This is one high-concept look; think Miss Havisham hits up Petersham Nurseries and channel great Dickensian dining halls flickering in candlelight. All in the name of creating a feast that, quite frankly,will be fit for a queen.

These baubles are a real feast for the eyes.

Hang your tea lights high for a warm glow overhead.

Every extravagant dining space needsa chandelier – even if it’s mini.

Serve up festive drinks and nibbles in style.

A pile of baubles on a platter makes a perfect table centrepiece.

Strictly by royal appointment only.

Even napkins deserve a gold hit.


Approach this one with a strictly more-is-more mindset and fire up the celebrations with blooming florals and naive prints. A punchy, multicoloured palette is showcased in joyful illustrations, intricate embroideries and patchwork effects for Christmas witha carefree, cabinet-of-curiosities feel.

Create a mini folklore forest.

Wrap with beautiful recycled paper.

Finnish design for the table.

Smells as good as it looks.

Crackers with simple charm.

A stocking filler as easy as ABC.

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With just black and white in your Christmas decorating arsenal, you’ll need to be brave with pattern – clash polka dots with stripes, swirls with stars. It’s modern and bold and festive all at once. Happy holidays.

A set of candles that really burn their stripes.

Spot the super-chic crackers.

Hang out with these starsover the holidays.

Baubles need to be bold for this standout look.


Lace up your hiking boots and throw on a Puffa – this look is all about the forest floor, with woody tones and accents the colour of a glowing winter twilight. Think fallen foliage, rustic touches and soft huesthat sit between purple and pink.

Hung and dried – if they weren’t made of linen.

Add natural charm to gifts.

Stripes keep it smart.

A rustic flourish for the front door.

These decorations haven’t fallen far from the tree.

Raise a toast.

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