Holiday House Tour: At Home With Nell Hill's Owner
A tree in an urn on a table adds drama, especially in a high-ceilinged room.
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 becomes part of holiday décor with the addition of greens and berries.
Decorate a birdbath
A birdbath overflows with large ornaments, berries and greens.