Design The Essentials:

Holiday Decorations That Are Seasonal Yet Stylish

Words by Sacha Strebe.

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. And while we love chunky-knit stockings hung from the mantle, sipping hot cocoa by the fire, and singing carols, we’re not tethered to time-worn traditions either. But we do love the opportunity to create new memories with the people we cherish most and for us, it all starts with the space around us. We love nothing more than crafting an environment that feels festive, intimate, and cozy without leaning too much into the holiday cliche. In fact, our approach to holiday decorating ladders up to our usual design style—look to nature, always and incorporate the seasonal shifts. You’ll see a strong nod to Mother Nature in our chic Christmas decorations round-up below, then watch Athena Calderone create a jovial neutral set-up in her Brooklyn living room. Happy decorating!

This stunning solid piece is carved from limestone bringing a sculptural quality to the traditional Menorah. It looks beautiful on display as a decorative piece outside of its use case.

You simply can't beat a chunky cable knit when the cool air sweeps in. It's the perfect textural addition to every holiday decorating.

You know our love for rattan runs deep. These Christmas trees in the iconic material bring a hint of modernity to the traditional design.

Stocking holders just got a seriously chic upgrade in our favorite marble stone.

Who said gift wrap had to be red and green? Buck tradition with sparkly paper in metallic and shiny black.

Nothing sets the mood quite like the glistening flame from a burning candle. Make sure you have plenty in stock and burn them all winter for that cozy vibe.

If you share our love for neutrals and texture too, then you'll also fall for this faux fur tree skirt made from recycled fabric.

These statement mini tree decorations prove cement can be chic.

Holiday décor that doubles as chic decorations you'd want on display year-round are a yes from us.

We stand by a less is more philosophy and quality over quantity, always so keep things minimal this year but make every piece special so they stand out. Case in point, these abstract trees crafted from marble that are an artistic play on the traditional trend.

These brass holders are left unlacquered which means they'll only get better with age as the patina darkens. Now, that's an investment piece.

Black and white stockings can feel just as festive as the age-old green and red.

Tap into the moody winter vibes with these black taper holders and watch the flames flicker as you enjoy a hot toddy or cocoa with friends.

When in doubt turn to nature. These wooden trees bring the outside in while also bringing warmth and texture home.


Crafted from soft velvet cotton, this elegant tree skirt has an embroidered radial stitching that sets it above the rest.

Holiday decorating gets an elegant upgrade with this wooden ball garland carved from oak.

She's beauty and she's grace with her elegant steel curves that give the classic an industrial upgrade.

These hand-carved trees are fashioned from the natural beauty of onyx stone and make for a stunning decoration any time of year.

Minimal and sculptural, this is a true modern heirloom.

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