A Colorful Christmas Loft in Knoxville, Tennessee

Event Designer Charity Honeycutt Prepares for her Jingle Mingle Party

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Red Boat Photography
12/22/2016

There may not be a rule book when it comes to holiday decorating; however, many of us don’t dare to decorate outside the box, and choose to play it safe by sticking with the more common color palette of greens, reds and metallics. Not Charity Honeycutt of Honeybee Events! This year, Charity rebelled against the traditional holiday decorations and we are so glad she did. Instead, she went with a fresh and colorful look by dressing her white christmas tree with pink, red and yellow florals. She carried these colors throughout the rest of her beautifully decorated downtown Knoxville loft, which she graciously shared with us as she prepared for her Jingle Mingle party.

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“In years past I have embraced the timeless, natural look, but this year chose a non-traditional look for my downtown loft. I have a slightly quirky taste that is best described as ‘boho-chic/glam-eclectic’. This year I allowed my decor to dictate my holiday palette, opting for modern and fresh. The high ceilings and brightness of the space provides the perfect artistic backdrop to display statement pieces and showcase bright pops of color. By integrating masses of flowers, brass, and glass, my decor allows the space to sparkle throughout the holiday season.” 

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The realistic looking faux flowers were collected from Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Michaels.

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One of Charity’s favorite new decor additions to her loft is this pretty pair of large framed  prints that she put together after finding marble paper at a local art supply shop in Knoxville.

Burnish Wood Console Table: Anthropologie | Lamps: Nicole Miller Home

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Framed holiday prints are a fun and easy way to make your home feel more festive.

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“I love how this look can transition seamlessly from a holiday soiree in December, to a fun evening gathering on New Years. Having to store multiple boxes for events so close together is difficult, so I chose a look that easily transitions. With a few simple changes, the decor could even transition into Spring.”

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“I first set the mood with a fragrant candle”, Charity explains as she prepares for her Jingle Mingle party, “Then, I designed a warm and welcoming seating area, incorporating soft textures such as the large fluffy pillows for floor seating.”

Side Table from Urban Outfitters.

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Chair & Rug: Anthropologie | Coffee Table: Anthropologie | Oversized Floor Pillows: HomeGoods

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“Having drinks and food prepared on the coffee table also speaks to my Southern roots and practice of feeding everyone who enters my space.”

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“The tree stand is a large planter for trees I designed for a corporate event. My contractor took my design and created the large planters out of pallet wood. I wanted to add a little more height to my tree to compliment the large scale of the ceilings. I just added a coat of white paint and voila!”

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Preparing for the holidays with loved ones in mind is part of what makes this season festive and special. Charity thoughtfully readied her downtown loft to be a warm, inviting, cheery space for all who enter. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us Charity!

From all of us at Modern Sanctuary, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

 

Meet the designer Charity Honeycutt of HoneyBee Events
Bio:

My love for design and all things wedding started at a young age. I would tell my mother at approximately age six how products needed to be rearranged in window fronts to “catch the shopper’s eye.” I was the girl who also told my mother while watching a Wedding Story, “If I’m old enough when I get married I want to wear red lipstick.” While running collegiate track for the University of Tennessee we traveled often and at every airport. I bought the latest wedding magazine, carefully reading articles and studying each new trend. One particular trip while waiting to catch a flight, I was as usual engrossed in the latest wedding magazine, dog earing pages of ideas that loved, I heard “you are a man’s worse nightmare”…not once, but a couple of times from random males sitting in the airport. My passion is to make the most memorable moments in your life beautiful. I am a detailed oriented individual and no detail is EVER too small. I pride myself on being a planner who will assist you make all your ideas come to life.

I’m a major DIYer, list maker, estate sale/flea market shopper, and lover of all things glitter. I’m an avid runner and have a slight obsession with my lab Knox Peyton. Born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina, I have now called Knoxville my home for the past five years.

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