CREATE A FESTIVE
WITH AU NATUREL
BERRIES AND BRANCHES.
the season to go wild — and we’re not
just talking about kicking up your heels at a few soirées.
We enlisted the help of Toronto floral designer Margaret
Corrigan in creating this uncontrived approach to
outdoor decorating. Here, we forgo manicured wreaths
and fussy embellishments in favour of decorations
composed of elements seemingly gathered from the forest
floor — from juicy rosehips to scarlet dogwood branches.
Pair these with stately urns and silver ribbon, and the
result is sophisticated yet laissez-faire — less fleeting
than the zing of champagne, but just as intoxicating.
Low-key enough to be
left up all winter
Tie bows off-centre
for a relaxed look
Gates and windows
Instead of buying fresh greenery, gussy up existing
foliage with sprigs of bright berries to create an
enchanting entrance. A hibernating clematis (above)
becomes an eye-catching garland with rosehips and
faux berries tucked into its tangled vines. Though oft
overlooked, second-storey windows (left) can be
trimmed, too, giving exteriors a pretty symmetry
and evoking picture-perfect Christmas card images.
We attached smaller red dogwood wreaths, dressed
up with platinum bows, to the central sash on the
window for a balanced look. All ribbon, Masterstroke Canada.