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A Colorful Designer Christmas Cottage That Wows

Are you ready to have a bit of fun? I know some of you are big Alison Kandler fans and today you get to see inside a Christmas cottage she decorated that’s filled with whimsy and color. Alison is known for her bold use of color and her work is always cheerful and uplifting. Ready to take the tour?

Who can resist an arched front door? Especially when it’s painted a pretty shade of turquoise and wears a simple holiday wreath?

Christmas cottage door with white wreathPhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


Step inside and be greeted by color! A pair of stockings hang on the yellow mantel while a simple wreath is layered on an old window frame. The rest of the furnishings pick out the various colors of the hooked rug. White walls let color do its thing.

colorful Christmas living roomPhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


The Christmas tree is trimmed in color and displays its beauty in the corner of the living room. Kraft paper is used for wrapping gifts, with colorful ribbons and bows to match the colors of the Christmas cottage living room.

cottage Christmas treePhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


Bottle brush trees in an assortment of color adorn the coffee table in the sun room with its striped rug. Garland with a few ornaments drapes over the corner cabinet.

colorful sunroomPhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


A distressed farmhouse hutch filled with quilts and vintage pottery is decorated with a pretty evergreen garland. 

holiday farmhouse hutchPhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


The Christmas cottage dining room enjoys an orange and pink floral wallpaper with a checkerboard floor in blue and green. Most people probably wouldn’t put this much pattern and color together, but it’s Alison’s trademark. A large poinsettia serves as the centerpiece with a pair of pink-ribboned wreaths on the French doors.

Christmas dining room with floral wallpaperPhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


A pretty blue stove with a scalloped hood takes center stage in the kitchen with white cabinets and red knobs. A glass filled with candy canes sits on the recessed windowsill along with a pair of Christmas trees and a green tea kettle. Candy cane kitchen towels match the red and white striped bowl on the counter that’s filled with greens and ornaments. 

designer Christmas cottage kitchenPhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


The breakfast nook also displays a glass filled with candy canes on the table with a winter floral arrangement in a green vase. The floor is painted the same blue and green checkerboard pattern as the dining room. Sprigs of greenery are added to the built-in corner cupboard.

colorful breakfast nook in Christmas cottagePhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


A simple stairway with a colorful oil painting gallery wall gets a stretch of greenery with berries on the banister. A small, pink poinsettia takes residence at the foot of the stairs. 

holiday staircase with oil paintings and Christmas greeneryPhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


What do you think of all the color in today’s Christmas cottage by Alison Kandler? Sometimes we might not choose a particular style or color palette for our own home, but we can appreciate and admire it when we see it in someone else’s house. Thanks for stopping by and taking the tour!


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  1. Love the use of color throughout this cottage. My favorite room is the dining room. Absolutely love the pink! The quilts displayed in the distressed farmhouse hutch was beautiful. I plan to do something similar in my own home.

  2. Jennifer!
    You hit this one right on the head. I am such a color lover and this cottage made me sing. So luscious. Thanks!!!