After showing a snippet of my friend Sandi’s country home back in October, I received emails from several of you asking for more. I’ve been wanting to share this house with you for a while now, and was excited when Sandi extended the offer to be part of my Christmas House Tour series.
Although this house was built less than two years ago, it has much of the same character and charm you’d find in a century old home. Although Sandi had a good idea of what she wanted, I assisted her throughout the building process in making final selections and decisions (including light fixtures, paint colors, wallpaper, window treatments, and more). I think you’ll see why I loved being part of this project, aside from having a good excuse to spend more time with a great friend.
Upon entering the front door, Sandi has displayed a beautiful combination of mercury glass and natural materials that look so welcoming. At night they’re even more gorgeous.
Although Sandi’s entire house is beautiful, my favorite space is definitely the kitchen and dining room. I love the painted white cabinets, subway tile and corian countertops. The mix of copper and oil rubbed bronze in the light fixtures and hardware warms up the space, while the vaulted ceiling and expanse of windows keep it light and airy. So dreamy!
One of Sandi’s favorite colors is pink, and I love how she mixed it with green and white in the floral arrangements throughout the main floor. Such a nice change-up for Christmas.
How gorgeous is the tree! At first I had to touch it to see that it was real, and it definitely only needed a few simple ornaments to look perfect.
Sandi has collected some of the prettiest Christmas ornaments I’ve seen. I love the look of grouping them by color in bowls and trays. Such high impact!
Another favorite feature is the stone fireplace with reclaimed wood mantel. Can’t you envision spending Christmas morning by the crackling fire, sipping a cup of your favorite hot drink, while everyone opens gifts. Swoon!
To complement the vaulted ceilings and beams, Sandi splurged on this Parisian chandelier. I think it’s the piece de resistance of the room and was totally worth every penny!
The French influence was carried to the powder room with this blue and grey toille wallpaper applied above the panel detailing. So pretty!
I want to thank Sandi for being so gracious and opening up her home to us. I’m sure you’ve been inspired to add a little more character to your own space, as I have.
I also want to take this time to wish you and your family a joyous Christmas. I will be taking a break from blogging to spend some quality time with family and friends- reconnecting, relaxing, and perhaps a little skiing.
See you soon!