Loving the shiny, lush magnolia leaves of the season's most elegant greens. A refreshing change from the everywhere pine boughs and bay leaves - magnolia wreaths and garland are gorgeous on the stairwell or mantle, and even prettier as a wreath hanging on the front door. Live magnolia will last a little over a week and then the leaves begin to curl and darken into a gorgeous auburn color. Order from your local nursery or floral supply and accent with a little twinkly candlelight for Christmas dinner.
By Kate Sinclair of Life in Style.