We might not celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but we can certainly appreciate this Martha Stewart farmhouse-style stay that’s currently decorated with Thanksgiving vibes. Located in Bedford, New York, the decor expert has teamed up with Booking.com to make her cosy abode available to book for one lucky pair for one time only.
The overnight stay took place on November 18-19 and the winners were treated to a special itinerary. It included a guided tour of the property by Martha’s Head Gardener Ryan McCallister, with sights such as her Insta-famous chicken coop, gardens and stables.
There was also a table setting and wreath-making demo with Executive Director of Design, Kevin Sharkey, and brunch with Martha herself, prepared by award-winning chef Thomas Joseph.
The Booking.com promotion was on a first-come, first-served basis, going for just $US11.23 on November 16 to the quickest to get in.
Despite the fact that we don’t have chilly weather over the festive season, it seems like Martha Stewart’s Thanksgiving-inspired home is exactly the kind of vibe we’re after this summer, even in Australia. Research showed that the equivalent of 4 million Aussies said that a farm stay is the type of holiday home that appeals to them the most. Homes outside the city are in high demand, with more Aussies saying they’re interested in booking cosy cabins (33 per cent) and country cottages (32 per cent).
Before you book your next getaway, take a look inside Martha Stewart’s Bedford home in all its glory for some inspiration.
Martha Stewart Bedford home
The signature Martha Stewart style is evident right from the start in her Bedford home. Many of us have fallen for the look of all-white panelled cladding in recent years which can refresh a tired home. Instead, Martha’s place is painted in a much warmer greige colour. Combined with the stone on the chimney and rich reds and yellows of the autumnal leaves in the garden, it’s an incredibly inviting sight to behold.
The front steps are decorated with a simple row of pumpkins on either side. It just goes to show that you don’t need to overcomplicate decorating. Small touches like this which give a nod to the season can go a long way to livening up a home.
The front door to Martha Stewart’s Bedford home is decorated with a wreath made from natural-looking elements and a gold bow. The neutral colours tie in effortlessly with the home’s hues and surrounds.
Martha Stewart’s farmhouse-style kitchen has all of the classic features, such as open shelving, cream-coloured joinery and a freestanding oven. Subway tiles in a similar shade create visual flow, with contrasting dark accents in the benchtop and floors.
The dining area
The living area
In Martha Stewart’s living room, refined pale blue and elegantly patterned chairs set the tone for a refined yet homely stay. Multi-pane windows bring in lots of light and offer an outlook to the beautiful gardens outside.
In keeping with Martha Stewart’s style throughout the rest of the home, the bedrooms are elegant and cosy. Neutral walls and white doors and frames are contrasted with black accents in the mirror and bed frame.
A book shelf is built in behind the single bed with wall lights adding ambience for reading. The glass-panelled windows completely transform the space into an idyllic retreat.
If you were looking for farmhouse bathroom inspiration, this is it. The creamy colour makes the simple space feel classic and effortlessly beautiful. Details like the freestanding bath and basin with the old-fashioned bath and shower tapware add to the elegant feel.
To browse more cosy stays like this one, head to Booking.com.