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Holiday Decor

Holiday Decor
December 2016
For Melissa Lenox, dressing a home for the season doesn’t involve Technicolored tchotchkes, baubles, or blinking lights. Instead, the designer—whose portfolio reflects a youthful, modern bent—relies on clean-lined pieces in a limited color palette of green, gold, and white to infuse her downtown abode with cheer. “It’s a minimalistic approach to holiday décor,” she notes.

Asymmetrical evergreen wreath by SYG Designs, starting at $55 at SYG Designs Flowershop

Porcelain cityscape in “white/silver,” $12-$18 at West Elm

“Shadow” mid-century modern dining chair, $228 at Celado

Gold-plated stainless-steel flatware set, $39 for five pieces at West Elm

Vintage French mid-century brass bar cart, $1,900 at 1stDibs

Gold decanter by Zodax, $73 at GDC Home; Aurora” dinner plate, $25 for set of four at One Kings Lane

Square teak dining table, $2,950 at South of Market: Iron “Daphne” candleholder with gold-leaf finish by Arteriors, $480 at Candelabra

Gainsborough velvet custom table runner in “ivy” by Schumacher, price upon request through Melissa Lenox Design; Holiday stocking, $55 through Melissa Lenox Design


Melissa Lenox


Who she is: Founder and principal designer of Melissa Lenox Design, an interior architecture and design firm

Where you’ve seen her work: Charleston

On low-key holiday entertaining: ”Most of these pieces can cross over to everyday use—which means less time swapping out holiday items and more time relaxing with friends and family!”

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