We’ve all been there – decorating is expensive. But with the right resources, there are ways to make it less so. In this series, I will attempt to show you how items similar in style can be wildly different in price. Sometimes it’s worth the splurge and sometimes, it’s worth digging to find a nice equivalent. – Gabrielle, Savvy Home
The magic of Christmas starts by the feeling of being home. Whether it’s your parents’ home, your cottage or your own home, there is something very familiar about repeated traditions. Which is why many people will say to only buy a few ornaments every year, but to buy ones that will last for years.
Somehow, Susan Becher’s Upper West Side home brings me back to my childhood Christmases. I think it’s because of the juxtaposition of antique and modern furniture (my grandma’s house was exactly like that) mixed with classic Christmas decorations. My grandma’s house might have been a little more on the traditional side, but everything down to the soft muddy blue walls reminds me of my holidays spent there, which is giving me the urge to re-create the look in my own home. Where would you splurge and where would you save?
See the rest of the house on Savvy Home.