Interior: Bright and colourful holiday home
To keep the aesthetic current and timeless with a hint of fun, Jennifer used a mix of furnishings in varying styles throughout. For example, the family room showcases retro, contemporary and transitional pieces juxtaposed with the room’s traditional architectural features. The home’s play of pattern and hits of colour – like vibrant coral, pale pink and smoky blue set against a neutral backdrop – make the rooms inviting and warm.
Designer Jennifer Brouwer says the living room is the epitome of her less-is-more philosophy. She used cleanlined, elegant furnishings to offset the space’s grand architectural features.
Creating a focal point
The abstract canvas painting above the fireplace creates a dynamic focal point in the family room and was the starting point for the home’s colour scheme. Outdoor summer lanterns set on the coffee
table and paired with presents add a subtle holiday touch.
A mix of patterns (like the ikat and chevron toss cushions on the sofa) and pops of coral lend interest and a modern touch. Gifts wrapped in faux bois paper are an easy, non-committal way to include a trendy element in a timeless space.
Elegant eating area
Upholstered chairs, a clean-lined pedestal table and a contemporary polished nickel light fixture create a cozy, elegant look in the kitchen’s eating area.
Hydrangeas placed in a ginger jar serve as the centrepiece, while potted boxwood plants adorned with ornaments act as tiny Christmas trees. Festive table setting
The kitchen table features a colour palette of white, green and blue.
The neutral kitchen, with its luxurious motherof-pearl backsplash, is grounded by a dark kitchen island, which provides the perfect place for serving meals.
Christmas dinner decor
Set for Christmas dinner, the table showcases a lively layering of pattern, texture and colour with a coral paisley print tablecloth, robins egg blue plates, rattan placemats and baby pink napkins. The Christmas tree incorporates the entire scheme, dressed in pearls, feathers, poinsettias and glittery ornaments. "Wrap your tree in the things you love," says Jennifer.
Stylish table setting
Driftwood and starfish are unexpected choices but work with the traditional-meets-fun look.
Dining room centrepiece
The orange tone centrepiece is fairly simple to keep the focus on the quirky place settings.