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New York's Wilderstein House Dresses Up for Christmas
See how local designers have transformed this historic Queen Anne–style home with stunning holiday displays
"local designers have transformed this historic Queen Anne–style home with stunning... array of Christmas decor for 2012. Tucked away on a secluded knob overlooking the Hudson... elegant Christmas decor, either in person or through this virtual visit. Location:... Design professionals have decked out the Wilderstein Historic Site in a stunning... Calvert Vaux–designed landscape. The Wilderstein estate has also played host to important..."
4 Home Tour Dazzlers Offer Holiday Decor Inspiration
Local designers offer holiday takes from minimalist to traditional, with fresh colors, artful arrangements and even reusable decor
"Local designers offer holiday takes from minimalist to traditional, with fresh colors... local designers. From bay leaf garland wrapped around a stair handrail to hot-pink... looking at Christmas decorations! But the dining table with backless benches is troubling... holiday decorating: using items that can have a function elsewhere later and using... traditional Christmas. It's lovely. You really showed the spectrum. Thanks! I followed..."
Brave Decorating Ideas From the NYC Holiday House
A good cause and daring design go hand in hand at a Manhattan mansion, with plenty of inspiration for all
"daring design go hand in hand at a Manhattan mansion, with plenty of inspiration for... handful of design details on display by 28 designers in this year’s NYC Holiday House... whole-house design; instead, each designer is expected to push the envelope in a distinct... a few designer touches to your own home for the holidays. 2013 NYC Holiday House:... beautifully designed rooms. Several designers were on hand to greet visitors, and were..."
30 Beautifully Inventive DIY Christmas Decorations
"inspired to decorate your home with these easy and affordable holiday crafts... extravagant Christmas decorations aren't at the top of our shopping lists. Luckily, the... affordable DIY decorations. We've gathered up 30 of our favorites to help you celebrate the... OUTDOOR DIY CHRISTMAS DECOR OPTION? Make these Christmas present, weatherproof decorations... over the Christmas period, I like to bring along a little Christmas arrangement to brighten..."
Enjoy the Simpler Side of Christmas Decorations
You don't have to go all out to show some holiday cheer; here are great decorating ideas for the minimalist or modernist
"great decorating ideas for the minimalist or modernist... I love Christmas and holiday decor. But I like it a bit more on the restrained side... holiday decorating, here are a few ideas.... a real Christmas tree, I use a fallen birch tree and decorate it with crystal ornaments... cottage she decorated for her grandchildren? I like the minimul Christmas effect. it doesn't... I love Christmas! I don't go overboard but do love to decorate with Wreaths on all..."
Christmas Tree Decorating the Painless Way
Holidays are for carols, not cussing. Make tree trimming less work and more fun with this guide at your side
"Decorating the Christmas tree has always been one of the great joys of the holiday... version to decorate for their own room. Once we were home, Christmas music would fill... hopeless at decorating Christmas trees and never knew where to start. For those of you... getting our Christmas tree up. When the boys were small, we’d pile into the minivan and... to re-design my parents' work. Haha! Decorating the tree is a holiday fave. So many..."
Fall Decorating Ideas From a Designer to the Stars
You might think all-out glitz and over-the-top glamour make up Adam Hunter's fall decorations. You'd be wrong
"Hunter's fall decorations. You'd be wrong... season to decorate for: The weather's not nice enough to keep the paper lanterns out... up the Christmas lights. Instead of reaching into the grab bag at your nearest crafts... advice from designer to the stars Adam Hunter. Despite his glamorous clients, Hunter's... favorite fall decor focuses on the natural beauty of the season (which just happens to be... you can decorate your home for fall? Here are some of Hunter's best tips for adding..."
Personality Swoops in for a Florida Community's Christmas
Yards and homes in this retirement neighborhood in Florida take full advantage of loosened holiday decorating rules
"house designs, and they are then restricted in what they can do to the exterior,... following Christmas Day, these restrictions are lifted, at least in terms of the decorations... Merry Christmas! That's funny. How differently can you put out garbage? Curious... where decorations can be displayed, so that makes me wonder if some residents try... try to decorate for obscure holidays—Let's celebrate Arbor Day! Christmastime is a..."
Christmas Trees That Wow
"last-minute decorating ideas from these gloriously colorful, creative trees... Designers across the globe are taking a unique spin on their Christmas trees, making... This Christmas we created a bold black and white Christmas Tree and we loved it... Tree or Christmas Tree. Next year I think I'll go Magnolia..... Excellent collection... ombre-christmas-tree/ Wow Candela!! Love how the tree transitions from gold to blush..."
Mission Possible: A Designer Decorates a Blank Apartment in 4 Days
Four days and $10,000 take an apartment from bare to all-there. Get the designer's daily play-by-play
"interior designer Dona Rosene picked up a call from a number she didn't recognize at... in the design, everything she chose had to be readily available and delivered by that... watching "decorating shows" on t.v. that quote a budget for decorating and renovating... dollars to decorate with taste and comfort. As a former Production Designer/Art Director... interested in decorating and decorating is my passion! I quickly learned to let him pick..."
13 Home Design and Decor Trends to Watch for in 2013
It's predictions ahead as we find out what's on the radar of designers and makers for the coming year
"radar of designers and makers for the coming year... their home design and decor as an extension of their individuality." The need for a more... home is a design ethos that interior designer Estee Stanley also sees as gaining popularity... translate into designs and home decorating in 2013.... horizon. Designer Abigail Ahern says a good way to stay sane amid the trend forecasts... domain of design was always interior design, because those designers had access to trade-only..."
11 New Uses for Old-School Christmas Ornaments
Been there, done that with the tree? Have an embarrassment of extra ornaments? Try these beautifully creative decorations this Christmas
"about Christmas decorating. Although there's nothing wrong with tradition — it's... old-school decorations for newer, shinier models. Before you head out and brave the holiday... after-Christmas sales. Instead of keeping those pieces boxed up until the end of... actual Christmas tree, I used to decorate with lights, and ornaments on paper wrapped... rafts-decorative-vases/ and will be adding new Christmas crafts all week! Be sure..."
15 Spectacular Christmas Palettes Beyond Red and Green
Instead of dragging out holiday decorations in the same old expected colors this year, dare to consider these gorgeous alternatives
"holiday decorations in the same old expected colors this year, dare to consider these... Christmas seems oh so far away as I write this in early November, and though it may... holiday decorations. While it's tempting to reach for those colors, consider this:... this: Christmas doesn't have to be a red and green holiday. It might seem daring to... all my decorations down by Jan 2. I say, if your Christmas decor still makes you..."
The DeGolyer House Dons Its Christmas Finery
Ornate holiday decorations make this historic Dallas estate, including a hacienda-style mansion and gardens, even more of an eyeful
"holiday decorations make this historic Dallas estate, including a hacienda-style mansion... closed Christmas Day Location: The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas Cost:... home at Christmas - not overly decorated and yes Poinsettias - why not? And the Christ... of the Christmas decorations they were put on display are a tinch bit too gaudy for... celebrate Christmas! Fantastic Beautiful! Thank you to the staff and volunteers! Love..."
Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Gibson House
Step back in time into the extravagant and carefully preserved Boston residence of a wealthy widow, decorated elegantly for the holidays
"widow, decorated elegantly for the holidays... , are decorated for the holidays, brimming with historical ambience. Location:... simple gold Christmas tree decorates a table in the library. Men would conduct afternoon... for a Christmas meal with green and red china, a decorated mantel and fruits on... lavishly decorated space. The dark furniture, black walnut woodwork and dim lights... lights were designed to impress and intimidate visitors. At 2 p.m. each day, the Gibson..."