Gingerbread House Goes Modern Traditional

Each year my son and I visit The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford, CT to make a gingerbread house. This destination museum and cooking school lets us savor each step, from rolling the dough and baking to building the structure and decorating. Together we make a great team; he likes to build, and I—of course—like to decorate!

The interior designer in me really came through this year, when we decided to do something different—we left off a portion of the roof and decorated the interior of the house, complete with a mod fireplace and presents under the tree. Take a peek at our creation and a couple of other festive collaborations:

Our 2011 gingerbread house

My son in action

Our final creation with a view to the interior

Our gingerbread neighbor

One more design

Creating an imaginative gingerbread house has become a much-loved tradition in our house. I hope you’re able to carve some creative time with family this holiday season!



  • 6 years ago marion

    love this, i do the same each year, but never tried the interior.

    • 6 years ago S.B. Long Interiors

      Thanks Marion! I highly recommend it. Next year, an inspiration board!


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