Home for the holidays
“I really like to change it up,” says Debbie. When it comes to bedecking her Montreal home for the holidays, she gives the stately 1880s house she shares with her husband, Hans Rosenstein, and two grown children, Josh and Max, a new look each year. This holiday season, Debbie veered from her usual eclectic approach and incorporated a more streamlined aesthetic, using decorations in the same silver, white and green palette throughout. “I like to have fun with my decorating, but this year I went a bit more posh,” she says. Enhancing this winter wonderland of a colour scheme and lending a bit of rustic charm are ornaments that nod to nature. Deer, birds, snowflakes, pine cones and antlers (“Anything you’d see on a woodland walk,” says Debbie) can be spotted sitting on the mantel, tied to garlands and hanging from the tree. While the look is consistent everywhere, Debbie still kept in mind the style and function of each room when incorporating her Christmas decor.