Start the party early
"We have so much cedar and pine on the property that I went a bit nuts and even decorated the gate and fence,” says homeowner and designer Sydney Carlaw. “It looks pretty and puts guests in a party mood before they enter the house.”
A wreath made from faux antlers complements the living room’s serene colour scheme while parlaying subtle holiday charm.
Festive corner bar
One corner of the kitchen serves as a bar area when the family entertains. Sydney likes to arrange glasses of wine here so guests can help themselves. A bowl of shiny Christmas baubles and star decorations on the wall introduce a festive feel to the spot.