A Word about Holiday Decor

Richard Kollath produced holiday decorating features for books and for national magazines for many years before he began designing for hotels.  New York design editors planning Christmas editions called on Richard repeatedly, relying on his fresh eye and sure hand to create tasteful designs simple enough for readers to achieve on their own.

We brought this same talent and experience with large scale holiday decorating to high end New York City retail shops, to rural country churches, and to several National Historic Site properties including The Ahwahnee Hotel, The Wawona Hotel, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, Curry Village, The Gideon Putnam Hotel, and The Audubon Inn.

With most of our hotel clients, when it came time to decorate for the holidays, we found in crowded, dimly lit storage areas a chaotic assortment of tired fake trees, anemic wire wreaths with flattened red bows, and a variety of plastic ornaments and chipped ceramic figurines.  Sprinkled throughout a hotel, this sort of random mix of materials and styles looks worse than nothing at all.   Sadder still is when funds are wasted purchasing dozens of foil-wrapped poinsettias because within days, the plants often wilt or crisp, dying where they were placed — beside cold drafty doors, atop radiators, or simply from lack of water.

The solution to wasted money and bad holiday decor is a cohesive design, a new inventory of decor, and some quality storage containers — all comparatively small expenses that will be amortized over a decade of use.  Contact us to let us know how we can help you.

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