Linda Boylan’s Holiday Home

by Catherine Currin | photography by Catherine Nguyen

Design Tip: Plan Early
“This year I feel like the holidays came upon us so fast! Take some notes of your Holiday decorating items as early as the summer and plan around a few of your favorite items. You do not have to use every holiday item in your attic or garage storage to decorate with. The old saying ‘less is more’ is a wise saying.”

Linda and Ed Boylan have always been inspired by travel. The couple have lived everywhere from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania, but Linda Boylan of Peri Nicole Interiors says they love being close to the Carolina coast. Her home is full of coastal influences, and Boylan’s holiday decor is no exception. “My design inspiration is the coast and capturing the calm, relaxed, and serene lifestyle that comes with living near the ocean,” she says. 

Boylan decked out her home in festive decor for WALTER, with the help of floral designer Jan Blackwell of Floral Decor Studio located in Southlake, Texas.” Boylan says, “On one of my earlier visits to Texas this year, I met with her to discuss the floral style and designs for my home this holiday season. I especially love the ornaments that she found for the beautiful mantel swag!” The blue, silver, and white theme play off of Boylan’s love for all things coastal. “Coastal items were my design inspiration for this month’s holiday decor. I love Christmas and the coast, so I wanted to incorporate the colors, ornaments, and style of that feel into the holiday decor.” Boylan shared some of her favorite shops and designers with us, as well as her top decorating tips for the season.  

Design Tip: Color Scheme
“Start with a color theme. Select your holiday color theme based on your existing home furnishings.”

Design Tip: Mantels & Table Decor
Use groupings of items that vary in height and size. Books stacked are a great way to add height to any item.”