Homes of nine San Antonians are featured in the sixth and latest Christmas decorating book by San Antonio mother-daughter co-authors Patricia and Katharine McMillan, best known for their “Home Decorating For Dummies,” a decorating classic. Due in bookstores worldwide in early September, Christmas by Design takes readers along with leading professional designers on tours of their own or client’s beautifully decorated homes. Among San Antonio homes features are those of Dick and Kristin Tips, Leland Stone’s historic Roosevelt Library, Architect/Developer Chris Hill’s historic Gallagher Ranch, the home of Cheri Stith, co-owner of Feather, Fluff and Flings, a firm noted for dramatic seasonal décor, and Karlos Anzoategui, San Antonio’s best known hair stylist.
One-of-a-kind decorating schemes are easy arm-chair studies in the art of using scale, shape, color and texture to play up the best features of the homes and create a wonderfully unified look. Here are fresh design ideas for indoor and outdoor scenes. Indoors see glamorous staircases, thrillingly trees, beautifully wrapped piles of presents used as decorative accents, and dramatic wreaths. Outdoors see inviting entries, patios and gardens. Houses from across America represent a range of geographic locations, architectural styles, and decorating philosophies. Designers share their tips and traditions for celebrating the season in style, in every room of the house.
Patricia Hart McMillan, author of 19 books on interior design and architecture, is an interior designer, product designer, home furnishings consultant, and keynote speaker. Katharine Kaye McMillan is a redesign life coach/consultant and a keynote speaker (KatharineMcMillanPhD.com). Among the six Christmas books by this nationally known mother-daughter team is their 2016 “Christmas At Designers Homes Across America,” amazon.com’s #1BestSeller/ResidentialArchitecture. Their “Old Places New Spaces” (with Architect David Strahan) features 20 San Antonio Homes that keep their vintage facades but feature updated interiors. Patricia McMillan’s “Christmas at America’s Landmark Houses” (with Architect David Strahan) features the Spanish Governor’s Palace. All McMillan books are available on amazon.com.
CHRISTMAS BY DESIGN is available now on amazon.com for pre-publication orders.