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A home designed by Kelly Deck meets its festive destiny during the holiday season.
When former NHLer David Jones and his wife Kimberly were planning their dream home in Edgemont Village in North Vancouver, one thing came up early in their discussions with the team at Kelly Deck Design.
Sure, the conversation started with the big picture: a clear, overarching directive to create a space that feels like it has always been there—warm and lived in, effortlessly elegant rather than tailored or formal. But to ensure the space was successful, one all-important question was addressed right away: Where will the Christmas tree go?
See, it wasn’t going to be just any tree. Kimberly, who is a former ballerina and loves the abundance and old-world charm of The Nutcracker, had a vision of an 18-foot beauty. And that meant the ceiling height had to comply.
What evolved over the next year of design process with Kimberly was a space that is just right for the family—accommodating three kids and a dog, low maintenance but elevated. And the great room was designed to be the perfect place for that showstopper of a tree, with a soaring double-height ceiling acting as the frame.
Of course, the decorations on that tree needed to be special, too. Deck and her team took their inspiration from a dress she spotted at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. Rich in olive, burgundy, browns and warm ivory, the wintery, layered dress became the jumping-off point for the home’s holiday colour palette. That inspiration then carries throughout the home, where a wealth of detail brings the warmth of a family Christmas to every room. “There are pieces throughout that have meaning and history,” says Deck. “What brings in holiday magic is layers upon layers in this type of home.”
This story was originally published in the November/December 2023 print issue of Western Living. Sign up for a free print subscription here.
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