Hanging stockings by the fireplace and a wreath on the door. Trimming the tree. Infusing your home with holiday cheer can be one of many enjoyable parts of the season — unless your growing to-do list takes the merry right out of Christmas.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know when you can possibly squeeze in a decorating session, you may want to call in an expert. We’ve rounded up local decorators, professional organizers and, even, a concierge service that can get the job done, mistletoe and all.
Cindi Jacobs of Simply Done
Metrowest region: Wayland, Weston, Sudbury, Natick, Framingham, Wellesley
$75 per hour
Wayland-based Cindi Jacobs of Simply Done offers multi-purpose design services for your home, including organization, interior design and gardening.
For your holiday decor needs, Jacobs can refresh your home first by clearing out clutter so that your trimmed tree is the highlight of your living room. Also skilled in creating garden designs, Jacobs can design a holiday-themed front yard that any passersby will admire.
Ashley Clay of Eventfully Yours
Most of New England
$500 and up
Ashley Clay of Eventfully Yours is a party planner with experience in home hospitality — she’s certainly someone you want to call if you’re expecting 50 guests for a holiday celebration.
In addition to dressing up your home with holly, lights and other designs, Clay offers menu and cocktail assistance by setting up your party’s food options and can provide bartending and service staff. All this means you can be a guest at your own party.
Carolyn Salinetti of Blissful Interiors
Boston and the North Shore
$95 per hour
Interior designer Carolyn Salinetti from Melrose specializes in updating and redesigning homes with a focus on comfort and character. We’re talking warm and welcoming, because Salinetti is all about making your home your favorite place to be.
For the holiday season, Salinetti gets festive and original, decorating entryways, porches, mantles, stairways and Christmas trees, not to mention she’s an expert at creating tablescapes.
Stasia Steele of The Little Details
2255 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge; services across Greater Boston
$95 per hour
Founded by Stasia Steele, The Little Details is a boutique home, office and digital organizing studio located in Cambridge. Customers can learn how to get organized through helpful workshops, they can shop organizing products, or they can work one-on-one with a professional organizer.
Why are we talking about organizing? Because, it is the first step in ensuring a clean canvas for holiday decor. A professional organizer can create an action plan on how to best utilize your space in a more organized and aesthetically pleasing way in order to bring your holiday decor dream to life.
Christina Kotseas of Kotseas Concierge
All over New England
Pricing upon request
Professional concierge Christina Kotseas takes pride in knowing how to tackle any kind of task, whether it’s planning an event, booking a vacation or redecorating your home for the holidays.
With years of experience in hospitality, Kotseas’ expertise in a wide variety of fields gives her the chops to style your home and whip it into shape just in time for your family gathering or holiday cocktail party. Hate wrapping gifts? She can do that, too, and with exquisite detail.