Concord Museum Holiday Show House 2016
Barbara decorated a 1900 Arts and crafts home in a rustic and organic Christmas décor with an Old-World Feel. Colors in her scheme complemented the owners’ décor, and she used accents of beige, white, navy, green and red. She started with the bluestone front terrace, adorning the front door with a handmade swag including free-flowing greens, bells and a large tartan bow. The antique skis and sled, with white skates and birch branches makes the porch pop.
The cozy inglenook fireplace area allows one to travel back in time to a quieter era. Barbara incorporated small white and sparkly reindeers, white candles, lightly colored stockings and small felt holly swags to brighten up the brick and wood mantel.
The Christmas tree was adorned with birds, mercury glass balls and burlap and cranberry garlands. Garland wrapped over the reading mezzanine banister overlooking the Living room, which was composed of green burlap, mini lights, abundant red bows and vintage looking ornaments.
The dining room with its joyous William Morris Naïf green wallpaper and oversized weathered wood table invites you to sit and enjoy a delicious holiday meal. The burlap runner and abundant greenery Barbara created sets the tone for a rustic table open to nature, with quirky details blending Finnish antique plates, French silverware, glassware and Pomegranate fruit. The beautiful limed oak candelabras by Dunes and Duchess make the table shine. Barbara designed a commanding floral centerpiece made of proteas, Bells of Ireland, holly and evergreens.
Abundant holiday vignettes usher in holiday cheer in the kitchen.
Photo Credits: Jared Kuzia