Decorating & Design

November 5, 2012

A Walk Down Christmas Street

If you can believe it folks, Christmas is just seven weeks away. This is the perfect time of year to swing by The Bay to check out their beautiful Christmas Street. Last week House & Home editors had the opportunity to walk through Christmas Street at The Bay’s Queen Street location. The event was hosted by Arren Williams, creative director of home fashions, alongside interior designer Brian Gluckstein. Both Arren and Brian walked us through their collections and noted some of their favourite pieces. All the collections are beautifully executed, very inspiring and are full of gorgeous finds for the holidays.

Here’s Arren Wiliams by a Christmas tree with wide red tartan ribbons garlands.

Brian Gluckstein talks to guests about some of the key pieces in his holiday collection.

These sparkly silver reindeer are part of Brian’s line.

Part of The Bay’s regular holiday line, these tartan bears are right on trend.

These reindeer and gingerbread house ornaments caught my eye.

This classic red blanket and antler-look reindeer decoration would make a great foundation for a masculine, winter cottage look.

Recently on Facebook, Arren mentioned the Gluckstein Faux Fur throws, promising that with “one touch you’ll fall in love.” And fall in love I did. I absolutely love this one in the Wolf colourway. It’s definitely going on my wish list this Christmas!

While you’re picking up Christmas decorations, you might want to get a little Christmas shopping done as well. Just along the path from Christmas Street you’ll find a few new collections in The Bay’s stationary section, including one from Jonathan Adler and a fun line called Cake. But what I’m most excited about is the Ordning & Reda line above. The brand is Swedish, and the name translates to “Order and Method.” The company has been producing great quality folders, pencil-cases, letter-writing paper and so forth since 1990. It’s definitely worth checking out.

See the holiday decorations that have caught Holly Meighen’s eye this season.

Photo credits:
1-9. Sarah Hartill