Samantha Varvel's fresh white backdrop is the perfect foundation for any decor and we especially love this colorful, classic holiday arrangement she dreamt up for her family's first Christmas in this home. She's quick to point out that there's nothing like seeing a little one's face light up at the sight of Christmas lights, adding an extra bit of magic to their holiday as a family of four!
Photo by Lindsey Stewart
Santas in graduating sizes complete this mantel that marries holiday accessories with Samantha's signature New England classics like her round mirror and white shiplap.
"Foundation Goods has such a fabulous selection of holiday decor and the sparkling Santa figurines immediately caught my eye! They are so special up on our mantel along with the tinsel trees and I know we will be pulling them out year after year."
Crisp blue and cream get a pop of traditional red for a refreshing holiday combo that's both classic and of-the-moment
(those blue bows!).
"I can't resist putting bows on absolutely everything, so I trimmed the room with some gorgeous ribbons from Foundation Goods and M&J Trimmings in New York City to add little touches around the room."
We love how Samantha infuses holiday touches into ordinary decor moments; a festive pillow and a ribbon-hung wreath take her chair and built-in bookshelf from classic to Christmas!
"I brought in some favorite designer holiday fabrics from Pierre Frey with the pillows made for the Provence Poiriers shop I help run with my mom and sister."