Karl Lohnes: Visions of sugar plums are dancing in holiday decor this year

Colours of soft pink, plum and burgundy lend a feminine decorating touch this holiday season. Faux Fur Dusty Rose Stocking, CB2.com This year’s trends in Christmas decorating offer a fresh take on festive decor — perfect whether you’re decorating your first tree or updating older holiday accessories. From fashionable to fun, here’s a rundown of the big trends, new interpretations on the...

Karl Lohnes: Best designer tips for choosing your Christmas tree

The perfect Christmas tree provides lots of branches for displaying ornaments and is well proportioned to the room where it will be displayed. Photo: CanadianTire.ca The next month is an important one for those who celebrate the holidays with a Christmas tree. Whether real or faux, O Tannenbaum takes planning. From where to place it (which often involves moving furniture around) to choosing the...