There’s No Place Like Home: Our Team on Winter Decor

Short chilly days and long chillier nights—Mother Nature is not so subtle in her insistence that during these wintry months, a way of life that leans towards hibernation is in order. How do the members of the Barneys New York team keep their homes cozy and chic while waiting for spring’s arrival? Read on to find out.

I light candles at home year round but find them especially pleasing in winter when the scent mixes with the wood burning in the fireplace. Frédéric Malle Café Society is a new favorite.

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There is no reason to use clear glass stemwear. The Nason Moretti Burlesque wine glasses perk up a bleak frosty day.

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I now buy the large Diptyque candles because they last all winter. I especially love the Amber Dyptique and also the Cire Truodon candle Odelsique.

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In the winter I like to keep my apartment candlelit and warm. Even inside, the temperature can fluctuate quite a lot, so I like to keep blankets (the Barneys New York cashmere throw  is a keeper for life) around for myself and for guests. My candle of choice is Le Labo’s Santal—the smokey scent feels right for this time of year.

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Pampaloni makes really beautiful objects and their Champagne ice bucket is particularly elegant.  And as long as I’m having Champagne, why not go all the way and serve caviar in a Puiforcat Jacaranda caviar bowl?  Of course no dinner would be complete without my dog Jake lying under the table on his Harry Barker dog bed.

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There’s nothing quite like a little caviar and Champagne (or chilled vodka) for at-home entertaining. Like Dennis, I love the Puiforcat caviar bowl and I like to serve it next to a great bottle of Champagne in a gorgeous silver ice bucket with leather handles from Barneys New York. I love the colored Moser shot glasses too, so I encourage my friends to have a very chilled Vodka shot so I can put those glasses to use! And being the sweets lover that I am, I keep a selection of Freds chocolates and chocolate-covered pretzels throughout the apartment. What could be better?

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I always keep the cupboards stocked with essentials like Virginia cocktail peanuts. Served in a George Jensen steel tray designed by Verner Panton, these munchies will help take the edge off your guests’ appetites while you’re busy in the kitchen.


Main photo courtesy of me and the sysop