I got an email from the PR department of HSN with holiday tips from Nate Berkus and here’s one I’m definitely going to use. In Nate’s words, “Most people put off wrapping their presents until the last minute. Even I’m guilty of that. But a few years back, I realized how elegant the holiday looks when you pick a paper and stick with it for everything. I like craft paper. It’s simple, classic, and works well beyond the season. I have a stash of grosgrain ribbon in cream and chocolate brown that makes every package look perfect.” Love that idea! Reminds me of the butcher-paper-as-tablecloth idea that our stylist used in a holiday entertaining story we ran a few years back, about soups. Best part, no washing. Just throw your “tablecloth” in the recycling bin. I’ve done this many times and I highly recommend it.  


Photograph: Tyllie Barbosa