The homeowner wanted the decorations to reflect the home's traditional feel. Outside they used fruit, which is consistent with the Colonial Williamsburg look.
The living room fireplace is decorated for the holidays with evergreen branches, dried hydrangeas, and gold and crimson ribbon. "We used earth tones, harvest tones, to continue the traditional, Colonial theme," said the homeowner.
The dining room features a Raj-inspired mural, hand-painted by New York artisan Pierre Finkelstein. "It was inspired by one I saw in a magazine, made by a friend of Sister Parish's," said Kincaid. "I thought it was fun - a parade of camels and elephants." The custom balloon-back dining chairs are covered in linen that has been guaffraged with a botanical pattern resembling damask. An antique toile and crystal chandelier illuminates the room.
The tree is trimmed in family heirloom ornaments and yards of gold mesh ribbon, and the decor typically doesn't vary from year to year. "When it comes to Christmas, there's something to be said for keeping things the same," said the homeowner.
With two sofas, one upholstered in an olive linen and the other in a Bennison floral, the living room is the perfect place to gather on Christmas morning.
The kitchen featured a custom bead-board island, Danby marble countertops, and an antique delft tile backsplash.
A panel above the pinecone and evergreen accented fireplace in the master bedroom showcases an antique canvas remnant with a Chinoiserie motif that Kincaid found at an antiques store.
The designer topped the four-poster bed with a crown canopy made from checked and floral fabrics by Chelsea Textiles. The walls are finished to look like scrubbed and bleached white pine, creating a sophisticated Swedish country look.
As much as I love this home, the recent updates (also by Cathy Kincaid and Wilson Fuqua) are equally exquisite. Click here to see. And to see images taken from the 2012 real estate listing, click here. Absolutely gorgeous! Who else misses desperately misses Southern Accents? I guard my old copies like gold!