Holidays 242 Stories

A Place for Everything: Beautiful Ways to Style Your Table
For ages we have been coming together around a table to eat, drink and be merry. As our culture has evolved, so has the art of setting the table for entertaining. In the medieval times of kings, queens and knights, where someone sat in relation...
Bewitching Halloween Entryways by Houzzers
Houzzers, you answered our call! Thank you for sharing your creative Halloween entryways with us. I have been having a ball checking out all of your decorations, from inviting harvest displays to decor made to frighten off the most intrepid visitors....
Low-Boo Halloween Decor for the Little Ones
Interior designer Kristi Will spends most of her time creating high-end, luxury interiors. But for clients with small children, she turns her mind from custom furniture to decorating pumpkins at Halloween time. “It started last year,” she says. “Because...
A Peek at 2 Prettily Dressed Fall Porches
Good friends Charlene Miller and Merry Munk enjoy sharing and showing off their salvage style on their central Ohio porches. These two can often be found scouring flea markets, auctions and garage sales in search of their next treasures. Their finds all...
It's Black and White and Fall All Over in a Holiday-Happy Home
Sarah Macklem’s children have different ideas about Halloween decorating than their mother has. “The kids love severed body parts and all that stuff,” says Macklem with a good-natured shudder. A home stylist based in suburban Detroit,...
7 Quick and Easy Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas
Even with just a few days till October 31, it's not too late to decorate. Pumpkins from the grocery store, leaves from the backyard and a few things around the house can transform a table or mantel into Halloween central.
Make Your Checklist for Entertaining Season
Fall and winter offer ample opportunities to entertain, not only on holidays (of which there are plenty!) but also with more casual gatherings. And whether you entertain a lot or a little, having a well-stocked home can take a lot of the stress out of...
Easy Halloween Decorations From Stuff You Already Have
By upcycling household items with a little paint and glue, you can quickly add some Halloween spirit to your mantel. Experiment with colors beyond the traditional orange and black for a chic alternative look; maybe even go for a monochrome palette. Try...
Your Easiest Fall Decorating Ever
Fill a basket with a range of pumpkins and gourds from the market or pumpkin patch, and you'll have everything you need to welcome fall holidays with style. Then, when Thanksgiving rolls around, you can turn any edibles among your decorations into pumpkin...
5 Container Gardens for the Holidays and Beyond
Whoever suggested we "deck the halls with boughs of holly" clearly wasn't also trying to cook a turkey, wrap gifts and bake dozens of cookies. Planting a container garden is rarely on the holiday to-do list, yet it is such a perfect way to welcome friends...
Simple Pleasures: Fall Traditions for a Special Season
Apple picking, baking, crunching through piles of leaves, sipping warm drinks by the fire — these are just a few of the many simple pleasures autumn has to offer. Traditions like these become rich with meaning when returned to year after year, and sharing...
Hang Your American Flag With Etiquette and Style
The day before my house burned down, I was thinking about flags. It was the end of June, and we were in the midst of painting our home's exterior....
16 Creative Ways to Hide Easter Eggs
The countdown is on to Easter, and it’s time to lay down a strategy for the annual egg hunt. Instead of hitting up the usual hiding places — behind the throw pillows, under the couch — have a little fun this year by stashing the eggs in unexpected...
These Homes Say Happy Mardi Gras!
Happy Mardi Gras, everyone! In case you’re wondering how the date of Fat Tuesday is determined, it’s easy — it’s always the day before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the carnival festivities, the last day to whoop it up before starting...
Send Your Sweetie Some Love — Houzz Style
Forgot to order flowers for that special someone this year? Fret not; Houzz has you covered. Aside from helping to solve your latest design dilemmas, we’ve come up with some cards to help...
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