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Holiday Entertaining

Whether you are hosting a big Christmas party or a simple cocktail party the cocktail recipes below will be sure to wow your guests. Merry Christmas from all of the staff at Luxe Home Interiors.
Dry Rye Manhattan
This Premium Canadian whisky is crafted 100% from single grain rye. Aged to perfection, it's the purest expression of rye whisky, with more complexity, character and spiciness than other Canadian whiskies. It has the smooth taste you expect from Canadian Club® – making it the perfect choice for special occasions.


Our Top Five Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t have to be stressful or complicated.  Our top five Thanksgiving entertaining ideas are easy and elegant.
Pumpkin Pie Martini
Ingredients
1 ounce Malibu rum
1 ounce Kahlua
6 ounces half and half (or milk for a lighter version)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon canned pumpkin pie filling
Method
Place all ingredients together in a blender with a few cubes of ice. Blend until smooth. Serve in a glass rimmed with very finely crushed graham cracker crumbs. Sprinkle more cinnamon on top for garnish.
Pumpkin Votive Holders


Exciting New Arrivals

Timothy Oulton British Bulldogs
These beautiful Timothy Oulton Britsh Bulldogs just arrived in our showroom. Come in and adopt one today. The British bulldog has been a national symbol since the time of Winston Churchill, representing the UK’s strength, defiance and determination. During World War II the British ‘bulldog spirit’ is credited with getting the nation through the Blitz and on the road to victory.


Exciting New Arrivals

Visit us soon to see many more of our new arrivals

Cuff Cocktail Table
Inspired by your favorite basic wrist cuff, this beautifully textured glass top table is jewelry for your room. Available in a silver or copper finish.


Small Spaces - Big Ideas

Selecting the right furnishings for small spaces is an art. One misconception that people often have when decorating tiny apartments is that all the focus should be on functionality rather than design. Nothing could be further from the truth. Your home may be short on space, but that doesn’t mean it has to be short on style.Here are a few suggestions to help you create a sense of space in your small place.
1. Light neutral colours tend to open up a room and give it a more spacious feeling.  The use of dark, rich colors has a tendency to make a space appear smaller to the eye.


Masquerade Ball Highlights

The 8th Annual Masquerade Ball was a spectacular gala, enjoyed by all.  Almost 200 guests arrived in a variety of imaginative and spectacular costumes and masks. The evening included stunning performances by Roberta Taylor Dance and the Canadian College of Performing Arts.  Guests danced the night away to the amazing sounds of one of Victoria’s favourite live bands, the Midnights.   The silent and live auction raised $20,000.00 for the Immunotherapy Research Program at the BC Cancer Agency.  With the very generous support of Derek and Julie Sanderson of Island IT, we were also able to donate over $29,000.00 worth of additional computer equipment to the research lab at the BC Cancer Agency. Photo Credit for above photo of our Luxe Design Team: Simon DesRochers/YAM magazine.


Elegance, Intrigue and a Cure for Cancer

Luxe Home Interiors and Derek & Julie Sanderson of Island IT are proud to sponsor the 8th annual Victoria Masquerade Ball benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation (BCF), Immunotherapy Program.
The Ball: Elegance & Intrigue
Held at the beautiful and iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria’s Annual Masquerade Ball is the only Venetian Style Ball held in North America.  Guests travel from far and near masked and dressed in gowns, suits and elaborate costumes for a fabulous evening of entertainment, dance, food and cocktails.
A Cure for Cancer


Sofa Buying Guide

Buying a sofa sounds like it should be an easy task. You simply walk into a store and select the one that looks nice and you buy it.   However, when choosing anything, or anyone, you intend to have around for a long time the same sage advise always rings true – It’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Sofas should be evaluated from the inside out. It’s the details that you can’t see that determine how well your sofa will stand up to everything you and your family will put it through. 
SuspensionYou may already know that colour predictions in home décor follow the colour trends of the fashion and beauty industries. Similarly, the suspension systems found in upholstery follows the suspension systems used automobile industry. As the auto industry develops new and better technology, the furniture industry adapts that same technology for use in upholstered furniture.