Meet the superstar designer behind Marilyn's amazing holiday set

Set decorator extradordinare, Danielle Hunter, takes us on a tour of the holiday-styled studio space and shows us just how much work goes into building her festive masterpiece. She also shares a few tips to re-create the look in your own home. 

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, go big or go home is often the preferred theme, but Danielle has a few simple rules to follow to make sure your design 

Stick to a colour scheme! Too many colours can make your design lose focus. Stick to three main shades for a cohesive look. 


Within that scheme you can swap out patterns/prints/textures each year for added interest.


Always have extra lights on hand. We all know that inevitably there will be a strand that doesn't work, and running from store to store only to discover everyone is sold out is no way to spend your holiday. Plus, there's really no such thing as too many lights! Which brings us to our next point...
Put lights in unexpected places! In bowls, or at the base of a planter full of festive greenery. Don't just limit yourself to your tree.


Some areas can have themes within the scheme, whether its woodland animals, canadiana, playful but classic elements in the kitchen. Each room or area can have a different take on the same theme in terms of design style. Your living room could have classic nutcrackers, while your kitchen could have more playful items like retro-style toys. 


This year's theme for the show was Marilyn’s lodge, but there's literally no end to the possibilites. The most important thing is to have fun with it!