Glam Sitting Area
Ornate accents meet exotic animal prints.
An antique chandelier, gilded mirror and classical hearth give this main floor hallway a seriously luxe look. The bold leopard-print settee — acquired by the homeowners on Quebec's Anticosti Island — is an unexpected addition that keeps the space from appearing stuffy.
Serene Principal Bedroom
Soft, soothing tones create a restful sanctuary.
An upholstered headboard and layered linens look calming and peaceful rendered in a palette of linen, cream and white. A small wooden nightstand keeps gadgets tucked away, leaving its surface uncluttered for display.
Timeless Holiday Decor
Festive and elegant decorations.
Homeowner Bryn Currie dressed her Christmas tree in glimmering gold, green and white ornaments, and continued the colour scheme on her gifts — with the addition of glossy, rust-toned ribbons. A Carolina Sapphire cypress garland draped over the mantel brings in some natural texture and fresh scent.
Merry & Bright Living Room
A room dressed up for the holidays.
In this cosy living space, polka-dot stockings by Japanese artist Midori are hung along the handsome mantel for a lighthearted effect. Brightly coloured parcels pick up on the stockings' lively hues.
A pretty frosted house and quirky mini-trees.
Homeowner Susan Dyer — owner of Toronto's charming children's store Advice from a Caterpillar — selected this glittering miniature house because it reminded her of one she had as a child. Paired with stylized tree decorations, it makes a lovely vignette on her living room mantel during the Christmas season.
Fresh & Whimsical Design
Designer Colette van den Thillart's bold style.
Colette van den Thillart is known for her fearless approach to interior design. In her Toronto living room, the designer brought in curvy furniture, graphic fabric, and an eccentric tablescape to lend new energy to her neo-Georgian home's traditional panelling and moulding.
Classic Christmas Wrapping
A nostalgic holiday palette.
Photographer Monic Richard's tartan and twine-wrapped parcels have a traditional, old world look that perfectly suits her charming Quebec chalet. To create a similarly cohesive look, select a plaid wrapping paper and match your ribbons to colours you see in the pattern.
Charming White Kitchen
A traditional space with plenty of character.
Warm walnut panelling and vintage-look accessories lend personality to designer Silvana D'addazio's mostly white galley kitchen. A set of full-length drapes adds softness, and draws the eye to the room's stunning transom windows and lush garden views.
Cosy Panelled Great Room
An inviting space with traditional appeal.
Dark gumwood panelling and trim gives Ingrid Oomen's great room a rich, warm atmosphere. Mismatched upholstered seating creates a laid-back look that welcomes everyone — including the family dog — to kick back and relax.
Traditional Principal Bedroom
A relaxing and serene corner.
To ensure a restful environment, designer Tommy Smythe selected a palette of tranquil blues in this handsome bedroom. He also opted to place the homeowner's TV set inside a beautiful antique armoire, so it's concealed when not in use.