CHALLENGE: Decorate a modern house for "Home For The Holidays" fundraiser... on a BUDGET!
Being asked to participate in supporting local charities is both a delight and an honour. Doing so on a budget provides us with an excellent opportunity to challenge our abilities. Connect the two together and we could not be happier with the results!
When you are ready to receive guests, there's nothing more inviting than icy cold refreshments and nutty appetizers presented on bold real wood slice servers. 2018 was a year for geometrical shapes, fresh greenery, and metallics mixed with nature. Adding a floral length along the main island allowed Forge + Furbish to invite a Christmas flow right to the yummy goods!
When dealing with a modern back drop, it becomes even more important to keep things inviting for the holidays. By styling with fresh greens and keeping all flourishes within a very simple colour palette, Forge + Furbish was able to layer textures to keep warmth but stay simple to pair with the contemporary feel of the house.
TREES! TREES! TREES! Most people don't know how truly important it is to add excessive lights to trees. If you think you have enough, trust us, add more. Lights are the perfect way to brighten the holidays. In keeping with our simple colour scheme, the metallics and frosty whites could really pop against the greens.
Tablescapes are so fun to create. For this design, we really wanted to pull the metallic vibes to the forefront while keeping the subtle acknowledgement to nature. Combining the two together is a perfect treat for the eyes. Providing flowers that winked to the colour bronze within the metallic pallet also helped to bring in a woodsy vibe that is timeless during the holiday season.
Providing a space for out door entertaining in the winter, especially in a zone where snow is the norm, isn't something most usually think of, but there is nothing that compares to crisp fresh air and creamy sweet hot chocolate treats to encourage the family to gather together for the holidays!