Hoping to add a bit of sophistication to your holiday season? Look no further—San Francisco interior designer Lindsay Anyon Brier and stylist Lucy Bamman have all the style cues you need. The duo decked the halls with Lindsay’s marble mantle as the focal point. Lucy brought in bundles of magnolia branches—an inexpensive floral option found at many grocery stores. The deep hues of branches lend a glossy, luxurious feel, serving as the perfect base for decorating. For added color, amaranth berries were clipped to the branches. 

For the table, vintage finds and classic champagne coupes (from Anyon Atelier) add a festive touch. The natural elements are mirrored here: clementines serve as placeholders and adorn the magnolia centerpiece. 

To recreate the look, follow these tips: 


  • Buy masses of magnolia branches. They’re easily accessible at your local deli, Trader Joe’s, or similar grocer.
  • Fancier additions, like amaranth berries, can be purchased at your local floral market. 
  • Layer the magnolia branches down the center of your table so the glossy and many-hued leaves are showing. Then, layer in the colored branches, like the amaranth berries shown. 
  • Use clementines or similarly vibrant fruit as a place card holder.
  • We used neutral tabletop and silver, which helped create a timeless, celebratory table.


  • Using neutral tones on all the gifts and then displaying together in a large basket makes your gifts a natural part of the overall decor. 
  • Or, use a mix of simple craft paper juxtaposed with metallic papers with textured ribbons . For added flair, you can always add greenery to wrapping too!