I see dinners al fresco a little like I see cocktail hour (and it being 5pm somewhere in the world)… it is warm somewhere in the world. As we settle in here – here being Montréal, Canada – in cold weather and snow, there are places where such outdoor dinners are still in the realm of possibilities. So, for all of you warm climate design lovers, this one’s for you!
I am absolutely crushing on the colour palette used to make this tablescape, on the gorgeous and vibrant floral center piece and on the mismatched napkins and turquoise plates.
So, welcome to my home! That’s what I had the pleasure of saying last week to about 25 different media people as they walked in my home for a CANVAS Holiday Collection event by Canadian Tire. The concept was both simple and original: to outfit my home to showcase their beautiful new collection in the “real” context of someone’s home.
For the launch of their CANVAS brand they propose 4 different collections, but it’s their Apple Green collection that stole my heart. We often think that a green tree with green ornaments will look lacklustre and boring, but look at the result! it is anything but dull, isn’t it? All different shades of green meet in nature beautifully, why not in a Christmas tree then!
To make it my own, I chose to integrate some ornaments in both silver and gold (yes Mom, metals mix!) as well as elements in black to break up the palette and to fit with the rest of my living room’s decor.
On the mantle, I used this greenery garland, added some unbreakable ornaments in mint and green and a long grosgrain ribbon for a touch of whimsy. Of course, my beloved personalized stockings look great underneath, awaiting Santa’s treats.
So after all this decorating, a glass of wine was in order. Tchin Tchin & Thank you to the whole team at Canadian Tire for this wonderful opportunity. Stay tuned, next week I will show you the dining room as well as the kids bedrooms… yes, they too got a Christmas makeover (to their greatest delight!)
My children are learning in kindergarten that “sharing is caring”. Well who was it that said that everything we needed to know we learned in kindergarten? They were right!
Whether because space is at a premium, or simply non-existant, or whether you want to have your little bundle of joy close by, sharing a room with a newborn can pose somewhat of a design conundrum. Here are some great options, that are both stylish and practical… not that it will make the nights less sleepless, but you know, one has to find solace somewhere right?