Stephanie Saunders

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Stephanie Saunders

Stephanie Saunders is a prop and interior design stylist whose work has been featured in the pages of Style at Home, Flare, Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Toronto Life.  She works in Toronto and Montreal and is represented by Judy Inc.


Mood Board: Country Craft Holiday Decor

Posted by Stephanie Saunders Friday, November 23, 2012 9:00 AM EST


Celebrate the homemade (or what looks like homemade) with a slightly old-fashioned feeling this season.

Holiday Country Craft

This look is one of the most traditional holiday themes that I can think of, and I like to call it Country Craft. Imagine fresh baked cookies in a big farm kitchen with piles of snow outside and little kids peering out the window. Now, love the look but don't have live in a big country house? Not to worry; decorating crafty-style will make it so.


I paired pops of festive red with off-whites, wood and tarnished silver to make it complete. Country Craft is perfect for families because hints of whimsy are integral: our little bears from HBC are completely at home here and make great stocking-stuffers or tree ornaments. I also love the carved heart-shaped ornament and "JOY" blocks. While some of these elements can be homemade (crackers for instance are fun to make and can be personalized to each guest), I found everything in store and ready to go. So, for all those who want a real casual, comfy feeling this year: go for it!  You can't go wrong!


For those in the Toronto area, get your craft-on at the One of A Kind Show this weekend.


Where to buy:

Crackers, "JOY" blocks, napkins, heart and leaf ornaments, bears, stocking, garland:

Snowflake plate: Ikea

Napkin rings: West Elm

Topics: Holidays, Crafts, DIY, Country, Casual, Red, White, Wood, Cottage


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