Felt fir toys, decorations of natural materials, a simple and at the same time cozy Christmas design of this house enchants from the very first minutes you see it.
The villa is situated in Ontario (Canada). Its area makes up 160 square meters. It belongs to the young family with two kids.
The owner of the house Tara Ballantine is a food and media stylist. She also made a design-project of the house and decorated it for the Christmas holidays.
Tara with her husband Paul, the professional hockey player, spent several years in Norway. Young people fell in love with this country, its customs and traditions. So after they came back to Canada they didn’t think too much what style to choose for decorating their new residence.
The interior of the house is made in light color palette inherent to Scandinavian style, with bright accents of grey, brown and black colors. The entire decor was chosen under the influence of favorite Scandinavia; many elements are hand-made. Christmas decor was made in the same style.
Decor is full of naturalness the Norwegians like so much. Christmas decorations were made of felt and flax. Toys for a fir were also made of felt. Conventionalized advent-calendar was made of a birch twig and decorated with micro-cans with maple syrup kids love so much. By the way, there are many wooden decor elements in this festive interior.
Tara uses natural materials for decorating of gifts. Felt cones garland presents not only in the festive interior but embellishes it in everyday life.
Bark fir was purchased at one of the Christmas fairs in Norway. Tara says each time she unpack holiday decor, she recalls the atmosphere of her favorite country and its people.
A figurine of antelope was brought from Southern Africa. It was perfectly added with garlands made of felt and wooden beads. A felt ball was made by Tara personally. A Christmas wreath contains two materials – wool and felt. It embellishes the house all year round.
Tara confesses that she deals with various textures and bright colors everyday. So the interior of her house features muted style where she likes to relax after a long working day, and drink a cup of coffee in the living-room watching her kids playing.