Rustic Nordic holiday style home on Georgian Bay

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This stunning rustic Nordic style home dressed for the holidays is located on a countryside property in the Georgian Bay area of Thornbury, Ontario, Canada. The home is that of Style at Home magazine’s contributing design editor, Christine Hanlon. For her, Christmas is a time for relaxation and escape and spending time with those you love. This 150-year-old house is a second home for Hanlon and her husband and two children, whose home represents an idyllic rural scene straight from a beautiful Christmas card.

For more Nordic Christmas decorating inspiration, click here.

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The couple purchased this 3,200 square foot home just three years ago, with only needing some cosmetic updates. For the first year the homeowner worked on creating an inviting look, mixing traditional and vintage elements and a few pops of modern. There was a strong focus on natural materials such as wood, sisal, cotton and linen, which fits with the home’s surrounding environment.

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When decorating for the holidays, the home gets a very cozy and unstuffy design aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from the Nordic style of decorating (which generally involves homespun touches, fresh greenery, a low-key color palette and a spotlight on nature), she eschews “fancy-pants sparkle” for something more casual and simple.

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Photos: Robin Stubbert for Style at Home

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