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Elsewhere, the spirit of the season is present through understated additions such as the traditional garland on the staircase, the stockings hung by the fireplace in the family room, and wreaths placed throughout the home. “I like my Christmas décor to be the same as my houseclean lines and not excessive,” Cindy says of the approach. Walsh also notes that not everything has to be in the traditional red-and-green scheme. “For this house in particular, I didn’t think the red made as much sense as the softer colors. Cindy likes peach and pink, and those hues flow with the home’s serene palette.”

The tree sits in the formal living room and can be seen from the entry as well as through the home’s front windows. It is in keeping with the light, cheerful palette thanks to a collection of shimmering ornaments, both vintage and new. “There is so much green on a tree that you really need a little sparkle for your ornaments to show up,” Walsh says. “Plus, Cindy and I both love a hint of sparkle—especially at the holidays.” And it’s just the touch needed to echo the blending of personality and formality seen throughout this home.

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