Flower Magazine

NOV-DEC 2018

Browse "flower" to learn techniques from established and up-and-coming designers, be inspired by the floral decor of weddings, galas, and flower and garden shows, and infuse your lifestyle with chic floral fashion and home decor.

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without ornaments. Cleverly placed on the skirted octagonal entry table, it appears much taller than its six-foot stature when viewed from the street. With four square wreaths lining the dining and family room windows and a massive 50-inch wreath on a front exterior window, there's no pressure on the tree to be the solo star. Merry touches, from Midori ribbon–tied kissing balls to spiced orange pomanders, are found around every corner, beckoning tourgoers to marvel at the wonder that is the Hirsch home at Christmastime. Little do they know, the festive decor isn't just for them, as 20 couples dressed in black tie are set to arrive that weekend, followed by a throng of family members on December 24. "Mila and her house are kind of one and the same," says Hazzard. "Stylish, chic, and inspiring but also incredibly welcoming." This year's Independent Presbyterian Church Holiday House Tour is Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9, in Birmingham, Alabama. Visit ipc-usa.org for more information. ABOVE LEFT: Mila prominently displays her works throughout the house. Here, a painting of calla lilies is cleverly hung over a favorite antique mirror with a Command hook. ABOVE RIGHT: In the powder room, she created a one-of-a-kind wallcovering with India ink and water. OPPOSITE: Leah Hazzard of 3 Graces Design fashioned a magnolia garland that will dry beautifully and last the entire holiday season. A rare black-and-white abstract by Mila juxtaposes the gilding on the antique console, sunburst mirror, and lamps. N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 | 55 Continued on next page

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