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Home Finds: Holiday Home Dressup

HOME FINDS: Holiday Home Dressup

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HOME FINDS: Holiday Home Dressup

by Silvana Longo

Whether you gravitate towards a cosy country theme, veer on a vintage vibe, or go for glam, decorating for the holidays always elevates the look of your home and reveals your unique Christmas cheer style.

It’s time to put on your party clothes, polish your place and get ready to mix and mingle. Give your home some holiday luxe with touches of gold, layers of lush velvet, deep jewel tones and twinkling lights.

STOCKING HOLDERS $39,
Knit Metallic Thread STOCKINGS $34,
Bottle Brush ORNAMENTS $14,
Felt Animal ORNAMENTS $13-16.

westelm.com

Country Christmas

The idyllic setting of the country is a Christmas wish come true for many. Some are lucky enough to celebrate the holidays in their country home or in a lovely cabin in the woods, but know that you can also capture that rustic feel right here in the city. Here’s how you can create a warm and inviting holiday retreat, no matter where you celebrate the season.

Woodland is the Word

Glitterville’s baby penguin, raccoon and baby squirrel have plush faux-fur coats and darling faces—this trio will be the sweetest ornaments on your tree.

Glitterville Faux Fur Baby Penguin ORNAMENT, $12;
Glitterville Faux Fur Raccoon ORNAMENT, $10;
Glitterville Faux Fur Baby Squirrel ORNAMENT, $10.

indigo.ca

Silvana—Latin origin, meaning woman of the forest

I am thinking of taking my holiday decorating cues straight from the source. To get that rustic, country Christmas look, choose earthy materials that give a “sylvan” appeal.

BOTTLE STOPPER with deershaped metal top

$7.99

hm.com

Bronze & Wood PENDANT LIGHT

$99.99

homesense.ca

Chalkboard Wood Slice NAPKIN RING

$6 each

indigo.ca

Bunny plate, PORCELAIN STONEWARE

$3.99

hm.com

Designer Plaid NAPKINS, set of 4

$14.99

homesense.ca

Rustic Metal Bronze FLATWARE (20-pc)

$59.99

homesense.ca

PLAID PLEASE

The deer pillow brings to life the traditional holiday colour story paired with accents of plaid and jutte material. The full collection incorporates traditional red and white with modern black and grey design elements, but can easily coordinate with any green, red, gold and silver items that may already be part of your Christmas decor.

Plaid Deer CUSHION, $16.98

homedepot.ca

BURLAP’S BEST

Nothing says country like burlap…and adding a Burlap string star tree topper is like the cherry on top!

CANVAS Rustic Burlap String Star TREE TOPPER, $24.99

canadiantire.ca

Once Upon a Christmas

If your favourite Dickens’ character was the ghost of Christmas Past, we are guessing you like to infuse a retro feel to your holiday decor. Echoing the traditions of yesteryear, this style incorporates items from various time periods—from Victorian to mid-century—from handmade to bright-coloured spherical ornaments, bottlebrush trees and snowy landscapes. It is the glow of Christmas nostalgia that enriches and adds layers of warmth to a home.

Party Animal

Skilled artisans in the Philippines use natural buri fibres to handcraft this Bottle Brush Ornament. Toting a saxophone, this jazzy raccoon hits all the right notes.

Rex Raccoon playing the sax ORNAMENT; $14

westelm.com

Sleigh Pom-Pom ORNAMENT

$10

indigo.ca

Rose Gold ORNAMENTS, set of 9

$34.88

homedepot.ca

Felt Ice Skates ORNAMENT

$10

indigo.ca

Assorted Glass CANDLE HOLDERS

$4 each

homesense.ca

CANVAS Glitter Leaf WREATH, 24-in

$29.99

canadiantire.ca

ROAR + RABBIT Hexagonal BAR CART

$699

westelm.com

Vintage Glass COCKTAIL SHAKER

$29.50

indigo.ca

CRAFTY CHRISTMAS

A modern take on traditional tabletop trees, skilled Indian artisans carefully cut, shape and fold each of these trees by hand. Simple to assemble (just unfold and clasp together via a small magnet), they lay flat for easy storage.

Accordion PAPER TREES. (sizes from 12″ to 26″), $29 to $69

westelm.com

Puttin’ on the Ritz

If your holiday decorating style embraces the glitz and glam of the season – a time to indulge the senses – adding those luxurious touches like velvet and metallic are a must. Remember, more isn’t always more; to successfully pull off this holiday glam look, it is important to find that sweet spot that hovers around sophisticated and steers clear from over the top.

Champagne Wood Shell WREATH

$50

homedepot.ca

Spiro Stars Embroidered STOCKING

$34.95

crateandbarrel.ca

— SIL’S PICK —

Velvet Crush – “I love the lustrous look and sensual feel of velvet. Whether patterned or in this gorgeous copper hue, velvet is my forever go-to luxury fabric.”

Silvana Longo
Editor

Designer’s Guild Phipps CUSHION, 18″x24″, $300
aulitfinelinens.com

Lush Velvet CUSHION (copper), $39
westelm.com

STARBRIGHT

A modern take on an iconic Art Deco design, the Starburst Coffee Table plays a starring role in any living space, balancing a glass top on a sculptural base for a burst of celestial-inspired style.

Starburst TABLE, $839

westelm.com

Marble CHEESE SERVERS

$12.99

homesense.ca

— EM’s PICK —

Emilie Simpson
Art Director

GLEAMING GARLAND

Decking the halls just got easier. This Kraft + Glitter Leaf Garland brings seasonal style—and a touch of sparkle—to any tree, mantel or staircase.

Kraft + Glitter Leaf GARLAND, $39

westelm.com

Party Dress Rabbit ORNAMENT

$14.50

indigo.ca

Ceramic Rose Gold PITCHER

$19.99

homesense.ca

The holidays are a great excuse to sport some sparkle. Treat yourself, or someone on your list, to an easy-to-wear magnetic bracelet with tons of metallic tones and texture. Dress up jeans or add some edge to a little black dress.

Grey, gold metallic BRACELET

$40

cobistyle.com



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Trend Watch: Red Hot

Trend Watch: Red Hot

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Trend Watch: Red Hot

by Silvana Longo

From the head-to-toe red that stomped down the catwalk in the Fall/Winter ’18 collections to revered paint company Benjamin Moore recently naming Caliente, a warm and charismatic red, as the 2018 colour of the year, there is no denying that this statement-making, beyond-bold hue is on fire. “Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like red-carpet treatment,” says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence.

Red is radical. Red is regal. Among the robust adjectives used to describe the fiery shade, O’Neill has also discovered examples of the comfort red brings to a space—the cocooning, the assuredness.

Mixing varying shades of the primary colour may work in fashion, but if you want to use it in big doses in interiors, such as walls, avoid the shocking and go for warm, soothing tones that create a stately, luxurious feel. Not ready to plunge in that deep? Add an energizing splash of ruby to your decor to liven up a neutral space.

1 Jimmy Choo LANCER 85, $925; holtrenfrew.com

2 TABLE LAMP, $79.99; bouclair.com

3 Red Sequin CAMISOLE, $24.99; marshalls.ca

4 BLANKET, acrylic, $39.99; hm.com

5 Caliente AF-290, starts at $49.99 per gallon; benjaminmoore.com

6 Red Etched DECANTER, $39.95; pier1.com

7 TEA TOWEL, cotton, $6.99; hm.com

8 Delia VASES, small $29.95, medium $39.95, large $44.95; crateandbarrel.ca

9 Structured Italian Leather BAG, $199.99; winners.ca



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Trend Watch: Palm Paradise

Trend Watch: Palm Paradise

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Trend Watch: Palm Paradise

by Silvana Longo

Once the playful palm prints came down the Spring/Summer Collection runways last year, it didn’t take long to see the fabulous fronds pop up everywhere in decor. Always a nod to nature, this welcome tropical touch is a happy consequence of the ever-growing Jungalow trend and Pantone’s 2017 colour pick of the year, Greenery. With summer decor being lighter and more whimsical, this is the perfect season to try a few palm leaf-inspired pieces to liven up a space. If you don’t want to go full-on jungle chic, try adding some toss cushions, or a single leaf palm print. If you are more daring, go for the wallpaper and have that exotic dream vacation feeling all year long.

Palm Tree Self-Adhesive Wallpaper

$45; 22″x48″,
$85 for 22″x96″

RockyMountainDecals.Etsy.com

Glass Jug $19.99

Glass $7.99

hm.com

Palm Print Dining Chair, $179.99

homesense.ca

Wall Art 25″x25″, $69.99

bouclair.com

Tea towel $7.99

hm.com

Brass & Enamel Palm Leaf Catchalls

Blue/Green $63.09

westelm.com

Henryka Accent Leaf Cushion, $11.97

walmart.ca

Palm Leaf Pillow 22″x22″, $90

cobistyle.com

Melamine Dinner Plate, $4.99

homesense.ca


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