Classic Christmas Decor – Weekly Decor Inspiration

Classic Christmas decor with Mary Mcdonald.  This article appeared in Veranda some years ago but her decorating is timeless so I thought I would bring it back from the archives.  Photos are by  Miguel Flores-Vianna and captions by Victoria Amory.

Classic Christmas decor with Mary Mcdonald.

Classic Christmas decor with Mary Mcdonald.Louis XVI-inspired chairs with silver handles, designed by McDonald.  Garlands and gilded grapes on 19th century French chandelier. Royal Crown Derby dinnerware and vintage English fine bone china. 

Custom velvet drapes. Repro Italian lamps. Swedish empire day beds. French scones. Spanish 18th century oil, Robert Scott chairs, bolsters in Clarence House velvet.Classic Christmas decor with Mary Mcdonald.

Anglo-Indian regency style inlaid chairs with cushion in Ralph Lauren linen, pillows in velvet. Custom velvet drapes. Peacock feathers, fans and faux birds from India, pinecones, velvet ribbon, and dried, real and faux fruits embellish the holiday greenery.

Classic Christmas decor with Mary Mcdonald.

In dining room, spruce bay leaf and eucalyptus cuttings from the homes gardens in stone urn. Pedestal by Mary McDonald.
Classic Christmas decor with Mary Mcdonald.

Federal sideboard. French 19th century mirrors. Sconces and shield shades, 1940s. Pagoda lantern. Pineboughs with antique chrome Christmas balls and silver and glass grape ornaments. Classic Christmas decor with Mary Mcdonald.

Queen Anne settee in needlepoint. Pillos in Clarence house leopard velvet and Ralph Lauren velvet. Repro French stool in velvet and Scalamandre damask. Anglo-Indian chair in fabric by Manueal Canovas. Ikat on table. Ralph Lauren hurricanes. Tony Duquette Candlesticks. French Empire mirror.Classic Christmas decor with Mary Mcdonald.Regency marble top gilded console. French 18th c portent in gilt wood frame from Paris. French 19th c dose bronze candlesticks.
For more pictures and to read more the article, please go here at Veranda.

I meant to post this on Monday but lost track of the days!