Decorating & Design

November 26, 2018

A California-Inspired Home With Laid-Back Christmas Style

When Kristin Andersons and husband Andrew Iacobucci bought this historical home in one of Toronto’s oldest neighborhoods, they knew they wanted to settle in by Christmas — but it was already August. Luckily, designer Colleen McGill, Kristin’s longtime friend, understood the urgency, jumping right into the renovation to make sure they got their Christmas wish.

Kristin wanted to introduce a cool, West Coast vibe inspired by her years living in California studying and producing films. At the same time, she knew the rooms needed to feel cozy during the colder months. Colleen’s solution was to paint all the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White, then layer in beachy textures, such as sisal rugs and breezy linen drapery. Finally, she added hits of blue in textiles and tabletop accessories. Click through for a look inside.

Author: Stacy Lee Kong

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Colleen McGill