Charlotte Moss is one of my all-time favorite interior designers, and I loved finding her Christmas decorating tips in House Beautiful. Each year Moss turns her six-story Upper East Side townhouse into a veritable Christmas wonderland, laden with evergreen boughs and fragrant with dried oranges and cinnamon. She loves to incorporate natural elements such as boughs of running cedar, magnolia leaves, and branches of golden yew. Moss works with the renowned Manhattan floral designer Zezé on the holiday bouquets, wreaths, and garlands, then adds her own thumbprint at home. “I grew up threading cranberries and seeing the natural decorations at Colonial Williamsburg,” said the Virginia native. Below are seven of her favorite tips for Christmas decorating.
This story originally appeared in the December/January 2017 issue of House Beautiful with photography by James Merrell and text by Kathryn O’Shea-Evans. For more tips from Charlotte Moss, I highly recommend all of her fabulous books. While we may not all have Zezé available at our fingertips, did you know that Amazon sells beautiful and inexpensive fresh wreaths and garlands? Have them delivered to your doorstep in two days with Amazon Prime, easy breezy! And if you are looking for holiday gift ideas, please visit my shop!