Traditional Home 2014: 7 Best Holiday Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Each November, Traditional Home features the best holiday interiors with decorative rugs from around the country, and this year is no exception. My picks for the 7 best holiday interiors of 2014 ranges from the stunning new traditional style of Gerald Pomeroy in Dover, Massachusetts to a classic New England Christmas in Lisa Hilderbrand’s 18th-Century Connecticut farmhouse. Nora Marra fills a 1937 Chicago home with light and Holiday colors, Emily Sullivan evokes the Northern Christmases of her childhood in her new Los Angeles home and Patrik Lönn conjures up a stately Scottish library in New York’s Holiday House Showhouse.


In the kitchen of a Dover, Massachuetts home transformed by Gerald Pomeroy, blue upholstery anchored by a blue rug creates a cozy sitting area around a handsome fieldstone fireplace. A dark wood floor and yellow pillows add warmth and contrast.


The fieldestone fireplace can be seen at the far end of Gerald Pomeroy kitchen design. Between the counter and the fireplace is a blue and white dining area anchored by a blue and white geometric rug. Yellow chairs in the foreground and yellow walls at the far end wrap the entire space in a sunny embrace.


“Purple and lavender are tricky, they can seem cold,” Gerald Pomeroy  told Traditional Home. So the cool purples and greens were balanced by large expanses of warm wood tones and by apricot drapes and brass hardware. A silver grey contemporary rug makes the purple and lavender pop and pulls together the entire room. 


Purple, green and blue accents visually link the living room, dining room and kitchen in the Dover, Massachusetts home designed by Gerald Pomeroy. A gold Greek key geometric rug and gold wallcovering envelop the entire space in a sunny warmth. An ornament laden Christmas tree pops against shimmering gold walls.   


Interior designer and former Christie’s furniture and rug specialist Lisa Hilderbrand and husband Eric serve breakfast to their two sons and rough-coat Jack Russell terrier in the 18th-Century Fairfield County, Connecticut farmhouse she re-designed for her family.


A charcoal oriental rug anchors orange, coral and blue upholstery, gold and black contemporary coffee table and antique wood paneling in Patrik Lönn’s Scottish library in the 2013 New York Holiday House Showhouse.


Green and red Christmas arrangements pop against the beige, gold and white color scheme of a dining room anchored by a beige damask rug in a 1937 Winnetka, Illinois home originally built for Arthur Nielsen, the creator of the Nielsen ratings and updated by Nora Marra.


Green Chinoiserie wallcovering by de Gournay, coral leather dining chairs and green and white Christmas garlands pop against a pale grey Oushak rug in the dining room of the Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles home of interior designer Emily Sullivan.


Images courtesy Traditional Home Magazine.

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