Tuesday, December 01, 2015
A Traditional Christmas
Today is December 1, which means that the holiday season has begun. (It also means that I get to open the first gift in my beauty advent calendar, but I digress.) I spent my Thanksgiving holiday decorating my apartment with garlands, wreaths, red ribbon, and my blanc-de-chine crèche. So, with Christmas on the brain, I find these photos, which appeared in a recent issue of The English Home, to be especially inspiring.
The Edwardian-era, North London home you see here belongs to Helen Cormack, textile maven and founder of Tissus d'Hélène, and her historian husband, Andrew. The home is a traditionalist's dream, filled with antique furniture, Toiles de Jouy, and old pictures and engravings. Add to this some holiday greenery, colorfully-wrapped gifts, and an elegantly-set table, and the result is a setting stylishly steeped in the holiday spirit.
All photos from The English Home, Jody Stewart photographer.