DIY A Winter Wonderland: Festive Decorations to Recreate at Home
Chic and festive decorations are a great way to cheer up even the Grinchiest of Grinches during those cozy holiday evenings. From oversized Christmas trees and magic gingerbread houses to modern velvet accents, here’s more:
Cameron Highlands Resort
Tea plantations, strawberry farms, and glowing evening sunsets serve as the backdrop for the luxurious Cameron Highlands Resort, a haven for travelers who adore romance, seclusion, and nostalgia from a grand colonial past. While it may not sound like a typical festive holiday retreat, the hotel decorates to the nines each year during the winter season, hosting a special Christmas tree lighting complete with decorations throughout the property. From giant, decorated Christmas trees to stockings hung by the fire, garlands with mistletoe, and more, Cameron Highlands transforms into a winter wonderland that can serve as inspiration for holiday decorating at home.
Carlton Hotel St. Moritz
Situated in St. Moritz, one of the most well known ski resorts in the world, the all-suite Carlton Hotel St. Moritz is a classic example of the destination’s renowned elegance and exclusivity with breathtaking views of the frozen Lake St. Moritz and the Engadine mountains beyond it. Each holiday season, the Carlton decorates their lobby and Bel Etage with Christmas trees complete with presents, lights, wreaths and garlands, creating a festive yet elegant atmosphere that can be easily recreated at home. In addition to decorating, the hotel also hosts delightful, traditional Christmas dinners in their two restaurants and a special experience for children, where they can enjoy cookie baking, gingerbread house making and the chance to meet Santa Claus.
Hotel Le Coucou
Hôtel Le Coucou, a Maisons Pariente property, located in Méribel in the heart of the French Alps is a charming winter destination with impressive design. Renowned interior architect, Pierre Yovanovitch, designed Hotel Le Coucou in entirety to create a reinterpretation of the classic repertoire of the Alpine style with a contemporary look that is minimal, but also warm and subtly original. Each facet of the property’s design, from the architectural build-out of the hotel, to the custom design work and painstaking detailed elegance of the interior decor reflects the history and traditional aesthetic of the region while also adding Yovanovitch’s taste for contemporary art and signature playful aesthetics.Every inch of the hotel is an exploration of Yovanovtich’s mastery of volume, proportion and painstaking attention to materiality, including the use of wood, leather, metal, ceramics and glass. Rich colors and patterned floor coverings bring character and warmth to each one of the 55-guestroom hotel. Every room, suite and chalet on the premises boasts individual character, offering a different surrounding for every hotel guest. Lighting and furniture reflect Pierre’s signature aesthetic elegance and traditional alpine style with each room featuring bespoke floor to ceiling elements, from custom floor covering, seating, wallpaper and lighting, created specifically by Yovanovitch and team to emphasize the stunning views available from each room.