Undoubtedly one of the most comforting parts about the holidays is the warm, inviting atmosphere and cheery decor. But actually decorating for the holidays? It doesn’t have to be tedious or over-the-top to channel the spirit of the season. Our Art & Home Associate Merchandise Manager, Christina Capela, is enlightening us on simple touches that go a long way to create a festive atmosphere that feels luxurious and elegant. Whether you’re entertaining or just want your home to feel cozy and welcoming, read on for our expert recommendations.
“Holiday decorating is a great opportunity to add elegant and understated drama to your home with luxe accessories like sleek candlestick holders. Candlelight is romantic and can add a subtle, warm glow – in this case elevating the festive natural greenery on the mantle.”
“It’s okay to shun traditional holiday color schemes and decor and opt for an easy, luxe throw blanket and ornamental porcelain that can be layered with existing elements in any room. Rich fabrics and colors contribute to a more decadent and lively atmosphere that’s ideal for the holiday season.”
“Poinsettias and towering centerpieces can feel tired – an unexpected floral arrangement is a welcomed reprieve. Go for organic, abundant shapes peppered with some deep red blooms. For the holiday table, consider choosing fragrant varieties like paperwhite narcissus or jasmine and even citrus elements like lemon balm, lime, and clementine. The tablescape in our lookbook is warm, inviting, and chic, with neat linens, timeless dinnerware, and restrained metallic elements as well as some red and green courtesy of Dior’s Tabriz pattern.”
“Dinner parties and even intimate occasions with family and friends are a great time to decant that special bottle you’ve been saving. Brilliant crystal decanters, silver cognac snifters, and bowls offer a classic element and present especially well in more relaxed settings. I love the idea of mixing up your decor with natural elements like fruit and berries, which feels improvised and not overdone.”