Sunday, November 28, 2010

Elegant Holiday Inspiration

When I was looking for examples of holiday decorating last week, I came across this elegant example.  The home is owned by a Canadian lawyer, Luce Gayrard, who also has a penchant for decorating.  It is located outside Montreal and was featured in the November 2008 issue of Canadian House & Home. I never met a French piece of furniture I didn't love so I fell for the decor immediately as well as the simple holiday decorations.  It might have just been styled this way for the shoot but I like the sense of restraint.  I'm currently trying to decorate my apartment for Christmas and this home is my inspiration.  Happy Holidays!
  


















Photos by Angus McRitchie

21 comments:

quintessence said...

Beautiful!! And I adore toile - so this was a special treat!!

lindaraxa said...

Very beautiful and understated, although leave it to me to sit on that red chair and obliterate all three balls thinking they were clever faux pillows!

Karena said...

Heather the green velvet is luscious!! Gorgeous decor!

xoxo

Karena
Art by Karena

Sally-Ann @ a beautiful space said...

As a long term fan of rasberry toile how could I be disappointed. Lovely chic decorating ideas. Thank you

Marianne@Style For Living said...

Absolutely stunning! You can't go wrong decorating your home like this for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration!

chateaudelille said...

Such lovely pics.Elegant and not over the top.Fiona

100 Applegate said...

I want something in Green Velvet!! Thanks for inspiring!! Best, Connie

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Simply beautiful. Hope you have a great week.

I Dream Of said...

Heather, these are amazing! Straight to the inspiration file... thanks so much for finding and posting them. I am going to be dreaming of those red chairs.

Lea simply said...

Love these pics! Great blog!
Lea simply

Lea simply said...

Love these pics! Great blog!

Anna Spiro said...

Oh, this is so lovely Heather!!

xx
Anna

jones said...

I love the understated decorations, also. This home is already so beautifully rich and festive that it doesn't require much to turn it into the perfect Holiday House. Beautiful--love the paintings and what the gold leafed frames bring to the rooms, in addition to the rich velvets and toiles. Mary

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Gorgeous photo inspiration!

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors said...

Heather,

Simply delightful...Indeed, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Bautiful photo's and design. ~m

kim c said...

I remember this home in H&H magazine and also used it as an inspiration for holiday decorating. I have found that using live greens is so simple, beautiful and easy on the pocket book. Magnolia, cedar, boxwood, bare branches and large pincones are some of my favourites. You can mix in candles and a few gorgeous balls and it's simply beautiful.

Kim from Vancouver

Kimberly Grigg said...

Understated, yet fabulous! Can't wait to see pictures of your home decorated.... hope you will post them when you are all finished!

Inspiration said...

I always visit your blog when I need some ideas and inspiration. Thanks for all your great posts!
Leslie.

LiveLikeYou said...

Finally something the gets me in the Christmas mood. Beautiful elegant images!

Sherri Cassara said...

Ah... the red chair with the silver balls on it - LOVE! I'm inspired!

deborah nicholson said...

Heather, I know from experience that it takes a lot of discipline to blog daily. You succeed in creating an inspiring and beautiful moment for many each and every day. Thank you!

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