My study, painted in Farrow & Ball Radicchio, is always ready for Christmas. Radicchio is a favorite red of mine, a strong red tempered by magenta. It is also the room for my collection of singerie, a French word meaning "monkey trick" depicting monkeys fashionably attired. For the holidays, I decorate a tartan tree for this room. Alexandria has a very long Scottish tradition and one of the biggest events of the year here is the Scottish Walk. I started collecting tartan ornaments when I first moved to Alexandria. Most of these are Ralph Lauren-I especially like the waistcoats and britches. Click on the photos to enlarge.