Here’s a look at what we’re loving from around the web this week…
Tour a Festive Home in the English Countryside
Step inside Annabel Lewis’s charming period farmhouse in northwest England, decked out for the holidays with antique treasures and handmade accents. The owner of a highly regarded textiles business (the store provided trim for Kate Middleton’s bridesmaids’ dresses), Lewis filled her home with ribbons and other trimmings, making it the perfect place to gather DIY inspiration for the holidays.
Visit the Holiday House SoHo
Designer showhouses are one of our favorite things. Where else do you get to see the work of all your favorite talents in one space? This year’s Holiday House, located in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, is doing a different take on the usual holiday decor, assigning each designer a room to decorate based on various winter themes. Each space is gorgeously appointed, from Harry Heissmann’s black-and-white Christmas bedroom to Sasha Bikoff’s rosé-infused dining area.
Go on a Christmas Vacation
Don’t want to be home for the holidays this year? You can still experience the festive magic of Christmas, even if you’re not hanging stockings on the fireplace and leaving cookies for Santa. Take a trip instead to a city where the holiday spirit runs high. Venture to Hong Kong to see the extraordinary Symphony of Lights, a light show projected on the city’s iconic skyline, or visit Vienna and explore its beautiful historic architecture and world-renowned Christmas markets.
Make the Ultimate Holiday Cocktail
We’re always game for a merry-making cocktail, so this recipe from Half Baked Harvest is one we can’t wait to test out for Christmas. It’s utterly decadent, combining classic holiday flavors like chocolate and gingerbread with Kahlua for a drink that works as a predinner tipple or as dessert. Its name? The North Pole Cocktail. That alone is enough to make us break out the barware.
Read Up on Design’s Best of the Best
Architectural Digest has released its annual AD100 list, a compilation of the world’s best architects, interior designers, and landscape designers. It highlights talent far and wide, including all-American traditionalists (Suzanne Kasler, Michael S. Smith, Jeffrey Bilhuber), masters of color (Miles Redd, Steven Gambrel, Muriel Brandolini), and fearless risk-takers (Kelly Wearstler, Martyn Lawrence Bullard).