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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Tips for Easy Entertaining

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Tips for Easy Entertaining

December 22, 2017

The Christmas tree is decorated, the egg nog is underway, and this week the Remodelista editors are sharing their last-minute tips to entertain holiday guests:

Organize Baking Supplies

With cookie cutters, baking tins, and wooden spoons at the ready, your mother&#8\2\17;s holiday recipes will beckon. See more organizing tips in this week&#8\2\17;s Steal This Look: Kitchen post.
Above: With cookie cutters, baking tins, and wooden spoons at the ready, your mother’s holiday recipes will beckon. See more organizing tips in this week’s Steal This Look: Kitchen post.

Add a Candlelight Glow

Above: See Alexa’s picks for adding a glow in 5 Favorites: Scandi Circular Candleholders in Brass.

Put a Bedside Carafe in the Guest Room

Photograph by Laurie Frankel. See our picks in \10 Easy Pieces: Bedside Water Carafes.
Above: Photograph by Laurie Frankel. See our picks in 10 Easy Pieces: Bedside Water Carafes.

See more ideas in Expert Advice: 6 Tips for Making the Spare Room Guest-Ready, with Tricia Rose.

Stock Up on Stocking Stuffers

A Givande Twine three-pack (with spools of black, beige, and white twine) is \$\2.99 from Ikea.
Above: A Givande Twine three-pack (with spools of black, beige, and white twine) is $2.99 from Ikea.

See the Remodelista editors’ picks at  Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Stocking Stuffers, 2017 Edition.

Set the Table with Classic White Plates

For a simple holiday table setting, use Classic Apilco Plates (available from Williams-Sonoma) topped with antique embroidered linen napkins. See more in Christmas in Burgundy: At Home with an Expat Family.
Above: For a simple holiday table setting, use Classic Apilco Plates (available from Williams-Sonoma) topped with antique embroidered linen napkins. See more in Christmas in Burgundy: At Home with an Expat Family.

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