Create a welcoming, elegant space for entertaining family and friends this year with hits of greenery, winter white and rustic elements. In designer Betty Theodoropoulos’s home, small touches add cozy charm and timeless holiday cheer. Try these tips for a sophisticated take on holiday decor.
For a truly low-key tree, take a break from the usual menagerie of ornaments and wrap a towering fir in a natural garland of magnolia leaves and white berries and coordinate with white, gold and emerald gift wrap.
Dress down elegant spaces for the holidays with twinkly mini trees in rustic wicker baskets.
Rug by Stark, side table,
; throw (on chaise back),
; tree, greenery,
Dress interior doors with small unadorned boxwood wreaths hung with broad, glossy ribbon.
Pile delicately iced gingerbread treats onto a tiered silver cake stand or decorate an empty kitchen counter with a gingerbread house. Gingerbread treats can last for weeks — so they’re worth the investment or baking time.
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Try a high-low pairing like an orchid potted in a large silver punch bowl and accented with a gnarled branch — knotty and nice!
South Hill Home
; gingerbread house,
Whole Foods Market
Pretty up bathrooms for holiday parties with aromatic pine clippings and fresh-cut blooms.
; sconces by Visual Comfort, Summerhill Hardware.
House & Home November 2014