Design Classes

The Ultimate Holiday Tree Mantel and Staircase for the Holidays!

Unwrap the season and get into the holiday spirit with Maria and Jody Finelli from marquis… in Stoney Creek.


Each year Maria and Jody create holiday magic in their 6 500 sq ft store offering an enormous selection of all things that sparkle and shine!  This dynamic sister duo are the ultimate Christmas Aficionados!  


This session is sure to give you the essential tips and insider know-how on creating the ultimate holiday home, with ease and affordability!  We focus on the key decorating areas: the tree, the mantel and the staircase.  You won’t want to miss how easy it can be to transform your home from the everyday to the extraordinary for the holidays! 


New colours and trends for Christmas 2017 will be unveiled!  Learn how to include these new trends into your existing holiday décor. Light Refreshments will be served. Each participant is encouraged to bring pictures of their home featuring the key decorating areas so they can leave with a customized design consultation.


Classes are $25 with proceeds going to the Junior League. They're held at Marquis Dreamstore: A 6500 sq ft Christmas showroom located two minutes off the Fruitland Road exit on the QEW.


Spots are limited and must be booked through Marquis Dreamstore. Visit their store or call 905-643-4206 to book.


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This store is not just a store, with over 7,000 square feet of clothing, jewellery, gift baskets, flowers, decorating and more, it is a destination.  For all those Marquis “newbies”, let me explain … the Marquis experience reached its pinnacle when they added their Salon, Spa and Barbershop into the mix.  The sister’s moved their family owned hair salon, Cavalier - an industry leader with over 40 years of experience, into the building.  Thereby, creating a rustic, urban, chic, relaxed total salon experience.  Pairing this with their existing 30- year community presence in the fashion world, it was a natural fit, which creates an unparalleled “head to toe” experience. 


Maria and Jody have been a staple in the Burlington Holiday House Tour and they are the ultimate Christmas “afficinados.”  They understand the art of tastefully accenting your home for Christmas while complimenting your existing style, and enhancing your home with a Christmas look that is sustainable through the winter months.  It is not a Christmas take-over; it is a stylized, trendy Christmas look, informed by the existing colours of your home. 


It is their unique blend of styles that allows them to create their next level designs.  Maria is the over the top sparkle and Jody is the contemporary elegance, together they redesign spaces using Jody’s revolutionary visions for inspiration, but the best part is that their inspired works can be brought home with you.  Do not worry if you are a DIY-er they recognize your own creative potential and unique style, which is why they also offer “Christmas How to Classes”, the proceeds go to the Junior League and the knowledge goes home with you.  Learn how to decorate your stairs, mantle, tree or urn the “Dreamstore” way.  Learn how to re-invent your existing Christmas pieces, by adding the newest trends and colours seamlessly.


The sisters believe in the work the Junior League does and are always looking at new ways to support them. The store, the experience and the sisters are all something you need to experience to fully understand – if you want more temptation, they are available online – yes 24-7 shopping at!  We are so happy they are part of the tour again this year, and they cannot wait to show you what they have created. 

Marquis...Dreamstore - the name that says it all