Festive Traditions

Festive Traditions


Vintage finds, antique furniture and a passion for colour and pattern have made this home a treasure trove of visual delights

“We never intended to stay here,” says Toni of her three-bedroom cottage, “but after some time we realised that we loved the area and that it would be much easier to stay put.” This was in 2008 when Toni, her husband David and their three children, made the move from London to Northern Ireland to take on her grandmother’s former home. We had the chance to relocate back home, which was ideal with a growing family.”
When it comes to festive decorations, Antonia is a traditionalist: “I like to go all out on the tree with lots of traditional glass baubles. I have vivid memories of real candles and beautiful glass decorations from my grandmother who had lived in Vienna and brought her decorations back from there.”