Photo Gallery: Christmas Country Home
A classic home in rural Quebec gets a festive touch.
Greet guests with a warm and welcoming front hall.
Two substantial lamps sit on either side of a hefty mirror, making a grand first impression upon entering the house. A pint-size artificial tree is a playful decorative touch for the holidays that doesn't require too much upkeep.
Play with scale to give the illusion of a larger space.
A master of symmetry, designer Rollande Vachon kept this living room casual yet elegant. Two large armoires flank the couch, which Rollande had reupholstered in a beige linen. A pair of eye-catching lamps create interesting silhouettes in front of the window. For a touch of holiday charm, Rollande chose a smaller Christmas tree for a festive, yet understated look.
See more of this Christmas Country Home in our photo gallery.
Add height in unexpected places.
This very high mantle has an imposing, theatrical quality that adds dimension to the room. The casual holiday decor is a great example of less-is-more.
Add drama with statement floor-to-ceiling drapes.
The imposing window treatment adds a sense of height to the room and frames the outdoor view beautifully. A stunning carved chandelier and shapely chairs offer classic style.
Glass cupboard doors create a pretty display and add sparkle.
An oversized centre island makes a perfect working surface, as well as a gathering space for family and entertaining during the holidays. The white subway tile backsplash and modern light fixtures give this room youthful kick, too.
An upholstered bench makes good use of minimal space.
A simple banquette makes for comfortable seating in this small dining nook, and turns into a perfectly-sized dessert table for Christmas. The burnt-oak, x-back wood chairs add rustic flair and mimic the finish on the heavy-framed mirror.
Add a warm glow to your stairs.
Tealight holders placed on the edge of the stair's treads draw attention to the staircase and the subtle festive decoration made of olive branches. A cosy throw and bench are a welcoming touch for those coming in from the cold.
A perfect writing desk for hours spent penning Christmas cards.
The desk's classic profile pairs nicely with the chair's contemporary bistro look. A handsome chrome task lamp adds sparkle to the neutral space. Bookends and frames continue the home's symmetrical trend.
Don't forget to decorate the bathroom; guests will appreciate the festive touch.
A cushioned wicker chair is a cosy addition to this master bathroom. The warm wood floor, ornate mirror and lantern candle holder grant this room country charm, while the bright white paint and unadorned windows update the look.
For more contemporary country spaces, visit our Photo Gallery: Farmhouse Style.