Photo: James Merrell
Bring the snowman inside. "We kept the details of ours very simple," says Stark of these three Styrofoam balls adorned with silver ornaments. "He doesn't have eyes, a nose, or a scarf."
Stark spray-painted a hunting decoy deer from Wing Supply, stuck on rhinestones for eyes, and glued a mirror to its back to make an occasional table for displaying gifts. A Tibetan wool rug from BDDW anchors the arrangement.
Letting this shiny, metallic garland reach all the way to the floor conjures the illusion of a longer and more sweeping staircase. "In my mind," Stark says, "it's the kind of garland Marilyn Monroe would have had in her house."