The December issue of HGTV Magazine features a New Canaan family decorating cookies and sharing the holiday together in their Colonial kitchen, which was renovated by New Canaan designer Christine Donner of Christine Donner Kitchen Design Inc.

The Weed Street residence was shown on the New Canaan Cares Kitchen Tour in May 2010. The kitchen area was expanded, adding a banquette window and a long mudroom connecting to the garage. The kitchen features a palette of cream, saffron and mustard with butternut wood tones, and bronze countertops. Architect Rob Sanders, of Wilton, provided the architectural template, designed the addition and other period touches.

Donner's firm is a small studio specializing in kitchen and bath design. Her work has been featured in AtHome Magazine, on several New Canaan Cares Kitchen tours and on the front covers of Women's Day Kitchen & Bath.

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