CHECK THE HALLS

A tra­di­tional home gets co­zied up for the sea­son with tons of green­ery and plaid adorn­ments

Style at Home - - Contents - PRO­DUCER STACY BEGG | TEXT MAR­I­ANNE DAVID­SON | PHO­TOG­RA­PHY AN­GUS FERGUSSON

A“Christ­mas-ready set­ting doesn’t need to be red and green,” says de­signer Stacy Begg, who was tasked with cre­at­ing a sub­dued hol­i­day scheme in the liv­ing and din­ing rooms of her clients’ Toronto home. The space boasts a clas­sic en­ve­lope with tra­di­tional mould­ings, dark hard­wood floor­ing and a wood-burn­ing fire­place. The fur­nish­ings, such as the mid-cen­tury-style din­ing ta­ble and sleek yet comfy seat­ing in the liv­ing room, of­fer a ca­sual con­tem­po­rary vibe. Stacy wanted the hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions to pro­vide a sim­i­lar bal­ance of mod­ern and tra­di­tional, plus a touch of Cana­di­ana, so she used a stylish mix of plaid pat­terns and sea­sonal green­ery. Here’s how she pulled to­gether the pol­ished fes­tive look.

PRIDE OF PLACE Thought­ful place set­tings are im­por­tant fea­tures for a hol­i­day host. Stacy chose plates with touches of blue to com­ple­ment the navy and white plaid pat­terns found through­out this ta­blescape. Party favours sit pretty along­side sprigs of green­ery on top of the salad plates. The sim­ple kraft pa­per wrap­ping lets the rib­bon take cen­tre stage.

FIN­ISH­ING TOUCHES In the din­ing room, a mar­ble­topped Tulip-style ta­ble and sim­ple white chairs are a sleek pair­ing, while the laid-back plaids layer in co­zi­ness and fes­tiv­ity. Blue-checked scarves hang over the chair backs, soft­en­ing the crisp white back­drop, and gold star sculp­tures add sparkle.

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