Our Holiday Home Special Issue Is Filled with Festive Style

Photography by Mac Jamieson

The issue cover of the Holiday Home special issue of The Cottage Journal. In our latest special issue of Holiday Home from The Cottage Journal, we showcase 10 gorgeous homes decked out for the holidays—each with their own personal panache. From a fresh red-and-white palette to traditional tartan themes, ideas abound for seasonal tabletops, breathtaking trees, welcoming entrances, and more. This year, we’re highlighting homes from Texas to Virginia, each packed with Yuletide charm that is sure to provide plenty of inspiration for creating cozy spaces to celebrate the holiday season. From classic to contemporary and everything in between, the festive styles featured in this issue are endless. See a sneak peek of Holiday Home below and then pick up your issue today!

Historic Charm

A hunter green study with a traditionally decorated tree and a pair of grey arm chairs.
Photography by Brian Bieder, Design by Maggie Griffin

The cozy green study in this 100-year-old Georgia home is layered with red and green accents for an elegant design that feels traditional yet chic.

Fresh & Festive

A kitchen decorated with a medley of miniature green wreaths hung on chairs and cabinets with red ribbon
Photography by Nissa-Lynn Parson and Justin Parson, Design and Styling by Nissa-Lynn Parson

When it comes to creating a magical Christmas experience for her five children, this Dallas-based designer goes all out—hanging green wreaths from vibrant red ribbons throughout the kitchen.

Christmas Blues

A blue-and-white living room with silver and gold Christmas decorations.
Photography by Robert Radifera, Styling by Charlotte Safavi, Design by Molly Kay Johns

Stunning silver and glistening gold accents pair with the room’s blue-and-white furnishings for a timeless scheme that complements the home’s existing décor.

Dazzling Details

A flocked tree decorated with brightly colored ornaments and a tree topper made of sage ribbon and white featherrs.
Photography by John O’Hagan, Styling by Bethany Adams, Design assistance by Lisa Flake

This tree’s brightly colored ornaments enhance the home’s contemporary style while feathers inspire a fun and whimsical topper.

Seasonal Setting

A holiday tablescape featuring red-and-green plaid and nutcracker accents.
Photography by Art Meripol, Styling by Dorothy Walton

Draw inspiration from the season’s favorite ballet with a holiday tablescape dedicated to the star of the show.

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