Berries + Baubles

Pro tip: Start with natural pine as your base, and make sure it’s as voluptuous as possible! When in doubt, use twice the amount that you think you need to achieve a fuller look.

By Moe Godat 

Photography by Kim Dillon 


Full and green, pine garland is the perfect accent for any banister. Oversized holiday ornaments are fastened to the railing with red, black and white handmade bows to give the design color and depth, while sprigs of white berries and delicate birds add texture. At the base of the stairs, a decorative white pot holds more pine garland and a large, reflective silver ball. Add an additional ornament or two to make it your own!