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At Home: Holiday Entertaining

‘Tis the season for hosting at home. We all know this is the season to party, party, party so we decided to show you our take on entertaining for the holiday. The design theme couldn’t be anything other than black, white and chevron all over! And naturally, I just had to put my Midas touch on the overall design style by infusing the scene with hints of gold. Let’s be serious, I can’t design for a holiday party without some gold and neither should you! A classic palette with a repetitious graphic as the center of the decor, is so design-forward it’s just plain cool.


To achieve this look, pile layers of chevron upon chevron to create texture through a geometric statement like we did: rug, pillows, vases, candles, trays and anything else we could find all in the same range of color, yet in subtle scales. As an added bonus, this fashionable seating vignette gives a moment for all the ladies rocking sky-high stilettos to perch upon a cable-knit pouf, recline in a low-slung chair adorned with a grey chevron throw pillow or lounge on a shag zig-zag rug á la Edie Sedgwick to gab and throw back Champagne in comfort. Kick up the bass with super stylish bluetooth speakers from Dwell Studio for Stellé that will have everyone wondering where the sweet tunes are bumping from; they are so cool they are practically camouflage with our decor! Now that’s an aesthetically pleasing sound system I can get down with.

As we all know, the main focus of any party is a well stocked and dressed bar. This gold Libations bar cart is not only functional, it is necessary. And fashionable, of course. The designer in me wouldn’t have it any other way! Adorned with a bevy of barware, a variety of glasses for guests to imbibe their brew of choice from is a must. What better excuse is there to break out the vintage polka-dot cordial glasses along side the festive etched shot glasses that have been looked at, yet not touched all year, other than a rockin’ party? Perch cocktails upon a python tray so drinks are ready and waiting for when the mood strikes to play hostess. A tray makes the drinks so much more accessible and clean-up effortless. Having a selection of something other than Champagne is a given. Crystal decanters from eras past artfully display liquor, complete with reversible name tags calling out what is encased within each; such a novel detail we went mad for! And we had to carry the black, white and chevron theme onto the bar with this graphic ginger jar full of party-appropriate white hydrangeas and a smoked glass chevron vanilla woods scented candle to provide a little bit of romantic light. And if you put out glamorous marble coasters such as these, guests are bound to actually use them.

Now that the scene is set and your fabulous party outfit that fits perfectly into the soiree’s scheme is ready to go, bring on the guests full of merriment and the confections cocktails. Cheers to the most stylish holiday party around!

For more holiday party inspiration, check out our Entertaining board on Pinterest!

Photography By: Jess Ewald |  Wardrobe Courtesy of: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent |  Champagne Provided By: Le Gran Courtage | Bluetooth Speakers By: DwellStudio for Stellé Audio 

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Alyssa Boland

A former life as an urban planner led Alyssa to her career as a high-end interior designer. An aesthetics junkie, she shares a passion for architecture, fashion, caffeine, a love of dance, and all things French. Find her online at Alyssa Boland Interior Design, follow on Pinterest.

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