‘Tis the Season

NOV/DEC 2008

Photography Irvin Serrano

Five Maine designers transform homes for the holiday.

In anticipation of our holiday issue, Maine Home+Design brought together five of our favorite interior designers and asked them to create spaces that evoke the joy and festivity of the season. Their choices run the gamut from classic to contemporary, sweet to sophisticated. We invite you to enjoy these beautiful rooms with our wishes for a healthy, happy holiday.

theseasons_w.jpgThe Season’s Seaside Fantasy
The designers of Karu Décor in Portland and Flora Home in Yarmouth created their holiday vision with elemental shapes and a fantasia of finishes. The custom chair, upholstered with an original seascape by Jean Pilk, floats on a faux flokati rug surrounded by bubbles of chrome and milk glass.










visionsofdisco_w.jpgVisions of Disco Balls Danced in Their Heads

Nicki Bongiorno of spacesnb in Kennebunkport fashioned a cool, contemporary Christmas setting for her young clients in their antique farmhouse. Dramatic black-and-white furnishings are accented with hot pink, including a papier mache stag’s head over the fireplace.









overtheriver_w.jpgOver the River and through the Woods…
…to a cozy cabin decorated for the season by Brett Johnson of Main Street Design Co. in Gorham. The simplicity of glass ornaments and fairy lights for the tree, candlelight for the mantle, and firelight for the room makes for an effortless, welcoming holiday scene.











beautifulblessings_w.jpgBountiful Blessings for the Holiday Table

Deborah Chatfield of Chatfield Design in Rockport takes elegance and tradition to a new level with this sophisticated dining room dressed up for the holidays. Rich reds and deep greens combine to create the room’s chromatic theme, which is echoed in the table linens, floral arrangements, and fabric finishes.









Welcome Home for the Holidays
Kennebunkport designer Louise Hurlbutt draped fragrant pine garlands and hung wreaths bedecked with red ribbon and starfish to create a festive holiday entrance for her home.

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