Deco the Halls! For all my loyal readers, you’re probably wondering.. Autumn, where you been? And for all you new folk who stumbled over to this holiday creative.. welcome! So happy you’re here. Well, a lot has changed in the past couple months. A. Lot. Like.. I don’t know, first and foremost— We moved! Not only did we move, we moved from our humble basement apartment, into an absolutely heart-string pulling main floor apartment in Parkdale. Remember when I used to fantasize about having space with light, and high ceilings? Well, my prayers were answered and here we are. We moved in November 1st and it’s been a bit of a dream come true. And yes, we did pop champagne the day we moved, as promised ;). Our apartment size pretty much quadrupled so it’s going to take us some time to really make it feel and look like home.. but, we’ve managed to pull together the cutest dang dining nook I think I’ve ever seen (possibly biased). The day we moved in I decided I wanted to pull together a little team to shoot my first creative in the new space..I’m very proud of our little team and am so thankful to everyone who made the time. So, without further ado, I present our totally non-traditional Vintage Christmas holiday soiree below.
Originally when I was moodboarding I knew I wanted the tablescape to feel moody with dark rouges, mustard yellows and orange tones. After seeing everything in place with my vintage pink cantilever dining chairs— I knew immediately I wanted to ground the setting with contrasting deep green matte plates. How lovely is pink and green? I found matching green candlesticks at Yummi candles and paired them with thrifted brass candlesticks (always grab these when you see them!) I went fairly simple with the plate settings, opting for a clementine and a sprig of seeded eucalyptus. An icelandic sheepskin throw just makes the space feel cozy and hygge.
Believe it or not, this was really my first attempt ever at floral arranging. Having a dining table is a brand new luxury for Bo and I as our last apartment didn’t have the space for it. (Which was also the driving force behind me wanting to really polish off this space first!) I’m pretty smitten with my Bower chandelier from West Elm. I think it is a perfect dash of Art Deco. And of course, as my friend Lauren says.. You know you’ve made it when you have a marble top tulip table ;). This table was definitely a splurge for us but I think at this point in our lives we’ve outgrown disposable furniture and are really ready to start investing in high quality pieces that will stand the test of time. I am a huge advocate of mixing high and low, as you’ll see throughout the shoot, many of the details peppered in are vintage finds.
My apartment is truly an eclectic mixture of the eras, and I feel my style is as well. I wanted to unleash my inner velvet-suit wearing vintage pin up so I made my way over to Parlour Salon to have my hair styled in 40’s waves. We actually created a video so you can see the whole process. Katie from Beyond looks is my go-to makeup artist, ALWAYS. This girl knows my face like the back of her hand and she nailed the sassy vintage vibe I was going for.
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Our circle brass barcart is stocked with almost all thrifted and vintage barware. I found some new favourite shops earlier this year when I was at the Leslieville Flea. (Like how amazing is that set of brass coups and the matching decanter from Fat Daschshund?).. A lot of the other barware on the top is from my weekly trips to the Salvation army. And, if you haven’t heard yet.. I spontaneously decided to open up my very own vintage shop, Make Moves Vintage. It’s where you’ll find that special piece for when you quit your job, cut your hair, get a tattoo, move to the West end, and …open up your own vintage shop. ;).
I was obsessed with these brass Palm Tree candlestick holders as soon as I saw them. They may be something that lives on the mantel past the holidays. For the wreath, I made it myself using a giant brass hoop from Lens Mills. I used real flowers for this wreath and made it the night before the shoot.. in the future I might lean more towards beautiful faux flowers so it can last well past the holiday season. For the greenery, I went with traditional pine and a mixture of eucalyptus. We secured it using some small pieces of wire attached to removable hooks.
And what’s a holiday creative without a delicious charcuterie board? Aleshia put this board together with charcuterie, whipped ricotta, herb crostini with chestnut honey.
Thank you so much for reading. I’m so excited to be sharing more decor and styled creatives in my new space — so stay tuned. Happy holidays!
CREATIVE DIRECTION, DESIGN AND STYLING: Autumn Hachey
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kassandra Dekoning
MAKEUP: Beyond Looks Makeup
HAIR: Katie from Parlour Salon
FOOD & FOOD STYLING: Less with Bread
VIDEOGRAPHY + EDITING : Ashley Harris
PARLOUR VIDEOGRAPHY: Logan Salter
GET THE LOOK:
Brass mirror (Vintage), Dining Chairs (Vintage) , Marble Top Tulip Table, Icelandic sheepskin throw, Brass Vase, Mustard Glassware (Vintage) Matte Green Plates, Brass Candlesticks (Vintage), Green candles, Brass Flatware, Gold Rimmed Coups (Vintage), Barcart, Faux Fur Stockings, Green Trees, Pink sherbet glasses (Vintage), Glass Pitcher (Vintage), Gold rimmed champagne flutes (Vintage), Brass Matchstick Holder (Vintage), Ceramic Leopard (His name is Jackson-Vintage), Bower Chandelier, Four Blocks Serving Bowl, Green Velvet Pant Suit, Burgundy Bralet, Brass Palm Tree Candlesticks, Astin Sofa, Green and Brass Tray, Coffee Table (Custom), Mustard Pintuck Cushion, Marble + Wood cutting board (Homesense), Agate platter, Agate cheese knives,