Melissa Gayle

Nature-inspired elements mix with glam accents for a fresh spin on seasonal entertaining

Sunset, in partnership with Hayneedle  – November 16, 2018 | Updated December 5, 2018

Melissa Gayle

Find a Forever Tree

Embrace the faux-tree trend with a shimmering 7.5-foot tree in traditional green or breathtaking rose gold.

Find these items and more at hayneedle.com: Tree, $307.66; White Chair, $430; Pillow, $197.50.

Melissa Gayle

Style a Nature-Inspired Entryway

Turn a classic console into a decorating moment with tactile trimmings in soothing hues and a set of two-tone baskets for extra storage with an organic feel.

Hayneedle featured items: Felt Wreath, $61.52Felt Garlands, $39.97; Console Table, $759.

See the idea board for this entryway.

Melissa Gayle

Take the Festivities Outside

When indoor-outdoor living is the order of the day, creating a cozy winter wonderland means doubling down on alfresco comfort. Pile a covered backyard seating nook with pillows, add some interesting planters and unexpected seating options—and don’t forget the lanterns for that magical holiday glow.

Hayneedle featured items: Felt Wreaths, $61.52; Velvet Pillows, $26.26; Planter, $27.96; Lantern, $71.99; Potting Bench, $69.99.

See the idea board for this outdoor seating area.

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Get the Look

Belham living resin wicker hanging egg chair, $260.99hayneedle.com

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Dress Up Your Conversation Area

Flexible seating is a party host’s best friend. Bring in patterned throws and sparkly pillows to add interest to a neutral sofa. Worth the investment: a quality-crafted leather bench that also serves as a table.

Hayneedle featured items: Sofa, $2,229Ottoman, $1,035End Table, $405Rug, $713.37Pillows, $41.99 and $197.50Throw Blanket, $63.60.

See the idea board for this living room.

Melissa Gayle

Set a Festive Table

Dial up the dinner-party glamour by letting your food (and flatware!) take center stage. Tiered trays and footed cake plates at various heights add visual appeal; a wood tray adorned with greens brings everything together in an Instagram-worthy way.

Hayneedle featured items: Table, $1,710; Chairs, $890; Wood Serving Tray, $113.85; Serving Utensils, $38.40; Flatware, $139.99; Tiered Trays, from $46.80.

See the idea board for this tablescape.

 

Melissa Gayle

Deck the Walls

Winter whites rule the day in this Scandinavian-inspired holiday display. Create the illusion of a fireplace with a shelf containing lanterns in rustic-chic natural rattan.

Hayneedle featured items: Felt Wreath, $61.52; Felt Garland, $36.89; Stockings, $12.95 and $16.95; Lantern, $71.99.

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