Written By: Nicole Fera
Every year, the holiday season seems to creep up faster and faster, which can cause those last few days leading up to feel chaotic and stressful. With all the baking, cooking, cleaning, shopping and planning that needs to be done, the last thing you want to have to do is worry about your home not being holiday ready. This time of year is a chance for all of your family and friends to come over to your warm, inviting, holiday-ready home and admire all of the hard work that goes into the season. To make things easier for you this year, our friends at Room and Board have supplied some holiday tricks and tips so that you can be sure to have the home that all of your friends and family adore (and secretly envy you for) this holiday season!
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your company?
Scott Jussila: To us, modern means taking the best of the past and reinterpreting it for life today. We design our unique furnishings in this spirit, creating items of exceptional quality you’ll be proud to have in your home.The timeless quality of our designs is due in great part to the natural materials with which they’re made: wood, steel, cotton, granite—natural materials that stand the test of time both physically and aesthetically. More than 90 percent of our assortment is American-made.
Q: Do you carry any holiday specific items?
SJ: For those looking for a more traditional holiday feel, you can’t go wrong with classic prints like herringbone or plaid. Room & Board offers a collection of washable wool throw blankets that are perfect for sprucing up a living room or guest bedroom at the holidays, or throughout fall and winter.
Q: Do you have any holiday gifts available from your shop?
SJ: Room & Board is the perfect place to buy one-of- a-kind hostess and holiday gifts. Some of our favorites include our handblown glass vases and cozy alpaca wool throw blankets that come in a variety of colors.
Q: What tips do you have for designing or decorating the perfect home for the holidays?
SJ: During the holidays, the two most important things to have are an inviting living or family room and a guest room that is ready for friends and family. It doesn’t take much to freshen up a space. Adding new bedding, a comfy throw and fresh flowers in a beautiful vase instantly makes a room welcoming.
Q: When would you say is the best time to score some holiday pieces for your home?
SJ: It’s no secret that the holidays are a busy time for everyone and preparations seem to start earlier each year! Getting a head start on decor and gift shopping will allow you to enjoy your home for the entire holiday season. Starting in October, Room & Board will showcase its new collection of accessories that are ideal for home decor and gifting.
Q: Are there any color schemes, patterns or specific looks that bring on the holiday spirit?
SJ: The holidays aren’t just about red and green anymore. Adding an unexpected punch of color makes your holiday decor festive yet sophisticated. Using your current decor as inspiration, bring in fun accents in oranges, blues, or purples to really make your space pop. Room & Board has fabulous choices in all hues!
Q: What are the best pieces to help keep things organized throughout the holiday season?
SJ: Room & Board has a whole assortment of items that makes organization stylish. A sleek tray on your coffee table is perfect for corralling TV remotes and other loose ends, and our modern ply magazine stand will keep all your favorite magazines and catalogs just an arm’s length away.
Q: Any customer favorites for the holidays?
SJ: Right now, customers love adding our accessories to their home during the holidays. Whether it’s a bold accent pillow, gold steel tray, or a plaid throw. They are all easy ways to add some new colors and design to your home during the holidays!
Room & Board
3309 Hyland Avenue, #A,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626