Home for Christmas

Designer Jill Diffendaffer sprinkles Christmas magic throughout the home.

The cheer and warmth of the season can be found in every room in the house. Smaller spaces like the entryway and even the bedrooms can be included. Here, Jill Diffendaffer of Haven Roese Design displays her expert touches in Tri Pointe's Madera community model homes, sharing her tips and inspirations.

The Christmas Tree

For the tree, Jill kept the color palette between 2-3 colors. She mixed and matched various textures, sizes, and personal ornaments as well. She used wire-edged ribbons in order to better sculpt and shape them. Gaps in the branches were filled with sprays, flowers, and bows. Finally, having set the tone, you can use that same color theme throughout the rest of the house.


The entryway displays a small fir tree in a planter beside the front door. Jill enhances the space with some bright gold ornaments in a bowl on a side table along with other decor like a small faux white tree and more florals. This way the decor gives a hint of the colors to come in the Christmas tree

Jill Diffendaffer

Interior designer, Jill Diffendaffer, is a native Arizonan, who has loved style and design her whole life. Her company, Haven Roese Design, began two years ago after much encouragement from her friends. She strives to create a peaceful space for her clients' homes that reflect their style and comfort. She takes the stress out of interior design and delivers a home of repose and calm.


A black charger helps to contrast brightly against the white dishware and a forest green napkin brings color, while the burlap placemat adds a farmhouse touch. Golden candlesticks and a cream colored runner warm up this tablescape with elegance and charm. Decorative words placed on the plate provide an unexpected festive tone.


Children can express their excitement for the season within their own rooms. Jill retains the whimsy and fun by adding a decorative pillow of Santa on the bed. Instantly, a bit of the holiday spirit is brought in. Small pine trees are dotted around the room and a copy of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' is left open on the desk.

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