Holiday House Tour: At Home With Nell Hill's Owner
Set an elegant tone
This front door greets guests elegantly with a square wreath and tidy topiaries in urns.
Splurge on stair rails
Go all-out with garland, a chandelier and other sparkly accessories.
Small vignettes, such as this one with pinecones, nuts and cinnamon sticks in crystal apéritif glasses on a silver tray, add surprising and sparkling detail to a room.
Heirloom silver pieces make a pretty holiday tableau with family photos and ornaments.
Holiday decorating doesn't have to be elaborate. This tiny natural arrangement in a clear bowl reinforces the season in a big way.
Black-and-white ribbons echo this kitchen’s color scheme, dressing the chandelier and chair backs for Christmas.
Use what you have
A use-what-you-have philosophy inspired a creamer “vase” hung from a chandelier.
Skirted slipcovers dress up living room chairs for the holidays.
Decorate a headboard
Faux candy letters spell “Christmas” on a headboard.
Bedeck a mirror
A guest bedroom mirror invites sugarplum dreams.
Try a tabletop tree
A tabletop tree and basket of presents await in the den.
Give warmth to a porch
Hot chocolate warms up conversations on the holiday-bedecked screen porch.
Add outdoor touches
Outdoor furniture stays out all year at this Kansas home. At Christmas, it becomes part of the holiday décor with the addition of greens and berries.
Decorate a birdbath
A birdbath overflows with large ornaments, berries and greens.