Living Room

Simple holiday decor shimmers against the living room’s white walls—inspired by a plain white T-shirt. Colors pulled from the rich antique rug reappear on a pair of bergères and the velvet sofas.

Living Room Details

The Christmas tree glitters in gold and green. A collection of gilt-framed artwork hung on the wall behind creates a masterpiece in itself.

Living Room Fireplace

Velvet-clad sofas in the living room face each other across a marble mantel designed by architect Thomas Proctor.

Exterior

The home’s pediment-crowned entry opens onto a private courtyard. Vines on the sides of the house perfectly complement the seasonal decorations around the front door.

Dining Room

In the dining room, the glow of the golden-hued Murano glass chandelier mixes flawlessly with walnut woodwork above and dainty gilt-frame chairs below.

Dining Room Details

Glittering pinecones, diminutive Eiffel towers, and gleaming gold place settings in the dining room create a glamorous holiday tabletop.

Portrait

Dede Vlietstra with Labrador retrievers Homer and Cousteau.

Kitchen

Dede’s favorite room? The kitchen. “I could live in this kitchen,” she says. “Actually, I do!” Roman shades from Cowtan & Tout pair with sage-colored runners to cool the auburn flooring and cabinetry.

Master Bedroom

Refined patterns and an understated palette replaced the master bedroom’s previous pink scheme. “If I were to use one word to describe this house, I’d say soothing,” says homeowner Dede Vlietstra. “I love being here.”

Master Bedroom Window Seat

The master bedroom’s window seat overlooks the canyon beyond. “The view is so spectacular,” says Dede, “I don’t think we ever close the curtains!”

Master Bathroom

Classic materials—primarily walnut and marble—emphasize the gracious architecture in the master bathroom.

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Simple Elegance: Holiday Décor in a Mediterranean-style Home

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Living Room

Simple holiday decor shimmers against the living room’s white walls—inspired by a plain white T-shirt. Colors pulled from the rich antique rug reappear on a pair of bergères and the velvet sofas.