Syd & Shea McGee

Looking for a little holiday cheer away from home? Check into the Montage Deer Valley’s Santa Suites and celebrate the season surrounded by a Christmas décor created by Studio McGee, who decked the halls with loads of clever decorating ideas. Ready to be inspired?

The Montage team wanted to make Christmastime even more magical for their guests, so they enlisted Studio McGee to create a truly unique designer holiday experience.

Santa Suite 2019 by Montage Deer Valley x Studio McGee

The Santa Suites are adorned in what Studio McGee calls their “signature look –” the mixture of modern and traditional design elements, providing holiday inspiration for homes of any style.

Santa Suite 2019 by Montage Deer Valley x Studio McGee

Brass bells and knit and linen stockings bring traditional holiday flair, while minimalist ornaments and decorative tree accessories pull a bit more modern. Studio McGee also delivers a contemporary spin to the décor with a twist on the traditional holiday reds and greens. “We love the warm tones like rust and burgundy mixed with deep olive and mossy greens,” says Shea McGee, 1/2 of the husband-wife team. “This palette paired well with our textural pieces, and it creates a well-layered space that feels warm and cozy for the winter season.”

Santa Suite 2019 by Montage Deer Valley x Studio McGee

Surprisingly, the star of the show is not the Christmas tree, but rather the mantelpiece. As Shea’s favorite element, it is given special attention and is bedecked lush greenery and festive accessories. The Sheas use the same approach in their own home’s holiday décor:

Santa Suite 2019 by Montage Deer Valley x Studio McGee
Santa Suite 2019 by Montage Deer Valley x Studio McGee

“I love to create a focal point in my living room by layering a wreath over a mirror on my mantel.  It creates this great foundation for your holiday mantel. I’ll often add groupings of ornaments for a collected and layered look. “

For at-home holiday decorators, Studio McGee recommends an organic, curated style for the Christmas season. “A lot of the pieces we use to decorate for the hoidays are versatile enough for year-round use, like candle holders and charcuterie boards.” It’s the accents that make them feel festive: layer your everyday objects with winter greenery, found brass bells or ornaments for a more Santa-worthy feel.

Santa Suite 2019 by Montage Deer Valley x Studio McGee

The Santa Suite Experience is available at the Montage Deer Valley now through January 5th, with accommodations including:

  • Designer decorated holiday tree
  • In-room gingerbread house decorating kit*
  • A copy of Monty’s first Christmas book
  • A note from Santa, holiday cookies, and special Santa notepaper for children to write a letter to Santa and drop at the front desk for delivery to the North Pole mailbox.
  • Special green spruce turn-down

Reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to arrival and a 3 night minimum stay required; 5 night minimum stay applies for stays December 23rd – January 1st. This experience cannot be booked online; to reserve, please call our Reservations team at (435) 604-1300 to begin planning an enchanting holiday at Montage Deer Valley.

*Gingerbread house decorating kit requires 1 day advance order if not requested at time of booking.