Jenna Bush Hager has given a behind-the-scenes look at her impeccably decorated new home, from her cozy fireplaces and packed bookshelf to her wallpapered dining room and piano.
The Today host reportedly moved to Connecticut’s Fairfield County with her husband, Henry Hager, and their three children — Mila, nine, Poppy, seven, and Hal, three — after listing their New York City condo for $5.375 million last spring.
Bush Hager, 41, took to Instagram on Sunday to share photos from the cozy weekend she spent at home with her best friend, ceramic artist Laird Gough, and her husband, Ross Gough.
‘Scenes from a freezing weekend with my [heart],’ she captioned the images.
The mother of three has yet to publicly confirm she is living in Connecticut, though her family’s most recent holiday card paid tribute to their ‘new stomping ground.’
Jenna Bush Hager, 41, revealed the inside of her new home in Connecticut in a series of Instagram photos, including her stunning black and white dining room
The impeccably decorated room features black and white floral wallpaper and a striped rug underneath her mahogany dining table
Bush Hager and her husband, Henry Hager, spent the weekend playing cards with their friends, ceramic artist Laird Gough, and her husband, Ross Gough
Bush Hager’s post marks the first time she has given fans a glimpse of the inside of the property, which she moved into sometime last year.
The first image is a snapshot of her family’s new cat, Hollywood ‘Holly’ Hager, sitting in front of their roaring fireplace.
An octagon-shaped mirror hangs above the mantel, which is decorated with small vases of various shapes, and the wall surrounding the fireplace is covered in wallpaper.
There is a cozy chair in the corner of the room, next to a white built-in bookshelf — a must-have for the Read with Jenna founder, who recently launched her own production company, Thousand Voices.
The following shot captures Bush Hager and her husband playing cards with the Goughs at a small table in the corner of the piano room, which features a textured cream rug.
Four framed prints are displayed on the wall next to them, and they are seated in front of a glass and wood door that leads to what looks like a sunroom with a tile floor. The date stamp on the image says 2/4/98.
Another image of Bush Hager’s son, Hal, playing the piano while their cat stands underneath it looks like it was taken on the opposite side of the room.
The same black and white style prints are displayed on the wall behind the piano, and there are large windows flanked by long curtains that are pushed open, revealing the trees that surround their property.
One black and white snapshot shows Bush Hager’s son, Hal, playing the piano while their cat stands underneath it
Another sweet photo of Hal in the house shows Laird, a Virginia native who is now based in New York City, reading him a bedtime story
Bush Hager’s daughter Poppy, seven, is pictured jumping on a cream sofa in the living room with another little girl, who is likely the Goughs’ daughter
One sweet snapshot shows Laird, a Virginia native who is now based in New York City, reading a bedtime story to Hal in another room in the house.
The little boy is wearing his pajamas and sitting on her lap as he turns the pages of the book. Laird is leaning against a dark wood dresser that is topped with a white and blue ceramic lamp, an acrylic framed photo, and a large globe.
The mirror hanging above the dresser captures the reflection of the artwork that is hanging on the wall across the room.
The pièce de résistance of the Hager family’s home is undoubtedly their gorgeous dining room thanks to its chic black and white floral wallpaper.
Fans gushed about the ‘amazing’ wallpaper in the comments and curiously tried to figure out where it was from.
Bush Hager decided to play with mixed prints in the room and paired the floral motif with a black and white striped rug.
A crystal chandelier hangs above the mahogany dining room table, which is surrounded by her set of Chippendale-style chairs that were painted white for the move.
A snapshot of the two couples seated together was taken after dinner while they posed with their black and white fabric napkins crumbled next to them.
An image of the room from another angle shows a floral chair in the same pattern as some of the throw pillows and a cream S-shaped sofa with fringe facing a fireplace
An octagon-shaped mirror hangs above another one of the family’s fireplaces, and there is a packed bookshelf located in the corner of the room
The mantel is decorated with small vases of various shapes, and the wall surrounding the fireplace is covered in wallpaper
Bush Hager posted a close-up of their Mumford & Sons playing cards and tea cups
Another photo shows the table decorated with a bouquet of dark flowers, mixed-patterned plates, and striped taper candles resting in silver candlestick holders.
The large black and white artwork on the wall used to be in the living room of her New York City condo, next to her wall of bookcases with a sliding library ladder.
Poppy and another little girl, who is likely the Goughs’ daughter, are pictured jumping on a cream sofa with throw pillows in their newly decorated living room.
A large painting is hanging behind them, and there is a cream coffee table with a lamp off to the side of the couch.
The gold and glass coffee table is topped with two coffee table books, ‘A Touch of Style’ by Carlos Mota and ‘Bunny Williams’ Point of View: Three Decades of Decorating Chic and Comfortable Houses.’
An image of the room from another angle shows a floral chair in the same pattern as some of the throw pillows and a cream S-shaped sofa with fringe facing another fireplace.
Bush Hager went with a whole new aesthetic, including updated furniture, when she designed the interior of her Connecticut home.
The animal print couch and red armor that were standout pieces in her former living room were not seen in any of the images, though it’s possible that they are tucked away somewhere else on the property.
Bush Hager looks to be standing outside of her new home in a picture from November. The interior was likely designed by Traci White, who was her roommate at the University of Texas
The stone exterior matches the original illustration on her family’s most recent holiday card, which was created by Cheree Berry Paper & Design
Bush Hager listed her New York City condo (pictured) for $5.375 million last spring, but she took her black and white artwork with her and placed it in her new dining room
The former first daughter stopped posting photos that were taken inside her Tribeca condo back in April, around the time the property hit the market.
Bush Hager looks to be standing outside of her new home in a picture from November. She is holding up the book ‘The Cloisters’ by Katy Hays, which was her Read with Jenna book club pick that month.
The stone exterior matches the original illustration on her family’s latest holiday card, which was created by Cheree Berry Paper & Design.
The interactive mailer has a door with the letter ‘H’ on the front that opens, revealing a sketch of the couple and their children.
The back features a heartwarming snapshot of Mila and Poppy kissing their little brother, Hal, who is sitting between them on a large rock.
The Hagers also own a Long Island cottage with an open-air pool, where they like to spend their summers.
Both their beach house and former condo were decorated by Dallas-based interior designer Traci White, who was Bush Hager’s college roommate at the University of Texas.
The Hagers also own a Long Island cottage with an open-air pool, where they like to spend their summers
The couple and their three children – Mila, Poppy, and Hal, celebrated Thanksgiving at the cottage in 2019 (pictured)
‘There was something about it that reminded me of Texas, of being outside. Even this close to the city, there was a remoteness to it,’ Bush Hager told Veranda of their beach house in 2019
The old friends presumably collaborated for a third time on her new home in Connecticut, but only pictures of her former condo are featured on White’s Instagram feed.
Bush Hager opened up about her beloved North Shore beach house in an interview with Veranda in 2019, which featured images of the property.
She said they had rented in the area for about five or six summers and fell in love with the cottage during an open house.
‘There was something about it that reminded me of Texas, of being outside. Even this close to the city, there was a remoteness to it,’ she told the magazine.
When designing the home’s interior, Bush Hager took old pieces from both her and her husband’s families and reupholstered them, including a 20th-century sofa from her side and a pair of wingbacks from the Hagers.
‘Jenna and her mother [former First Lady Laura Bush] enjoy considering pieces individually, in finding beauty in what’s there,’ White told Veranda. ‘It’s never about “new, new, new.”‘
The article was published roughly three years before the Hagers relocated to Connecticut, but she seemed to hint that they would one day leave New York City.
In the interview, Bush Hager spoke of her love of the great outdoors and how she imagined her three children having their own backyard to run around in barefoot.
‘There’s something magnificent about sitting under there with your friends and kids watching the rain,’ she said. ‘You’re outdoors and you’re barefoot. It’s how Henry and I grew up, and it’s what we want for our children.’