Bethesda Magazine | November-December 2017

All That Glitters

Go for the gold this holiday season with accents that shimmer and shine

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1. Modern Mantel

Take a break from red and green this year with a mantel adornment that combines natural-looking elements with shimmery gold and white. This 6-foot-long, pre-lit garland of artificial magnolia flowers, leaves, gold berries and balls is available for $375 through Neiman Marcus in Mazza Gallerie in Chevy Chase, D.C. (202-966-9700;

2. Trim a Tree

This set of handmade glass ornaments, with several unique designs in sophisticated shades of champagne, gold and silver, will give your tree instant style. They’re priced at $39.95 for one dozen at Crate & Barrel in Spring Valley (202-364-6100; 

3. Let It Shine

Come on, live a little. One glitter pillow won’t make your entire living room look like Vegas, but it will infuse some energy and sparkle for the season. The confetti glittered pillow is 16 inches by 16 inches and retails for $34.95 at Pier One in Rockville (301-230-9028;

4. Make an Entrance

Add some bold style to an interior or exterior door with this traditional design in a modern material. The solid brass laurel wreath has flexible leaves on adjustable stems and is available in three sizes (24, 36 and 42 inches around) for $199, $399 and $499 at Restoration Hardware in Georgetown (202-625-2771;

5. Nature’s Best

A woodsy-inspired motif, frosted with glitter, makes a fun decoration that can transition from fall to winter. The gold acorn battery-operated string lights sell for $19.99 at World Market in Chevy Chase (202-244-8720;

6. Cheers On

Raise a toast to friends and family with a sparkling wine glass emblazoned with a fun message. The Yay! Champagne flutes from Easy, Tiger sell for $18 each at Red Orchard in Bethesda (301-571-7333;

7. Put a Ring on It

A simple design with a simple message makes a big impact. These gold-plated steel napkin rings will set the tone for a gracious Thanksgiving table. Buy them in sets of four for $26.50 at Pottery Barn in Bethesda (301-654-1598; 

Carolyn Weber lives in Silver Spring and frequently writes about architecture and home design.