LESLIE BIGGLEY’S HOLIDAY DÉCOR IN THE KITCHEN

The Leslie Style shares some festive ways to spruce up your home for those entertaining evenings or relaxing days ahead. Biggley’s preference is to use holiday décor that influences and amplifies her style rather than overpower it.

CHOOSE A COLOUR SCHEME

It was the hot pink pop in her favourite kitchen runner that inspired Biggley’s colour scheme: blue, green, and magenta. Many designers will attest to the power of white and The Leslie Style is no exception: she likes how the neutral backdrop allows her colourful ceramics to stand out. She started out collecting blue pieces, switched to green, and then realized they could all play nicely as an ensemble. The little magenta house is an authentic vintage Putz house from Japan, a gift from her mother that started Biggley’s collection.

The wreaths hanging in the windows fill the space with the joyful spirit of the season. The set up? The wreaths are simply hung from blue velvet ribbon that is tucked over at the back and nailed in from underneath with tiny little nails.

TRIM THE TREE

Wire geometric Christmas trees are an easy and cost effective way to add a bit of holiday flavor to the kitchen counter. Biggley added some eucalyptus for a touch of green, but they are also lovely on their own. The metal accent of the trees complement the brass hardware and plumbing fixtures, the Trinsic® Faucet and Cassidy™ pot filler, both in Champagne Bronze™—a finish that adds a splash of glam to the room.

The wall behind the kitchen sink does not go unnoticed where Biggley artfully arranges a stand alone geometric tree, a few votives, another Putz house, and some glass trees.

Each item is a colour from her chosen palette and picks up the gorgeous tones in this original painting by Hayley Mitchell, one of Biggley’s all-time favourite artists—and also someone who echoes her modern, feminine design style. 

A TOUCH OF TECHNOLOGY

If Leslie Biggley could wish for anything this Christmas, it would be more touch faucets. The Trinsic faucet (above) comes with or without Touch20® technology, and she is so accustomed to using the touch version that she’s constantly hitting her wrist on other faucets outside her home! She even caught her husband doing it at a friend’s place. And when guests come to visit they keep turning it on an off. A total crowd pleaser.

DECK THE SHELVES

Her pink, green and gold bowls and mugs continue the colour scheme and are shown off in open concept cabinets. Biggley admits to a mild obsession with two things: collecting mugs and subway tiles, but only because she and her family love hot cocoa, and those tiles make the back of a boring old cabinet look incredible.  

Lastly, the baker’s rack. Biggley gives this shelf the holiday treatment with some antique milk bottles she nabbed at a barn sale. She popped in few sprigs of fresh holly and leftover eucalyptus, and voila! It’s a wonderful life.

Happy decorating!

And a safe and joyous holiday season to all.

 

To learn more about Leslie Biggley’s designs and tips, check out The Leslie Style.