Woodland Prep

Need some decorating inspiration this holiday season? Try mixing styles for a more eclectic, rich look. For this theme, Woodland Prep, I’ve mixed a more traditional, collegiate style with an outdoor woodland feel. Parents will love the plaids and traditional colors of the preppy look, while kids will have fun with the sporty and animal references of the woodland look.

To master the preppy look, mix in family heirlooms and antiques with eclectic finds such as family portraits and monogrammed accessories. Bring out of storage items you wouldn’t normally consider décor- vintage skis and badminton racquets look fun and eclectic around the tree. For the woodland look, bring in plenty of plaid and rugby stripe patterns (they can all mix together) as well as animal motifs such as foxes, bears and sporting dogs.

A great example of a preppy & sporty mix:


A large family heirloom brings in a personal touch and makes a great style statement:


Mix family portraits with vintage and new finds:


Dress the little ones in their preppy best! 


The more plaid the better!


Here are a few suggestions to try it on your own!


Clockwise from top left:
Make My Chain Fabric Garland, $34
On the Bright Side Stockings, $29-36
Fair Isle Ornaments, $24.95/set of 4
Animal Stocking Holders, $19.95 each
Tartan Throw Blanket, $69
Woodland Prep Animal Ornaments, $8.95 each
Tabletop Tannenbaum, $19.95 each
All Shapes and Sizes Countdown Calendar, $49

By Anna Passadori 
Anna develops and designs exclusive product for The Land of Nod. She hails from the west coast and has traveled the world to source product. She loves anything Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola or stripes! (So, if anyone can get a photo of Sofia Coppola wearing a striped outfit by Marc Jacobs, please send it along.)