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When you cross a super talented photographer (who’s a complete minimalist!) with an interior designer known for her whimsical yet modern style you get a storybook 1916 cottage decked out for the holidays… and some lovely images in the pages of this month’s Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine.
Modern + Whimsy
Those of you who follow us on Instagram and read this blog know how much we admire Jane Beiles and her work, and we’ve featured her home here before. We’re also huge fans of another local gem, Melissa Lindsay of Pimlico Interiors, so when the two teamed up to decorate for the holidays, we had to be in on the action! [Yes, the pine branches in the picture above are ours but not the fresh greenery below…]
Wanting her home to feel festive but not scream holidays (no red and green tartan here!), Jane had local floral studio Birch Designs adorn the front door and staircase with fresh greens and create arrangements appropriate for the season.
Sugar + Spice
“Tis The Season for Amaryllis
Lindsey added frosted pine cones, illuminated birch trees and glittery reindeer to the mix to create a slightly Scandinavian feel, perfect for the clean, yet lighthearted interiors. The result is fresh, peaceful and utterly charming.
Peace on Earth
Are you ready for the holidays?
photos by Jane Beiles
Branches and Baubles
Now that Thanksgiving is but a memory of delicious food and fun family gatherings, it’s time to get out the lights, garlands and holiday decorations. Most people deck the halls… and doors, mantles and tables but what about the chandeliers? This fixture, often a focal point in a dining room or entry, is easy to decorate, even if all you have the energy for is hanging a couple of vintage ornaments.
Greens and Reds
We love the look of fresh winter greens mixed with ribbon and flowers but these tend to wilt and dry out before the celebrations are done.
Red Berries and Balls
Gold and Silver
So this year we’re thinking of something with a bit more sparkle, like glass balls hung on velvet ribbons or perhaps crystal snowflakes and icicles. Wouldn’t it be magical to dine at this table?
Let It Snow
We’d love to hear how you’re decorating your home this year!
Deck the Halls!
One of the best parts about going away for Thanksgiving is not having to do loads of laundry over the weekend and spending that time reading magazines – which is exactly what we did on Friday morning. The weather was surprisingly warm and sunny so we brought our coffee out to the porch and indulged in back issues of House Beautiful, Traditional Home and the like.
Birch and Bird Wreath
Needless to say, we took our time leafing through the pages and were thoroughly inspired by all the holiday decor. So much so that we’re tackling a DYI project this year which will have us visiting a Michaels store soon to invest in some reindeer moss and glue. Given that we’re not all that crafty, we may or may not share the results… (wink, wink!)
Pine and Branch Wreath
In the meantime, every home needs a wreath (and every finger needs a ring!) so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DYI projects straight from the pages of House & Home! Let us know if you decide to tackle one of these – we’d love to see what you do.
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It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
Deck the Walls?
Pronunciation: /trim’d /
Embellished and adorned… Who spent the weekend decorating and who, like us, are a falling a bit behind? Seventeen days to go!
Photo: vintage ornaments