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  • Amanda Arcone

Elevated holiday hosting tips

'Tis the season to welcome friends and family into our homes. As an interior designer, I know just how important it is to create warm and inviting spaces for all those meaningful holiday gatherings with the ones we love and cherish. Whether you're hosting an intimate family dinner or a festive soiree, here are some holiday-hosting essentials to help you bring these spaces to holiday perfection.

Festive Foyer:

First impressions matter, especially during the holidays. Spruce up your entryway with seasonal decor. A well-adorned console table featuring a tasteful arrangement of ornaments, candles, and a custom wreath can set the tone for the festivities right from the doorstep.

Dining Delights:

Since the heart of holiday gatherings often revolves around the dining table, make it a showstopper. Consider a statement centerpiece adorned with holiday foliage and metallic accents. Thoughtfully selected table linens and dinnerware can elevate the entire dining experience. Get whimsical with your tablescape and grab colorful candles and candleholders to make this space vibrant and sparkly.

Luxe Lounge Spaces:

Create cozy nooks in your living spaces where guests can relax and mingle. Introduce plush throws, decorative pillows, and a few custom-designed pieces to add a touch of luxury. Play with warm, inviting colors to make these spaces extra inviting.

Ambient Lighting Magic:

Lighting sets the mood; it's all about creating a warm and magical ambiance during the holidays. Incorporate string lights and candles to cast a festive glow throughout your home.

Custom Cocktail Corners:

Entertain your guests with style by setting up a custom cocktail station. Invest in elegant glassware, add a selection of signature holiday drinks, and consider a stylish bar cart to tie it all together. It's a chic way to keep the spirits high! Add more fairy lights for a little extra sparkle.

Thoughtful Guest Spaces:

If you have overnight guests, make their stay memorable by creating a cozy guest space. Luxurious holiday bedding adds festive touches and can turn a simple guest room into a holiday haven.

Scent-sational Touches:

Appeal to all the senses by incorporating seasonal scents throughout your home. Candles, potpourri, or even a simmering pot of citrus and spices on the stove can infuse your space with the delightful aromas of the season.

The key to successful holiday hosting lies in the thoughtful details, and creating beautiful spaces can turn a gathering into a memorable event. So, deck the halls, embrace the festive spirit, and let your home shine with whimsy, magic, and glitter!

Wishing you a season filled with joy, laughter, and impeccably designed celebrations!

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