The Christmas week is upon us, friends, and I wish you peace and contentment in the days ahead. No one’s holiday is perfect, but we can still find joy and appreciation in the small things. Like a child’s smile when opening a gift or the comfort of a warm blanket on a frosty night. And today, you can grab a cup of coffee or cocoa and enjoy this pretty Wiltshire English country home by Susie Watson Designs decorated for Christmas.
The warmth of English country style draws you in like a big comforting hug. A fancy fireplace, above, with intricate, carved scrollwork is the centerpiece of a living room. A beautiful polka dot chair adds a fresh touch to classic patterns like a Turkish wool rug and plaid throw over the end of a tufted sofa. Holly ivy framing the doorway reminds me of my favorite holiday song, The Holly and the Ivy.
The wallpapered drawing room also features an amazing fireplace and warm cozy appeal with a mix of pleasing patterns often seen in an English country home. A couple of Santa’s sacks filled with presents flank the fire.
A mix of patterns can still feel cohesive when used in the same color palette. Pretty pillows and throws enjoy a green and berry color combination in this Wiltshire home. It’s located in the same area as Stonehenge in picturesque southwest England.
The home’s Christmas dining room features a mix of striped and polka dot candles in the chandelier wrapped in holly ivy. English plates line the shelves of the hutch and appear in the place settings at the table. A beautiful Christmas tree is tucked in the corner and adds the special twinkle of lights.
A festive “Happy Christmas” banner is draped at the far end of the dining room. The chairs are Scandinavian in design but blend well with English style.
I love this sweet bedroom with its embroidered headboard and footboard. Even the dog bed is cute! Soft gray and white wallpaper is a similar hue, although different pattern, than the floor rug. More holly ivy is seen along with another Santa sack.
Another view of the Christmas bedroom reveals painted floors and the same striped candlesticks as seen in the dining room chandelier. Repeating patterns and items in rooms throughout the house is a great way to unify the decorating scheme.
A custom, fabric advent calendar adorns an interior door of the pretty English country home.
Outside, a magical scene is created for al fresco dining in the snow, with woolen blankets waiting to be used in a wooden crate.
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