Every Christmas has its signature. This year, not knowing what draconian measure or which “pause” we were honoring, I hadn’t done much planning for decorations. But one thing I knew for sure, RED was going to be the order of the day. I needed its implied energy and cheer, its identification with one of the most joy-filled holidays of the year. Even the tree got the message, puffed up and happy to have a new home.
With home truly the centerpiece of our lives in 2020, I wanted to bring a festive touch to even little spots that might have been overlooked in the past. With every corner turned, I wanted to be reminded of the meaning of this holiday and the promise that it brings. As with the bow-tied silk pillows on the entry hall settee, paired with a huge pot of red amaryllis.
The pillows also show up as you peek into the library.
A mass of fragrant fresh evergreens and red berries greet us every night as we head up the stairs, with lanterns lit.
An antique English cheese trolley sports greenery and ornaments on the upstairs landing Biedermeier library table.
The red beech branches hung with a multitude of small red balls in the entry hall’s old porcelain vase catch your eye as you’re coming or going.
And the last spot to receive a finishing accent is the front door lantern, with its large red bow that just happens to fit exactly!
A Christmas card to you, my followers….
The snow came in on padded feet to grace this last month of the year–and the Parterre Bench came out from her winter resting spot to celebrate. Here’s to Holidays full of Delight, Lots of things Merry and everything Bright. Sending you snowy hugs…