West Elm’s Holiday House Has Everything You Need to Get Ready for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Ready to get your space all set for seasonal guests? Take a tour of West Elm's stunning Holiday House in New York City with HGTV.com!

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October 23, 2019

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LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

A festive fragrance hits you as soon as you step into West Elm’s glittering Holiday House. You know the scent: It’s vanilla-y with a hint of peppermint — the signature aroma of the holiday season — and it’s wafting its way through an eight million dollar StreetEasy apartment in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

What you’re smelling is a giant (and I mean giant) West Elm cashmere-scented candle burning atop an expansive marble island several feet away in the kitchen. Take the smell in now, because after a quick look around the living and dining area, you’ll be amazed by the plush, totally chic West Elm holiday decor that’s covering every. inch. of this stunning apartment.

Photo by: LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

The whole place is super festive, beautiful, apt to send waves of holiday cheer coursing through your body ... but also attainable. Yep, the furniture and accessories decorating West Elm’s Holiday House are available (on westelm.com and in stores) to help you get your own space ready for the most wonderful time of the year. What’s better? If you’re in New York City, you can visit the apartment and take tutorials on anything from Christmas cookie baking to holiday decorating (sign up here).

And, if you’re feeling the pressure to create a picture-perfect space (same), just remember: It’s the small, personal touches that count during the holiday season and West Elm is here to help. Now, let’s take a look around — shall we?

The Entryway

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LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

West Elm's holiday entryway is understated, but festive. For a similar look in your space, try oversized golden candle holders. If you’ve already got some pillow action going on, mix in a few holiday ones as well.

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The Dining Room

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LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

Cozy up your dining space with a furry throw — or make sure there’s at least a glimpse of your sparkling Christmas tree from where your guests will gather.

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The Table Setting

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Landon Vonderchmidt

A beautiful table setting can make all the difference. Personally, I’m all about the agate coaster set. Lay a neutral table runner down to let your accessories shine and you’re all set.

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The Kitchen

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LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

There’s that oversized candle we love (burning away!) — plus, pampas grass and some faux plants. Elevate your holiday counter space with a cake stand or a bowl of fruit.

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The Living Room

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Plush pillows and throw blankets are a must during the holidays. Use your couch as a canvas like West Elm did here. Sparkly candles on your coffee table will add the finishing touch. And remember, it’s hard to have too many pillows to snuggle up with when it's cold outside.

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The Fireplace

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LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

I know — it’s pretty hard to beat out West Elm’s iconic marble fireplace. However, you can decorate your mantle with a glittering village of festive accessories.

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The Credenza

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LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

If you have a credenza that needs decorating, it’s okay to start small. Try scattering silver candle holders across its surface or filling a glass vase with ornaments. Personal touches — like a vase full of your favorite flowers — are easy to execute and make all the difference.

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The Media Room

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LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

Get a little colorful in your media room or playroom. Board games and festive decor abound (peep the paper trees below)!

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The Sherwin Williams Bedroom

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LANDON VONDERSCHMIDT

You can’t really go wrong with timeless navy (we’ve got heart eyes for Sherwin William’s color of 2020, Naval), even during the holiday season when it’s all about red and green. If you want to switch up your holiday color palette a little, try pairing navy accents with jewel tones (i.e. pillows, throws or velvet accessories). As you can see, this idea works especially well in bedrooms.

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