In December 2006, Elle Decor featured Provincetown painter John Dowd's 19th-century Cape Cod cottage. William Waldron photographed it and Carlos Mota did the styling. Take a closer look.
There are quiet nods to the holiday season.
A fragile branch with berries is juxtaposed with a heavy gilt frame. No ribbons needed here.
And the asymmetry continues with a random mix of mismatched candlesticks, compotes, and one lone red amaryllis that stands out against the dark tones in an 1837 portrait by Joseph Greenleaf Cole.
Vaguely related past post: Cafiero on Art.