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high-styleholidaystheseasonsBestcheers!101 inspiredgiftsfrom simple to sensationalfamily-friendlyglamourDECEMBER 2009USA $4.99/CANADA $5.99ELLEDECOR.COM2009 CHANEL, Inc. N5, The Classic Bottle, Bchanel n5.comD I S C OV E R O U R S I G N AT U R E PA I N T PA L E T T E AT RALPHLAURENHOME.COMExperience a lush abundance of color AVAI L ABL E ATAgent Anna Avedano - Tel. 240 441.1001annaavedano@hotmail.comHamilton, seating systemdesign: Rodolfo DordoniMinotti S.p.A. 20036 MEDA (MI) ITALIAvia Indipendenza, 152 Tel. +39 0362 343499www.minotti.com - info@minotti.itPrice as shown, $26,950.2 1 Based on EPA estimate. 2 MSRP. Tax, title, license, dealer fees, and optional equipment extra.Camaro is a registered trademark and Chevy is a trademark of General Motors. 2009 General Motors. Buckle up, America!Finessed and furious.304 HP V6 29 MPG HWY1 STARTING AT $23,5302 CHEVY.COM/CAMARO 11274Far left: Melissa Barrett Rhodes with her children and nephew at her parents Hudson Valley, New York, retreat. On the cover: The living room of the Manhat-tan apartment of Valerie Colas-Thibouville and her family. Return to Glamour, page 74. Photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna; produced by Anita Sarsidi. Below: The gal-lery of the same home, which was decorated by Miles Redd. Departments20 Editors Page By Margaret Russell22 Our CrowdThis issues contributors. By Kamala Nair24 MailboxOur readers write27 Whats Hot!Dispatches from the world of design32 Chic home and fashion stores 34 News Flash36 Design DossierCartiers dazzling jewels, ideas for never-fail presents, stylish gift books, and more. By Lindsey Nelson and Helen Yun 40 Trend AlertTartan is more timely than ever. By Anita Sarsidi44 Shortlist Simon Doonans dozen must-haves. By Samuel Cochran48 Art Show Karen Kilimnik fuses pop culture with old-world romance. By Anthony Barzilay Freund50 Great Ideas Kitchens that serve up standout style. By Helen Yun52 ELLE DECORs Guide to the Top 10 Bedside Tables Truth in Decorating: Jesse Carrier and Georgia Tapert eval-uate these small but elegant essentials. By Mitchell Owens 56 Daniels Dish A French twist on classic gingerbread. By Daniel Boulud60 ELLE DECOR Goes to Denver The Mile High Citys pioneer spirit infuses everything from cutting-edge architecture to cuisine. By Amanda M. Faison122 Resources Where to find it. By Alyssa Wolfe128 Etcetera Elegant punch bowls worth celebrating. By Anita SarsidiCLOCKWiSE FROM TOp LEFT: WiLLiAM WALDRON; MiGuEL FLORES-viANNA (2)December 2009 volume 20 number 10contents10elledecor.comC E S T O N E D E S I G N B Y A N T O N I O C I T T E R I O . M O D U L A R S O F A S A N D S E C T I O N A L SA V A I L A B L E W I T H W O V E N L E A T H E R O P T I O N O N A R M S A N D B A C K R E S T SA.D. NATALIA CORBETTA .FOTOGRAFIA MARIA VITTORIA BACKHAUSF L E X F O R M S.P.A. 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By Mitchell Owens82 Beyond Politicsin Washington, D.C., designer Nestor Santa-Cruz helps a client balance bold choices and domestic comfort. By Jura Koncius88 Snow CountryCharlotte Mosss Aspen lodge proves that understated ele-gance is at home even in the Rockies. By Mitchell Owens98 Shopping: Wish FulllmentFrom the simple to the extravagant, an array of gifts certain to please the most discerning on your list. By Anita Sarsidi106 Home Runpracticality meets panache in the Manhattan apartment deco-rator philip Gorrivan created for his family. By David Colman112 Winters TaleFor one design editor, theres no place like her parents Hud-son valley getaway for the holidays. By Melissa Barrett Rhodes118 Gold RushDecorative-arts dealer Todd Merrill puts a glamorous spin on an 80s Greenwich village triplex. By Anthony Barzilay FreundTo subscribe to ELLE DECOR, to order a gift subscription, to change your subscription address, or for any questions regarding your sub-scription, go to customerservice-elledecor.com. You may also call 386-597-4375. To order a back issue dated within the past two years, go to backissues.elledecor.com.Clockwise from top: The spiral staircase of Todd Merrills Manhattan triplex. The gleaming gallery in Philip Gorrivans New York City apartment. A festive holiday plate by Kate Spade New York.CLOCKWiSE FROM TOp: ROGER DAviES; WiLLiAM WALDRON; GEOFFREY SOKOLcontents14elledecor.comExtraordinary window fashions, exclusively yours.Limited Time Offer: Call or visit for details about signicant rebate savings available on select products.Duette Architella Honeycomb ShadesFabric: Panache 2009 Hunter Douglas is a registered trademark of Hunter DouglasUp to $1,500 Federal Tax Credit Opportunity LIFETIME GUARANTEE, OF COURSE.With its patented cell-within-a-cell design, Duette Architella honeycomb shades offer the ultimate in energy efciency. They keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, and help reduce energy costs.Visit hunterdouglas.com or call 1-800-327-8953 today for more information on how your purchase of energy-saving Duette Architella shades can earn you a Federal Tax Credit of up to $1,500. CONSERVE ENERGY WITHHONEYCOMB SHADESDUETTE ARCHITELLAwww.cuisinart.comBed Bath & Beyond MacysChefs AmazonMOTHER NATUREapproved.egg testedOur packaging is 100% recycled and printed with soy ink.Good for you. Good for the planet. GreenGourmetCookware from Cuisinart combines the performance you expect with the eco-friendly features you want! The exclusive ceramicanonstick cooking surface is free of petroleum; that means there is no PTFE or PFOA present. Our stay-cool handles are crafted of 70% recycled stainless steel and are really cool to the touch. Treat your food and the planet right Mother Nature will approve! Senior Vice President/Chief Brand Ofcer, Luxury Design Group Deborah burnsVice President, Editor in Chief/Brand Content MARGARET RUSSELLArticles Editor Jennifer bushCopy Chief Kate hambrechtAssistant Managing Editor Dara KeithleyPhoto Editor tara GerminsKyAssociate Editor helen yunDesigner Katherine mcDonalDAssistant Market Editor ParKer bowieAssistant Editors Kamala nair, linDsey nelsonEditorial Assistants elizabeth stamP, alyssa wolfe, DicKson wonG Art and Photo Assistant Paul KolbeVice President of Operations michael esPositoProduction Director Phyllis DinowitzProduction Manager lynn onoyeyan scaGlioneConsulting Art and Architecture Editor elizabeth sverbeyeff byronConsulting Editor Daniel bouluD Special Projects Editors Kate rheinstein broDsKy, DaviD colman, richarD lambertson, Karen marx, charlotte moss, melissa barrett rhoDes, elaine wriGhtman, bettina zilKhaEditors at Large carlos mota, mitchell owensAssistant to the Editor in Chief branDon PaceContributing Editorssally albemarle, Preston bailey, matt berman, rebecca bonD, alexis contant, Jamee GreGory, elaine Griffin, mac hoaK, Jeff Klein, reeD KraKoff, lou marotta, natalie rooney massenet, alice schear, harry slatKin, neely barnwell sPruill, steven stolman, viDa Ghani touran, mish tworKowsKi, bronson van wycK, Kim vernon, stePhen werther, bunny williams, vicente wolf, william yeowarD, John yunisVP/Finance Director ronalD minutellaBusiness Manager babette romaineHachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (www.hfmus.com)President and CEO alain lemarchanDExecutive VP and COO PhiliPPe GueltonExecutive VP and General Counsel catherine r. flicKinGerSenior VP, Chief Brand Ofcer, Luxury Design Group Deborah burnsSenior VP, Chief Brand Ofcer, Car and Driver, Road & Track John c. Driscoll Jr.Senior VP, Chief Brand Ofcer, Womans Day Group carlos lamaDriDSenior VP, Chief Brand Ofcer, Cycle World Group larry littleSenior VP, Chief Brand Ofcer, ELLE Group carol a. smithSenior VP, CFO PhiliPPe PerthuisSenior VP, Chief Technology Ofcer tom DonohueSenior VP, Chief Procurement Ofcer bennett theimannSenior VP, Consumer Marketing and Manufacturing thomas mastersonSenior VP, Digital Media toDD anDermanSenior VP, Corporate Communications anne lattimore JanasVP, Integrated Sales and Marketing John weisGerberVP, Human Resources eileen f. mullinsChairman Emeritus Daniel filiPacchiHFM U.S. is a part of Lagardre Active, a division of Lagardre SCA (www.lagardere.com).CEO Lagardre Active DiDier QuillotCEO International of Magazine Division, Lagardre Active Jean De boisDeffreELLE DECOR is published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. All correspondence should be addressed to 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Tel: 212-767-5800 In the U.S., ELLE DECOR is a registered trademark of Hachette Filipacchi Presse (H.F.P.), Levallois-Perret, France. In Canada, the ELLE DECOR trademarks (denomination and logo) are owned by France Canada Editions et Publications Inc. Copyright 2009 Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. Printed in the USA.Customer Service: For a change of address, contact your local postmaster directly. For any other service on your subscription, include your complete mailing address and send to: ELLE DECOR Customer Service, P.O. Box 55850, Boulder, CO 80322-5850 (for faster service, enclose a recent label). Or