Almost 400 colour images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realised in their own homes -- scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees -- both fresh and artificial -- and caring for ornaments. Get the scoop on unusual colour schemes and centrepieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base for glass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decorated with miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favourite Christmas traditions.