Richly appointed in rustic stone and wood-paneled walls with wooden ceiling beams, this alluring enclave in Birmingham, Alabama, is dressed appropriately for the season.
A white-painted gate, garnished with a grapevine wreath, beckons guests in from the chilly winter air to gather at the dining table for a festive feast and warm conversation.
Earthy treasures such as pinecones, evergreen sprigs, moss, and juniper berries have been artfully honed into decorative delights that festoon windows, banisters, mantels, and other furnishings.
Left: A loose gathering of magnolia leaves lends effortless Southern style atop a rustic buffet in the dining room. Right: On the breakfast room table, the delicate tendrils of an ivy topiary encircle a poinsettia in a fanciful frame.
Placed as though they were just gathered from the forest floor, aromatic evergreen sprigs, sticks, and pinecones create a cozy tableau at this writing desk–the perfect setting for the treasured ritual of penning cards to friends and family.
“Sylvan Inspiration: Botanical Bliss” can be found in the Holiday Bliss 2015 issue of Victoria magazine.