Decor & Renovation

Out of the woods: Naturally festive holiday decor

Give your home a nature-inspired look for the holidays

<p>Photography by Robin Stubbert</p> Author: Sarah Gunn

Decor & Renovation

Out of the woods: Naturally festive holiday decor

Interior stylist Eddie Cimbron-Corner's 14-year-old home—which she designed on a paper napkin!—is a marriage of modern lines and natural textures. The reclaimed floors (rescued from a local paint factory), exposed beams and contemporary furnishings reflect the styles of both Cimbron-Corner and her husband. "I'm more of a modern gal, but I try to pair it with rustic elements so we're both happy," she says. For holiday decor, she turned to the nearly 12 hectares of woods and roaming fields surrounding her home for inspiration. The result: a look that's both natural and festive. And because the elements aren't too Christmassy, most of the decor can be kept on display all season long.

 

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Photography by Robin Stubbert

Create a custom centrepiece
Cimbron-Corner crafted a clever alternative to pricey holiday floral bouquets, tucking greenery into a small white pot to create a seasonal centrepiece. Placed on a dark wooden cutting board and surrounded by pinecones and tealights, it ties in with the home’s natural holiday theme.

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Photography by Robin Stubbert

Carry the theme throughout your home
Secured together with floral wire, bunches of seeded eucalyptus and cedar boughs frame the stairway. Once long enough to allow for draping (about three metres longer than the railing), the DIY garland was attached to the railing with additional floral wire. To keep the boughs from drying out too much, Cimbron-Corner recommends occasionally misting them with water.

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Photography by Robin Stubbert

Custom artwork
To add a touch of whimsy to the space, Cimbron-Corner drew on her passion for art, painting simple large-scale holiday images on two canvases. Perched on the sleek custom cabinets she designed, they lend a graphic element.

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Photography by Robin Stubbert

Keep your tree simple
The Christmas tree may be small, but it makes a pretty statement next to the sculptural rattan chair, which the family refers to as "the big kahuna." Cut from their property, the tree is cleverly displayed in a large white pot.

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Photography by Robin Stubbert

Cimbron-Corner filled a container with water and placed it in a larger pot, then added the tree and pinecones around the base to stabilize it.

The mantel
The reclaimed-wood mantel is styled with a garland and Nordic-inspired stockings hung in anticipation of Christmas morning.

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