WWhen decorating for the holidays, create intimate spaces that make you want to stop for a closer look: sheer and solid ribbons mixed on a Christmas tree, for example, or a garland of clear crystal-
Another idea is to select a theme, anything from an unusual color combination (brown and gold decorations give the tree on the opposite page an Old World feel) to a salute to nature, with faux fruits spilling from Father Christmas’ gift bag and glitter-
Christmas is a time to pull out all the stops, but to do it in inventive ways. We grouped white pillar candles on a console under an antiqued mirror, mixing the type of holders and using different candle lengths. On another table three glass-
A final tip: ornaments aren’t just for trees. Our crystal “Hope” ornament adds a dash of holiday spirit to the lid of an otherwise plain glass dish. Look around your home and be creative.