Garland, tinsel and ornaments galore! Winston Flowers continues to turn heads this holiday season by transforming Boston’s grandest lobbies into winter wonderlands—often overnight. Here’s where to see the best holiday decor this season.
The lobby at the B Boston Harbor Hotel.
BOSTON OPERA HOUSE
“The Opera House [the home of Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker] is an architectural icon, and we’re lucky to have partnered with them to bring the holiday season to life for many years now,” says Winston Flowers’ co-owner David Winston. Winston Flowers decks out the lobby with red and gold glass ornaments, ribbons and lights as well as conical structures that are a modern take on the traditional Christmas tree. By the Numbers: 1,500: Number of wreaths typically sold in a holiday season.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
Winston Flowers gives guests at the Four Seasons the wow factor upon entry by playing up the already dramatic lobby. “In 2016, we designed a nontraditional winter green wall with lights, which adds holiday cheer, but doesn’t take up lobby space,” adds Winston. Decor is more traditional inside the Bristol Lounge and Restaurant with a traditional tree and greens, golds and purples to give a sense of royalty. By the Numbers: 12,000: Number, in feet, of garland Winston Flowers producesduring the holidays.
BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL
It’s hard not to play off the nautical feel at this harbor-front hotel, so Winston Flowers opts for warm tones and traditional holiday trees decorated with classic ornaments that complement the lobby color palette. Accents of red give the lobby area a further sense of the season as well as a touch of whimsy. By the Numbers: 5,360: Number of ornaments used in all holiday decor throughout the holiday season.
This boutique Back Bay hotel is a cozy respite throughout the year, but especially during the holidays when the jewel box lobby is transformed with soft lighting, garlands, a towering tree and a mantle dripping in lush greenery. By the Numbers: 5,000: Number of yards of rope used in holiday installations.