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7 Festive Spaces to Celebrate Christmas in July
Photography by William Dickey, Interior designs by Jen Fancher, Styling by Lucy Finney

Text by Holly Seng

Christmas in the Cottage BookWhether you’re embracing Christmas in July or getting a head start on your holiday decorating plans, our Christmas in the Cottage book captures the magic of the season. Step into a cottage-style wonderland of Christmas as you tour homes bedecked in festive décor. In charming cottages and farmhouse-style gatherings, gifts are tied with colorful ribbons, trees are all aglow, and welcoming wreaths greet one and all. Peruse a range of decorating styles that complement tables laden with holiday finery or simple botanical touches that honor both old and new traditions in your holiday home. Below, we’ve shared a few highlights from the book’s 220 pages. Take a look and consider treating yourself to a copy as a special Christmas in July gift.

First Impressions

Photography by Nicole Du Bois, Interior designs by Maurine Abney, Styling by Amy Wilson

The striking curb appeal of this contemporary cottage is just the start of the storied antiques and twinkling lights that await inside. Cherished collectibles find their home amongst fresh greenery for timeless vignettes that impart subtle hints of jovial cheer.

Southern Charm

Living Room
Photography by Mac Jamieson, Interior designs by Maggie Griffin, Styling by Emmy Hobbs

For Georgia-based interior designer Maggie Griffin, holiday decorating starts well before Thanksgiving—early November to be exact. With the home’s interiors brimming with seasonal splendor and a schedule packed with beloved traditions, it’s no surprise the Griffins would want to maximize their time spent enjoying all the season has to offer.

Collected Traditions

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Amy Wilson

A passion for history and time spent traveling the world led to a home rich with Christmas cheer. Scotland, one of the homeowners’ favorite destinations, influenced the tartan-infused primary bedroom.

A Merry Modern Farmhouse

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Sidney Bragiel

After living in three different states over the years, homeowners Jamie and Skot Montgomery realized their dream of settling down in their home state of Alabama and building their forever home. Come Christmastime, their modern farmhouse is layered with festive touches for a laid-back style that emanates a comforting warmth.

Rustic Revelry

Dining Room
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

Let nature serve as your muse for an enchanting tabletop display, where a neutral scheme allows organic accents to shine, such as foraged greenery and pine cones. Use pages from an old book to create a custom banner to adorn the mantel.

Festive French Flair

Christmas Tree
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele, Interior designs by Mallory Smith, Styling by Melissa Sturdivant Smith

French antiques impart timeworn charm in this study, where a balsam beauty adorned with twinkling lights and glistening orbs casts an elegant glow. Piles of presents wrapped in assorted plaids complement the room’s wall covering.

Making Memories

Dining table
Photography by Mac Jamieson, Interior designs by Patsy Schmidt

Vintage-style Santa plates set atop simple white dishes reflect the nearby candlelight and tree, setting a magical backdrop for a gathering with family and friends. A medley of votive, taper, and pillar candles spans the length of the table, their variation in height lending added visual interest to the scene.

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