Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: X'mas w/ GlucksteinHome

Happy Wednesday!  Did you check out the one day Christmas decor sale at the Bay on Monday? I totally lucked out simply walking by the Christmas street on my way to the gym and there it was, 40% off all holiday items!!  I knew I shouldn't buy more ornaments (note to self: you have a walk-in closet filled with Christmas ornaments in every color under the rainbow ... remember that!!), but I simply couldn't resist the hand blown, clear class ornament filled with fluffy feathers from the GlucksteinHome collection at the Bay.


Brian and his design team has put together three spectacular collections for Holiday 2012.  First up is Frost: a timeless, elegant palette of white, cream, and muted gold pairing with lots of sparkles and glitters.  


I particularly love the use of this incredible sandblasted branch as the dramatic focal point of this soft, serene space.  Totally unexpected, but what fun!!  Delicate glass ornaments, handsome nutcracker dressed in silver and cream, and pastel yellow poinsettias as tree decor are just a few elements I love from this collection.  


HEART this vignette!  The masculine lines of this amazing fireplace are softened by the round sparkly ornaments on the tree and this curvaceous Louis XV armchair.  I love how this poinsettia sits right on top of the chair: it looks just like a pretty little girl with a flower in her hair.  The vintage suitcases add charm and up the coziness in the space.


Midnight Moon is up next.  This collection is all about the mix of navy and gold for a strikingly rich and sophisticated look.  Soft feathers, shining crystals, and decadent gold leaves: "these are a few of my favourite things".


What a collection! The tablescape is impeccably stylish with a mix of patterned dinnerware, elegant golden candle sticks at various heights, and the textured ornaments to juxtapose against the matte and shiny glass balls.  The golden wreaths and the bright icy blue berry branch tree fillers are on top of my checklist.


If you are looking for something more nature inspired for this holiday season, you have got to check out the Under the Mistletoe collection.  With birch bark and wood decor mingling with delicate ceramic ornaments and festive knits, the look is rustic, cozy, and absolutely charming.


Thanks Brian for such a sensational collection.  It was certainly my pleasure to hear the stories behind the creation of the 2012 holiday collections, and checked out Brian's favourite items. Thanks Brian for giving us a fun-filled Christmas tour and Lindsay, it was so nice to see you!!


So what do you think?  I would love to hear which look inspires your 2012 holiday decor!  

12 comments:

  1. LOVE the fireplace and Louis XV chair, perfect for Christmas I think!!

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    1. totally! nothing beats the fireplace during Christmas time!

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  2. All so lovely- I'm thinking of doing white this year for Christmas...need a change and I'm thinking very natural and soft. Great inspiration here!

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    1. white christmas! love it and perfect to go with your soft pretty pink palette! Miss you C!

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  3. Thanks for this gorgeous post, Tim. Always a pleasure to read your take on our holiday collections!

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    1. Thank You Cheryl! You guys have totally outdone yourself with this year's stunning collections ... all three of them!!

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  4. You sure are in a real Christmas mood!!! So good to see you on the pic!! Cheers from Germany!!

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  5. Ahhh, it's like a winter wonderland - love it! Love that final snap of you looking sharp in your waistcoat and jacket!

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  6. Oh those gold wreaths may have to find their way into my home... great roundup Tim!

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