Decorating & Design

December 2, 2019

A Creative Director’s Cozy & Curated Christmas Home

Tara Hurst starts her holiday decorating on December 1, regardless of what day of the week it happens to fall on. Her husband, Michael Zary, carries a fragrant, fresh-cut spruce home and sets it up in a corner of the dining room. Then, the heavy lifting done, he relaxes with a rum and eggnog while Tara carefully hangs her treasured wooden ornaments while classic choral Christmas music plays softly in the background.

Tara, a creative director, and Michael, a contract specialist, moved into their 1,500-square-foot Arts and Crafts bungalow in Victoria five years ago, following an extensive renovation. Every year, the couple decks the halls in elegant style. “This is the Christmas house; it just has that energy,” says Tara. “I love a traditional approach and Michael is a good sport because I’m way more into it than he is.”

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Author: Sydney Loney

Janis Nicolay


House & Home November 2019