More than just a place
to hang stockings with care, a hearth is the heart of a home and
an ideal spot to showcase holiday decor. The cosiest place in the
house, it’s also the perfect spot for light entertaining. Whether
you prefer merry and minimal or cheerful and chock-a-block,
this trio of striking yuletide looks puts your fireplace in the
seasonal spotlight. Simple yet alluring, they’re easy to recreate:
begin with a single eye-catching piece — we used a stately gold
mirror, a bouquet of pheasant plumes and an ornate frame —
and add treasured trinkets and whimsical finds. As a final
finishing touch, a gorgeous garland has timeless appeal.
Add a dash of whimsy with an artful
arrangement of ornaments featuring
classic Christmas characters. A few
favourites plucked from the tree are
all that’s needed. We used a silver-robed St. Nick and glittering
reindeer, then added mini glass balls
on branches and a dusting of faux
snow to suggest a picturesque
snowfall. Reindeer, Hollace Cluny;
Santa, Rizo Home & Garden.
glass jars for a
dose of shine
P int-sized accessories in burnished
s hades assume a substantive air when p ulled together by a beautiful frame. A small wreath makes a rustic focal p oint inside the ornate design, its twigs a textural counterpoint to a p air of glass candleholders. Ribbon e mbellishments soften the look and tie the vignette together. M ercury glass candleholders and ornaments, c andles, Pottery Barn; ribbon, Mokuba.
Set a sweet spread with treats and
trimmings in snowy hues. Like hot
cocoa on a cold day, white tableware
is a classic. Pair it with crisp linens
and formal flatware — a mix of high
elegant and thoroughly modern.
Snowflake-shaped cookies have
nostalgic charm and will delight kids
and adults alike. Napkins,
Williams-Sonoma; mugs, HomeSense.