The living room’s rich palette reflects Cat Malone’s affinity for fabric and color. The whole house showcases her vivid taste.
The wide central hallway, with its pretty sofa and elaborate window treatments, provides additional seating during convivial holiday gatherings.
The classic library, complete with built-in bookcases, exhibits a striking, dark-hued holiday garland on the mantel.
Magnolia leaves, pears, and copper-colored glass balls create the masculine library garland.
In the dining room, shiny gold raw silk descends in simple gathered panels at the windows, a lavish accent against vibrant coral walls.
Fresh flowers are a colorful surprise in the dining room. Orchids fashioned into topiaries stand high on the mantel; other flowers are tucked among glass ornaments on the Christmas tree.
In the sunroom, a pair of damask-covered ottomans slide underneath a bamboo console table when not in use.
The sunny mudroom, with its brick floor, is softened by a Windsor bench with a plaid seat.
An array of patterns and textures keeps the master bedroom warm and cozy even though the blue-and-white color scheme leans toward the cool side. On the walls, subtle stripes in two shades of white offer a contrast to the fluid chinoiserie linen bedskirt and draperies.
The mantel features greenery, pinecones, and glass balls that are casually interrupted by silver finials in varying heights.
A chair and ottoman at the window are upholstered in white-and-beige crewel and topped with a bright indigo mohair throw.
The Malones’ 1910 Colonial Revival home is always on standby for a gathering.
Peter and Catherine Malone with daughter Charlie and son Ian.
Interior designer Gerald Pomeroy.
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Colorful Christmas in a Colonial
In Milton, Massachusetts, unfussy, livable decor is ideal for entertaining