Lee Robinson is known for his classic and timeless style, and when it comes to decorating his historic family home – Malvern House – for the holidays, he pulls out all the stops. Designed by famed architect Ogden Codman Jr., Malvern House was completed in 1922. It has been passed down from generation to generation dating back to the 1890s when the great-great-grandfather of Lee’s wife Babs Rodes Robinson purchased the land. Christmas is a time for the family to enjoy a little nostalgia at the ancestral home.
Lee says, “I’m inspired by Williamsburg Christmas decor. I particularly enjoy Della Robbia style decorations, with greens and fruit – think fresh everything. I feel this type of look would have been period-correct for the house. Even the Christmas ornaments are handblown glass, which, again, are period correct (Christopher Radko). Everything a bit nostalgic. Every year there’s room for artistic license. I usually match the ribbons to the rooms, trying to have all wreaths made of pruned boxwood. The needlepoint stockings, the nativity, and a paper Merry Christmas from the 1940’s that was used by my wife’s grandparents here at Malvern. It hangs in the Morning Room.”
Today we will take an exclusive tour of Malvern House, decked for the holidays by Lee Robinson, with photography by Tim Furlong, Jr.
For an elegant, timeless Christmas, Lee has provided so much inspiration! To learn more about Lee Robinson please visit his website, and you won’t want to miss this fabulous video tour of Malvern. For ongoing inspiration and information, please follow @leerobinsoncompany on Instagram. You can read two previous articles on Lee from The Glam Pad by clicking below:
Based in Louisville, Kentucky with an office in Palm Beach, Florida, Lee is preparing for the 2nd Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach which will be held Saturday, January 26th – Wednesday, February 20th 2019. Mark your calendar!
And if you still have not finalized your Christmas shopping, there is still time… Please see Alison from @cattlebaronincashmere‘s exclusive gift guides for The Glam Pad. You will want to place final orders today!