Miles Redd imbued the entrance hall of a Manhattan apartment with Jazz Age exuberance. Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
With Christmas fast approaching and temps plunging, for at least some, the warmth and magic of the holiday season is finding its way into our hearts and homes. From elegant penthouses with commanding views to humble cottages and barns in pastoral settings, it’s that time of year once again to extend good cheer and welcoming environments to our family and friends in the hope of creating lasting joy all year through. If your holiday planning and decor leaves something to be desired, here are a few of my favorite rooms decked for the holiday season. Happy holidays to you and yours!
Party planner Bronson van Wyck draped the doorways of a Manhattan entrance gallery with boughs of magnolia leaves for high contrast elegance. Photo by Joshua McHugh.
Aerin Lauder posing in the living room of her Manhattan apartment decorated by Jacques Grange.
Mary McDonald decked the halls of her Beverly Hills manse with Old World panache. Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
A view into the dining room from the entrance hall of Mary McDonald’s home. Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
Simply hung fresh green garland lends the cool elegance of Mary McDonald’s dining room with the feeling of a winter garden. Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
Carolyne Roehm strung the mantel at Weatherstone with balsam, boxwood and pinecones.
Frosty elegance marked by the warmth of red defines Carolyne Roehm’s classically-inpsired Northern European-style Aspen retreat. Photo by Sylvie Becquet.
A vignette created by Carolyne Roehm in her Aspen retreat.
Charlotte Moss introduced a lively mix of festive holiday decor to the dining room in her New York townhouse.
Carnelian red is the leitmotif in Alessandra Branca’s New York living room.
Fresh blooms and garland define the clean and crisp aesthetic of interior designer Raegan McKinney.
The luster of metallic enlivens Stephen Sills entrance hall with restrained holiday glamour. Photo by Max Kim Bee.
Ribbon-hung wreaths inspired by William Kent carvings accentuate Stephen Sills Bedford home with elegant restraint. Photo by Max Kim Bee.
Simply hung garland evokes traditional European holiday decor.
European-style country house holiday decor for a home in Connecticut.
In the same home a wreath and garland made of pine and eucalyptus scents the house, and French, Dutch and Belgian baskets hold pine cones. Photo by Max Kim Bee.
A fireside arrangement featuring fresh cut unadorned trees in Carolyne Roehm’s Connecticut converted barn. Photo by Stefan Studer for House Beautiful.
Old-fashioned holiday decor enlivens this rustic room designed by Renny Reynolds.
Dan Belman and Randy Korando’s barn in the historic town of Madison, Georgia, is set for holiday dining. Photo by Max Kim Bee.