How to Decorate Like Patricia Altschul for the Holidays

Make your home as charming as the #SouthernCharm matriarch's Charleston mansion this holiday season.

Patricia Altschul's Charleston mansion looks like something out of a movie on the daily, so you better believe that the Southern Charm grand dame kicks her decor into high gear when the holiday season rolls around. Patricia gave her social media followers a peek at her Christmas tree, and it looks like something straight out of the North Pole.

My #christmas tree has everything on it: old and new ornaments each with its own memory #southerncharm

A photo posted by Patricia Altschul (@pataltschul) on


As Patricia describes in the caption to the Instagram pic, her Christmas tree has a little bit of "everything on it" and holds a lot of sentimental value with "old and new ornaments each with its own memory" hanging from the tree. Patricia has also surrounded the tree with adorable Steiff stuffed animals, including a giant giraffe plushie and a tiger.

Doesn't this Christmas tree look absolutely amazing when Patricia is greeting guests to her home as well? She might just want to keep it up in her foyer all year round.


Patricia also has you covered when it comes to holiday shopping, suggesting the coloring book Stuff Southern Women Say as "a great Christmas present for all those with Southern aspirations," she shared on Instagram.


The Southern Charm matriarch has already given her dogs a new friend for the holidays.

Nothing says #christmas like a hound dog #southerncharm 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

A video posted by Patricia Altschul (@pataltschul) on


She's also been getting into the holiday spirit by posting a throwback photo of her son, Whitney Sudler-Smith, sitting on Santa Claus' lap and joking that he was asking for "a Maserati, a Las Vegas showgirl, a Rolex and a G.I. Joe" from old Saint Nick.

Dear Santa.. please bring me a Maserati, a Las Vegas showgirl, a Rolex and a G.I. Joe @wsudlersmith #southerncharm

A photo posted by Patricia Altschul (@pataltschul) on


It's official: We're dreaming of a Patricia Altschul Christmas. 

Pick up more life tips from Patricia that you can use 365 days out of the years, below.

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