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Seasonal Simplicity

Sometimes a winter welcome means forgoing the typical red-and-green holiday color scheme in favor of a woodsy and rustic palette. As Robyn Thomas decorated her 1850 farmhouse she shares with her husband, Keith, and their children, she aimed to replicate the unpretentious lifestyle of the original residents, and her approach to the holidays is no different. “I think about what the house looked like then,” she explains. Here are some of the ways she decks the halls—including this enclosed porch—with homespun cheer.

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Sparkling Star Wreath

Create a magical Christmas Eve night with this simple wreath that mimics sparkling stars.

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Decorating Secret
Good Clean Fun

Good Clean Fun

Remember to incorporate unique focal points in your decor. Traci Ostrander employed an old wooden washing machine as the foundation for a front-porch display. A small owl brings a touch of whimsy to this Christmas homestead!
Photographed and Styled by Gridley + Graves


How do you welcome winter into your home?

Woodland touches
Traditional Christmas colors like red, green and white
Candyland charms
Garlands galore!
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