Entry Artwork

In the entry, a folk art painting by artist Kevin Paulsen borrows from the style of early-19th-century itinerant artists.

Chest (English oysterwood): owner’s collection.
French brass watering can: Huntington & Hope, 860/868-2424, huntingtonandhope.com.
Art above chest: Kevin Paulsen, 845/338-8046, kevinpaulsen.com.
Wall paint in niche with oysterwood chest (“Tavern Taupe” #8673M): California Paint, 800/225-1141, californiapaint.com.

 

Staircase

Beribboned garlands of magnolia, boxwood, and fir wrap the graceful banisters. The faux-zebra covered fauteuil is from Oly.

Window treatment (“Satin Mono Silk”/Ecru, custom #CC11460003): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, starkcarpet.com.
Wall and ceiling paint (“Muslin” #OC-12): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Wall glaze (custom): Classic Painting, 203/830-9220.
Fauteuil with faux zebra fabric (“Sophie Armchair”); Oly, 775/336-2100, olystudio.com.

 

Family Portrait

Kimberly and Marc Blair with their children, Sammy, 8, and Charlotte, 6.

Sofa (custom): Laura Langworthy Interiors, 978/363-8876, llinteriors.com.
Sofa fabric (“Love Struck” #23992-5, colorway discontinued): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Chair and a half (custom): Laura Langworthy Interiors, 978/363-8876, llinteriors.com.
Chair fabric (“Mercy Sheldon Matelassé”/Cadet #89553-246, Documentary Design, Historic Deerfield, used on reverse side, discontinued): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.

 

Powder Room

Accessed from the entry hall, a casual powder room incorporates touches of the home’s rustic history with its modern, energetic family life. The vanity table and basin sink are original to the home; simple white beadboard wainscoting lends a touch of farmhouse charm.

See details on the following slide.

Vanity table; basin sink; faucet: original to house.
Mirror over vanity (Empire mahogany mirror): Graham & Sons Antiques, 978/374-8031.
Sconces (“Tapered Sconce”/Brass, by Top Brass, black shades): Newburyport Lighting, 978/499-9777, newburyportlighting.com.
Child’s step: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
Wall, ceiling and trim paint (“White Dove” #OC-17): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

 

Powder Room Details

A couture boot from Langworthy’s closet serves as the vessel for flowers next to the sink.

 

Entry Hall

Designer Laura Langworthy never misses an opportunity to celebrate the season. Greeting guests, a reindeer pulls back the French door to offer an unobstructed view of the glorious tree in the living room. A plaid throw in traditional Christmas colors drapes the hall bench covered with fabric from Brunschwig & Fils.

Bench under window (custom): Laura Langworthy Interiors, 978/363-8876, llinteriors.com.
Bench fabric (“Massimo Woven Texture”/Cardinal #89508.170, only available in Cream #BR89508.015.0): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
Wall sconce (“Tapered Sconce”/Brass, by Top Brass): Newburyport Lighting, 978/499-9777, newburyportlighting.com.
Black paper shades: Blanche P. Field, 800/895-0714, blanchefield.com.
Area rug (antique); reindeer door stop: owner’s collection.

Living Room

Two sitting areas help make this the cozy heart of the Blairs’ home. The sofa in the window niche is covered in fabric from Kravet and trimmed with bullion fringe from Robert Allen.

Sofa in bay window (custom): Laura Langworthy Interiors, 978/363-8876, llinteriors.com.
Sofa fabric (#23831-30): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Sofa trim (“Chloe Cord”/Parchment): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777, robertallendesign.com.
Sofa fringe (“Vivienne Bullion Fringe”/Parchment): Beacon Hill, 800/333-3777, beaconhilldesign.com.
Textured pillow on sofa, left, and pillow with taupe back (#16206-16, discontinued): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Throw on sofa: owner’s collection.
Green-patterned pillow on sofa, right (“Cluny Lampas”/Celadon Strié #402591): Zimmer + Rohde, 212/758-7925, zimmer-rohde.com.
Drapery (“Adelle”/Oyster): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777, robertallendesign.com.
Drapery trim (“Anas Stripe”/Oatmeal #133140): Beacon Hill, 800/333-3777, beaconhilldesign.com.
Drapery hardware (smooth non-traversing rods, finials with silver gilt accents #FW230): Window Imagination, 603/684-1091.
Chandelier: original to home.
Wall paint (“Muslin” #OC-12); ceiling and drapery hardware paint (“White Dove” #OC-17): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Pair of chairs by sofa (antique, Italian leather chairs in paisley wool); trunk (antique, sea captain’s chest); brass-footed trivet by sofa (“Standing Footman,” antique): L and E Antiques, no longer in business.
Sofa facing fireplace (custom): Laura Langworthy Interiors, 978/363-8876, llinteriors.com
Sofa fabric (#16206-16, discontinued): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Pillows on sofa (“Taskent Woven”/Verde Azul #GDT1610-002): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
Area rug (Soumak #229713B): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Coffee table (antique, English breakfast table cut down to coffee table height, burled wood with tulipwood inlay): Brookline Village Antiques, 617/542-2853, brooklinevillageantiques.com.
Leather chair by fireplace (antique): owner’s collection.
Fire screen (vintage): Grass Roots Reruns, 203/263-3983.
Clock (Pillar and Scroll Clock): A.P. Waller & Son, 978/768-6269.
Sconces above mantel (custom, fabricated by Northeast Lantern): Newburyport Lighting, 978/499-9777, newburyportlighting.com.
Cups and saucers on coffee table (“Gold Band” by Tiffany): Replacements Ltd., 800/737-5223, replacements.com.
Bookcase: original to house.
Glazing on bookcase: Classic Painting, 203/830-9220.

 

Dining Area

The “dynamic duo” is how Langworthy describes her daughter Kimberly and son-in-law Marc when it comes to entertaining. “That dining table has seen many a party,” Langworthy laughs. Here, Kimberly lights candles that illuminate the country table
and Windsor chairs. “Always buy a table that looks good scratched,” advises Langworthy. “This one will age beautifully with time and use.”

Trestle table (tiger maple); dining chairs; dinnerware: owner’s collection.
Crystal (“Lismore”): Waterford, 877/900-9973, wwrd.com.
Champagne flutes; wine glasses: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
Flatware: vintage.
Napkins: discontinued.
Chandelier: owner’s collection.
Drapery (“Camboya Woven Texture”/Crudo #82358-083, discontinued): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
Drapery trim (“Looped and Blocked Braid”/Blue and White #V61-004): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
Drapery hardware: Window Imagination, 603/684-1091.
Wall paint (“Windham Cream” #HC-6); ceiling and trim paint (“White Dove” #OC-17): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

 

Tabletop Details

The centerpiece—a cobalt blue gnome in a wreath of fresh pine—complements the blue-and-white Spode marine plates and Provençal linens. Kimberly deftly mixes “Lismore” Waterford crystal with wine glasses from Pottery Barn.

 

Sunroom

Just off the living room, a stone floor and informal wicker furniture offer an ideal setting for a casually appointed Christmas tree embellished with paper cutouts crafted by Sammy and Charlotte.

Rattan sofa bed; white pillows: owner’s collection.
Chair (custom): Laura Langworthy Interiors, 978/363-8876, llinteriors.com.
Sofa fabric (“Love Struck”/Robin’s Egg #23992.15); chair fabric (“Fleck”/Algae #28511-313, by Kravet Soleil): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
White fur-type pillow; round table (Victorian painted table); white chairs (Victorian, family heirloom): owner’s collection.
European Baker’s Board: Midnight Farm, 508/693-1997, midnightfarm.net.
White rug (lambskin): Costco, costco.com.

 

Sunroom Details

Wired ribbon ties pine sprigs to throw pillows for a festive feel.

 

Portrait

Kimberly with her mother (and designer) Laura Langworthy.

 

Kitchen

A hammered copper hood above the island cooktop adds drama to this area of the great room, where wire reindeer prance on soapstone counters and wreaths hang from satin ribbons. The farmhouse-style sink is from Rohl.

Cabinetry (door style, “Portage”/Maple); cabinetry finish (“Oyster”): Omega Cabinetry, omegacab.com.
Apron-front sink (“Shaws Original”): Rohl, 800/777-9762, rohlhome.com.
Faucet: Barber Wilsons & Co. Ltd., 800/727-6317, barwil.co.uk.
Countertop: soapstone.
Wine cooler (by Marvel): Aga Marvel, 800/223-3900, agamarvel.com.
Cooktop (by Wolf): Sub Zero-Wolf, 800/222-7820, subzero-wolf.com.
Range hood: custom.
Wall paint (“Windham Cream” #HC-6); ceiling and trim paint (“White Dove” #OC-17): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Counter stools; pendant lights: owner’s collection.

 

Breakfast Room

Beyond the kitchen, a sunny breakfast room is festooned with holiday spirit. Santas and stockings are surrounded by cherry red details, like the plush area rug and rose-tinted vintage glassware.

Table and chairs (custom): Laura Langworthy Interiors, 978/363-8876, llinteriors.com.
Chandelier; pillow: owner’s collection.
Dishes (reticulated dishes with acorn pattern, the Vanderbilt family symbol): Newport Historical Society Museum Shop, newporthistorical.org.
Vintage rose glassware (“King’s Crown Goblets”): owner’s collection.

 

Holiday Details

Adding festive touches, decorative galvanized buckets display pine boughs and holly berries.

 

Family Room

A niche in the family room is a cozy spot for a Victorian spool chair upholstered in “Delhi” fabric from Etamine. A display of European accessories, like a brass Dutch milk jug, lends a dose of charming antiquity.

Spool chair (Victorian): owner’s collection.
Chair fabric (“Delhi” #19343, discontinued, by Etamine): Zimmer + Rohde, 212/758-7925, zimmer-rohde.com.
Table behind chair (antique Chippendale-style cluster-leg table): M-Geough, 617/451-1412.
Niche paint (custom, green black); tortoiseshell finish: Henk Delmeyer, Classic Painting, 203/830-9220.
Accessories (antique brass Dutch milk jug; antique English brass scales): owner’s collection.  

 

Exterior

The family’s Connecticut getaway is ready for snow. The Blairs bought their 1940s house in Washington Depot, Connecticut, for its small-town lifestyle and close-knit community.

 

Master Bedroom

Inspired by a place in Maine that Kimberly visited as a child, the bedroom, with its soft neutrals, evokes tranquility. Silhouettes above the pencil post bed are reminders of a Disneyland vacation.

Wall paint (“Cameo White” #915); ceiling and trim paint (“White Dove” #OC-17): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Bed (“Pencil Post Bed”); side tables (“Sheraton Two-Drawer Nightstand”): Eldred Wheeler, 800/779-5310, eldredwheeler.com.
Swing-arm sconces; silhouettes over bed: owner’s collection.
Area rug (Samarkand Collection #SR815A): Safavieh, 877/919-1010, safaviehhome.com.
Drapery (“Dusenberg”/French Vanilla, discontinued); drapery lining (“Lizette Light”/Winter, discontinued): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777, robertallendesign.com.
Drapery hardware (Designs by Dianne); chair (custom): Laura Langworthy Interiors, 978/363-8876, llinteriors.com.
Chair fabric (“Pascoag”/Sesame): Beacon Hill, 800/333-3777, beaconhilldesign.com.

 

Master Bedroom

A Christmas package is tied tenderly with small pearl drops.

 

Master Bedroom

The bed and reproduction 18th-century Sheraton nightstands are from Eldred Wheeler. Fabric for plaid silk panels from Robert Allen; Beacon Hill covers a chair.

 

Master Bath

A deep soaking tub is the centerpiece, while silver accessories stand out against the basket-weave tile floor.

See details on the following slides.

Tub: Sunrise Specialty Co., 510/729-7277, sunrisespecialty.com.
Stool by tub: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
Large mercury-glass vase by tub; reindeer: owner’s collection.
Mercury glass ornament: Crate & Barrel, 800/996-9960, crateandbarrel.com.

 

Master Bath Details

Silver reindeer serenely sunbathe on the windowsill.

 

Master Bath Details

Mercury glass vessels filled with white roses and greenery artfully top the marble vanity in the master bath.

 

Master Bath Details

A sterling silver matchbox engraved “Christmas 1888” was used by Langworthy as a locket as well as a reminder of their holiday history.

 

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Master Bedroom

The bed and reproduction 18th-century Sheraton nightstands are from Eldred Wheeler. Fabric for plaid silk panels from Robert Allen; Beacon Hill covers a chair.