Team SRD weighs in on festive style and shares the decorative looks they find irresistible for the holiday season. Read on to discover which of our designer's go-to styles you most identify with!
Simply sparkly. A softly lit, glistening holiday home that shimmers and twinkles in the evening glow captures the essence of the season for me. Seeing light reflected and magnified through ornaments as they hang on the tree is both mesmerizing and magical. While indoor decor is always beautiful, it’s the outdoor displays that usher in the first spirited show of the season, and this tree at our old farm was always my favourite.
Lindsay Mens Craig:
A little glitz and a little glam but nothing over the top. I like my Christmas decor to blend in with my everyday decor so I don't use anything that doesn't match or that seems out of place.
I’m a very nostalgic person, so naturally I believe in celebrating the holiday traditions of generations past and the decorative choices that come with it: bottle brush trees, tinsel, pastel glass ornaments, sisel wreaths, etc. Styling my apartment with vintage decorations (c. 1950's) that are soft-hued and full of subtle imperfections make an otherwise over commercialized holiday – a humbling reflection of the traditions that make Christmas so meaningful.
My festive style is very cozy and inviting, with a hint of rustic chic. I love layering rustic elements with a little bit of sparkle. I use my everyday vases, bowls and platters for flowers and also fill them with ornaments to add holiday flare throughout my place. My mum and dad are the parents who put ALL our homemade ornaments on the tree growing up…and for that I love them, but I think I’ve developed a much more edited style to my holiday decorating!
My favourite ornaments are vintage from my grandmother, and the holidays just wouldn't be complete without a healthy dose of sparkle. One perk of living on my own is that I can be as feminine as I want with my decor, so I like to incorporate pastel hues and touches of pink into my holiday decorating. Although I don't actually have a pink tree, this picture summarizes my festive spirit perfectly!
I like a mix of traditional and new decor elements. At my home we have a new theme each year, for example "white Christmas", "rustic Christmas" and "glam Christmas". Regardless of the trend we still keep it looking traditional using classic pieces that have been in the family for years. No upside down trees!