Dec 21, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
“Personalize your holiday in any way you can,” says Angela of the wax seal that was used for homeowners Sandra and Brandon Raines’ wedding invitations – now used to seal gift tags and embellish Christmas card envelopes.
In the den, Angela created an Advent calendar out of tree branches and handmade moss nests. Inside the nests are almonds dipped in a colourful candy coating.
The Raines family
The Raines clan – Sandra, Brandon, Sienna and Olivia – wait patiently for the holidays.
Dressed up kitchen
Carrara marble countertops, a mosaic tile backsplash and white panelled cabinetry give the kitchen a soft, clean appearance. The island is where Olivia, Sienna and their Uncle Domenic decorate a gingerbread house on Christmas Eve.
The tree features lights made from battery-operated candles and clothespins. Angela embellished the star topper with vintage paper. Nuts from the family’s specialty food store surround the base.
Cozy living room
In the family room, the sectional covered in family- and pet-friendly polyvelvet is where all the action happens. “Brandon plays games with the girls, and the whole family watches movies here,” says Sandra.
A little rest
Holding a box of vintage ornaments, Angela takes a break alongside designer Jamie Deck, who collaborated with her on the home’s decor. The two are seated in the dining room, which, like the kitchen, opens to the family room.
In a nod to the Raines family’s natural Christmas theme, gifts are wrapped in sheet music and embellished with vintage baubles.
A claw-foot tub is illuminated by the flickering glow of floating tea lights set in a glass urn. Silk draperies and marble floors make this room a delightful respite during the stressful holiday season. Fluffy white towels on a silver serving tray add a sophisticated note.