Monday, December 19, 2011

Home for the Holidays




My friend Ned Marshall recently opened his New Orleans house to the public as part of the Preservation Resource Center holiday home tour. According to Ned, between four and five thousand tour tickets were sold! It sounds to me like it was one successful tour of homes.

Knowing that visitors would expect his house to be done up for the holidays, Ned was a bit more lavish with the Christmas decorations than he usually is. A beautiful Christmas tree was trimmed in both white and colored lights, while garlands were strung between the living room columns. Ned's dining table was graciously set for a holiday dinner, while a drinks tray stood at the ready with preparations for holiday libations.


Since most of us were not able to attend the tour, we can take a virtual tour thanks to some beautiful photographs. I hope they bring you some holiday inspiration.

























All photos courtesy of Kerri McCaffety, photographer.

15 comments:

  1. That's beautiful. I particularly like the references to classicism in the drawing room, (and elsewhere of course too).

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  2. The house is beautiful, I love the colors of all the walls. Merry Christmas Jennifer!

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  3. Nothing better than a classic home with beautiful Christmas decor!

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  4. I love that he didn't go theme-y or too minimalist with that tree. I swear sometimes it is a bit too done! Not this time...

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  5. I also like how Ned used both white and colored lights on his tree.

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  6. That Xmas tree sure reminds me of the one I had growing up. Lovely! Thanks for bringing back nice memories!

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  7. What a beautiful house. Would love to tour. Hope you're well & having a great holiday season.

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  8. Love the bar, and the yellow walls and the blue and white upholstery. Thanks for a great post.

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  9. How kind of you dahhhling to take us along on the tour! The dinningroom is so pretty & dramatic! beautiful spaces.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this!
    I do know what it means to miss New Orleans, and this home's interiors are one Gorgeous example of its creativity and beauty.

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  11. I love this house, the interior is super fabulous.

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  12. Anonymous7:48 PM

    What wonderful decorations.

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  13. K. Collins9:08 PM

    Beautiful house and so very nicely done for the holidays!!

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  14. Ned is ahead of the game with the orange walls and throw pillows in the last photo. The 2012 color to watch is tangerine tango. I offered some suggestions for using orange on my last blog post.

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