Holiday Hosting Tips Revealed in Free Interior Design Guide

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Home furnishings retailer Altogether Home recently asked its interior design experts to determine how to host a holiday party in style without any stress or mess, and a new download has the results.

How to Entertain with Simple Style

How to Entertain with Simple Style

The new party guide helps holiday hosts make the most of their preparation time with clever ideas for the ‘before, during, and after’ of any seasonal soirée.

Holiday party hosts are learning how to pull off a successful get-together with a stress-free strategy from Altogether Home. A new “entertaining how-to guide” walks readers through ten simple solutions for setting the right party mood with minimal mess and no stress, and it’s available for free download at

Altogether Home is a unique furniture and accessories retailer that combines a world-class product catalog with interior design inspiration and advice. Acclaimed trendsetter Marc Thee (founder of the #1-ranked residential design firm in the United States) collaborates with a team of expert interior designers to create high-quality furniture with real-world style. Just this fall, they unveiled the brand-new Marc Thee Home Collection, available exclusively at Altogether Home.

'How to Entertain with Simple Style' is the latest in an ongoing series of free, stylish, and innovative "how-to guides" from Altogether Home. The new party guide helps holiday hosts make the most of their preparation time with clever ideas for the ‘before, during, and after’ of any seasonal soirée. This fun, festive, full-color document reveals a number of entertaining secrets for any of the year’s special occasions, including:

  • “What to Wear When You Answer the Door” - Hostesses will learn how to balance an elegant evening with an inviting atmosphere... just by deciding what to wear.
  • “Flowers That Work for the Holidays” - For those who like their holidays to be floral and festive, Altogether Home offers guidelines for picking the right colors for a specific occasion (as well advice for sizing and displaying any floral arrangement).
  • “A Little ‘Light’ Decorating” - The interior designers at Altogether Home express their belief in the power of the candle. Find out how to use candles for accenting seasonal home accessories, and learn where they work best as part of holiday home décor.
  • Much more!

This new home hosting guide, 'How to Entertain with Simple Style,' can be downloaded free of charge at Altogether Home. (PDF format).

The how-to guide is presented courtesy of ‘Haven’, a new blog and interior design portal maintained by Altogether Home’s own experts in interior design, including Marc Thee and sensible style guru Andrea Hurt (author of ‘How to Entertain with Simple Style’). An all-purpose “lifestyle” blog, ‘Haven’ goes far beyond home furniture, incorporating fashion, food, travel, and all the things that make life “altogether lovely.” Professional decorators share their perspective on how interior design furniture can rejuvenate anyone’s home living. Unlike typical retail blogs, Altogether Home supplies fresh, new content all the time - the kind that readers will want to revisit daily for renewed inspiration. ‘Haven’ also allows any visitor to ask for free interior design advice about their own room designs.

Altogether Home is a stylish home furnishings and accessories retailer that specializes in interior design-quality products. Created and managed by professional interior designers, Altogether Home lends customers an expert perspective on style to ensure that all of their home selections are appointed with stunning panache.

About Altogether Home
Launched in August 2011, Altogether Home is a home furnishings and accessories retailer that helps people design with style and confidence. Our interactive, online destination takes the guesswork out of creating a beautifully-coordinated room by providing world-class interior design inspiration, approachable and individualized design advice, and beautiful, high-quality home furnishings at real-world prices.

With our merchandising team and first guest curator and product designer Marc Thee, Altogether Home is the destination for real-world advice on how to make the most out of your space. As founder of Marc-Michaels Interior Design, and with more than 25 years of experience in high-end interior design, Marc Thee saw his company grow to receive more than 400 national and regional design awards, including Interior Design magazine’s 2012 ranking as the #1 residential design firm in the United States. Throughout his career, Marc’s work has emphasized his philosophy that a well-designed room must be elegant, stylish and comfortable, capturing a distinctive quality that he refers to as “barefoot elegance.” Altogether Home is proud to be the exclusive retailer for the Marc Thee Home Collection, including beautiful, high-quality and organically-inspired furniture and bed linens.

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