My Secret Weapons for Holiday Decorating: Part 3

Wrapping is an endless chore! However, once the task is complete, wrapped packages add excitement to the season and flair to your holiday décor.  My tree never feels quite complete or beautiful enough before my wrapped gifts are added. But honestly, who has the extra time to create mini-masterpieces of fluff and glamour for each and every package under the tree?  Well, with colored boxes… we all do!


Colored box with bow luxury interior design

Photo from Pretty Is as Pretty Does.

Many online and retail stores sell colored boxes.  I once received a lovely gift in a gold, sparkly box adorned with a fabulous, navy ribbon.  Since I am a designer, and I also own a gift store, I am not easily “wowed” by packaging. However, I just have to tell you, I could not wait to tear into that glittery box!  While the contents of the package were absolutely wonderful, the beautiful presentation truly made the gift doubly as fabulous!


Glittery box package luxury interior design

This glittery box (shown on the Martha Stewart website) is similar to the one I received. You can embellish and beautify your gift by adding your favorite ribbon!

At my retail and design shop, Knotting Hill Interiors, we use brown boxes and gift bags for all of our customers! We often vary the color of our tissue paper, but the brown box remains constant.  And the beauty of our “little brown box”? No wrapping required… We do the work for you!  A lovely, fluffy ribbon (My “Secret Weapon for Holiday Decorating #2”) is attached to your box or bag… and VOILA!… the rest is simply perfection!


Tiffany & Co box luxury interior design

Similar to the Tiffany & Co. "little blue box", the "little brown box" is our signature presentation at Knotting Hill Interiors.

Knotting Hill Interiors luxury interior design

This is my shop, Knotting Hill Interiors. Our signature brown is even on the awnings!

For family and special friends, I often incorporate festive ornaments into my bows, as well.

gift with ornament luxury interior design

This box (pictured on was embellished with a lavender bow and a snowflake ornament to make it extra-special.

Leaving off the decorative wrapping paper also provides the added benefit of saving trees for our environment, which gives me the good feeling of knowing I am making a small difference!

So, save your fingers and your time by not “wrapping”. Instead, put your energy and creativity into tying pretty ribbons for a fabulous holiday season!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR IDEAS FOR CREATING BEAUTIFUL NON-WRAPPED PACKAGES? Feel free to share them by posting a comment to this post.

“Merry Everything!” from all of my Staff and Me at Knotting Hill Interiors!

Staff and Me Knotting Hill Interiors

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Now, go have an “It’s So Fabulous!” week!

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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and is located at 7751 North Kings Hwy.