Nothing makes it feel more like the holidays than putting up the Christmas tree. That verdant spire, soaring to the ceiling and filling a room with its magic and majesty.
This year, make your tree even more spectacular. Simply follow these five steps for a dazzling designer tree.
One of the most exciting parts of decorating the tree is deciding on a theme. Let it reflect your personal style. Are you traditional or whimsical, a modernist or a lover of all things vintage? Once you decide, you can carry this through decorating your mantel and entry. Or try a little variety, such as a modern tree for the kitchen and a vintage tree for the living room.
For more than 100 years, artists, writers, celebrities and royalty have flocked to Portofino, a glamorous Italian fishing port cradled by mountains and sea.
But you needn’t travel to the Italian Riviera to savor the romance and unrestrained beauty of the Italian coast. Nestled in the furnishings of our Portofino Villa, you can enjoy the good life at home in your own master suite.
Crisp percale linens trimmed with delicate Italian lace are nearly haute couture, especially when they hail from esteemed Italian purveyor, Sferra. For more of la dolce vita, layer these Cornova sheets with the impeccably woven Denina Bedding. The silken sateen Jacquard highlights every exquisite nuance of the floral design.
Opulence and extravagance, characterized in the fashions of the Italian Renaissance, are the foundation for our sculpted damask Cambridge Bedding. Velvets and brocades, gimp, beads and fringe. In a further nod to the grandeur of the era, we’ve paired it with our irresistible Faux Fur Throw.
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Forgotten throughout much of the year, the mantel takes center stage during the holidays. Roaring fires, stockings hung with care and visits from Saint Nick all converge here. With this in mind, it’s important to bring out its most magical potential.
Fortunately, the mantel is one of the easiest places to add holiday cheer. It’s simply about layering the right pieces.
The first – and most classic – layer is greenery. Since the mantel is such a focal point, choose the fullest and most natural looking greenery possible. Consider pre-lit garland, which gives you the option of twinkling lights. Then, be sure to fluff and shape each part to amplify the garland’s full volume and to create pockets for ornaments.
Once fluffed, arrange it atop the mantel or cascade it over the ledge in a traditional swag. You may need up to three lengths of garland to achieve the look you want.
A super quick alternative to garland is to a simply lay a pre-decorated mantel swag across the top. This eye-catching greenery is pre-lit and beautifully embellished with ribbons, ornaments and other festive accents … so the impact is instantaneous.
When it comes to the holidays, it’s never too early to dream. To imagine the magical transformation of your home-indoors and outside.
Indoor picks and ornaments, as shown, may be used under a covered entrance.
The enchantment begins at your door. After all, it’s the first thing family and friends see when they visit-and it’s also one of the easiest places to create instant holiday cheer.
Garland is one of the most timeless ways to embellish your front door. Start with lush greenery, such as the Classic Pre-lit Garland, packed with sprays of pine and fir, pinecones and berries. Pre-lit garland is wonderfully versatile and fuss-free. Be sure to fluff the garland; this will make make it look even more realistic.