DESIGN | RENOVATE | DECORATE
"I've always had a penchant for the decorative arts...crafting was a big thing in my household growing up. When my kids were born I lived vicariously through them, thriving on the creative process for seasonal decorating and baking, getting in the festive spirit. I love to experiment and share my ideas so this page will evolve with the seasons. December is here and I will be adding more ideas....hope it inspires you to create something fun and festive"! kb
sometimes simple is more...adding a single red ornament to this Fornasetti collectors plate adds a bit of humour to my coffee table....click the arrow to visit my Instagram "reels" page for more inspiration!
I love the simplicity of this door garland...the greenery is faux so can be used over and over and changing up the ornaments every year adds variety.
A variation from mantels past, I like to layer a variety of ornaments and light to add texture and interest. the exoskeleton legs of this beautiful cabinet are perfect for hanging stockings!
I love the battery operated twinkle lights...they're so versatile...this vinette theme is the night before Christmas and Santa is snagged on a tree!
These vintage looking lit letters were a fun find at Canadian Tire and use them every year....I don't have a mantel so decorate favorite cabinets, credenzas or chests.... you can carry the theme throughout your home and make each one different!....the more the merrier!
every year I add a couple of items to my collection of seasonal decor...bottle brush trees, twinkle lights and vintage items are a personal favorite!
I have a fetish for old things...especially vintage suitcases! no container can escape a little cheer!
the perfect vignette for a little hohoho...file cabinets in this mini office/study area!
sticking to a theme throughout the house when decorating keeps it cohesive....these bottle brush trees are a fun, versatile addition to any ornament collection. I personally love the green but there are so many colours to choose from to suit your taste.
a fabulous "Homsense" find, this galvanized metal tree collar was the perfect addition to my collection of decor...so many ways to fill it up and make it pop!
this faux garland is the perfect solution to decorate your door inside AND out....
...the two garlands are tied together with fishing line and draped over the top of the door... balanced with equal parts decorations keeps it centred on both sides.
I love getting creative with tree collars....this free form version is from a collection of large, medium and small pinecones, sugar apples used from previous years urns and extra ornaments not used on the tree....you almost don't need presents!
on Christmas eve Santa leaves lots and lots of candy here! I've also used this concept to create an advent calendar...so fun!!
shopping list: battery twinkle lights fun ornaments nutcrackers pine cones or bottle brush trees candies from santa white cotton pad snow in a bag
hanging the orchids from the pendant light above this dining table really took centre stage!
if your serving christmas diner family style there's not a lot of room for a centre piece....I love hanging ornaments with fishing line ...they look like they are floating in mid air!
If you're not into decorating a tree container decorating is versatile and a big time saver for a festive splash! you can also add votive candles or flower vases for a fresh or cozy spin to spruce up coffee tables.
inspired by the sugar plum fairy...the lid pouch for this vintage suitcase was stuffed with chocolate treats...YUM!
a variation on the grinch tree urn, this arrangement was relatively inexpensive to pull together...a few cedar boughs...2 bunches of dogwood branches, 1 roll of natural twine, 1 package of Ikea battery operated twinkle lights and a dollar store snowflake to top it off!...and the snowflake can be switched out in February for a big heart <3