Jr. League San Mateo HouseTraditional Living Room, San Francisco
Design: Martha Angus Inc
Photo: Janet Paik © 2012 Houzz
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6. Ball ornaments + bowls. Simple glass ball ornaments come in a rainbow of colors and can be found for only a few bucks per box — you may even have a bunch in your stash already. To make a festive display, simply pile up a bunch of them (remove any wire hangers) in a large footed compote or bowl.
In the formal living room space, Angus and Martinez used chartreuse baby cypress trees to bring color to the side tables. Felt snowflake ornaments on the mirrored coffee table look like they're floating on a pond, and Murano glass vessels corral ornaments in jewel colors.Tip: "Make sure the home smells amazing," Martinez says. "We always say that silent killers are invisible, so once you're done prepping and cleaning the house, remember that scent brings in an extra experience to a space for your guests." Whether with fresh pine or scented candles, make sure to engage all the senses.