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Christmas in the West Village

by habituallychic

12 . 13 . 09

I had a fabulous lunch at Cafe Cluny yesterday with interior designer Courtney Giles and gallery owner Emily Amy who are in town from Atlanta for a few days of shopping. Afterward, I took a walk around the West Village to check out the holiday decorations. The neighborhood is full of beautiful brownstones and their owners who went all out this year but even the most humble of homes were dressed up with festive wreathes and greenery. Although, some of them maybe should have taken down their pumpkins first! Happy Holidays!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Modern Traditionalist December 13, 2009 | 6:22 pm

    Very warm and inviting. Thank you for photos of my favorite neighborhood, thus making me long for New York. I love the grouping of trees on the stoop. What a perfect way of communicating “Please use the other door. Thank you!”

  2. Cherish December 13, 2009 | 6:49 pm

    Thanks for the photos, Heather. The West Village has such a quiet neighbourhood atmosphere, especially at this time of year, far away from the crowds on Fifth Avenue. I especially love the teal blue doorway – the colour adds an extra splash of personality to the exterior.

  3. Belle on Heels December 13, 2009 | 7:17 pm

    so lovely!! thanks for sharing with those of us who can’t be in nyc right now!

  4. Ivy Lane December 13, 2009 | 7:53 pm

    Beautiful !!! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  5. Merilin December 13, 2009 | 7:58 pm

    Wow! Really wonderful! Almost like, step in if you like! It gives so friendly air!

  6. DoxaHome.com December 13, 2009 | 8:02 pm

    Oh, more and more I am missing the city, although I rarely spent my winter there (I found it entirely too cold and gray for my liking), I always came back during the holidays. Nothing compares to Christmas in New York City! Thanks for sharing.


  7. jones December 13, 2009 | 10:15 pm

    once again, your doors are wonderful–book in the making? Thanks, Mary

  8. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself December 13, 2009 | 11:09 pm

    So beautiful! I love the Village. I think it’s the only place in NYC I’d ever want to live.

  9. HudsonGoods.com December 13, 2009 | 11:58 pm

    I love the vintage doors of nyc. am planning on doing a blog post on them and I think I took the same pic of the first blue doors!

  10. Town and Country Mom December 14, 2009 | 12:54 am

    Missing NYC! Thanks for sharing such lovely photos; enjoy the season!

  11. red ticking December 14, 2009 | 1:56 am

    i could move to the west village… just love it there… so cozy and charming…

  12. Tawney--A Chichi Life December 14, 2009 | 2:42 am

    So lovely. The perfect display of Christmas decor.

  13. SK December 14, 2009 | 6:07 am

    It’s charming!

    I really want to live there one day. The wreaths look lovely!

  14. Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart December 14, 2009 | 11:58 am

    I miss the West Village where we lived when we moved to the States. Your post is heartwarming and a great document. Thank you.

  15. Teresa Hatfield December 14, 2009 | 1:08 pm

    So pretty! I love the greenery!

  16. Gramercy Home - Atlanta December 14, 2009 | 1:09 pm

    Ah – nothing like Christmas in the city. Great photos!

  17. Teresa Hatfield December 14, 2009 | 1:10 pm

    By the way, the tiny little pumpkin did wake up my laugh for the day. Too funny!

  18. Laura Casey Interiors December 14, 2009 | 2:17 pm

    oh they all look great. makes me miss the city. always love the magnolia.

  19. Laura Holland December 14, 2009 | 2:20 pm

    All that is missing is a dusting of fresh snow! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Nancy Gibson December 14, 2009 | 2:22 pm

    Nice post! Now, I out to decorate my door!

  21. TheCluelessCrafter December 14, 2009 | 2:53 pm

    Heather I too was enjoying the West Village holiday decor this weekend.

    I’ve got some lovely shots of Upper West Side manses decked out in their finery.

    Will post!

  22. ArchitectDesign™ December 14, 2009 | 3:10 pm

    That house with the 10 trees is crazy -so over the top -I love it!I love when everyone gets inthe spirit 🙂 Last nightI was noticing that every house and apt in my neighborhood had a tree in the window!

  23. Karena December 14, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    Wow, are those trees all going inside? I hope so so they can get in the front door! Lovely images Heather!

  24. Dagny @ Beautiful Living December 14, 2009 | 7:22 pm

    Most of those are SO tasteful! Did you pick out the best ones, or were does these homes set the tone for the rest of the neighbourhood? Beautiful!!!

  25. Habitually Chic December 14, 2009 | 7:29 pm

    So glad you all enjoyed the holiday tour of the West Village. It was about 20 degrees Saturday so I only made it to a few streets around Cafe Cluny. The house with the trees on the stairs uses the other door since they own two of the brownstones so no worries about people trying to get past them! I am going to try to hit the Upper East Side next when I have time!

  26. pen.ny December 15, 2009 | 3:36 am

    Hmm, love these photos, and Cafe Cluny = yum!

  27. Brillante Home Decor December 17, 2009 | 6:13 am

    Beautiful photographs of enchanting decorations. New York is the best!

  28. Sarah Jane December 18, 2009 | 3:54 pm

    happy holidays!! cafe cluny is my fave w village brunch spot:)

  29. Sarah October 6, 2010 | 3:51 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this! I love the holidays in the west village. My favorite time of year in my favorite place on earth!