If you want great recipes and a great flair for southern aesthetic, James T. Farmer is your go-to guy. He gets it. He gets that a little bit of butter isn’t a bad thing. He understands that entertaining is an art, but it should also be a lot of fun. He just knows everything there is to know about the smart, eloquent, and lovely way to entertain (enough to make the “bless your heart Miss Clairee” type of southern lady swoon). Recently, Famer was featured in Southern Living. His home for the holidays is beyond enchanting, cozy, and perfectly tasteful. His beautiful home is everything I would want on a cold Christmas night. I think you will agree.
All photos from Southern Living.
I love the abundance of this garland on the beautiful mantle. Seriously, look at all that detail!
Beautiful Farmdale Cottage. I seriously think all you need is garland and wreaths!
Beautiful and festive display in blue and white.
Rich and thick garland. Nothing skinny and puny about that!
Between guests and parties and travel, I have been swamped (as I am sure is the same for you). I have been amazed at all the spirited Christmas talent I have seen on instagram recently. They are truly inspiring images that have quickly put me in the Christmas spirit. As I spotted them, I captured them so I can share a round-up of some of my favorite designers and tastemakers getting ready for the swing of the holiday season! I will be back tomorrow (promise!). XOXO
All photos via the following instagram accounts…
via One Kings Lane
Via Eleven Gables
Via Belclaire House
By Tammy Connor via La Dolce Vita
By Mary McDonald via Nathan Turner
Via Rach Parcell
By Alexandra Trujillo de Taylor from her instagram HRH Duchess of State
Via Better Homes and Gardens
By Marcela Caio of Theodora Home
By Kelli Delaney of KD Hamptons
By Anne Hepfer via her Instagram. Photo by Graydon Pictures
Via Eddie Ross
Via Scot Meacham Wood
Via Bettie Pardee
Festive bunkbeds by Ken Fulk via Melissa Penfold Instagram
Via Paige Minear
Via Garden Variety Design
Via Sarah Bartholomew
Girls’ room decked for the holidays by Tilton Fenwick via ShabbyChic Interiors
A Dallas residence designed for the holidays by Jackson Durham Events
Via Biscuit Home
Via James Farmer
Via KD Hamptons
Via James Swann at Cliveden National Trust via Instagram
Jim Dove via House Beautiful
Kitchen via J+G Design
New Orleans Home via The Grove Street Press
So fresh and festive designed by Emily Vanderputten
Stairway to Christmas by Angela | The Painted House
The gorgeous home of Alex Papachristidis for Christmas