Danielle Pergament, Allure magazine
An interview with Jonathan Adler, a ceramicist and interior decorator who has 23 stores in the U.S. and England. his new book is 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life (Sterling).
Holiday decorations can be corny, but I say embrace it. No matter how jaded you are the rest of the year, the holidays are the time to let your sweet, earnest side come through. I like a snow globe and tinsel as much as the next guy.
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Start simple. You don't have to cut down a whole forest or employ a team or elves to make your place feel festive. Something as simple as hanging a wreath on the door or a garland on the mantel can change the mood or your entire home. Or stack a bunch of silver ornaments in the corner and make your own sculpture. I also love a look borrowed from the great artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Dangle a strange of white Christmas lights from the ceiling and let it pool on the floor.
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