships and affiliations with the Interior Design Society, Realty Enhancements International, the Interior Arrangement and Design Association, the Washington Design Center, eWomenNetwork, the Interior Design Directory, the Redesign Directory and the Better Business Bureau.
Finishing Touches on a Christmas Tree
Denise Willard with the Decor by Denise shows you how to put the finishing touches on a Christmas tree.
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Denise Willard: Hi, my name is Denise Willard with Decor by Denise and today I am here showing you how to decorate your trees at holidays. Right now we are going to wrap up all the key points that we discussed earlier today. First of all you want make sure that when you start to decorate your tree, you address all three of the key areas that are important.
The top of the tree, the main part of the tree and the bottom of the tree, a lot of people only address this portion of the tree and forget about the other two and the other two are really, really important to make your tree really shine. Also, we want to make sure that you also address the areas around the tree and also the back of the tree because the back of the tree is really, really key for those who might be seeing your tree from the outside and also the areas that are adjacent to the tree like what we have done here with a reed and some little type of screen, you can decorate this if you want to put lights on it. We have also hung some on the branch on here; we have hung some greenery as well as some stockings.
So, you just want to make the area around your tree very festive. So, it does not look like it is all alone. We want to create vineyards of interest and that is what we have done here with the reed, these panels and the tree. So, I hope that I have helped you learn a little bit more about some of the techniques and tricks that you can use when you put your tree together and I hope you have a wonderful happy holiday. Thank you.