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Christmas with a Farmhouse Touch

Country Charm in the City

In between meetings with our buyers a couple of weeks ago during Tabletop Week, we snuck off to 41 Madison to visit some of our favorite showrooms.  The prettiest by far was Villeroy & Boch where we fell in love with the Farmhouse Touch Blueflowers collection and friends, the company’s magazine dedicated to stylish living.

Villeroy & Boch - Farmhouse Touch Blueflowers

It’s no secret that we are drawn to blue and white (see our posts here and here) so we were excited to see the beautiful home of Rebecca Robertson and Marco Pasanella decked out for the holidays in the pages of the Autumn/Winter issue.

Delightful Dining

Marco and Rebecca Entertain

Beautiful Buffet

Both are designers (can’t you tell?) – she’s the Decorating Editor for Martha Stewart and he has authored books on design, teaches at Parsons and is a wine dealer.  No wonder their 18th century house overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge enchanted the editorial team at Villeroy & Boch!

A Sweet Treat for the Guests

Aren’t those large New York Botanical Garden prints framed in turquoise fabulous?  We’re dreaming of a blue and white Christmas…

Photos via Martha Stewart, Villeroy & Boch and by Ellen Silverman for Villeroy & Boch


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  • Reply Georgica Pond November 9, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Those prints are just beautiful with that lovely and unexpected turquoise frame – what a fab idea. Love the mini tree and that china, just gorgeous.

  • Reply The enchanted home November 9, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Great items but really loving those botanicals in turquoise!! SO pretty. And love Rebeccas dress 🙂

  • Reply quintessence November 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

    LOVE LOVE their place – so chic and oozing with charm. And could they be a better looking couple? Aesthetic inspiration all around!! And of course love the blue and white!!

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign November 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Their life sounds too good to be true! I was really drawn to that interesting art – incredible!

  • Reply stylelinx November 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Exceptional home! I’m always drawn to blue and white!

  • Reply stitchfork November 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Love those two prints framed in turquoise!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply hamptontoes November 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Stylish spots indeed, the showroom and the designers’ home. Love the frames! I was just saying to someone yesterday that I’m decorating my home with hints of turquoise for the holiday season this year instead of the red and green, which I love too. Another great post.

  • Reply pretty pink tulips November 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I love this chic twist on holiday colors. Just back from my monthly class at the Botanical Gardens. Between that and hearing Michael Devine yesterday…I’m ready to pack my bags and head to Europe for a garden tour. Anyone want to go?!
    xoxo E

  • Reply Kate @ Travelmoon November 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    So classic and stylish!

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources November 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I am loving the place setting! xx

  • Reply The Zhush November 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    What a find! Those black and white prints are over the top amazing!

  • Reply Kelly Market November 10, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Um, yes! They are fabulous! Those frames and the scale – I just love it all!! What great inspiration : ) xxKelly

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