My 7 Top Holiday Decor Tips Featured on Travel Curator


‘Tis the season to be merry and that means adding some festive glamor to your home. To help you get into the spirit, Travel Curator asked me and other great holiday decorators to share our decor tips for transforming your space into one that’s happy, jolly and bright. Check out my top tips below and click HERE to read the full feature which includes a hot holiday playlist curated by DJCaliforniastar.


Design vibe: The holidays are a time for celebration, spending quality time with loved ones, and decking the halls. This season, upholding family traditions and making our homes feel happy and inviting is more meaningful than ever. Everyone loves to walk into a cozy Christmas house illuminated with a twinkling tree, a crackling fire, and festive touches all around.

Taking Center Stage: I set the tone by adding a big beautiful festive bouquet to my entry  table as the centerpiece. Get creative and incorporate winter accents like berries, magnolia, pine branches, and giant real pine cones. Wrap a big red velvet bow around the vessel for the finishing touch. Topiaire Flower Shop in Southampton designs my centerpiece each season.

Tiny Trees: In addition to your main tree, add baby Christmas trees in unexpected places around the house, I have one by my clawfoot tub that I love. has a great selection.

DIY Wreath Design: Designing your own Christmas wreath adds a meaningful festive touch to your home. Set up a fun al fresco table with baskets of decor items like ribbons, holly, pinecones, and encourage your friends and family to get creative and into the spirit. You can find everything you need at

Light it up: Weave a beautiful strand of real boxwood and holly garland through the lights in your dining room or chandelier. I always buy mine from The Magnolia Company. Add a second garland straight down the dining table as a simple centerpiece. Tuck in a strand of tiny battery operated tea lights.

CHEERS! Whip Up a Signature Eggnog Cocktail

This cocktail is cold and creamy, and warmly spiced – a holiday crowd pleaser!
4 to 6 cocktails

course sugar & cinnamon to rim glasses
2 c. eggnog, very cold
1/2 c. brandy, chilled
1/2 c. chilled Amaretto Di Saronno
3 large scoops frozen vanilla ice cream
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
Blend all ingredients
Add 2 Amarena black cherries, a cinnamon stick and sprig of rosemary for garnish.

Simmer Down Now: Try this easy trick to infuse your home with the scent of Christmas. Simmer a shallow pot of water with orange and lemon slices and cinnamon sticks on low heat and add a couple of sprigs of rosemary to breathe in the magic.

Gifts that give back: Wrap your presents in chic eco-friendly 100% recyclable newsprint like this cute twisted newspaper print by