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Revisiting an Elegant Christmas

by habituallychic

12 . 05 . 21

I was going through old post when I came across the beautiful Park Avenue apartment of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels decorated for Christmas from the November/December 2016 issue of Veranda. I love the elegant details they’ve added to each room and thought it was definitely worth reposting. I’ve combined those photos with non-holiday photos from Architectural Digest and their designers Brockschmidt & Coleman to give you a full picture of the home.

In the library, Kellogg serves small bites of cheese, nuts, and fruit plus a festive milk punch on an antique directoire desk paired with a caned Louis XVI chair. The walls are painted a custom green hue in a high gloss from Fine Paints of Europe.

Kellogg serves milk punch from her set of vintage silver cups displayed on a vintage silver tray decked with seasonal greenery for the holidays.

Fernanda Kellogg inherited the apartment after her father’s death in 2006. The layout of the 3,600-square-foot space would accommodate entertaining far better than that of the Central Park West flat shared by the businesswoman and her husband, Kirk Henckel but now it would be designed to reflect a younger generation’s sense of style while holding on to many of its existing furnishings.

Accented with golden details, the library features a late-19th-century Swedish clock, a Directoire desk, a sofa upholstered in a Claremont brocatelle, and a needlepoint carpet from John Rosselli.

A 17th-century Beauvais tapestry was moved from the living room to the windowless entrance gallery to create a centerpiece that also wouldn’t fade.

A Brunschwig & Fils fabric covers the chairs in the entry hall.

The 18th-century sideboard holds holiday treats such as a traditional game-bird pie. 

During the holidays, Fernanda Kellogg channels her love for fine heirlooms into creating seasonal and festive vignettes throughout her gracious apartment on Park Avenue. In the dining room, a table dressed in a custom table skirt from Claremont and topped with a tablecloth from Schweitzer Linen, plus 18th-century Italian chairs, complements the warm green walls.

Kellogg’s vintage china from Christofle trimmed in festive shades of magenta and gold takes center stage on the elegant dining table.

Fernanda Kellogg uses her love for fine old heirlooms to create seasonal vignettes throughout her gracious apartment on Park Avenue. Vintage English bone china and an ornate platter on an antique Italian commode make the perfect scene for a show stopping dessert table.

In the dining room, an ancestral portrait and 18th-century Italian chairs upholstered in a silk damask.

Wool baize lines the dining room walls; the oil painting of barnyard fowl is in the manner of Flemish Old Master Roelandt Savery.

Antique lion heads ornament the mahogany bar.

The eat-in-kitchen features a painted floorcloth.

In the living room, back-to-back sofas divide the large space into distinct seating areas.

The lambrequins and curtains in the living room are made of Claremont and Osborne & Little fabrics.

Sketches by Paul-César Helleu fill a living room wall; a Claremont silk damask covers the 18th-century chair.

Eighteenth-century engravings hang in the bedroom corridor; the mahogany console was owned by Kellogg’s great-grandfather Rodman Wanamaker.

The heirloom headboard in the master bedroom is surrounded by 19th-century bird portraits by Hannah Pettigrew; a printed cotton from Claremont is used throughout, and at the foot of the bed is a cabinet, upholstered in an Old World Weavers velvet, that contains a television; the needlepoint rug is by Stark.

The elegant dressing table is set with a vintage silver toiletry set.

The guest room’s lit d’alcove is flanked by Empire armoires; the curtains are made of antique Aubusson panels.

An Empire secrétaire à abattant and a bust of Napoléon stand in the guest room; the walls are covered with a Claremont stripe.

Photos via Veranda, AD, and Brockschmidt and Coleman.