What if the colors in your year-round decorating don’t look great with red and green? No worries: It’s easy to find holiday baubles and more in virtually every color of the rainbow—even ones that work beautifully with the great room’s western-inspired shades of terracotta and taupe. Also, don’t feel constrained by “traditional” décor choices. Add personality with off-beat and fun elements, like a cowboy hat tree topper.
Dress forms are to be expected in the home of a fashion designer, but few dress forms display such an array of global pieces. Both forms are decorated with beaded necklaces from Ghana while the smaller one sports a neckpiece made in Paris. Along with the beads, the larger form wears a small golden pouch that Nana Yaa picked up while traveling in Israel. It also displays her collection of colorful Ghanaian hats, one of her favorite summer accessories, which weave leather together with plant fibers.