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My Top Decor Trends for this Holiday Season

Hi there! I know it’s only October but it’s time to start thinking about the Holiday season.  And to help prod you along, I have chosen my top decor trends for this 2016 holiday season.  Even one better, I have collaborated with the Toronto furniture store, Decorium  and chosen a few key furniture pieces and accessories that will help you bring these stunning trends into your home this season and into 2017.   How easy is that? Oh, and when you get to the end of this post, I will be announcing an exciting contest where you can win something! So let’s get started!

My Top Decor Trends for this Holiday Season

  1. Black is back!

Black may be a permanent feature in your closet, but now is the time to bring it into your home. I’m not saying for you to paint your dining room walls all black, although that would look utterly divine – but a few pieces, like a little black dress, will totally amp up the glam factor.  From lighting to key furniture pieces, black adds a bold statement to any room and is timeless and classic.

  1. Velvet

If you look at the necks of all the IT girls right now, you will notice they are all wearing black velvet chokers.  And for the holiday party season, I’ve seen velvet jackets, shoes and purses being all the rage.  This fabric option will add a beautiful sheen and luxurious look to any room, whether it’s on a sofa, dining chair or a gorgeous headboard in your bedroom.

  1. Blue Bliss

When I meet with clients for the first time and we talk about their colour preferences, Blue is always one of their top choices to use in their furnishings.  Thankfully, this classic colour continues to be popular in home decor.  What’s so wonderful about blue is that in any shade, it is a no-fail colour to incorporate into your home this holiday season and it looks so good mixed in with a neutral colour scheme and warm metals.  For example, if your sofa is a neutral colour than try adding blue occasional chairs into the mix and your will see how blue can liven up any room.

  1. Marble

The timeless beauty of marble is just not for kitchen countertops and flooring anymore.  Incorporating touches of marble into every day decor will continue to be on trend this holiday season.  So if your home is full of granite, have no fear because adding the elegant touch of marble is as easy as changing up your coffee table this season.

  1. Copper

Warm metals, such as gold, rose gold and brass continue to be popular in fashion accessories & totally on trend for home decor.  Incorporating the beauty of copper into the mix will award your home with A+ style.  And remember, it’s ok to mix your metals so if your home has a lot of silver and polished chrome, now is the time to adopt the warm metal trend……because it’s not going away any time soon.

Top Decor Trends for 2016 holiday season - Decorium

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These gorgeous pieces I’ve chosen are all available at Decorium, a family run business that is celebrating 30 wonderful years in Toronto.  It is your one stop shop where you will find beautiful furniture for every lifestyle.  Now while my taste tends to run towards more modern furniture, Decorium offers a vast selection of home furnishings & decor in all styles……all under one roof!

And remember when I told you at the beginning of this blog post that you can win something – well, Decorium is inviting my readers to participate in a contest where you have the chance to win a $1500 Decorium Gift Card. That should help get you started on revamping your home with my top decor picks for the holiday season.  All you have to do is click here and follow the instructions!

Good luck! xoxo



Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Here’s hoping that you, my wonderful readers, enjoy a day full of glamour, gorgeous decor and lots and lots of love!!!

I fell in love with this romantic living room when I first saw it in one of my favourite blogs The Decorista.



It reminded me of pink roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates! The soft pink walls, the luscious brown velvet sofa, a rose hued chandelier and fabulous flower art on the wall.  It’s utterly a romantic room!!

I hope that you all have a special romantic place that you go to with your loved one…..and if you don’t, then maybe it’s time to create one in your home!!


Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Glamour Good Friday: How to Create the Hollywood Regency Look in Your Home!

Erin McLaughlin, Editor-in-Chief of Style at Home has named three of the big design trends that are popping up in the industry this spring and Style at Home has been kind enough to share them with me. 

Trend 1:  Hollywood Regency

Trend 2:  Bold 80’s Colour

Trend 3:  Diminutive Plants

And now I want to share my most favourite of the 3 trends mentioned in Erin’s Style at Home Spring Trend Report:  “Hollywood Regency.”  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while or follow me on Twitter than you know that was a pretty obvious choice!Winking smile

The photo below of a very glamorous boudoir from Style at Home’s very popular High/Low feature highlights glamour in all its glory!! Oh yes….it is a GLAM SLAM!!


So here are some key ingredients to creating Hollywood Regency glamour in your home:

  • Elaborate chandeliers
  • Mirrored surfaces
  • Lots of Lacquer
  • Luxurious velvets


I’m also crushing on the panelled walls…..what an economical approach to add architectural detail to any plain square room! 

Oh, and one last item that is a big MUST in any glamorous room!!  Books – Fashion books in particular are also a stylish source of inspiration and you know how I truly believe that you should decorate as you dress.


Room Design by Samantha Pynn Photography by Virginia Macdonald


Have a wonderful Good Friday and I hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of glam-filled chocolate eggs!!  Happy Weekend!!

If your home is craving some glamour, then contact me online or in person! I’d love to help!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xo