Saturday, December 18, 2010

L'avènement de Noël: № 18








A spacious home with beautiful touches of Christmas.

I find that both large and small homes may inspire, opulent or understated, simple or dramatic. For such a grand home, I find this one shown above to be swinging towards a slightly more understated yet elegant nature in terms of Christmas decoration. A simple natural tree dresses the corner, candles staggered above the mantle and luxurious fabric swags. Just enough. As we move into the hallway and dining area, we see branches for scent and look, tucked on top the mantle and into napkin rings. Little bits of white feathers and silvery decorations have been added in select areas for a statement; a true testament that sometimes just enough is enough to make Christmas look completely magical... are you more for understated, opulent or just enough in your home?

+ on a side note, isn't that cozy alcove completely beautiful? 

— images: Par Patricia Prioton, by Christophe Madamour (novembre/ décembre 2010)

22 comments:

  1. That house was made for Christmas. It looks like the house that the Sugar Plum Fairy would live in - gorgeous.

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  2. It would be a dream to celebrate Christmas in a place like that!

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  3. You left the best for last...just beautiful, Frarncine

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  4. i wish i could move there for the holidays and sip some hot chocolate sitting on that beautiful furniture!

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  5. Oh wow, all the detailing is brilliant! I especially love the daybed and the old school washroom!! Fantastic photos of an amazing home :)

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  6. Sarah if there was a place that I can go to in my dreams and and visit with my grandmother like I did as a child it would be here. We would stay awhile...feeling completely safe, unafraid, and I would ask her to tell me all the stories that she once told me as a child, so that I can remember them forever as an adult. We would have tea and honey & peanut butter sandwiches.My grandmother would love these images. They are beautiful. Thank you for taking me to a place so pretty.

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  7. Dear Sara,
    I am so excited about these images!! They are just gorgeous!!! Oh my goodness! I can look at them over and over again!! I filed them all because this type of woodpaneling is such an inspiration for my job!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing!!
    I wish you a very nice week Sara!!
    xx
    Greet

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  8. This house is gorgeous, the photos are perfect.
    I agree with Grace, this house was made for Christmas.
    Have a nice week.
    Tereza

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  9. The house is gorgeous, so dreamy, perfect for spending Christmas with your family and friends.

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  10. beautiful, beautiful house! thank you for sharing these inspirational images with us.

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  11. I'm never in my life an over the top girl, I think I more of a down-to-earth one. Christmas goes the same with it :) The simpler the better, the essence of Christmas is not in the festivities anyway, it's in the message :) But a lil touch of joy, I wouldn't mind. Happy christmas-countdown, Sarah!

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  12. Oh so beautiful...I could easily enjoy Christmas here. The warmth of the home keeps me looking at the images over and over :) Biaa's comment brought back the beautiful memories of my favorite Grandma, who always made me feel special, even though she had many grandchildren. I wish I could have one more day with her as well :) As a mom, my hope is that I have created beautiful memories of our life, and look forward to one day creating the same for grandchildren.

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  13. Sarah - what a wonderful find - the house is exquisite!! Those first 3 shots in particular are just heavenly!!

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  14. Oh Sarah! This home leaves me speechless. It's completely wonderful and even more for Christmas decoration.
    Regards!!

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  15. Naomi -- what a beautiful story... I am so happy when images you see bring you back to fond memories and special times. Thanks for sharing :)

    Greet -- that's wonderful!

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  16. Perfection, what an adorable home and the Christmas touches are just right!
    xoxo

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  17. Dear Sarah, if you keep posting more photos of such beautiful interiors in subdued shades I will really have to repaint my VERY colorful apartment, and that's going to be a lot of work ;-)! Take care! xoxo

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  18. OMG...I love it! So elegant,beautiful and sophisticated. I think it shows that one doesn't need to flood one's home with christmas decorations to make it look charming and in-spirit of holidays. It's stunning - I want such house ;)

    Merry Christmas!

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  19. AgaP. -- that is hilarious! I have another beautiful one coming up soon -- I think you will enjoy it very very much :)

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  20. I love the 5th picture. I can totally relax there with a book.
    Happy new year :)

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  21. so incredibly lovely! thanks for sharing:)

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