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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

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