Following on my tour of the Warm Neutral Farmhouses on the Newburyport Holiday House Tour is this immaculate Low Country Farmhouse that is filled to the brim with classic New England Christmas charm. I’d gotten a bit of a headsup that the house was spectacularly decorated for the season and it was true! There were eleven decorated Christmas trees throughout the house. (I don’t even manage one…sadly.) As you can see in the image of the front of the house – the word was definitely out that this was a special house to visit – the line was quite long! Actually – the tour was sold out and it was a beautiful day – there were lines for many of the houses as I drove around.
Just inside the front entrance is this lovely little sitting room with a spectacular tiger maple highboy secretary cabinet filled with petite Nantucket baskets and blue and white china – which was a hint of things to come.
The formal living room is anchored by a cozy fireplace (it was on but doesn’t show up in the photo) flanked by the owners extensive Nantucket basket collection. You don’t get any more classic New England that this!
Tiger maple furnishings are carried through out the space which lends such a nice warmth and tie so well to the basket collection. While the all white spaces with modern furnishings are lovely – you really can’t beat the mix of old and new here.
Here is the view towards the front door. A welcoming site when you walk in.
You can see here the location of the kitchen. The dining table table separates the formal living room and kitchen. I always try to avoid taking photos of other attendees – which isn’t easy when there’s so many people but they did a great job of keeping the house from being too crowded (hence the long line).
The Chippendale dining tables done in Tiger maple paired with the farmhouse table with painted base is a much less formal look than if they were dark mahogany. Loved this!
Tucked off the kitchen is the breakfast nook. Through the windows is the fully enclosed sunroom which spans the back of the house.
The lovely pantry.
Another colorful sitting room.
A guest powder room . I love the simple little lit trees in burlap sacks.
Below is the laundry room – love all the Santas!
There were two guest rooms on the first floor with ensuite bathrooms.
They charming textural space in neutrals with touches of black.
And this gorgeous very formal bedroom which sadly none of my photos really captured. The color was an enveloping shade of coastal blue with beautiful cream and blue linens and custom window treatments and table skirting.
The bathroom was as elegant as the bedroom.
And now to the primary bedroom suite.
The custom bedding fabrics match the window treatments and wallpaper in the bathroom.
This is truly a classic New England Christmas home (it says it right on the pillow!)
And that wraps up this years holiday house tour – I only was able to make it to three houses and I know the rest were all as beautiful. If you can’t get enough of Christmas decorating goodness – all my past posts are here.