A Blue and White Christmas

Happy Friday! Christmas is just around the corner so naturally many of us are busy decking the halls as we speak. Red and green are staples this time of the year, after all it wouldn’t be Christmas decorating without bayleaf garlands, plaid stockings and red ribbons. However, House Beautiful’s December issue features a home that is all about the holidays in a fresh, crisp, blue and white way.

Talented New York designer Jenny Wolf decorated an 1822 farmhouse in Litchfield, Connecticut for a young family. The task was to marry historical details with a more modern sensibility and the result is a beautiful space that feels bright and airy, yet traditional. Let’s have a look!

Café Design | Christmas Decor | The Exterior

In the living room, chinoiserie jars and romantic fabrics make the space feel classic without the stuffiness of an old home. Wolf kept the walls crisp white, and went for furniture pieces in a lacquer finish that are visually lighter.

Café Design | Christmas Decor | Living Room

Sea-grass carpeting is another modern detail, one that so many designers have embraced. It’s amazing how sea-grass, jute or sisal rugs go with every style and period.

Café Design | Christmas Decorating| Tree

Café Design | Christmas Decorating | Ornaments

Café Design | Christmas Decorating | Table

The dining room is my favorite space in this tour. Raffia walls and moldings in Farrow & Ball’s Light Blue set the foundation for a mix of rustic and chic details. The farmhouse table contrasts with the Chinoiserie Chippendale chairs and the beautiful Cowtan & Tout print that graces the hostess chairs.


Café Design | Christmas Decorating | Dining Room

There’s even a charming bay window seating arrangement for pre-dinner cocktails.

Café Design | Christmas Decorating | Bay Window

The happy man of the house enjoys cigars and bourbon time in this totally “men’s den”. Leather, camels, browns and ivory are timeless masculine touches.

Café Design | Christmas Decorating | Den

Café Design | Christmas Decorating | Bedroom

In one of the guest bedrooms, a mix of fabrics adds interest to the bed. A sweet lampshade in a small scale pattern makes things interesting. I don’t know about you but this is my favorite time of the year, when one can go overboard with so many details and still get away with it. If you’d like to read more about today’s home tour, head over to House Beautiful.

Have a great weekend!



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1 Comment

  1. Marta
    December 15, 2017 / 8:05 am

    What a lovely home!

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