Photography by Angus Fergusson
When Meredith Heron, interior designer extraordinaire and TV personality, decorates her family home for the holidays, the results are as sassy as she is. Here are a few of her tips for getting the most out of your holiday décor, without breaking the bank.
- Monochromatic and tone-on-tone will maximize impact. If you repeat one colour or stick to a range (i.e., white, pink and red) you’ll get away with less.
- White carnations or red carnations grouped together make amazing centrepieces and look much more expensive than they are. Add in some cedar and voila!—you’ll look like you’ve spent a fortune with a florist. Mix in some metallics and it’s even more sophisticated.
- Focus on one or two key spots in your home to add the holiday look—I love to dress up a foyer table and a mantel. You don’t have to go crazy. Just create a little vignette that you can go to town on!
- I add little ornaments to doorknobs throughout the house to spread the cheer without taking up space. Our living room is only nine-feet wide!