Ottawa At Home is proud to be the magazine sponsor for the 11th annual Homes for the Holidays tour in support of Hospice Care Ottawa, which provides compassionate and dignified end-of-life support to patients and their families. This year's fundraiser on Nov. 15, 16 and 17, showcases six spectacular homes dressed for seasonal celebrations, like Christmas Eve, Christmas morning and New Year's Eve. Homeowners have dedicated the weekend and their homes to this event, while florists and designers offered time, talent and goods to magically transform each home to be tour-worthy for the cause.
8 Thornton Ave.
A Glebe-area residence with modern architecture and funky furnishings provides a fitting backdrop for the whimsical décor style of Tinseltown Christmas Emporium. The owners' personality-filled furnishings, such as the unique dining table with chairs carved and painted as replicas of each of the family members, make this house a fun stop. The spirited furnishings and eclectic mix of funky and traditional decorations work to create a fun-filled Christmas celebration.
104 Black Maple PVT.
Step into a home where chic flair and glamorous décor play a leading role. The homeowners have set the tone for a truly grown-up party with their soothing, sophisticated colour scheme and touches of glam. Imagine seeking refuge from a stormy night by sipping champagne, noshing on fine cheese and crudités while seasonal sounds play in the background. Mood Moss Flowers and Jacobsons create the quintessential Christmas Eve within this contemporary home.
494 Lansdowne Rd. N
The residence of the Swiss ambassador to Canada is inspired by European architecture and influences, so it's only fitting that Tivoli Florist is tasked with decorating this splendid home. Inside the entrance, guests are greeted by a dramatic red wall that leads into the living room, where collections tell stories of a well-travelled life. Ambassador Ulrich Lehner and his wife Federica have embraced their diplomatic lifestyle and the years spent around the world are evident in their treasures, including a blue hand-blown glass collection from Egypt and Bedouin silver jewelry from the Western Desert.
13 Massey Lane
A gracious family home in Rothwell Heights with inviting spaces is a perfect house for the talents of Stoneblossom Floral Gallery. With large welcoming rooms, the home lends itself to easy family living. The colour scheme shows a fun side with splashes of purple and turquoise and is complemented with décor influenced by nature, such as the muted tones in moss and birch bark. Inspired by the enchanted forests Stoneblossom wows tour-goers by embracing nature's beauty with dramatic décor to suit the wide-open spaces.
ALSO ON TOUR
512 Island ?Park Dr.
900 Colonel By Dr.
A stately home on the canal that combines old and new offers Mill Street Florist the opportunity to showcase its talents by blending traditional décor with modern influences.
Irish Embassy ?Pop-up Shop, ?291 Park Rd.
The shop, set up within the residence of the Irish ambassador to Canada, offers a chance to recharge during the tour. Start your holiday shopping with local wares and enjoy the refreshments.