Catch a glimpse of homes dressed up to celebrate the yuletide, each in their own individual way
The holiday is here, and you’ve done whatever decorating you were going to do. Now’s the time to sit back and enjoy the day. Join us in the passenger seat on a virtual holiday drive through the extended Houzz neighborhood.
Poinsettias, backyard cedar and holly warm a cottage entry.
A dusting of snow turns a classic porch into a postcard.
Luminarias light the way in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A cow skull and garlands made of free scraps from the tree lot transform a Dallas entry.
A Christmas tree on the porch says “Happy Holidays” to the neighborhood.
Even Frank Lloyd Wright’s house celebrates the day with handmade decorations and greenery.
This New York porch creates its own starry night.
A large-scale wreath looks luxe against lilac siding.
Every welcoming entry needs its greeter.
Ribbon-trimmed Christmas trees and a garland create a grand entrance to the historicDeGolyer House in Dallas.
His work done for the year, Santa takes in a Boston view.
Each Christmas a California family decorates their trellis gate with a wood plaque printed with words from a popular seasonal song.
Crisp white: the classic background for forest greens.
A wreath of dried citrus, berries, pinecones and faux fruits byBattenfeld Christmas Tree Farmgreets visitors at the entry to theWilderstein House in New York
A pair of skis offers a graphical anchor for greens and a luxurious bow.
A skate filled with cuttings is one of the simplest high-impact decorations you can make.
Symmetrical wreaths and topiaries suit a jewel-toned exterior in Rhinebeck, New York.
A 100-year-old iron gate adorned with a wreath designed by Marisa Lyssand opens up to a traditional-style home in Atherton, California.
A bright bow lights the way to the Village Hall in Millbrook, New York.
A red door definitely has its day on Christmas. The window on this one offers a peek at an indoor tree’s twinkling lights.
In Boston, oversize pinecones and a red ribbon fill a front window.
Wreaths hung at railing level combine with garlands for an elegantly simple holiday house.
Silver baubles transform a year-round topiary in Boston.
This home’s large pillars create a dramatic look wrapped in lush boughs of evergreens and oversize red ornaments.
Multiple wreaths get the whole home involved.
Greenery involves the whole yard in the festivities.
Faux garlands and loads of shine turn black doors into a party.
Snowy white architectural details frame an entry decorated with greens, pods and berries.
Oversize real wreaths make an impact in New York.
The perfect pairing of wreath and urn puts a festive flourish on a traditional holiday entry.
Apple green and blue bring updated color to a traditional porch.
Lush greens and a simple bow are all that’s needed against a door that already has turquoise and lace going for it.
Jingle bells on bare trees and oversize ornaments on the porch create a joyful scene at this rehabbed 1870s Victorian in Philadelphia.
A wreath and jingle bells wink from a New York porch.
Bells, berries and branches deck an entry in Ottawa, Ontario.
Silver ornaments on a wreath of greens add sparkle to a classic brick exterior.
A basket on a traditional picket fence provides a pretty resting place for an armful of pinecones.
Two wreaths punctuate a series of doorways.
A wreath and eyebrow garland frame an offset peekaboo window.
The classic shapes of tree and swag strike a perfect balance in this entryway vignette.
A bare fruit tree in New York dresses up for the holidays.
Garlands and window box–style greens drape a home in cozy.
On this traditional porch, wreaths keep the rocking chairs company until it’s time to watch the leaves come back.
Classic Christmas style inspired the designer who dressed up this California house for a holiday home tour.
A clematis vine adds its natural greenery to a 1930s Stratton Blue–painted door in Greensboro, North Carolina.
A winter container arrangement helps light up the dormant season.
When the trees go bare, this fence goes green.