Tommy Smythe’s Plaid Holiday Decor


Designer Tommy Smythe shows us how to maintain our personal style while decorating for the holidays. Featuring many items from his own home, Tommy creates a festive space with plaid accents that are both elegant and edgy.

Tommy Smythe's Plaid Holiday Decor

Above: chairs, table, rug, Elte; art, DIY; wreath, Bouclair; mirror, custom upholstery, Silva; trophies, UpCountry; other accessories, Artifacts

Choose Rich Colours

The rug sets the tone in this space. The over-dyed cranberry/black mix looks like paint strokes.

Mix Traditional With Unexpected Punk

Create interest by mixing traditional pieces with unexpected punk elements. Comfortable white slipper chairs with turned legs gives it a traditional feel. These are paired with velvet skull detailed pillows.

Tommy Smythe's Plaid Holiday Decor

Go For Comfort

Slipper chairs are comfy by the fire. The ottomans are Tommy's own. The classic tartan, black/red/white mix gives it a bit of a punk edge. A small occasional table to put your holiday drink on is a must for holiday entertaining or cold nights in by the fire.

Keep Christmas Items on the Edgy Side

The black and red feather wreath, mix of plaids and box of vintage ornaments on table all offer a bit of an edge in this space.They blend in nicely with the room's existing decor choices (trophies, skulls).

Tommy Smythe's Plaid Holiday Decor

Add DIY Items for a Personal Touch

Black or gold frames with muslin and collected crest patches creates a refined curated look. The custom upholstered red and black buffalo check mirror adds to the warmth of the room by the virtue of itshandmade artistry.

Tommy Smythe's Plaid Holiday Decor


Also on CBC