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Turquoise and raspberry dining room decor puts a twist on holiday colors

A newly redesigned dining room in Hingham glows with jewel tones and greenery for the holidays.

Jess Delaney

Raspberry lip stain inspired the color palette for the holiday decorations in the formal dining room of this Hingham home. “The room can pull off jewel tones,” says Norwell-based designer Maggie Jerde. “Turquoise and raspberry is a twist on the traditional red and green.” Jerde brought the tablecloth to Winston Flowers and requested a raspberry-toned floral arrangement to complement it. Then she mixed pieces with classic silhouettes and edgier organic ones to reflect the overall design of the center-hall Colonial. “The holiday decor hints at the home’s coastal location while incorporating the wife’s formal Greenwich, Connecticut, roots and the couple’s taste for modern design,” Jerde says. As for color elsewhere in the room, Jerde refrained. “It was all about the table,” she says.

1 Jerde played down the tree, decorating it with warm white lights, metallic gold balls, and clear balls, so as not to compete with the table.


2 A faux eucalyptus garland by Hearth & Hand With Magnolia from Target graces the mantel, which is a new addition to the redesigned room. “Color and texture were all we needed,” Jerde says.

3 The stained-glass-and-crystal chandelier, which the wife inherited from her family, was the starting point for the room.

4 The walls, painted Benjamin Moore Larimar (from the company’s Century line of matte-finish products), have a reflective, iridescent quality. “We needed paint with personality,” Jerde says. “This one hugs you when you walk in.”

5 A hemstitched tablecloth by Sferra in peacock blue, chosen to go with the walls, sets off the agate cheese boards with gilded rims.

6 For the table settings, Jerde layered cranberry-colored agate coasters atop casual, hand-dipped porcelain pottery salad plates, gold-rimmed china, and traditional silver chargers.

7 Iridescent goblets and tumblers from Anthropologie mimic the effect of the walls.