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House & Home November 2019 - 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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house & home

VOLUME 41, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 2019 | DATE OF ISSUE: OCTOBER 2019 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Emma Reddington DESIGN DIRECTOR Shelley Frayer ACTING EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Ceri Marsh MANAGING EDITOR Day Helesic DECORATING + DESIGN SENIOR EDITOR Morgan Michener DESIGN EDITORS Kai Ethier, Jennifer Koper JUNIOR DESIGN EDITOR Bianca Zanotti CONTRIBUTING DESIGN EDITOR Morgan Lindsay FOOD + ENTERTAINING FOOD EDITOR Eshun Mott COPY + FEATURES EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kimberley Brown FEATURES EDITOR Wendy Jacob ASSISTANT EDITORS Amanda Demeku, Harleen Sidhu CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Tommy Smythe ART + PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Ben Oliver JUNIOR DESIGNER Michaela Wong PRODUCTION DESIGNER Mojan Javid CONTRIBUTING DESIGNERS Leanne Gilbert, Charlotte Werlick PRODUCTION PRODUCTION MANAGER Bonnie Cook PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Virginia Gaviller PREPRESS COORDINATOR Megan Cronje HOUSE & HOME MEDIA PRESIDENT Lynda Reeves VICE-PRESIDENT, MULTIMEDIA Sheri Graham Delagran CONTROLLER Alan Gracan, CPA, CA ADVERTISING SALES NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Lisa MacIsaac NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGERS Anne Ferguson, Donna Murphy WESTERN SALES MANAGER Stephanie Lloyd QUEBEC SALES REPRESENTATIVE Lyne St-Amant SALES & SYSTEMS MANAGER John Smith MEDIA SALES…

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home for the holidays

The moment my husband and I had kids, the holidays took on a new importance. For the first few years, Myles and I would pack up the whole family and head West to spend Christmas with our relatives but, after a couple of attempts at boarding flights with strollers, car seats, Christmas presents and even snowboards and skis, we came to our senses and decided the season was best spent in Toronto (even if the skiing wasn’t as good). Suddenly, we had to figure out how we wanted to celebrate Christmas — and which traditions we would embrace and which ones we would skip. When it comes to decorating our tree, I lean toward ornaments we’ve picked up on our travels (something my mum always did), toilet paper rolls dripping in…

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your letters

I subscribed to Architectural Digest for about 25 years and it got so over the top that I could no longer relate to its content. There was absolutely nothing offered that I could afford or even aspire to because of the opulence and extreme nature of every home they presented. I searched for a new design magazine for a few years and stumbled upon yours on a trip to L.A. What a find! I signed up immediately for two years. I now have had almost two years of checking out your magazine and have never been disappointed in the quality and your sensitivity to your consumers, who are not the one per cent of income earners. I always find something that is either useful, inspiring or generally attainable! Thank you…

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contributors

ANGELA WHEELER Designer, “Oh, What Fun!” (page 102) Angela set out to decorate her Port Perry, Ont., home and discovered her passion for design along the way. Go to hostess gift? One of my 12-year-old son’s handmade charcuterie boards! Most are made from walnut grown on our farm. This time of year, you have a sweet tooth for… My mom’s Nanaimo bars made using the recipe from The Laura Secord Canadian Cook Book. TODD McMILLAN Designer, “New Traditions” (page 94) The Burlington designer runs design and build company Ben Homes with his wife, Kristen. What’s your holiday entertaining essential? A playlist with a mix of classic holiday music and feel-good tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Holiday tradition you want to start? Doing less on Christmas Day — staying home, hanging out…

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a white christmas

BABY’S BREATH Although it’s often overlooked as filler for bouquets, this member of the carnation family is eye-catching when a healthy handful is tucked into a vase en masse. For the holidays, mix it with a few delicate evergreen sprigs. FUN FACT: Baby’s breath became popular in the Victorian era as a symbol of purity and everlasting love. KING PROTEA So named because its spiky bracts look like a crown, this regal flower has a natural grandeur due in part to its size — blooms can reach up to 12 inches in diameter and plants can be over three feet tall. Arrange one or two in a simple white vase. FUN FACT: Proteas are among the oldest flowering plants, dating back 300 million years. PAPERWHITES Part of the genus Narcissus like the daffodil, these…

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toile or nothing

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WHEN HOLT RENFREW ASKED YOU TO DESIGN ITS TOILE? That it was too good to be true! I had to pinch myself. HOW DID YOU BEGIN? My process starts with creating a mood board. The design brief was for a toile de Jouy that presents the natural beauty of Canada with an arctic spin. My research led me to elements special to Canada, such as snowcapped mountains and fir trees. AND WINTER-LOVING ANIMALS! I think they’re perfect for the theme of the design. The three featured are the polar bear, arctic fox and mountain hare. WHY DO YOU THINK TOILE HAS SUCH TIMELESS APPEAL? It has a lot of character and it often tells a story. For me, the most exciting part is incorporating different elements that give…

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