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We had the exciting privilege to decorate the Kelly House in Edgartown this holiday season. As one of the most iconic hotels on the island, we decide to give a ‘little’ grandeur to the entry and front facade with lush evergreen wreaths, garlands and colorful fruits. The Kelley House opened its doors in 1742 and is celebrated as one of the oldest hotels in America. As such, we decided to create a historically accurate and exotically endowed fruit façade. These fruits historically were showcased during the holiday season to display a family’s wealth. Families that could afford these exotic pineapples, pomegranates, oranges and apples would include them in garlands, wreaths and as a pediment above entries. It is a lovely tradition that gives a cold and often grey New England a little color back during the holidays.

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