Katie's Take

Inside Look to Katie’s Holiday Home

Katie's Take

It's almost Christmas time! And Katie is getting her tree ready. So what goes into this process? How does Katie get that 8-foot tree into her apartment, and most importantly, what great tips does she have for decorating the tree? Well, Katie took a step back and let a professional take charge.

Katie's friend Jeffrey Phillip, a style and efficiency expert, helped out a little. Okay, a lot.

"The holidays are always about making your space more inviting and warmer," he says.

So what are some tips we learned from Jeffrey?

Tip 1: It's always important to use wire ribbon. This will make it easier for you to control the ribbon when wrapping it around the tree.

Tip 2: Adding garland to your mirrors will add pop and pizazz.

Tip 3: Incorporate colors from the room into your tree.

Tip 4: Add some flowers to your tree to give it charm. Katie is from the South, so magnolias were spread throughout.

If you are throwing a dinner party, you can use ornaments with guests' names instead of placeholders. This way, your guests will have a nice souvenir from a wonderful evening.

So how did Jeffrey do on that tree?

"It's so pretty. I love it," Katie said. "I love the flowers especially."

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