It's never too early to start making Chistmas plans. For a festive bash like no other, this year it's all about channelling the hedonistic glamour of Studio 54 with a funky mash-up of shimmering gold and silver, disco balls and all the OTT trimmings. Here's your sneak preview...
Show your guests they’re in for one hell of a party by welcoming them with a kitschy cool wreath and lashings of balloons. A quirky flamingo ramps up the fun.
DETAILS Mirror disco ball wreath, £80; and Fever mirror disco balls, from £140 each, Rockett St George. Pink feather flamingo, £28, Gisela Graham. Giant balloons with tassels, £40 each, Bonbon Balloons. Silver Star confetti balloons, £3.40 for five, That Perfect Party Co at Etsy.
A colossal chandelier is a jaw-dropping alternative to a traditional tree, while an abundance of lustrous stars makes the light dance across the silvers and blues.
FURNITURE Large Togo sofa, from £2,388; corner seat, from £1,902; and small sofa, from £1,826, all Michel Ducaroy at Ligne Roset. FLOOR For a similar rug, try Floor_Story. DETAILS Giant silver ribbon chandelier, £50, DZD. Curva magazine holder, £170, AYTM at Aram Store. Sequin Glam Rock Kiss cushion, £86, Jan Constantine. Iridescent honeycomb decorations, £10 for three; and Iridescent star decorations, £10 each, Other Letters.
Jzuzh up your tree with a playful hit of full-on glamour – an electric blue feather boa and tongue-in-cheek decs nod to the trend.
DETAILS Windsor luxury fir Christmas tree, from £229, Dobbies Garden Centres. Feather boa, from £3.86, Amazon. Silver lametta, £1 per pack, ChristmasTimeUK. Tinker Tailor sunglasses decoration, £20, Harrods.
Dress your staircase to thrill with shimmering garlands of sparkling discs, rainbow tassels and a fluffy feather trim. A stylish bench invites guests to linger before venturing upstairs…
FURNITURE Magi bench, from £5,935; and bolster cushion, £210, Antonio Citterio at Flexform Interdesign UK. FLOOR The vintage overdyed rug in Blue/Burgundy, £900, Floor_Story, is similar. DETAILS Palm Tree floor lamp, £995, Audenza. Feather trim, £31.20m, New Trimmings Ltd. Iridescent disc garland, £3, ChristmasTimeUK. Decadent Decs iridescent tassels garland, £13.99, Talking Tables.
Elegant barware with an Art-Deco flavour gives the wannabe mixologist the air of a swish professional.
DETAILS Top row, from left, Manhattan marble bar tool stand, £39.50, Marks & Spencer; Sferico glasses no. 1 and no. 2, £33 each, Joe Colombo at SCP; Bangle tumbler in Blueberry, £22 for two, LSA International; Happy New Year cake toppers, £5 for 12, The Procraftinator at Etsy; Rosella flowers in syrup, in the glasses, £9.95 for a jar, Amazon; and Glitterati Glam party hat, £6.99 for six, Talking Tables. Bottom row, from left, Crystal Head vodka, £350 for 3000ml, Selfridges; Celebrate champagne saucer, £42 for two, LSA International; Root 7 G&Tea gift set, £30, John Lewis; and Newport ice bucket, £198, Jonathan Adler.
A super-glam bar, luxurious, gold-dipped stools and poppy neon sign make for serious nightclub nirvana.
FURNITURE Bunny’s Bar drinks cabinet, £7,414 made to order, Julian Chichester. Nyx bar stools, £348 each, Out There Interiors. FLOOR Zebra Peruvian llama rug, £1,195, Jonathan Adler. DETAILS Disco neon light sign, £598, Brilliant Neon at Notonthehighstreet.com. Metallic champagne flutes, £28 for six (including bucket), Next Home. Rainbow leather jacket, £275, Sarah Bailey. Balloons, champagne saucer and tumblers, as before.
Iridescent paper decs and super-soft furnishings conjure up a glittering chill-out zone for some well-earned relaxation.
FURNITURE Bubble chair with cushions, approx £3,143, Eero Aarnio. Curly sheepskin pouffe, £350, Nordic House. FLOOR Large sheepskin rug in Champagne, £875, Nordic House. DETAILS Sahir white tiger, £399, Steiff at Harrods. Ziggy Stocking, £52 by Jan Constantine at Selfridges, Zoology parrot cushion, £325, Jonathan Adler. Tibetan sheepskin cushion, £95, Nordic House. For a similar pink sheepskin cushion, try Oliver Bonas. Fable Heart pom pom cape, £70, Harrods. Iridescent and holographic pinwheels, from a selection at SCP and Other Letters. Iridescent fans, £10 for three, Other Letters.
A glowing tree and colour-rich baubles create a dazzling display against a glitzy mirrored wall. The rock star piano makes a fitting finishing touch.
FURNITURE Roland F-140R digital piano, £969, Rose Morris. Mongolian lamb stool in Rosette, £399, West Elm. DETAILS Eichholtz Las Palmas table lamp, £945, Sweetpea & Willow. Frosted Pine Indoor Outdoor light-up tree, £250, Cox & Cox. Celebrate sequin peacock baubles, £5 each, The Contemporary Home. Bauble wreaths, £5 each, Poundland. Champagne saucers and disco ball, as before.
This outré, glam-rock-inspired table setting will have revellers itching to chow down so they can bust some moves on the dancefloor.
FURNITURE For details of the table, see opposite. DETAILS Zia shoes in Red/Silver, £495; Lightning Coco shoes in Gold/Crystal, £195, Terry De Havilland. Sleek 16-piece cutlery set, £49.50, Marks & Spencer. Gunnison dinner plates, £12 each, Amara. Paris-Memphis candleholder no.5, £472, Maison Dada at Silvera. Party Porcelain dinner candles, £9.99 for six, Talking Tables. Maharaja wine glass and champagne flute, £8 each, John Lewis. Silver crackers, £12 for six, Next Home.
A dramatically decadent feathered centrepiece and ceiling of giant bouncy balloons make this a clubby but intimate nook for a gossipy catch-up.
WALLS Iridescent fringe curtain, £8.50, Other Letters. FURNITURE Saarinen marble and metal dining table in Emperador Brown, £11,140, Knoll at Aram Store. Elowen armchairs, £488 each, Anthropologie. Mongolian fur chairs, £768 each, Audenza. DETAILS Oil vase, £300, Tom Dixon at Amara. Gold glitter peacock feather stems, £7 each, Gisela Graham. Disco Ball tree topper, £30, Rockett St George. Paris-Memphis candleholder no.8, £318, Maison Dada at Silvera. Giant balloons with tassels, £40 each, Bonbon Balloons. Cutlery, dinner plates, candleholder and candles, all as before. For similar pendant lights, try the Point, £479, Original BTC.
Photography ⁄ Simon Bevan
Styling ⁄ Sophie Brown