Christopher Spitzmiller – ceramicist, lamp mogul, and all around purveyor of good taste – usually spends Christmas upstate with his family at Clove Brook Farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. Last year Veranda featured his 1840s Greek Revival home and farm decked for the holidays, and I just simply could not get enough. The overall effect is an elegant tribute to tradition, however, Spitzmiller loves to decorate with jewel tones, demonstrating “that you don’t have to have red-and-green everything just because it’s Christmas.” Spitzmiller, whose mentor was the late great Albert Hadley, decorated Clove Brook Farm with interior designer Harry Heissmann, and today we will take a Christmas tour with images from Veranda and Spitzmiller’s Instagram account. For comparison, we will also tour Clove Brook Farm sans holiday spirit as featured in Architectural Digest. And as an added bonus… sneak a peek of Spitzmiller’s holiday mantel in his New York City apartment.
“I always buy the scraggliest tree, because that way, you can really see the ornaments,” Spitzmiller told Veranda.
Clove Brook Farm, as featured in Architectural Digest
Christmas in New York City
Such a beautiful home at Christmastime and year round! For more, please follow @christopherspitzmiller and @clovebrookfarm on Instagram. To shop Christopher Spitzmiller lamps, please click here. And if you still need ideas for holiday gifts, please visit the Glam Pad’s annual Holiday Gift Guide, curated by over 20 of the nation’s top interior designers and tastemakers… It contains every idea you could possibly need for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, children, pets, him, her, and yourself!