Interior: Modern Christmas flair
Modern Christmas entryway
Sarah Ferguson’s home delivers an evergreen scented welcome, thanks to the fresh wreath on the front door. Sarah can drop her keys on the antique wall-mounted console. Ornate and dramatic, it makes a fun counterpoint to the bold striped wallpaper that accentuates the home’s towering ceilings.
Holiday decorating scheme
Sarah adores the holidays, which she shares with her sister each year. The tree is visible from the holiday entryway and from the living room. Sapphire-hued ribbon and ruby accents pull in the colours of the rest of the home’s holiday decorating scheme.
The living room
Luxurious velvet in deep charcoal serves as the backdrop for the sofa’s vibrant magenta and pink throw pillows. Across the living room, cut velvet damask and stripes enliven two armchairs that both celebrate and wink at tradition. Warm white walls and large-scale modern light fixtures soften the happy palette. Fresh pine and fir boughs across the mantel and a seasonal bouquet on the coffee table declare that the holidays are here.
Living room accents
Cut velvet damask and cheeky stripes on the living room chairs elevate the furniture to conversation pieces. Behind, on the dining room wall, raspberry-hued large-scale wallpaper lends drama and a touch of glamour and links the two spaces. Shelves and walls feature Sarah’s sister’s photography, treasured books and favourite silver and gold accents.
“Rather than hang the garlands on the banister, which would have hidden the pretty spindles, we draped them on the otherwise plain wall below,” says designer Erin Feasby of Feasby & Bleeks Design.
Adding small details
For tradition with a twist, Erin selected decor accessories in vibrant jewel tones. “You don’t need to start from scratch with decorations – just add to what you have. The gorgeous ribbon we used on the mantel was an inexpensive addition that played to the living room’s existing palette. It’s a cheap way to change up the colour every year.”
Dining room place settings
The metallics, raspberry reds and sparkling crystal of the dining room’s place settings denote a merry Christmas.
Adorned in wide satin ribbon, this tall, narrow Christmas tree looks twice its size thanks to the mirror propped behind. Pale modern upholstered chairs soften the small dining room and make it even more inviting.