Rebecca Marshall decided to bring out all her fabulous boxes and bags to decorate her house for a good cause. Last weekend, this house was part of a tour of eight homes with all proceeds of the $10 tickets to benefit the Cyrus Centre, an inner-city resource centre responding to the needs of at-risk and homeless youth.
Rebecca’s office is located beside the entry of their house. Over the years her husband Todd Marshall (my Brother-in-law’s business partner) has had many Tiffany bags and boxes for Rebecca and their 4 girls under the tree so she arranged them all on a board. Reminds me of my Tiffany Blue Office in our last townhouse, except I did not have this many bags to show : )
If you have a collection of similar coloured bags, this is a great way to recycle them. I really like this idea for displaying pretty shopping bags in a large closet.
This is Rebecca’s living room. The art she painted herself to add a pop of colour. The Holt Renfrew bags happened to be a perfect match!
The antlers on the coffee table with some coordinating pink gift boxes.
The dining room is dressed in gold and black with a pop of orange.
Last year, I was at an event with Rebecca at West Elm where she immediately snapped up their gold flatware (above). I think I need it as well. My flatware is really annoying because the handles are heavy so they fall off plates a lot when you go to pick them up.
This is where the Gucci boxes sit underneath the tree.
Here’s Rebecca’s kitchen. When I arrived at her home for a consultation last year, she waited for me to note that her leather sofa and faux fur area rug were a perfect match to her granite which also had purple undertones.
As soon as I walked into the kitchen I asked her if she had purposefully coordinated her furniture to her granite and the answer was yes.
During our consultation, I suggested she add clear Eames Eiffel chairs and a rectangular table in the breakfast area. However, clearly, Rebecca did not need my help with coordinating neutrals (below).
Rebecca whipped up this gingerbread house display on her island. She is a trained and accomplished cook. Everything that comes out of her kitchen is beautiful and delicious.
A pastry chefs vignette.
The tree on the landing on the way up the stairs.
The tree made entirely out of tulle by Rebecca.
A glimpse of the master bedroom.
The sumptuous master bedroom. See that table lamp on the night stand? Todd reported that one weekend they drove around to 4-5 HomeSense stores to find the second one.
The stand was missing in the box when Rebecca pulled it out so she made her own stand out of a vase and white lights. This one sits in her daughter Bailey’s bedroom.
The media room downstairs was decorated in turquoise, white and green.
Turquoise cone trees and more tulle!
This is their newly installed bar in the media room.
A turquoise vignette.
The most expensive piece of this pallet transformed into a coffee table by Todd was the glass. So creative!
The red poinsettia tree in the games area of the media room. Whew. Have we seen them all yet? This is a lot of trees!
A creative way to top off the tree!
The gorgeous white angel tree in the middle of the house.
Thank you Rebecca and Todd for sharing your beautiful home with us!
PS. Have you seen this Christmas shopping miracle video yet?
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