ver accents, crystal and glass and light winter hues
that create the seasonal theme. And in an elegant
continuation of the use of Bermudian greenery,
the mantle is decorated with a mix of local foliage,
gold painted starfish and pine cones.
The next room is the family room, second only
to the kitchen in its role as a household gathering
place. The room is large, with high ceilings, and
features traditional Bermudian architecture and
design, complete with cedar beams. It is naturally
decorated in red and brown tones to complement the cedar wood, and now these colours are
enhanced even further by the presence of red and
green decorations and Christmas stockings, as well
as a huge Christmas tree that stands near the door.
In keeping with the theme of greenery through-
out the house, small tables are topped with natural
decorations, such as a bowl of pine cones and
walnuts and a floral arrangement that is made up of
red roses, peonies and greenery and enhanced by a
gold pedestal vase. And to accent the colours and
architecture of the room even further, red cushions
and yellow lights can be seen throughout the space,
Originally a Swedish tradition, the chime works
when the heat from the candles rotating around it
makes the bells ring. In fact, the owner had such a
chime growing up, making this one, which was a
special gift from a friend, particularly meaningful.
And for a touch of fun, each place setting is completed by a cracker ball, a new twist on the classic
English Christmas cracker. The cracker balls contain layers of tissue paper that, when unravelled,
reveal a small prize or toy, much to the delight of
the ones opening them.
Upon leaving the kitchen, guests are shown into
the more formal dining and living room, which is
elegantly decorated in the silver and white tones
that adorn the front hall. The dining table features
silver reindeer and Christmas trees at its centre, as
well as votive candles and single white roses near
each place. The elegant, formal look is completed
by Venetian glass antique plates set on top of cut
mirrored placemats. And for a final touch, silver
place card holders create a subtle Bermudian flair.
The room itself is painted in ice blue and white,
colours which lend themselves perfectly to the sil-
A festive living room
mantle features traditional greenery with a
unique mix of starfish
and gold and silver pine-cones. On the side table
in front of the fire, three
translucent vellum paper
covered candles in blue
hold floating candles
and complement the
blue accents of the room.
The dining room table,
set with the fine crystal
and silverware, shimmers
with a simple but elegant
winter white theme.
Beautiful antique Venetian glass plates sit on
cut mirrored placemats
while silver reindeer,
single white roses, crystal
candle holders and silver
Christmas trees combine
for an enchanting centrepiece.