A festive sparkle, and a warm, welcoming scene: What could be more magical than the inside of a snow globe? Only this living room in Cathy and Steve Lacy’s home, one of the stops on a holiday home tour in Des Moines. (Steve is chairman and CEO of Meredith Corporation, our parent company.)
To complement the serene year-round palette, we created a shimmery winter scheme in frosty blues and metallics. Ornaments, accents, and package wrappings all incorporate variations of blue, green, silver, and gold. For the sharp scents and soulfulness of a real tree and cut boughs, we scrolled back to the ’50s and chose a ?ocked blue spruce. Cool-hue ornaments hang from the snowy branches of this gentle giant. And spray-on ?ocking worked magic on the mantel garland, frosting our forest tableau of cone-shape mercury glass trees.
A winter wonderland theme connects blue baubles with foxes and other forest creatures nestled on “snowcovered” boughs, left. The e?ect carries over to a tabletop tinsel tree, above, ?lled with mini ornaments in a similar palette. Finish a small tree with an easy shimmery paper skirt: Fold glitter paper into pleats, clip both ends at an angle, unfold, wrap around the tree base, and staple ends together.