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Mantel decorating idea for the holidays

Designer Christine Flynn explains why she likes dressing her mantel with an antique stag head.

Photo by Sian Richards

Photo by Sian Richards

We asked Christine Flynn, designer and shop owner of Love the Design, to share her fave Christmas traditions.

“I love decorating with a nod to my childhood days spent on a farm. One of my favourite pieces, especially at Christmas, is the antique stag head. And a row of sage taper candles to make the whole room glow.”

Favourite holiday tradition:

“Every Christmas Eve my sons, my husband and I load up on candy while we make an elaborate gingerbread house.”

Under the tree I hope to find . . .

“A statement necklace from J.Crew in blush-toned gems.”

Brass candlesticks, Chair, Pelt, Wire cloche, Stag, Love the Design. Wreath & garland, Sheridan Nurseries. Rug, DWR.