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“One of my favourite holiday tricks is to hang a second fir wreath on the inside of the door, but I keep it ultrasimple with no bows,” says Suzanne. “And it wouldn’t be the holidays without paperwhites. I place them in a cylindrical glass vase for a modern spin.”
At the end of the season, Suzanne takes the evergreens back outside. The Buddha statue sits at the foot of the fireplace all year and adds to the room’s sense of calm.
A wide walnut console in the front window, normally loaded with books, is the perfect place for a four-foot-tall live tree. Elevating the tree enhances its scale in the room. “I used metallic silver, blue and green ornaments (a long-standing family tradition) and white lights,” says Suzanne.
“During the holidays, I like to include a few live miniature trees,” says Suzanne. “You can find them at any corner store and make them special by placing them on a velvet remnant and tying it up with a bow.”
Suzanne loves how her mirror makes a bold statement in her living room. “I’ve had this oversized mirror for 12 years and I love the way it frames a reflected view of our tree,” she says.
“Our back door is a high-traffic zone, so I keep the decor to a minimum,” says Suzanne.
Suzanne’s pretty wrapped gifts are eco-friendly: “We hate wasting paper, so every scrap gets used to make decorative layers or cards. The graphic patterned paper almost feels like a David Hicks print, which is why it called out to me,” she says.
“Juxtaposition is key to my style — like this modern bowl holding ornate vintage ornaments,” explains Suzanne. “My neighbour makes these cheeky calling cards, and we like to leave them out for fun during cocktail parties.”