CB2's & Crate & Barrel's Shiny Retro Christmas

Holiday Sneak Peek 2010

As sister companies, CB2 and Crate & Barrel often have similar aesthetics — one's meant to be a little younger, hipper, and cheaper than the other, but they're both modern and affordable. While C&B's holiday catalog dwarfs CB2's, they each have a retro "glam and glitzy" feel this year.

C&B's is more colorful and there are some great new pink, red, and purple pieces from Marimekko, while CB2 seems to be sticking with a mostly White Christmas theme, which is a little disappointing. Some of the textiles and tabletop in the Crate and Barrel catalog seem new and refreshing, but CB2's mirrored garlands, disco ball ornaments, and glass candlesticks are a bit of a yawn-fest.

Which do you prefer for the holidays? Are you a fan of clean and classic white, or are you into colorful decorations?

To see the full CB2 Holiday 2010 Catalog, click here.
To see the full Crate & Barrel Holiday 2010 Catalog, click here.

CB2 2010 HOLIDAY DECOR
Astro Ornaments, $2.95
Peace Dove Ornament, $3.95
Angel Trees, $50 and Mirror Garland, $3.95
6-Piece Lumi Gift Set, $18
Disco Ball Ornaments, $1.95

CRATE & BARREL 2010 HOLIDAY DECOR
Marimekko Fandango Tablecloth, $55
Jewel-Toned Fiona Stockings, $25
Red Coupe Dinnerware, $102 and Marimekko Taikamylly Tablecloth, $90
Mini Multi Ornaments, $20 for 10
Silver Menorah, $33

MORE HOLIDAY SNEAK PEEKS 2010
Marimekko's Pink and Purple Holiday Haze
Anthropologie's Animal Themed Boho Christmas
Silver & Gold at Pottery Barn
IKEA Goes Red, White, & Blue
West Elm Holiday Collection by David Stark