Refreshing winter outdoor decor
Floral designer Joanne Weber decorates her rural home with boughs, bows and a fresh twist of citrus Produced by Leah Weber; Photos by Donna Griffith
Tucked away on 200 acres in the rural northern Ontario township of Normanby sits the picturesque Eastcliff Farm. Built in 1875 by German settlers, the fieldstone house and its stunning natural setting have, for the last 15 years, served as a constant source of decorating inspiration for its current owner Joanne Weber—floral designer, landscape artist and mother of five (including *GL*’s home market editor Leah Weber).
Working with fresh and dried flowers for almost 20 years, Weber specializes in custom arrangements, using plants grown in her expansive, English-inspired garden. “My style is European-esque meets rustic-country,” she says. She also custom-designs ironwork, such as trellises and obelisks.
When decorating her home for the holidays, Weber decided to break with tradition in favour of a bright orange, yellow and green colour palette. “I wanted to switch things up,” she says, “but still play off the farm’s spectacular natural surroundings.”