Deck Your Halls With The Help of A Dream Designer

Master of interiors Laura Michaels fetes her longtime home, and tells you how to do the same.

Last year, interior designer Laura Michaels, daughter Sarah and their King Charles Spaniel, Stella, celebrated a farewell Christmas in her house that had just been sold. “As it was my last Christmas in this home, I wanted it to be decorated in every room,” notes Michaels. “I bought tons of pine garland and hung that from my chandeliers, on my mantel and at my front door. I tucked in lots of succulents and even more ornaments, berry branches and bits of greenery. It has such a natural appeal, and the smell was incredible. I love to be surrounded by plants, especially in the winter when everything else is so gray.”