Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cozy Christmas Decorating

As promised in my last posting, today's post features a condo unit we decorated for Christmas last year. It was also the featured home in Island Living Magazines Christmas edition 2008.

The owners are Muriel and Peter Brown. They moved into this spectacular unit last year in November. The space located 2 floors up directly over Moving Designz Home & Cottage and part of Harbour Terrace Condominiums.

Peter Brown of Bayside Builders and Vista properties was the developer and general contractor on the new condo complex. As you browse through the images note the attention to detail and the upgraded finishes including: restored brick walls, solid oak flooring, quartz countertops, coffered ceilings, a gourmet kitchen including an induction cooktop, crown molding, a raised wainscotting ledge with built in uplights, beautiful oil brushed bronze light fixtures, marble floors in bathrooms, paneled columns, high ceilings and custom cabinetry. All of these elements are what make this home so very special.
The floorplan of the space. Although the furniture arrangement is slightly different for this post I thought it was essential to show the entire living space. The area marked storage is a fantastic butler's pantry now!

The welcoming entry with a seating bench to one side and an entry console.

As you enter the living space your view to the right is this magnificent galley style kitchen.
A close up of the bar/island. The bar stool is from Moving Designz and comes in either black or brown leather and either counter or bar heights.

We used some letters to spell the word Peace on the wall, they are easily attached or detached using double sided velcro.

The table as we set it for a Christmas party dinner.

A close up of the buffet/server decorations. We used a faux magnolia garland intertwined with mini lights, a wreath made from salal leaves and red berries, elegant glass candle holders and a large bown filled with green apples.
Close ups of the table arrangement. We used cake plates to elevate the pillar candles and accessorized with a garland of red holly berries in place of a table runner, red Christmas balls, large pinecones, white ceramic artichokes which look like oversized pinecones and cute little penguins for a touch of whimsy.
This shot looks toward the far side of the living space.
These 2 leather chairs make a cozy seating area next to a curved corner wall. These chairs are from Moving Designz and can be ordered in brown or black.

The livingroom. All of the furniture, lamps and accessories are from the store except for this wonderful artworkk painted by a family friend. The trees are simply decorated with only large white icicles and red balls.

We used an alternate table arrangement for this shot. On a large white platter we placed moss and then added some colourful Christmas balls. So simple, so elegant and best of all it's very inexpensive and easy to do.

The library with lovely custom shelving set against the original brick walls. The Cheri chairs are from Stylus and available in hundreds of colours and fabrics via Moving Designz.

The tub area in the master bathroom features lots of simple decorating ideas; cannisters filled with silver balls and ribbon, faux pine branches and berries, silver lady finger starfish, and martini glasses filled with cranberries and tealights. Another simple DIY project.

The master suite was decked out in bright Christmas red.
I know I said I would post some images of my decorations and I will on Sunday or Monday depending on how the weekend goes. I'm not quite finished with my decorating but should be by then.
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!

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