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find ornaments and holiday décor is the Aldik Home showroom in Van Nuys. Create your own holiday palette using hues already incorporated into your décor. Or for a neutral look, snowflakes made of glass or crystals don’t clash with anything and always add a noticeable wow.

THE TABLE The key is cohesion. Establish a color theme and style by matching them to your China, table runner, or linens. For extra style points, swap out plain white candlesticks for a color that coordinates everything together cohesively. Use surfaces that catch the light—like mercury glass, silver, and gold. They are a gorgeous way to add some sparkle to a room and make the most of natural light. For centerpieces, use glass vases brimming with colorful glass balls or your extra ornaments. I love a natural look, and just by tucking in a pinecone here and olive or rosemary sprig there and using bowls of produce, like pomegranates and persimmons, items from nature create a beautiful look in addition to adding texture. And don’t forget the name cards. Get that host-of-the-year award by cutting gingerbread cookies into letters using alphabet cookie cutters and then put them at each place setting.

THE GIFTS Since it’s the season of giving, for a contemporary look, wrap your gifts with craft paper with natural burlap ribbon and top them with a pretty piece of greenery. Or if glamour is more your style, pick up some stunning wallpaper to wrap your gifts with. Customize your gifts with mini square prints from socialprintstudio.com. Hole punch the corner and tie it to your ribbon. These work great for place settings as well! n

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