In the formal living room, the tile on the fireplace was the starting point. "I think it’s important to highlight things that are original to a house. The blue tile became the inspiration for the entire room,” Beth says. Holly found a matching blue fabric for two tufted wing chairs that flank the fireplace (one chair is moved to make room for the Christmas tree). The painting over the fireplace is a contemporary statement in an otherwise traditional space. The colors in the painting are repeated throughout the house.
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Wing chair: Transitional wing chair (8490-00) by The Charles Stewart Company.
Floor lamp: Thurston by Visual Comfort for Darnell & Company; 704/376-6497.
Cocktail tables: Parsons Mirrored Console Table by Arteriors Home.
Silver trees: Antique Silver Tree in Urn and Silver Mercury Glass Tree from A Vintage Holiday.
Sconces: Double Clear Glass Ball by Charles Edwards.
Painting: by Chris Hayman, available from Hidell Brooks Gallery.
Stockings: Hable Christmas Stockings from Garnet Hill.