Design in Depth: Treasured Trees

November 30, 2011

By Stacy Kunstel If you haven't done it already, you may be thinking about putting up a Christmas tree this weekend. Decorating a tree is one of the most personal—and sometimes most challenging—do-it-yourself decorating tasks you'll take on. Some people use generations-old family ornaments, while others concoct a new theme each year. I couldn't help but share some tree inspiration this week to help put you in the holiday spirit. One of the most dazzling Christmas photography shoots I've ever done was at the home of interior designer Cindy Rinfret.

Cindy Rinfret

Photo by Michael Partenio

Cindy's entire house was a lesson in holiday decorating.

Cindy Rinfret

Photo by Michael Partenio

You can catch a glimpse of a tree I decorated this year for a Better Homes & Gardens Christmas shoot. Simple, clean and country was the theme.

Better Homes & Gardents

Photo by John Gould Bessler

New England Home contributing editor Karin Lidbeck Brent has produced her share of stunning trees for magazines over the years.

Karin Lidbeck Brent christmas tree

Photos courtesy of Karin Lidbeck Brent

Karin Lidbeck-Brent


I'm also quite fond of these tabletop trees I found on the House Beautiful site.

House Beautiful

Photos courtesy of House Beautiful

House Beautiful


Wishing you happy holiday decorating!

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