In the merry midst of the blissful holiday season, we continue to welcome entertaining advice with open arms. Cassandra LaValle of coco+kelley gave us some serious scoop on holiday hosting—more specifically, how to do so in cozier spaces. From incredibly practical tips to eccentric twists (can we talk about her tree?!), read on for Ms. LaValle’s insightful take on achieving an unforgettable combination of sentiment and sparkle.
Photography: Julie Harmsen
What’s your holiday entertaining style?
When it comes to the holidays, I tend to be very classic-meets-kitschy. It’s the best time of year for extra sparkle, traditions, and nostalgia! I entertain keeping all of those those pieces in mind. I want people to feel like things are just a little over-the-top, while still comfortable and fun! I also think it’s a great time for different circles of friends to meet and mingle! During the year, I usually keep to dinner parties where most people know each other, but the holidays are the perfect time to bring everyone together!