West Village Wreaths On the hunt for a little holiday inspiration last week, Jaithan and I were out and about in the West Village snapping a few pictures of our favorite wreaths. Take a look, then cast your own vote! 1. 2. 3. 4, 5. 6. Which is your favorite? Be sure to vote! Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5 Picture 6 See Results SHARE FacebookTwitterPinterestTumblr 44 Comments Phillips Phamily Mama on December 22, 2008 at 7:36 am I’m a southern gal, so I’d have to go with #1. Magnolia, my magnolia! Reply Sebastian on December 22, 2008 at 7:38 am My favorites are 4 and 6 for proper size in relation to door and style in relation to surroundings and other accouterments. Simplicity is often the best and most tasteful. Reply Lucien on December 22, 2008 at 7:38 am Mom and I are out and about at night to see the holiday decorations. In Torrington, CT they have Santa’s Villiage. It has rain deer and hot coco and has been in operation since the 40’s. Truly, an experience. Then we have the Litchfield House tour. It is nice to see all the grand old homes done up for the season. Just wonderful. Then there is Lords Shrine in Litchfield. With all the recent snow, I am sure it will be beautiful. There is just so much to do during this season. Way too much to snap photos of! Reply C on December 22, 2008 at 7:39 am Ah, me, your voting machine doesn’t work! I love the simplicity of 4! Reply Late Bloomer on December 22, 2008 at 7:39 am I liked #1 because it had color, it catches the eye. Reply Kari on December 22, 2008 at 7:40 am I’m always a sucker for magnolia! You inspired me to set a pretty table for dinner (see here: http://www.springchickdesigns.blogspot.com) Reply Visual Vamp on December 22, 2008 at 7:40 am Hello you two men about town, I lived at 129 W. 15th on the ground floor of a brownstone (though not the Village, it was on the border of Chelsea and the village, so I called it The Chillage). Every year I decorated the entire exterior of the brownstone as a gift to everyone in the building, including wreaths for all the doors and windows. My front door being at ground level was irresistable to the grinches who loved to steal my wreath. No matter how much wire I used to secure it, someone would snatch the wreath off my door. I stayed up late one night, and heard a thud on my door. I ran and and threw the door open only to see a guy running and laughing with glee, holding my wreath aloft as he rounded the corner. Well, I laughed too, and just bought a box of a dozen wreaths from the flower market, and just replaced them as they got pinched. I figured it was my Christmas gift to some poor suckers who were starving to death ha ha xo xo PS If you have time check out my Street Walking post for a mention of ER… Reply Patty on December 22, 2008 at 7:40 am I tried to vote, but for some reason it wouldn’t work. I vote for #5…it’s a bit small for the door, but i like how it looks… Reply Karena on December 22, 2008 at 7:41 am I loved #3 against the red door. The tradition of the greenery with pinecones and berries. A classic! Reply Heather Bell on December 22, 2008 at 7:54 am A classic magnolia wreath looks magnificent against the black door. The lush garland creates a perfect frame. I love it and am slightly envious of the magnolia – it’s difficult to find and extremely expensive here in Canada. Reply Christie Lefebvre on December 22, 2008 at 9:01 am Okay…they are all lovely in their own way. I picked #6 cos the urns looked great as a balance, but I also liked #1 for the “wow” effect. I saw a wreath here on the island made out of wooden shingles…so pretty! They sprayed it silver and just put a green bow on it. It was layered in a way you would put cookie on a plate. If I can remember where I saw the darn thing I’ll get a picture of it 🙂 I love the old city doors…great pic’s gents. Reply Joyce Gallagher on December 22, 2008 at 9:34 am All the doors were beautiful and hard to pick a favorite- but I do love the Magnolia one! Reply Elizabeth on December 22, 2008 at 9:34 am Maybe it’s the Louisiana girl in me, but I love the wreath made of magnolia leaves. It makes me want to go back home! Reply debra phillips on December 22, 2008 at 9:36 am suggestion guys for another contest? ‘GATES OF WEST VILLAGE’ vote for your favorite. i am seeking a design to mirror for a clients project. with your good eye it could be informative and fun. i voted for 4 the overall use of elements made for a great look! Reply Joanne on December 22, 2008 at 10:28 am Hi Eddie and Jaithan, Originally from Queens, now living in Rockland County, I spent all day Saturday at the Columbus Circle Holiday Boutiques picking up gingerbread cookies and German wine from a vendor that came all the way from Germany. Then, off to DaNico’s, my favorite Italian restaurant in Little Italy. Have you been there yet? Next, pick eucalyptus branches at the Union Square farmers market. The house smells so Christmasy! Off to Grand Central Terminal for their holiday light show as well as their Holiday Boutiques. Of course, had to stop in At St. Pat’s then cross the street to see the beautiful angels and Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Nothing like Christmas in NY. ~~ Joanne Reply esgabel on December 22, 2008 at 10:30 am My favorites were 1, 4, and 6–1 because the magnolia leaves played off the color of the surrounding brick. 4 and 6 because of their elegant simplicity. Love your blog! Reply The Nester on December 22, 2008 at 11:01 am I found myself voting for the door itself as much as the wreaths–what fun! Reply An Aesthete's Lament on December 22, 2008 at 11:02 am I am quite fond of Picture 1, but the wreath is too large for the door, and I can imagine the sounds of leaves brushing against the doorframe—and one having to avoid face-wreath contact. Therefore my vote is for Picture 6, which is quite elegant, earthy, seasonal without being overwhelmingly so. Reply Rhoda on December 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm #6 just really catches my eye, but I have a feeling it’s the door & not just the wreath. Merry Merry Christmas you two! Looking forward to a fun time of blogging in 2009. Reply Lee on December 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm I love this post!!! The doors are fabulous. You found these doors all in one neighborhood? Have you thought about publishing a book and simply doors? You could call it “Simply Doors”. HA! My fav. is number 2. I do not have an eloquent answer why…I just love it. Reply laura @ the shore(house) on December 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm Love them all…the simpler, the better. I mentioned your fabulous wreath o’ Christmas balls crafty project on my blog. I wound up with a plethora of vintage ornaments, so next year I’m crafting a wreath. Thanks for the hot tip! 🙂 Reply Tara Frey on December 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm awesome idea Eddie! I love front doors:) I had to go with #6, but they are all beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for the fun poll. Have a magical holiday! xo Reply Julio Muao on December 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm Happy Holidays Eddie & Jaithan! I haven’t been able to visit your blog as much lately because of the busy season. However, my first break today and I’m here. As usual, great ideas and inspiring images. I thought all 5 were nice so I went with the nicest door which for me was number 3. The red door. Looking forward to hearing more about your holiday season and your plans for the new year. Reply Renovation Therapy on December 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm Gorgeous! I’m going with #4 for the win. Reply sandra/tx on December 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm I’m a Texas girl, but one of my dream trips has to be NYC during the Christmas season. I want to see the decorated store windows, experience the hustle and bustle of shopping, and watch the skaters at Rockefeller Center. In the meantime, I’ll just live vicariously through you, okay? 🙂 Reply maddy on December 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm I thought all the doors were gorgeous, so I couldn’t pick one… I enjoyed the photo tour! Reply Judy on December 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm I voted for 6 but I liked 1 too. And I’m not in the south!! That was fun and all the wreaths are beautiful. Happy holidays to you both. Reply Evy on December 22, 2008 at 8:37 pm After very close inspection, I chose #3 — but I’d absolutely hide the door knocker as it distracts enormously from the wreath. I like the way the berries and pine cones accent the door and the brick tones. (And doesn’t it have a nice country feel?) All the best to two very special people! xoxo Evy Reply Mary Aarons on December 22, 2008 at 9:05 pm I love them all…and all for different reasons…i love red velvet ribbons, i love a fruits and nuts and pinecones. I love large wreaths, i love petite ones. I love a glossy painted door I love pine swags. I love urns with pine. They are all beautiful. Check out my wreath athttp://capeanndiaries.blogspot.com/2008/12/welcoming-in-holiday-season.html Merry Christmas E & J! Reply Laura on December 22, 2008 at 11:27 pm I loved loved loved that last one but chose number 5 because it’s just so so so tiny compared to the door I found it humorous. But hey, that’s me! Reply Jill Turner on December 22, 2008 at 11:28 pm I love the first one! I just recently found your blog, but I love it and I watched Top Design all the time! Reply Katie on December 22, 2008 at 11:29 pm I love that the magnolia leaves are a sweet little taste of the south in the fabulous west village…and the gorgeous brown/green color combo? swoon. Reply Kindle C on December 22, 2008 at 11:30 pm Hey Eddie and Jai! I love numero uno! Wish I could have been there with you guys. Hopefully I will catch up to ya in ATL. This comment comes with wishes for very Happy Holidays and much, much success in the year to come…muah! Reply vie chaotique on December 23, 2008 at 8:45 am God, I miss New York at Christmas!!! Reply nikki on December 23, 2008 at 8:45 am i love #1 the best, but really, they’re all classically beautiful. there’s something so “edith wharton” about all of them. Reply Irina on December 23, 2008 at 8:46 am Eddie, it would not let me vote, so i had to put my vote into comments. my favorite is #6. simple and stylish! irina Reply Katie Kapaun on December 23, 2008 at 8:46 am I love the first one but I think the scale is a little off. I picked number 3 because although I love 1,2,and 5- the scale seems off compared to the door. It’s interesting to see what people picked! Reply Mahala on December 23, 2008 at 8:46 am While I love natural wreaths and decoration, I really love a bit of sparkle and shine at the holidays. Color and reflective surfaces make holiday decoration so eye-catching, cheerful and luxurious. For me, Eddie and Jaithan, your tree and wreath are perfection! Reply lizzytish on December 23, 2008 at 9:38 am I’m a Southern girl — gotta go with the magnolia leaves! Reply Jen R Sanctuary arts on December 23, 2008 at 10:36 am actually vote number one should be on door number four, door five shouldn’t have bothered, door four could have given a little more effort and door 2 and 3 should swap. Door six is the only one that got it right. Reply jerusalem on December 23, 2008 at 3:29 pm What a great idea! I might have to steal this for a post idea next year!! Reply Pat on December 23, 2008 at 6:21 pm Magnolia leaves win me over every time! Wonderful post, Eddie. Reply Things That Inspire on December 26, 2008 at 9:03 am As much as I love to see wreaths during the holidays, I enjoyed this post just as much for the doors themselves. I have always loved doors, and seeing the ways in which the owners decorate their entries. Once, on a trip to Charleston, I took an entire roll of film (before I went to digital) of doors in Charleston, SC. Reply Ali Duffy on December 28, 2008 at 1:37 am IF I’m not mistaken, isn’t that the Gambrel house in photo number 1 featured in the new Elle Decor? Just gorgeous!! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment + = If you are a human, do not fill in this field.