We just wrapped up another successful weekend of decorating, inspiring, and raising funds and awareness for the wonderful work at Hospice Care Ottawa with the 14th annual Homes for the Holidays Tour. Despite some fearsome weather, people came once again in droves to see all the beauty and show their support for the wonderful service. This year for the first time Flowers Talk Tivoli decorated two houses and we are so excited to show you a bit of one of them!

Here is the house, located at 334 Acacia Ave in lush Rockcliffe Park, a cozy 1920’s home that we decorated with the help of our good friends at Gloss Events and Decor and as photographed by the ever talented Laura Kelly Photography.

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A lush and natural window box suits the whimsy and charm of the older house. Bright red ilex berries, graceful hanging pine and eucalyptus and rich magnolia leaves give texture and personality.

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Variety in texture and playing with monochromatic themes add life to traditional colours. Laying a simple greenery garland around elegant tapers makes a simple mantle luxurious. Mixing tropical grevillia and arachna orchids with deep red garden roses and amaryllis adds variety to a gorgeously full vase arrangement.

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The natural form and asymmetry of cedar, magnolia and pine give personality to an often overlooked area.

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Creating big impacts doesn’t always require big pieces; arrange collections of complementing containers and fresh, bright plants to bring life to any room. Here our lime green cypress and Christmas tree shaped lavenders complement elegant white phalaenopsis orchids for a beautiful sun-room.

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Sometimes you really just need some drama. A room as regal as this one required a table setting to match; a garland bursting with Red Heart garden roses, burgundy peonies, rust magnolia and delicate skimmia. A matching sideboard piece in an elegant silver urn ties the room together nicely.

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The formal inspiration of an urn container and red roses is offset and improved on with the visual weight of bulky sugar cones and big, blooming amaryllis.

We hope you enjoyed this years tour, check back for pictures of our other house in Westboro. If you missed the tour this year subscribe to our newsletter and we’ll be sure to let you know when tickets go on sale for Homes for the Holidays 2017!

 

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