by Design Consultant Elizabeth Loree

Growing up, the holidays were my favorite time of year. My family would pile in the car and make the seven-hour drive to my mom’s home town. The most exciting part for me was seeing all fourteen aunts and uncles and more than twenty of my cousins. The rooms were abuzz with chatter and conversations; everyone loved catching up on each other’s lives over the past year. Needless to say, it was standing-room only in my grandma’s kitchen and living room when it was time for the well-awaited present opening – after supper of course.

Now that I am older, I cannot even imagine the preparation that was required for all of us to come in to town for the holidays. Beds were always nicely made when we arrived, there was an abundance of food at any time, day or night, and I’ll never forget the perfectly decorated tree and stockings hanging from the fireplace.

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also add a lot of pressure to make sure your home looks just as wonderful. With so many different traditions around this time, most people have two things in common: gathering with family and close friends, and eating great food. If you’re hosting holiday festivities or you are going somewhere to celebrate, the pressure of making great memories for everyone around can take a toll.

We worry about whether the dining room table is big enough to fit all our guests, if the guest bedroom is up-to-date and accommodating, and what gift to get your mother-in-law for the holidays. I’ve been worrying about what presents to buy for everyone in my life since September. I know – it’s a little crazy! It’s the time of year you want people to walk into your home and instantly feel warm, cozy, and comfortable. As easy as that may sound, it can often present quite a challenge.

I am here to ensure you I have all your holiday worries solved. Here at Larrabee’s Furniture + Design we have everything you need – from dining room tables with extendable leaves to fit everyone, complete with additional dining chairs for overflow, to beautiful buffets and storage cabinets to house all the extra dishes and silverware, all the way to custom-built mattresses for the guest bedroom so your company can enjoy a nice long winter’s nap while visiting. Or perhaps it’s time to upgrade that sofa for a larger or grandchildren-proof model. We can even cover the people on your list who are tough to shop for, with our amazing selection of accessories. We have Colorado’s largest selection of fine accessories: lamps, rugs, mirrors, pictures, plants, table-top items such as vases and candle holders, and more.

The designers at Larrabee’s Furniture + Design would be thrilled to help you make your home into everything you can imagine and more. In addition, we want you to know that while we are celebrating with our own loved ones this year, we will be counting our amazing customers and community amongst our greatest blessings. We wish you and your families an abundantly happy and healthy holiday season!

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the 25 Days of Christmas Gifts for huge discounts on fine accessories and other furniture items, featured daily on our Facebook page starting November 29th.