Christmas At Home
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the song goes. But if you just don’t feel festive until the halls are decked and the tree is trimmed, now is the time to start planning those Yuletide decorations. Peppered with irresistible investment pieces to be enjoyed all-year round, these seasonal ideas promise to spread festive cheer throughout your home.
Bring The Outside In
A tradition credited as far back as 16th-century Germany, decorating a brightly-lit Christmas tree is a ritual we look forward to all-year long. Nowadays, oh-so-realistic artificial trees provide a no-mess, no-fuss option. From pre-lit to snow-capped iterations, the perfect pine will prove a resplendent festive centrepiece, not to mention ideal for sheltering a pile of beautifully-wrapped gifts come the big day.
Inspired by the fir tree’s alpine home, rustic decorations make for an instantly-seasonal theme. Find Fair Isle-print wooden baubles and reindeer motifs aplenty in our Luxe Lodge collection. Complement the cosy atmosphere with an exquisite lamb’s wool blanket from Peter Reed, the ultimate curl-up-on-the-couch companion, and light your favourite Christmassy candles – we love Cire Trudon’s forest-floor chestnut and birch wood Gabriel scent.
Sparkle & Shine
Don something sparkly, party season is upon us. Who says traditional is best? If glitz and glamour is more your style, hang our pink fur Christmas Stocking over the fireplace on Christmas Eve and hope to find Alessi’s Cocktail Shaker inside, a perfect present for those who love to host.
Decorations will easily create that party spirit - if ever there was a time for tinsel, it is now. No longer office-party fodder, reflect the festive twinkle of fairy lights with a glamorous garland - the more sparkle, the better. Boost the ultra-glam atmosphere with tree ornaments from our glitter-daubed Cocktail Party collection, offering miniature martini glasses and gilded pineapples.
More Is More
Whereas restraint and minimalism are often shortcuts to chic, Christmas time calls for a less austere approach to interiors. For the festive season, abandon the colour scheme - pile the table high with joke-laden crackers, invest in a Christmas hamper overflowing with festive fare, and dig out those mismatched antique decorations to evoke nostalgia of Christmases past.
Vintage-style accessories will impart quirky charm throughout the year. Steeped in heritage style, Jay Strongwater’s Peacock pillow offers just the right amount of eccentricity for a reading nook, whilst Asprey’s hunt-inspired Stag Head glassware makes a grand after-dinner talking point.
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