Ornaments in quiet hues with touches of blue, grey and snowy white create a sense of magic and wonder in this Scandinavian-style home.
So up went a teetering evergreen, on went some store-bought ornaments and out came the cookie dough, even though the floors were unfinished and the walls were still being worked on. Such was the beginning of the traditions that remain a part of the Hanlon household to this day: ornaments in quiet hues with touches of blue, grey and snowy white; a less-is-more approach that conjures a sense of peace and wonder; and a Scandinavian-style simplicity that reflects the home’s year-round decor – all done by mother and daughter as a team.
This banister was the bane of my existence,” says Jennifer with a laugh. But after months of stripping, sanding, wood-filling and painting, it’s a showpiece. So, what a great place to display the stockings! The boxwood garlands were fastened with woolwrapped wire for a more natural look, and the paper cones were filled with sprigs of leftover boxwood. Opening the stockings is a favourite tradition for Jennifer and Emily, so it’s only appropriate that they’re placed centre stage.
- Page 1: Festive staircase
- Page 2: Casual dining room
- Page 3: Woodland tabletop decor
- Page 4: DIY tabletop decor
- Page 5: Rustic breakfast nook
- Page 6: Stylish open shelves
- Page 7: Indoor gardening
- Page 8: Whimsical living room
- Page 9: Vintage ornaments
- Page 10: Decorating the fireplace
- Page 11: Festive accents