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