A New Coffee-Table Book Inspires Christmas Creativity
“Christmas by Design” is the perfect present to give or to get.
A celebration of dazzling holiday decor, distinctive interior design and breathtaking architecture, “Christmas by Design: Private Homes Decorated by Leading Designers” (Schiffer Publishing) by Patricia Hart McMillan and Katharine Kaye McMillan, is a coffee table book with a local connection. Three of the homes featured on its pages—and shared on ours—were created by Scottsdale architect Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design. “I marvel at the level of detail and customization my clients infuse into their homes at this delightful time of year,” he says. “Their homes speak of their love for capturing the memories, history and delight of Christmastime.”
With decor styles spanning traditional to new-classical to tropical and beyond, every residence bursts with festive color, glittering nuance and charming seasonal detail. Written by the designers who created the holiday aesthetics, the text for each home includes tips and tricks that take what you see from daunting to doable.
As a gift for yourself or for a kindred spirit who shares your love of decking the halls, “Christmas by Design” is a joyous source of inspiration that celebrates the wonderment of the season. $45 (schifferbooks.com)