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House & Home November 2018 - The Holiday Issue

Each issue, you'll tour beautiful homes, discover exciting new stores and products and be inspired by decorating advice from design authority Lynda Reeves, editor Beth Hitchcock and a host of talented designers and stylists. Get House & Home digital magazine subscription today for DIY projects, recipes and tips on entertaining, and meet the hottest designers making news.

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OUR BEST RECIPESServe this delicious Berkshire Pork Loin Roast with Crackling at your next holiday dinner.CELEBRITY STYLESleek furnishings and dramatic colours characterize Hayden’s luxe space.TIPS & TRICKSLearn how to decorate with white for every season.EASY HOLIDAY DIYNEW H&H TV EPISODESGet a modern take on the classic Christmas tree without sacrificing sparkle with this easy DIY project.DECORATING & DESIGNDiscover 45 of our best small-space solutions.Apple, the Apple logo, and iMac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.Photography courtesy of Trulia (Hayden’s home)/Hayden Panettiere via Twitter (Hayden’s portrait)/by Stacey Brandford (roast)/Jason Stickley (video)/Angus Fergusson (bedroom)/Michael Graydon (desk nook) ■…

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I’m loving the old-school tinsel garland, page 109, and silver and blue wreath, page 62See how Emily Evans transformed this tree, page 108Come holiday time, I swoon for wreaths with satin ribbons and fragrant, swagged garlands running down stair rails. But let’s face it — no matter how many halls we deck, the focal point of the holidays for those of us who celebrate is The Tree.My mother had very specific ideas about how our tree should be decorated. Every year, we opened the built-in living room cupboards and pulled out boxes and boxes of tissue-wrapped ornaments in her preferred palette of silver and turquoise. No other colours would do. Tinsel — the final touch — was to be applied sparingly. Her annual pleas of “One strand at a time!”…

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LARRY ARNAL Photographer, “Kitchen of the Month” (page 44)A Toronto-based photographer, Larry has been shooting interiors for the past 15 years. Favourite holiday decoration? I love old-fashioned glass ornaments. My wife has beautiful hand-painted pieces that have a prominent place on our tree. What are your tree decorating traditions? Playing Christmas music and decorating the tree assisted by little alcohol-filled chocolates.BARBARA SGROI Writer, “Merry & Bright” (page 76)Having written for magazines such as Marie Claire and Flare, Barbara has traded her office for a laptop under a palm tree, living in Mexico with her husband and dogs. Favourite holiday treat? Panettone. Best hostess gift? Anything homemade in a jar. Add a ribbon and a handwritten label, and it’s a gift that looks pretty that can be enjoyed long after the…

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I was so moved by your piece on Tassie Cameron’s favourite room (“My Favourite Room,” September)! Being a writer myself, I found so much wisdom in Tassie’s mission to escape her dishwasher and to keep things simple in her “writing shed.” I’m bookmarking this article for the day when I’m finally able to secure a “room of my own.” Thanks so much for the inspiration!— JENNA MCDONALD, Cornwall, Ont.I just picked up your August issue. A few days later, I found out some friends were visiting P.E.I., so I invited them over. I don’t have much time to plan dinner parties, as I operate a seasonal shop, but in a few minutes of bedtime reading, I was inspired by your food feature, “Picnic Perfect”! I served your Avocado Bruschetta as…

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Sideboard, $799; armchair, $499; nude prints, $129 each; throw pillow, $80; vintage skis, $100.Catchall tray, $100.Artwork (woman’s face) by Keight MacLean, $150; bust, $50.BEST BUY: Create designer-perfect vignettes with obelisks in a range of sizes and materials. Obelisk, $150.Matthew (seated) and his husband, Rick Bettencourt, are prepped for the season with a curated mix of vintage finds for the home, all set against their trademark graphic patterns. Sofa, $2,999; Bettencourt Series #1 wallpaper, $5/sq.ft. (Text by Arren Williams/Photography by Valerie Wilcox)Since they launched Bettencourt Manor online in 2014 — selling bold wallpapers and fabrics before adding vintage finds in 2017 — Matthew and Rick Bettencourt dreamed of bringing their maximalist look to life. So, in July, the stylish duo stepped forward with their first brick-and-mortar shop in Toronto’s east end.…