Before: Gingerbread HouseWhen the Godwins bought their home, it reminded them of a gingerbread house. They'd like to decorate the outside for the holidays, but have found it difficult and are excited for a pro to apply her Hollywood secrets to it!
After: Magic and FantasyUsing a "Santa's Workshop West" theme, Ellen Totleben transformed the lawn into a fantasy land full of presents, reindeer, topiaries and lush garland.
Before: Lackluster LawnThis bare front lawn is just asking to be decorated for the holidays.
After: Reindeer GroveAn archway leads into the "Reindeer Grove," complete with life-size reindeer, reindeer topiaries and lots of holiday lights.
Before: Pale PatioThe homeowners like their patio, but since it's completely bare, they don't use it.
After: Dazzling DecorNew benches, spiral topiaries, toy soldiers and garlands full of lights bring function and fun to the area.
Adding Color To Your HomeSet decorator Ellen Totleben used her television expertise to incorporate a "Santa’s Workshop West" theme at the Godwin home.
Cover exterior brick sections with masking tape, and then apply pieces of vinyl or shelf paper over it to add festive color to your home.
Decorate the WindowCombine white, amber and pink lights on a window garland for a dimensional look.
Pretty PoinsettiasHide the pots of a row of silk poinsettias with another staggered row of plants angled out in front of it. Bend the flowers as desired to hide gaps for a really lush presentation.
A Touch of GoldGold paint and craft store items add dimension to a plain mailbox stuffed with letters to Santa made of craft foam.
Lawn PizzazzStuff reindeer topiaries made of chicken wire with sphagnum moss, and then cover them with silk or plastic ivy and lights for an outdoor woodland vignette.
iris solar lights (Lily lights), arched park benches, pewter lanterns (South Coast 636021), copper lanterns (South Coast 636023) (Do It Center)