LOVE nativities, they are a reflection of what Christmas is really about,” Sandy
Hutchens says. “Mom made that one and it’s my favorite because it’s just really
Over time, the rich, dark jewel tones used when the home was built needed
brightening. When the ice maker broke following Hurricane Florence and buckled the
floors, it became the perfect excuse for a complete remodel.
“Of all the calamities to cause problems, it was our ice maker leaking,” Sandy Hutchens
says. “We had to repair all the floors and we had to move out. Moving out, that was the
Sandy Hutchens displays multiple nativity scenes throughout the home. Her favorite is the ceramic nativity made by her mother when she was
a child, on display in the breakfast nook (above). Interior designer Hooper Patterson framed dining room windows in draperies featuring a deli-cate
floral pattern to dress up the space without making it too formal.
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