The holiday tour of my house is here! First I’m showing you the image I think is the prettiest! Do you like all my empty, colour-coordinated boxes? I spent two evenings wrapping them! First I searched all over town for raspberry and kelly green wrapping paper. Then I gave up but went into Zellers for lights
and there they were, boxes of all colours! Go figure.
Photography by Jennifer Houghton
Here’s my Christmas tree:
The drum shade chandelier in the dining room is reflected in the mirror so it’s not really two of them. I decided on a simple drum shade because I think there’s already so much going on when you walk into my living/dining room and take in the whole space.
I found the halo last weekend and bought all they had (all 10 of them). There must be other angels around who are missing their halos! Then I placed it into this bowl of silver christmas balls and there it stayed.
Two days before the shoot my tulips were perfect so I put the whole vase outside so they would stay this way. Isn’t it true it takes about 3-4 days inside before tulips look exactly perfect?
Here is my new, custom made, walnut parsons style dining table.
I know it looks like I baked for days and even colour coordinated the star, shortbread cookies with raspberry, yellow and green sparkly icing, but I actually found them at Whole Foods this way.
This is a view of my library corner.
The ottoman fabric is from Eileen Kathryn Boyd’s new collection of fabrics for Duralee. Notice in design magazines whenever you see a lone table it has 1 or 2 or 3 or even 4 ottomans underneath it? It seems designers can’t get enough of upholstered anything.
We did not take an angle that includes a view of the TV, but here’s the vignette I created for the entertainment unit below the flat screen installed on the wall.
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