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White Christmas: Clean and Bright Decor

Crisp white decor, sprinkled with understated touches of metallic tones, is a sophisticated color scheme that is timeless throughout the new year. Photos: Hooker Furniture, Traditional Home and Lonny Magazine.

Crisp white tops the list of the most sophisticated holiday décor, dressed with favorite flower accents of hydrangeas, paper whites, white cyclamen, and always, white orchids. Add a hint of glitz with sparkly branches or gold and silver ball ornaments. If you’re settling in to a new city, unpack those family heirloom ornaments and your grandmother’s most cherished candlesticks to evoke the feel of your childhood holidays.

The subtle brushstroke texture of the Sandcastle Dining Table creates an almost repurposed feel, perfect for gathering to make new holiday memories. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The Sandcastle Dining Table and chairs with woven seagrass accents can slip into any decor, but really shines in a cottage style setting — perhaps the family beach house for a long holiday weekend? 

A grain sack white finish over distressed linen graces the Boheme Flanders Square Cocktail Table that’s perfect for serving holiday cocktails and snacks, amid lively conversation and reconnecting, even if “home” this year is a chic high-rise in a bigger city than usual. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Even the seasoned world-traveler wants nothing more than to be home at Christmas, where comfort is the best present of all. The Archivist King Sleigh Bed with low footboard is shown here in a warm toffee shade … what could be more welcoming than that? Photo: Hooker Furniture

A Long Winter’s Night

A few key ingredients are all you need: A favorite childhood book on the nightstand, the family dog nudging the door to come in and join you, a bedtime snack – one for you and one for Santa.

Throw a cozy robe over the Archivist Bench, also perfect for when–yes–your favorite pooch finally sneaks in for the night! Photo: Hooker Furniture

When paired with red, the white Christmas palette is both elegant and down-home inviting. Photo: Traditional Home

Crafted in warm walnut and hickory, the Roslyn County multifunctional island blends rustic luxury with distinctive metal bar hardware. think: impromptu brunch for lat morning risers.

Breakfast Has Never Been Sweeter

There’s nothing like a holiday breakfast to lighten the mood and inspire good conversation — with the absolute best coffee or tea, a build-your-own pancake or omelet bar, and a favorite family recipe that seems to taste better each year. It’s no secret everyone gathers in the kitchen, so allow for ample work space for the cooks, and simple place settings that make adding a touch of elegance just that easy.

A build-your-own-pancake bar and cookies and tea are special holiday treats. Photos: ‘Taste of Home,’ ‘Shelterness,’ and Traditional Home.

Just right for entertaining large families, the Sophie Sectional from Sam Moore’s Simply Me upholstery collection is a masterpiece of style and function. There’s room for all the cousins, or just the lucky first arrivals, ready for a little Christmas catnap! Photo: Sam Moore Furniture.

Share the Love

Best part of a family holiday? There’s always room for more: one more friend, one more neighbor, one more story about the “old days,” one more photograph, one more stocking stuffer, one more brand new tradition, one more toast to the future. Welcome home for the holidays, where the door is always open!

Welcome home for the holidays, where the door is always open. Photo: Traditional Home


All is Bright: Brilliant Neutrals Sparkle at Home

Brilliant neutrals are natural, magical and chic, no matter what your style, color scheme or season. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Whether you live in Boston or Bonita Springs, December always calls for a wintery sparkle in our home décor. The gold glint of winter sunlight, the silver glimmer of moonlit snow, and the coppery glow of candles and hearths all come together for the season. 

Glinting gold. Glimmering silver. Glowing Copper. These subtle dazzlers are perfect for the holidays and beyond. Photo credit: Lanterns and angel trees: jossandmain.com; champagne flutes: horchow.com; furniture: Hooker Furniture

The brilliant neutrals of gold, silver and copper are natural, magical and chic, no matter what your style, color scheme or season of year. If you’re looking for a housewarming gift for yourself or an heirloom for someone dear, you can’t go wrong with these subtle dazzlers:

Organic elegance comes home in this natural, coral-inspired console in subtle gold. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

“Etoile,” French for “star,” aptly names this striking chest, a lovely focal point for the holidays and beyond. What better place to create a vignette that showcases your Christmas-themed treasures? Photo: Hooker Furniture

Starry shapes add verve to this silver console with a laser-metal base and Italian slate top. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Nature’s artful designs really stand out when given the Midas touch. Cynthia Rowley’s golden twig-edged mirror melds glam and organic influences for an effect that’s pure enchantment. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Talk about a conversation piece! Arabella evokes the regal glory of a Gothic antique with subtle champagne hues and meticulous detailing. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Perfectly suited for any taste, this handsome chest in classic gray wears subtle glints of rich copper banding. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Romantic style can be piquant and youthful. The Luna Accent Table’s silver swirls would brighten any space. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Brought from the Mideast to Spain in the Middle Ages, the Moorish ogee shape has never gone out of style. Rendered in rich German silver, this mirror brings timeless drama to today’s rooms. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The artistic ogee shape and weathered silver of the German Silver Mirror are the makings of a lovely Christmas ornament, yet bring sparkle through all the seasons. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


Stress Less Holiday Style

Here’s how to make home for the holidays more about style and less about stress. Keith Scott Morton, Country Living; better Homes & Gardens, Hooker Furniture.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are coming. So are the holiday guests. With more Americans traveling this time of year than ever–100.5 million people last year alone, it’s easy to for even the most experienced host to get stressed out.  While we can’t serve your appetizers or chill your New Year’s Eve bubbly,  we do know how to up the style ante of your home in ways that’ll help you stress less not only during the holiday season, but year-round, too.

The Empire State of Mind dining table serves up a chic modern vibe with its striking geometric carved pedestal base and sleek gray quartz top. Hooker Furniture

With its circular shape, the Melange Empire State of Mind dining table will put guests at ease because everyone will be able to see each other and feel part of the conversation.

The Sanctuary buffet adds more than a luxe touch. Hooker Furniture

With dramatic Baroque flourishes and greige shimmer accents, the Sanctuary buffet conjures images of Old Hollywood glam. It also solves two classic entertaining problems by providing extra serving and storage space within arm’s reach of the table.

All people (or posh pooches) need do is sit down on Annick to score the most relaxing seat in the house. Sam Moore Furniture.

Guests will never guess that Annick, with its classic silhouette and tufted back, is actually a recliner. Up to you whether you spill the beans or keep this comfy chair’s secret to yourself.

Finely crafted of walnut and hickory, the Roslyn Country rectangle cocktail table delivers heirloom beauty, the warmth of wood…and more. Photo: Hooker Furniture

With rustic luxe finesse, the  Roslyn Country rectangle cocktail table is a double-duty asset.  Its spacious tabletop holds lots of snacks so guests can relax and nosh without ever leaving their seats. And with two full-depth/full-width drawers, Roslyn is the perfect place to stash items that need to be quickly picked up at the last minute before guests arrive.

Bar none, this cart is a dream come true for anyone who entertains. Hooker Furniture

During the holidays, portable serving carts like this are invaluable because it saves lots of running back and forth to the kitchen. The Highland bar cart  is thoughtfully designed with a sturdy metal frame, three spacious made of glass for easy clean-up, bottle cubbies and side rails to keep contents in place during transport.

Rest up from the holiday rush in Urban Elevation, a comfy shelter bed with rustic chic flair. Hooker Furniture

With clean lines, modified wings and a sophisticated gray linen headboard/footboard, the  Urban Elevation shelter bed  will send even the most weary host to dreamland in style.

Ready to stress less, relax more during this holiday season?  Furniture like this can help. So can your nearest Hooker Furniture retailer. Don’t delay. The holidays are upon us.