House tour: Elegant holiday farmhouse
Outdoor Christmas decor
Evergreen wreaths are suspended by sage green ribbon in every window of homeowner and designer Michelle Morgan Harrison’s 19th-century Connecticut farmhouse, while swaths of garland grace the porch railing and door frame. Natural and uniform, the look blends into the house’s countryside setting and strikes the tone for the festive scheme indoors.
Whether it’s Christmas or not, Michelle’s signature style is a sophisticated uncluttered mix of modern and traditional, often in a muted palette that’s big on texture. So it’s no surprise that her approach to decorating for the holiday season is the same. While many err on the side of “more, more, more,” Michelle keeps it simple with natural elements, a subtle sparkle and colours she knows she can happily live with.
Carol of the bells
Repetition is key to a cohesive Christmas look. In the entrance hall, Michelle hung silver bell Christmas ornaments from sage green ribbon, which is echoed throughout the rest of her home on wreaths, gifts and stacks of books.