A Magical Christmas Affair: Celebrating with The Enchanted Home

Written by Natalie Aldridge.

Step into the sublime world of Tina from The Enchanted Home as she graciously invites us into her new home, offering an exclusive glimpse into her Christmas wonderland, along with a recap from her former home. We have followed Tina since she began building her magnificent custom dream home over a decade ago. This year a new chapter begins for her family as they have moved to a beautiful historic home on the north shore of Long Island.

Built in 1913, Tina had long admired this house from afar.  “My husband used to say he would love to buy a house on the water, and I would half-jokingly say the only way I would move is if that house came on the market (the one we bought),” she said. “Sure enough a few years later, it comes on the market, we went to look at it more just because we wanted to see it and I kind of fell in love.”
The gracious, elegant home was meticulously maintained like a rare jewel by a woman who raised her family and lived in the home for the last 60 years. Being on the water was a huge perk. Greenhouse, another perk. Pool and tennis double the fun. When Tina first walked in, she knew they had to buy it as it embodied everything she loves.

“It just felt like a perfect family compound, and while it’s a large home, it’s not the huge scale of my other house. It feels elegant, old world, grand in a cozy way,” Tina said. “I have always admired beautiful big white houses with black shutters and now I live in one!”

With new surroundings to explore, Tina chose a traditional Christmas look, embracing the timeless allure of classic blue and white peppered with festive pops of red. Set against the lush backdrop of fresh greens, the result is a magical celebration that is undeniably merry and truly enchanting…

To establish an elegant and festive ambiance, Tina adorned the door frame with lush cedar and filled her planters with a blend of fresh greens and faux berries creating an enchanting “Merry Christmas” welcome. Upon entering the foyer, attention is drawn to a majestic Christmas tree. Standing tall and resplendently adorned in timeless blue and white ornaments accentuated by charming red bows, it sets the tone for the rest of the home.

In every corner of Tina’s home, she has skillfully mixed fresh greenery, lovely flowers, and gorgeous ornaments, crafting an effortlessly harmonious scheme throughout. Wherever you cast your gaze, there are pockets of pure Christmas magic—perfect for hosting and entertaining.

Now, let’s take a peek at the rest of the interiors!

Click here for Tina’s tips on perfect paperwhites!

Thank you Tina for giving us an inside look into your breathtaking and enchanted home for the holidays!

To learn more about Tina and The Enchanted Home, please visit The Enchanted Home and follow @theenchantedhome on Instagram for ongoing inspiration.

And if you are looking for last-minute Christmas shopping ideas, please check out our recommendations here.

x Natalie

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  1. Still love The Glam Pad after all these years. The Christmas posts are always my favorites…they are ALL my favorites, I will be honest. This was a mix of photos from Tina’s previous home and the new one. Her site followers know her beautiful home all too well. The new home is still in progress and not ready for its reveal. Thank you for wonderful postings. I am traditional and classic and delight in coming to The Glam Pad for inspiration and pure joy.

    • Thank you for the kind words, Mary! We have edited the post to disclose pictures of her former home are included too. 🙂 We appreciate your note and support over the years!

      The Glam Pad


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