Where to go for Haute Holiday Décor

'Tis the season to "deck the halls!"



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If you want to go all out with your home this year, then visit the best of the best. The holidays should be fun and festive — decorating should not feel like just one more chore during this busy time of year! Instead, it should be a source of holiday cheer in its own right. If you want to feel inspired then skip the chain stores and use Greenwich’s best resources for holiday decorating. These two are the crème de la crème. Your house will look better than ever on the inside and out!

McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center

Whether you just need your Christmas tree installed or you want to go all out with planters, garlands and arrangements then you should visit McArdle’s. There is a reason why this garden center has been in business for over 100 years (longer than any other Greenwich business). They know how to take care of their customers. They also know Christmas. The garden center is stocked with all the swag, holly and pine that you could want.

Even if you already have your Christmas decorating done it’s worth a trip to McArdle’s just for a good dose of holiday cheer. After all, they are home to the Greenwich Reindeer Festival (November 29 — December 24). What could possibly be more festive than looking for a Christmas tree in the company of reindeer?

Rinfret Home & Garden

The award-winning interior designer, Cindy Rinfret loves Christmas and it shows. Pickup a copy of her latest book, Greenwich Style: Inspired Family Homes and you’ll find a whole chapter on decorating for the holidays with gorgeous photos of Rinfret’s own Greenwich home done up for Christmas.

Browse through the book in Cindy’s shop, Rinfret Home & Garden and you will no doubt be inspired to take your holiday decorating up a notch this year. The shop is chock full of festive accessories and unique ornaments. You may even get carried away and borrow Cindy’s tradition of trimming a tree just for your dogs.

Both James McArdle and Cindy Rinfret recommend getting started early with holiday decorating, especially if you want to get the full-service decorating treatment. Rinfret Home & Garden and McArdle’s both offer customers the option to hire them to decorate the house if you need some elf magic. In fact, they often work together to give their clients the ultimate holiday home.

Whether you fancy yourself a Martha Stewart and want access to the finest holiday décor or you want to sign up for a total home holiday makeover, you can count on a luxurious and jolly shopping experience at these two local businesses.

 

Greenwich Agenda

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