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November+December 2016 Table of Contents

November+December 2016 Table of Contents

Features 

Silver Bells | Glistening ornaments and swags of blue and lavender ribbons on a 16-foot tree light up this Tennessee home’s blue-and-gray palette.

Wrapped in Joy | Designer Matthew Patrick Smyth gilds his Connecticut country house with the childlike delight of Christmas.

Melodies & Memories | A music-loving Iowa couple strike a harmonizing chord in their sophisticated home during the season they love most.

Fine & Dandy | A Beacon Hill gentleman’s retreat welcomes the holidays with a dash of red, a shimmer of ribbon, and informally fine style.

Curated

WHITE GLOVE
Toasting the holidays is even better when you can rest your drink on a cool cocktail table. 

SPOTLIGHT
New offerings by premier designers and artisans are sure to make the season bright.

INSPIRATIONS
Ice, ice, baby! Celebrate the season with selenite, faceted acrylics, and sparkling diamonds.

PROFILE
Interior designer, author, and lifestyle blogger Mark D. Sikes talks about the good life—and his dhurrie-inspired rug collaboration with Merida. 

GIFT ROUNDUP
Unplug with these not-so-high-tech gifts.

Currents

SHOWHOUSE
The annual Holiday House Designer Showcase in New York City enchants visitors with its array of imaginative interiors.

TASTEMAKER
Meet a pair of hip, design-loving brothers who see beauty in new, vintage, and antique furnishings.

Gatherings

AROUND THE TABLE
Chicago designer Megan Winters brings seasonal sparkle and a scrumptious menu to the holiday table.

KITCHENS
Sometimes it’s nice to throw a curve into kitchen design. Sinuous lines and a flaring soffit add subtle softness to this French-flavored space.

Essentials

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READER’S RESOURCE

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