Colonial Charm

A classically-decorated home shines with traditional touches.

From its stately entrance to the welcoming hearth, this classic colonial home shines with traditional touches for the holidays. 

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SPRUCED UP ENTRY: The seasonal celebration begins at the entrance where a beribboned wreath of mixed greenery greets all who enter. Twin topiaries flanking the door are dressed up with red apples in a nest of spruced boughs, and even the handle gets a dose of cheer with a simple bow and jingle bells. 

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YULETIDE DINING: A cozy dining room, warmed by a welcoming fire, is the perfect place to host a family Christmas meal. The mantel is adorned with feathery cedar boughs, punctuated with red apples and cranberry-hued ribbon. 

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WELCOME HOME: Fluff up the foyer by draping swags of fresh greenery woven with red ribbon down the stairway railing. For additional easy accents, place poinsettias in pretty planters and scatter wrapped packages throughout. 

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HOLIDAY ACCENTS: Even the kitchen bears seasonal tidings, from wreaths at the windows and the range hood to a potted peppermint amaryllis on the island. In the breakfast nook, the chandelier is draped in greenery and tied with ribbon streamers, while a wreath on the pantry bears similar bows. 

For more seasonal decorating ideas, purchase our special Holidays issue

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