Go SleekThe standard tree isn’t for everyone. If your style is contemporary, chances are you crave something more creative than the standard evergreen with twinkly lights and round ornaments. Here, an Asian-inspired centerpiece is dressed in silver and surrounded by tiny tea lights – for a sleek, chic and minimalist approach to holiday spirit.
(Designer: Dodie Sy, Buds and Blossoms Floral Co.)
Eclectic and FestiveSometimes a contemporary approach to the holidays doesn’t lie in the look, but the approach. Here, eclectic elegance comes to life as a chandelier is adorned with ornaments and chairs are draped in an array of jewel tones. Curls of bright ribbon and holiday greenery give the room a festive appearance.
(Designer: Julea Joseph, Reinventing Space, Julea.com.)
Simplicity is KeyTraditional materials and colors find new life as part of a contemporary tablescape. Here, the designer illuminates a holiday table with golden trees lit from within. Holiday ornaments, greenery and wired ribbon are familiar holiday accompaniments to the clean lines and modern approach.
(Designer: Catherine Pratt, Catherine's Interiors by Design.)