Every Christmas, faux flower impresario Hervé Gambs comes up with some decorating idea that you then ending up seeing all over town.
Last year, it was black, glittering flowers and butterflies stuck on lush green trees. This year, his new Siberia collection includes blinding snow-white faux mink fur balls in three sizes that can be used as decorations, or to scatter at the bottom of the tree.
And during this golden moment in Paris, where the precious metal can be seen on ottomans and women's clutch purses alike, his simple shiny golden apples are a hit of the season.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com