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Christmas
DESIGNER TOUCH
M E R RY L I T T L E
When it comes to decorating a small space for
the holidays, little things
make a big difference
BY JANE LOCKHART
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANDON BARRÉ
With more people
turning to condo
living, I’m often asked
how to decorate
condos, especially
at Christmas. Because
the average new
condo in Toronto
measures about
739-square feet, it has
become more difficult
to use decor items not
created for condos.
Luckily, companies are
starting to recognize
this trend and designing pieces specifically
for condo living.
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DESIGNER TOUCH
Seasonal Decor
Seating
Arrangements
Arguably, the most iconic Christmas piece is the tree. Condo-sized
Christmas trees are starting to appear on the shelves of most major
retailers, including Canadian Tire, and are giving condo owners a
beautiful product that suits their space.
When picking ornaments for the tree, make sure you match the
scale of the tree. Don’t buy into the large statement pieces that
will overpower your pint-sized tree and diminish its stylish look.
Also, make sure to choose simple and elegant ornaments.
To complement your existing decor, you will only have to remove
a few pieces to make room for more seasonally inspired decor, and
the rest will flow together beautifully.
Christmas often means entertaining,
and the need to invent additional
space and seating. The Junior chair,
from the Jane by Jane Lockhart
collection, is scaled down in size and
on a swivel, allowing guests to feel
involved in all areas of conversation
without actually moving furniture.
Condo owners should always use
an eclectic mix of chairs around their
dining room table. This way, during
the holidays, these chairs can be
brought into the living room to
accommodate guests and still look
like they belong. A fitting example
would be the Capri chair, as it looks
great in the dining room and the
living room.
To conserve space, especially
when adding additional pieces of
holiday decor, make sure to start
with multi-functional furniture.
Benches, either at the front door or
at the end of a bed, can be pulled out
to create extra seating and are great
for additional storage. The Granger
bench is a classic example.
WHEN CHOOSING
YOUR COLOUR
SCHEME, CHOOSE
ONE THAT IS
LIMITED TO TWO
OR THREE COLOURS,
PREFERABLY ON THE
MORE SUBTLE SIDE.
IF YOU WANT A
BOLD COLOUR, ONLY
CHOOSE ONE AND
MAKE SURE THE
Basic Design Rules
OTHERS ARE MUTED.
Make sure to group ‘likes’ together to reduce the look of clutter. If you are creating a display
on your mantel, for example, make sure you group objects that are the same colour together,
and only choose one bold piece so the mantel does not look too full.
Another inexpensive touch that goes a long way is white LED Christmas lights. They can
be strung along the mantel or along any other area you wish to highlight. Bright and luminous,
they make most spaces appear airy and larger. They also look great in well-placed mason jars.
However you decorate your condo this year, make sure it speaks to you and your family for
a memorable Christmas season.
THE JUNIOR CHAIR
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THE CAPRI CHAIR
THE GRANGER BENCH
Designer, spokesperson, author, and television personality, Jane Lockhart is an acknowledged expert in design and colour.
In 1997, Lockhart established the design firm, Jane Lockhart Interior Design, and more recently launched the Jane
by Jane Lockhart furniture collection. janelockhart.com
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NEWSWORTHY
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Santa will be making two stops at The Waterfront BIA’s annual Winterfest on Toronto’s Waterfront this holiday season. Families can join Santa and his elves for the 9th Annual Santa Cruise
aboard Mariposa Cruises’ Northern Spirit or enjoy their first-ever Santa Cruise Brunch. Pets
can even get in on the action at PawsWay and have their Pet Photos taken with Santa. Sharpen
your skates, or rent a pair, and take a whirl around the Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre. You
can also get creative with hands-on winter crafts in Miss Lou’s Room and discover Harbourfront
Centre’s new imagination playground in the Lakeside Terrace. Celebrate the magic of the holiday
at Winterfest on Toronto’s Waterfront on Saturday, December 13, Sunday, December 14,
Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21. For more information, waterfrontbia.com
YOU
COULD
WIN!
CHAIR AFFAIR
Celebrity designer Jane Lockhart joins the lineup
of more than 36 designers who are repurposing
chairs for the 4th Annual Chair Affair in support
of Canadian Charity Furniture Bank. The Chair
Affair was held on November 12 at the Palais
Royale and raised money by hosting the
designer chair auction and silent auction. “I am
so pleased to be a part of the Chair Affair this
year,” says Lockhart. “I think Furniture Bank is
doing a terrific job in the community and events
such as the Chair Affair are a great way to
engage the community and really bring Furniture
Bank to the forefront in people’s minds.”
Furniture Bank is not open to the public;
potential recipients of this service are referred
by over 70 agencies in the GTA who deal with
those in need on a daily basis. Once someone
receives a referral to Furniture Bank, they are
given an appointment and invited to ‘shop’ the
warehouse with a Furniture Bank volunteer. For
more information, visit furniturebank.org/
chair-affair/
Before: Lockhart
chose a high-back
armchair to refurbish
Inspired by the
Canadian theme
and the fall
season, Lockhart
used fabric that
was generously
donated by
Avant Garde
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Win $1,000 (MSRP) of
Hunter Douglas Window
Fashions from
METROPOLIS
LIVING HITS
CASTLEFIELD
After four successful years in the trendy
Junction area, Metropolis Living opens
a new showroom in the upscale
Castlefield and Caledonia design
district. Known for their custom-made
furniture, lighting, art installations, and
a unique assortment of vintage finds,
the home decor store has evolved into
an art studio, befitting of its new
location. Owners Phil Freire and his
sister Maggie Gattesco are known for
the vintage pieces that are brought
in and salvaged from all over
North America as well as Europe,
reconditioned for sale and, in some
cases, transformed into unique,
one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.
“We build custom furnishings for
clients including lighting, dining and
seating as well as custom art and
interior design installations for some
of the top design firms in the city,”
says Freire. “We have built a solid
clientele of designers, boutique hotels,
restaurants and bars and other
businesses around the city and we are
doing more installations in the U.S.
Check out the Metropolis Living
showroom this November at 81 Ronald
Avenue, unit B. For more information
or to shop online, visit
metropolis-living.com
DESIGNER WINDOW
FASHIONS
(No purchase necessary,
delivery included,
not redeemable for cash)
OR
Win an 18-gauge
NOVANNI
Elite stainless-steel sink.
Winner can choose a sink from
the wide assortment of Novanni
Elite products available on their
website. Hole drilling options for
a top mount will need to be
indicated.
ENTER BY EMAIL AND INCLUDE:
1) Full Name
2) Full Mailing Address
3) Email Address
SEND TO:
leanne.speers@gmail.com
SUBJECT LINE:
DWF/Novanni Contest
Contest closes January 31, 2015.
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