Just the other day I was alarmed to discover that many of my friends, people who are apparently much more on top of things than I am, have already completely decorated their homes for Christmas. Meanwhile, I have a single dusty box of ornaments tucked under the couch, and have not even bought a tree yet. But hey, it's early in the month and not at all too late to pull together a modern, elegant holiday look, and we've got just the stuff to help you do it.
Tabletop Noble Fir at Terrain, $88
Yes, you can have a Christmas tree in even a very small space—this tabletop tree is just four feet high and gets delivered straight to your door with a watertight-lined rattan basket.
Modern Star Tree Topper at MoMA Design Store, $18.95
This beautiful geometric tree topper is equally perfect for a traditional or modern styled tree.
Stargazer Starry Glass Ornament at Terrain, $20
Tiny string lights create a tiny, perfect winter world.
Silver & Blue Garland at Terrain, $78
Six feet of garland made from winter greenery, to bring the invigorating smell of a pine forest into your city home. Drape this over door frames, on mantels, on your dining table and beyond!
Silver Star Ornaments (set of 12) at Land of Nod, $19.97 (on sale)
Add a little shine to your tree with these simple star ornaments.
LED Cabin Cloche at Terrain, $34
This tiny glowing dome will add a little holiday warmth to your home.
Luster Ornaments, Set of 6 at CB2, $19.95
Classic blown-glass spheres with just a hint of silver and gold.
Silver Glitter Wreath at Crate & Barrel, $29.95
This wreath, which feels wintry but also just a tiny bit aquatic, can be hung on a door or placed around a candle on a holiday tabletop.
Copper Star Tree Stand at Williams-Sonoma, $129.95
Finally, a tree stand you'll actually want to look at.
Cozy Knit Ivory Tree Skirt at Crate and Barrel, $129
If tree skirts are more your thing, this chunky knit one is perfect for creating a cozy, stylish look.
Lit Laser Cut Wood Deer Scene at Target, $10
This sweet little woodland scene lights up, and the price is just right.
Stargazer Copper Twine Branch Light at Terrain, $58
Hung on the wall or draped around a doorway, this beautiful branch light will make a big impact without a lot of effort.
White Porcelain Houses at Crate & Barrel, $14.95 each
Add battery operated tealights to the inside of these tiny porcelain homes for a cozy tabletop display.
Bird Snowglobe at Target, $14.99
Nothing says holidays quite like a snowglobe, and this is an elegant, modern take.
Bay Leaf & Pepperberry Wreath at Williams-Sonoma, Starting at $49.95
Fresh bay leaves (accented here with pepperberry) both look and smell delicious.
Scepter White Glass Tree Toppers at CB2, Starting at $14.95
These modern tree toppers are perfect if you're looking for something a little off the beaten path. Plus, they'd be just as lovely on a tabletop as shown here as they would be at the top of a tree.
Silver Jingle Bells Garland at Crate & Barrel, $13.97
At first glance they look like tiny silver berries, but upon closer inspection you'll notice that this garland is made of tiny, tiny jingle bells.