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Doesn’t this photo from the Dec ’07 issue of Elle Decor totally embody the spirit of winter? For me it conjures up nostalgic memories of snowy childhood winters in Michigan and me with my sister making snow angels in our backyard. I can almost taste the snow! The photo is from a story on the country home of interior photographer and regular Elle Decor contributor William Waldron.

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The Waldrons’ 1760s farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley, complete with a quirky giant peace sign on its facade, rests on 77 acres of land in an idyllic setting amidst fir trees and expansive views.

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Inside an inviting fireplace adds a feeling of comfort and warmth. This looks like the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night, don’t you think?

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The home’s minimalist decor includes a hodgepodge of mismatched antiques, flea market finds and salvaged fixtures. Soft white walls and a neutral color scheme exude pared down elegance and give the space a feeling of serenity. I’d say this home is the perfect winter retreat! Now I’m officially in the ready for snow and winter…which means the holidays are right around the corner and I can’t wait!

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Photos: William Waldron for Elle Decor


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