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11 Cozy Autumn Spaces: Newport’s Private Side

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Autumn is indeed an unforgettable time of the year, as well represented in Newport’s home decor. From cozy to stunning, these interior spaces capture all that is exceptional about this season in Newport… the rich butter tones of a library’s paneling, the russet marble details in a stairwell, the shiny copper pots and pans accenting a French kitchen (above).

One of a pair of terra cotta urns, stately punctuations in the dramatic entry rotunda at Bellevue House (which takes its name from the avenue on which it is sited).

Inset with Wedgwood porcelain, the period Adam mantel is the focal point in the cozy living room of this very special seaside cottage, Pelican Ledge.

An intricately inlaid marble floor repeats the curves of the carefully articulated staircase at Gray Craig.

The living room seating arrangements at Swan’s Way graciously allow for intimate as well as large gatherings.

Positioned to catch breezes coming off Lily Pond, the library card table off this living room is a favorite spot to enjoy morning coffee and catch up on correspondence.

At Parterre, aged plaster and russet limestone counters, paired with antique copper pots, give the kitchen a look of ages past.

The sense of homeyness is one of the many reasons friends anticipate a visit to Fairholme.

Butternut paneling glows golden as the setting sun lends its last light to the library.

A nine-foot-long framed engraving of Rome in 1765 just fits above the limestone mantel at the “living room” end of Hopeland’s great room.

‘Sheer Bliss’ roses sweetly scent the red room at The Whim, its focal point an eighteenth-century Venetian secretary that was a gift for hosting a friend’s wedding.

Happy Fall and all that’s delicious about this wonderful season.

All images credited to, Mick Hales.

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About Bettie Bearden Pardee

Author of Private Newport and Living Newport, garden furniture designer (The Parterre Bench), national lecturer, and entertaining expert. An honoree for the second year on "The Salonniere 100 America's Best Party Hosts", she was also the host and creative producer of "The Presidential Palate: Entertaining at the White House".

2 thoughts on “11 Cozy Autumn Spaces: Newport’s Private Side

  1. Oh, I do so love everything about autumn and all it’s cozy, warm colors! Thank you, Bettie, for giving us a glimpse of these lovely spaces. Our trees are now starting to look nice, but peak won’t happen for another week for some and later for the rest.

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