Creating the perfect holiday setting for your dining room table can be a challenge. However, last year interior designer Rose Dinapoli of Morris-DiNapoli Interior Architectur suceeded in a home that was part of the McLean’s Women’s Club Holiday Homes Tour. Inspired by the magic of Christmas lights, she grouped a variety of objects-hand-blown glass vessels holding red and white roses, beaded cones, small packages and greenery to create a centerpiece that extended the length of the table.
Celebrate the holidays with these decorative accents for your home. Two woven reindeer from Neiman Marcus, $185; www.neimanmarcus.com
Colorful handcrafted Hiball glasses from Moser’s Drift Ice collection, $110; www.moserusa.com
A nickel-plated menorah from designer Michael Aram’s Pomegranate Collection, $150; www.bloomingdales.com
Get ready for Thanksgiving with the Harvest Wreath from Williams-Sonoma. Woven with olive branches, salal leaves and carved dried whole oranges, it is a perfect addition to either the inside or the outside of your home. $89; www.williams-sonoma.com
Kick off the holiday season at the third annual Georgetown Jingle on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. Since its inception in 2006, the Jingle has raised $645,000 for the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Georgetown University Hospital. In the past years attendees browsed holiday tree and table top displays by 15 different local interior designers (including David Herchik of JDS designs, pictured.) This year, 15 designers will have an opportunity to create holiday trees, which will be available for auction at the Jingle along with vacation packages, furniture and spa visits. Participants can enjoy tastings from the city’s hottest restaurants, while children can visit with Santa, decorate cookies and sing carols. For ticket information, visit www.georgetownjingle.com or call 202-726-0504