The monthly delivery of House Beautiful is one of the only good reasons I check the mail. Lately I've been particularly jazzed about the new Editor in Chief, Sophie Donelson, who brings a fresh, youthful look to what's considered America's most established design mag – and the go-to spot for the best paint colors.
This month's issue features A-list event designer Bryan Rafanelli's tips for a holiday tablescape in your own home. Inspired by Bryan's gorgeous spread, Sophie invited Apartment Therapy to her lovely family home while she set up her own holiday party table. The result is both stunning and achievable – and shows how easy it is to translate high design inspo into real life. Here's how Sophie did it, in her own words.