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Warm woodland scenes set the tone for this cozy holiday story and reflect an earthy palette rooted in a range of rich browns. Natural materials like pine cones, pine needles, and wood ensure a homespun quality for holiday decorations. A table setting looks naturally chic in a rustic mix of neutral linens accented with off-white serveware. Embroidered stitching and a mix of natural fabrics, like felt and linen, lend a truly bespoke appeal to tree ornaments. 1. Living Etc. December 09 2. Martha Stewart Living December 09 3. House Martin 4. Elle Decoration UK December 09 5. Living Etc. December 09 6. Style Files


A lustrous range of metallics infuses warm holiday spirit into interior spaces. Amber and honey gold add shimmer and lend a lux feel to decorative wall decor and figurines. 24-karat gold accented plates titled, Four Calling Birds, add an whimsically extravagant touch to table settings. Golden Tinware, by Studio Job, features a rope-textured bowtie and bell for a playful touch on serving bowls. At Martha Stewart, a traditional wreath appears radiant when rendered and adorned completely in gold. 1. Living Etc. December 09 2. Design Crisis 3. Martha Stewart Living December 09 4. Elle Decoration UK December 09 5. Moss 6. Martha Stewart Living December 09


Update holiday festivities with an unexpected holiday palette. Vivid shots of fuchsia, rose, and emerald green inject new vitality to holiday ornamentation. Alexander Girard’s folk-inspired nativity scene reflects a contemporary lifestyle through the bold use of colorful pattern and playfully stylized figures. A splash of color adds cheerful contrast to simple silver candle votives. Rethink traditional decor like the advent calendar with recycled gift-filled tin cans accented with vivid tissue paper. 1.Living Etc. December 09 2. Elle Decoration UK December 09 3. Living Etc. December 09 4. House & Garden December 09 5. Elle Decoration UK December 09 6. House & Garden December 09


The classic color combination of red and white infuses holiday objects with high energy contrast and a graphic sensibility. Red mirrored ball ornaments appear like jewels and pop off of pure white surroundings. Silhouetted forrest scenes and stylized botanicals look festive in color combinations of red, white, and black. At Kate’s Paperie, optical wrapping paper borrows from the traditional candy cane motifs to create eye-pleasing wrapped treats. 1. Martha Stewart Living December 09 2. Kate's Paperie 3. Williams Sonoma 4. Williams Sonoma 5. Martha Stewart Living December 09 6. Design Crisis


Innovation trumps convention with these ingenious new ideas for holiday tree and wreath trimming. Warm metallics and accents in a range of sugary hues lend a fantasy feel to holiday centerpieces. A coiled wire frame, adorned with clothespin ornaments, creates a deconstructed, minimalist approach to the traditional Christmas tree. Wreaths crafted from pine cones and berry branches reinforce a nature-inspired homespun aesthetic. 1. Martha Stewart Living December 09 2. Martha Stewart LIving December 09 3. Martha Stewart Living December 09 4. Living Etc. December 09 5. Living Etc. December 09 6. Jayson Home and Garden


A soft range of pale powdery blues accented with icy mint green presents a sophisticated and artful update to traditional Hanukkah decor. New sculptural shapes and playful figures reinvent the menorah while a touch of silver shine ensures a contemporary feel. For dining, combine natural materials like linen and paper with streamlined dishes for a distinct holiday tablescape. 1. Martha Stewart Living December 09 2. Jonathan Adler 3. Martha Stewart Living December 09 4. Bloomingdales 5. Martha Stewart Living December 09 6. Martha Stewart Living December 09


A traditional symbol of guidance and protection, the star motif takes on various interpretations this Holiday season. A hot pink ribbon star provides a convenient place to store and display holiday greeting cards. At Plumo, star-inspired decorations were created using crystal and pearl beads for an air of vintage appeal. Cut paper, snowflake-inspired versions offer a weightless alternative that pops off of walls decked out in rich tones of fuchsia or red. 1. Martha Stewart Living December 2009 2. Living Etc. December 09 3. House & Garden December 09 4. Living Etc. December 09 5. Living Etc. December 09 6. Style at Home


An eclectic reinterpretation of the holiday palette updates standard wrapping paper and gift giving decor. Playful patterns and tiny cut silhouettes lend a fresh graphic feel to gifts. Japanese decorative tape, by Happy Tape, gives ribbon a run for its money with an easy-to-use application and plenty of patterns and colors to choose from. Create a heartfelt touch with homemade greeting cards adorned with handcrafted felt and velvet mistletoes. 1. Martha Stewart Living December 09 2. Kate's Paperie 3. Elum Designs 4. Martha Stewart Living December 09 5. Style at Home 6. Martha Stewart Living December 09


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