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Modern Christmas Cheer Tablescape

November 25, 2014

Our goal for this table? To take traditional Christmas colors — red and green — and create a fresh, festive dining room with a ton of happy holiday energy. Here’s what we did, and how you can follow our lead to set a welcoming, vibrant table that says ‘Merry (Modern) Christmas’! Create a canvas: A…

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Gingerbread House Decorating Party

How to Host a Gingerbread House Party

November 23, 2014

A party that combines candy, cookies, cocktails, and creativity — is there a better recipe for holiday fun? You might think gingerbread parties are for kids, but I asked a group of grown-up friends to get together for a sugar-fueled afternoon of house-building, and it was a blast — laughing, getting messy, and snacking on…

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Make Ugly Wires Disappear

November 21, 2014

A few years ago, my husband and I had our living room professionally redone, and afterward, the decorator photographed it for her portfolio. Before she even turned on the camera, she steamed wrinkles out of drapes and dressed up surfaces with funky accent pieces. Then did something unexpected: She unplugged everything. Her explanation? Though necessary…

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A Holiday Card Writing Party

November 21, 2014

If you’re too busy to see your friends this holiday season and you haven’t mailed a single season’s greeting, take heart—and throw a Christmas card party! It’s a very merry way to catch up in person with local friends and keep the holiday card tradition alive with your long-distance loved ones. How it works Who: Invite four…

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How to Deck Your Yard for the Holidays

November 20, 2014

While you’re decking the halls for the holidays, don’t forget your front your front yard. “Doing it up at the entrance is a symbol of your hospitality and sends a welcoming message to the world,” says Christa O’Leary, the founder and CEO of Home in Harmony Lifestyle in Hingham, Massachusetts. “Use your front door to…

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Vintage Window

Five Tips for Decorating Your Windows for the Holidays

November 20, 2014

Tiny-apartment dwellers, rejoice: Cheery fireplaces and twinkling trees may get most of the Christmas carol credit, but a well decorated window can be a room’s focal point, too. Here’s how we created this pretty window display with a festive, vintage vibe. Use our tips to dress your own windows in holiday style. 1. Choose a theme and stick with…

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Kick off the Holidays with a Tree-Trimming Party!

November 14, 2014

We love tree-trimming parties — there’s just something about joining in with friends and family to deck the halls together that makes you feel like you’re living in an old Christmas movie. And happily, there’s no definitive “right way” to throw one. Whether you’re inviting people to decorate a real tree, a faux tree, or even…

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