Do you decorate the holiday season with Christmas stars and traditional colors, or is it time for a different look? To get inspired, ZillerSeasons Journal asks landscape architect and gardener, Hannes Kerschdorfer to share his favorite holiday decorating tips. In the end, it’s about your personal taste and style.
Nature, Nature, Nature is the hot trend coming out of the Paris and Frankfurt shows. This organic style weaves beautifully into the ZillerSeasons design concept. Natural materials like branches and twigs with dried berries are totally IN – as well as moss, pine cones, and handcrafted star decorations made from wood and woven willow twigs.
It’s easy to gather the things you’ll need. You can pick holiday decorations right out your front door, in your local forest or from the garden. For example, you might combine the curly branches of the corkscrew willow tree, hydrangea blossoms or pine boughs together in vase or bowl arrangement. Roots, rinds, moss and pine cones look great in large glasses or low vases. You can add a layer of shiny holiday balls and ribbon depending on color scheme. Another idea is dried apple slices, cinnamon sticks, star anise or cloves combined in a glass jar with sprigs of pine and artificial flower petals. An elegant final touch to any arrangement is a delicate strand of white LED lights for maximum effect.
World of Color
Taupe, light brown, beige, dark brown or khaki work best with colorful, bright accents. Brown and green tones combined with traditional reds, greens and gold are always a winning team.
The Classic Look
Fir garlands are back in fashion this year, a welcome revival to the mantle, either in classical mixed greenery style or with bows, ribbons and berries. The real show stoppers are poinsettias that now come in unusual hues of pink and rose. Classic red poinsettias look festive among white and gold figurines.
For 40 years, Hannes Kerschdorfer has worked alongside the Hotel-family Egger on all things that blossom. It’s a relationship that started with the parents of the current owner. He is responsible for the lovely swimming ponds at the HochLeger Chalets and ZillerLodge, as well as the DasPosthotel gardens and interior flower arrangements. This successful family business of 50 employees will continue into the next generation with his sons at the helm.
More than just a green thumb, Hannes Kerschdorfer has two green hands! A talented man who reates adventure playgrounds, award-winning hotel gardens and lovely swimming ponds. He knows how to create spaces large and small...from sprawling landscapes to balcony planters and table arrangements. He is well-respected for garden layouts that reflect the design of his clients’ homes and businesses.