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Fireplace Design Ideas Newsletter, December 23, 2012, Issue #08 - A Victorian Christmas Fireplace
December 25, 2012

A Victorian Christmas Fireplace

Yuletides of Yore!

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DECEMBER 23, 2012 -- ISSUE #08

Take a Step Back in Time . . . . .

This issue of our Fireplace Design Ideas e-newsletter offers a glimpse of Victorian exuberance in holiday hearth decor. See how one designer met the challenge of creating an elegant,  but festive holiday decorating scheme befitting the splendor of a grand Victorian room.

Nestled in a secluded hillside setting overlooking New York's Hudson River, Wilderstein is a gracious 19th century country house in Rhinebeck . . . just a short drive from New York City. Each year, this grande dame of Queen Anne architecture in the Hudson Valley is transformed by florists and designers into a Christmas holiday extravaganza.

Warm, richly finished paneling and a carved and coffered ceiling lend old world elegance to Wilderstein's formal dining room (below).    Not to be outdone, the imposing mantelpiece soars from floor to ceiling. Handcarved and crafted, the wood mantel frames a firebox surround of dark marble.

Photo Credit (above): Rikki Snyder

Get Inspired with Visions of Victorian Grandeur

Decked out for the holidays by Tess Casey of Aisling Flowers, based in New York City, this holiday hearth evokes the exuberance of a Victorian Christmas. An evergreen garland draped in red fabric festoons the fireplace mantel. Strings of tiny white lights weave their way through the greenery, while bell-shaped ornaments dangle from above.    Red roses garnish the evergreen garland to enhance the romantic charm and ambiance of this warm holiday setting!

Photo Credit (above): Rikki Snyder

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