With Thanksgiving past and Christmas fast approaching, the stress levels of most people rise.  I know Christmas was not intended to create stress…..and so for the next couple of weeks I’s like to share a few simple Christmas design ideas that hopefully will create an unexpected and elegant Christmas decor to your home.  My first recommendation would be to keep your decorations simple, again the less is MORE design strategy.  My second recommendation would be to use what you already have.  And my third recommendation would be incorporate elements of the outdoors inside if you don’t suffer from allergies.  Many of these ideas are on my Christmas board on Pinterest  http://www.pinterest.com/laprest/