Done up in crisp blue and white — all the way down to the Christmas tree — a Federal house in the Connecticut countryside designed by Jenny Wolf brims with Yuletide spirit and a magnolia-leaf nod to the owners’ Southern roots.
The facade of the 1822 Federal house in Litchfield, Connecticut, gives off a warm and inviting feeling.
Holiday ornaments complement the palette of this Connecticut home, designed by Jenny Wolf. A slipper chair from Oomph is covered in Les Touches by Brunschwig & Fils. The table skirt is made from a Quadrille fabric with a bell tassel trim.
The tree’s decorations include handmade paper Moravian stars from Old Salem and ornaments by Enchanted Home and Wedgwood.
Pale walls and trim, lacquered furniture and sea-grass rugs put a contemporary spin on classic design tropes. The Lee Industries sofa is in a Perennials fabric and the pillows are in Quadrille fabrics. Cocktail table, Oomph. Bar cart, Serena & Lily. Pendant, Lillibette Light from the Urban Electric Co.
It's all about the details here. Wallpaper — including Schumacher’s red Drizzle — is used as gift wrapping.
A corner of the living room is a favorite spot for afternoon coffee or tea. Custom table, Dunes and Duchess. Armchairs, Selamat. Antique blue-and-white plates hang over a window seat in a Bennison Fabrics stripe; pillows in fabrics by Bennison Fabrics, Brunschwig & Fils and Quadrille.
A farm table and raffia walls lend a relaxed air to the formal dining room. Custom table, SDS Designs. At either end of the table, the Lee Industries armchairs are fitted with slipcovers in a Cowtan & Tout print. The CR Laine Betty dining chairs have cushions in a Duralee stripe. Pendant, Coleen & Company. Sconces, Visual Comfort. Raffia wallpaper, Thibaut. The trim is in Farrow & Ball’s Light Blue. Custom wreath and garlands, Weston Farms.
Leather and mahogany set the tone in the “men’s den.” The Lee Industries sofa is in a Manuel Canovas fabric. The leather armchairs are by Hickory Chair; the throw at right is by Aero. Coffee table, Modern History. The table lamps are from Circa Lighting. Wallpaper, Phillip Jeffries. Wreaths, Weston Farms.
The family room’s mantel is dressed up for the holidays in custom magnolia-leaf garlands from Weston Farms. Wolf found the tortoise shell at the Brimfield flea market.
The dining room has a seating area that’s perfect for predinner drinks; table, Chelsea Textiles; banquette in a Colefax and Fowler check.
Monogrammed pillowcases from Leontine Linens give this guest bedroom a personal touch.
Plucky scallops and contrasting patterns define a guest bedroom; headboard in a Lee Jofa cotton.
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This story originally appeared in the December/ January 2018 issue of CQ.