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ReFINEd Halifax Winter 2019
The Chronicle Herald
Rebekah Higgs (check out her amazing blog site at DIYMOM, as well has her TV show), has embarked on an adventure — renovating her Alderwood Dr. home. This is the first time the Homes for the Holidays event has offered a home decorated by its owner.
“It’s a big project to take on, but as a single mom I am so happy to be able to use my decorating skills to raise funds for an organization that provides affordable houses, childcare and programs for women in need,” says Higgs. By day I have been renovating and by night I have been decorating. It has been non-stop!”
The theme of Higgs’ home is Wood, Fire & Roses, inspired by the unique blush-pink door of her home. The house also features lots of exposed beams and a working fire place, so the holiday decor blossomed from what is already happening, design-wise, in the home.
“I wanted to use the colour pallet that is already incorporated in my everyday home decor, like blush pink, white and gold. In my Christmas decorations you will see lots of real and fake flowers, locally made pink candies, custom-decorated cookies and cupcakes and warm metal accents, like gold, rose gold and copper.”
The result is a holiday home that feels cosy, attainable and inspiring. Higgs explains that in both her renovations and her decorating she must be resourceful because she doesn’t have a big budget — which is relatable to a lot of people.