Home decorating ideas usher in the holidays

Written by: April Hollon Gatlin

For the last four years, George and Betty Schaefer have given themselves a magnificent present for the holidays. It is a present that many of us who are tired of untangling the seemingly endless strands of lights can only dream. The Schaefers hire professionals to decorate their Cincinnati home for the holiday season. 

Betty began the process by stopping by the Delhi Flower and Garden Centers and pointing out things she liked in the tree displays to one of the designers. Then the designer visited her home to decide how best to work the decorations into the design of the home. In touring the home, Liz Gilkey, head designer on the Schaefer project, says, “You get an overall sense of femininity in the pinks and greens used in many of the rooms.  But the dark, rich woodwork found throughout keeps the house from being overly feminine.” 


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