Conjure up a magical, woodland-inspired vibe with fresh foliage, tactile textures and a touch of fairy dust…
Kick off the illusion with a forest green garland threaded with ornate shapes and faux birds so realistic, you can almost hear them twittering.
Giftwrap gets a modern yet natural twist with swirls of marble, flashes of ferns and a smattering of pine cones souped up with a hint of gold.
Industrial trolley, £155, Rose & Grey. Pheasant decorative bird, as before. Green feather decorative bird, £8.95, VV Rouleaux. Clockwise from top left, Wild Card/Inferno double-sided wrapping paper (Inferno shown), £3.95, House of Hackney; Marble wrapping paper in Lapis Blue, £3, Rowen & Wren; Pine Cones wrapping paper, £9.95; and Grosgrain ribbons in Emerald and Gold, £5 each, all Nancy & Betty Studio; Woodpecker Forest wrapping paper, £2.95, Kate Slater at notonthehighstreet.com; Wild Card/Inferno double-sided wrapping paper (Wild Card shown), as before; and Midnight Garden wrapping paper, £3.95, House of Hackney. Brush trees, £30 for six, Rockett St George. Star fairy lights, £9.99, Lights4fun.
A snowy winter scene creates a bewitching backdrop for a lavish scheme of rich greens and blues.
First Snow mural, from £65 sq m, Kalle Gustafsson for Surface View. Danny sofa, from £1,993, Enrico Cesana for Calligaris. Hastings ottoman, from £510, Arlo & Jacob; upholstered in Varese velvet in Emerald, £69 m, Designers Guild. Gold Tree Trunk stool, £189, Graham and Green. Grandis 7ft pre-lit fir tree, £269.99; and Osby star LED light, at the top of the tree, £9.99, Lights4fun. Rusty rug, £1,215 sq m, Loomah. Sarno mirror, £2,295, William Yeoward. Paper Evergreen tree pine ornaments, on the fireplace and under the tree, from £7 each; and square box in Indira Ink Blue, from £15 for six, Bungalow. Ornament paper hanging decoration, on the sofa, £27.50, Aram Store. Metal crown, from £29.95, VV Rouleaux. Dizzy cushion, from £90, Blackpop. Velvet cushion cover in Dark Orange, £6.99, H&M Home. Wild Card/Inferno double-sided wrapping paper, as before. Peacock Feathers wrapping paper, £5; and tree decorations, from a selection, all John Lewis. Bergen gold dinner plate, on the stool, £8, Dunelm. Mill Traditional panettone, on the plate, £16.95, Carluccio’s. Ubtech Alpha 1 Pro robot, £500; and Penny Board Metallic skateboard, £170, Selfridges.
This luxe wallpaper has the look of spun gold, while the tray display appears to be held in place by a trio of glittering butterflies.
Luxe Splendore wallpaper, from £20.95 linear m, Fardis. Emerald satin ribbon, £1.45 m, VV Rouleaux. Butterfly Ginkgo oval tray, £275, Michael Aram at LuxDeco. Clockwise from top left, Gold Sparkly Cut-Out Leaf bauble, £4, Debenhams; Metallic brushstroke bauble, £12,
The Conran Shop; Ridged Sultan Antique bauble, £9, Heal’s; Into the Woods feather flower bauble, £7, John Lewis; and Feather Trimmed bauble, £19, Harrods.
Write your Christmas wishes to Santa surrounded by whimsical motifs – whacky add-ons only increase the fun.
First Snow mural, as before. Herning desk in Rosewood and Brass, £299, Swoon Editions. Eucalyptus garland, £32, House of Fraser. Frosted Apple and Spice scented tree candle, £12.50, M&S. Paxton cloche table lamp, £135, V&A for John Lewis. Crocodile letter opener, £45, Nach Bijoux at Liberty London. Woodpecker Forest wrapping paper, as before. Mushroom clip-on decoration, £40 for three, Joanna Buchanan for John Lewis. The Father Christmas letter, £20.95; and Letter to Santa stationery set, £12.95, Polar Post. Butterfly Ginkgo trivet, £92, Michael Aram at Amara. Butterfly on wire, £9.90, VV Rouleaux. Golden Flowers tray, £168, Roberto Cavalli Home for Amara. Vintage stamps, £5 for 10; Stamptitude wax stamp, £30; and Kaweco fountain pen, £21.50, all Quill. Alphabet Glitter Initial sticker, star shown, £6, Dark Horse Ornament at notonthehighstreet.com. The Language of Flowers book, £14.99, Mandy Kirkby at Anthropologie.
Create an ephemeral ice bucket by freezing a bottle of vodka in foliage-filled water. Santa will love you forever.
Webster drinks cabinet, £599, M&S. Stone side plate, £8, Gray & Willow for House of Fraser. Ritzenhoff champagne flute, £19.50, Marlies Plank at Rockett St George. Insect shot glasses, £22 for four, Natural History Museum Shop. Nativity Scene cocktail stirrers, £15 for 10, Auntie Mims at notonthehighstreet.com.
Fresh moss and rustic hits combine with luxe lighting and glamorous glassware to bring the magic to this most fabulous of feasts.
Branch dining table, from £1,399, Blu Dot at Heal’s. CH24 Wishbone chairs, £692 each, Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn; and Scarab Beetles, £8.50 each, all Aram Store. Tree Stump stools, £159 each, Aria Shop. Verve rug, from £119, Modern Rugs. Webster drinks cabinet, as before. Heracleum chandelier, from £1,835, Bertjan Pot for Moooi. Denim and Bone embellished buffalo skull, £1,000, Rockett St George. On the drinks cabinet: Hollywood Nutcracker, £135, Kurt S Adler at Selfridges; The Tale of Tangier spirit-infused teas, £25 each, Noveltea at Harrods; Mill Starburst gold decorations, £3 each, Habitat; stone side plate; shot glasses; and cocktail stirrers, all as before. On the dining table: Linara cotton-mix, used as a runner, in Forest, £37.50 m, Romo; Navy Connoisseur crackers, £30 for six, M&S; Port baskets in Brass, used as charger plates, £115 each, Lluís Clotet for Alessi; gold-dipped feathers, in the charger plates, £1.80 each, Rockett St George; Vita cocktail glasses, £160 each; and Gabrielle candelabra, £310, all William Yeoward Crystal; coasters in Gold Acorn holder, £14 for four coasters, Next Home; Färgrik plate, £1.50, Ikea; gold cutlery, £25 for a 16-piece set, Dunelm; and handmade candle snuffer, £60, William Yeoward Crystal. On the fireplace: Moss, £15 for a box, Titania’s Garden; Shelby Oak Leaf wreath, £42, Rowen & Wren; and Greek Wings metal wreath, £250, Harrods. 3-D star decorations, on the back of the chairs, £4 each, George Home.
A twinkling star, pretty wall of satin ribbons and charming woodland masks ramp up the party feel.
50mm satin ribbons, from £1.45 m each, VV Rouleaux. For a similar cabinet, try The Old Cinema. Boutonniere, £8.50, Curious Fair. Gold tiger candle, £15, John Lewis. Hessian Poinsettia gold glitter Christmas pick, £3 for three, Hobbycraft. Feather crown, £115, Design Vintage. Fox mask, £100, Curious Fair. Hat block, The Conran Shop. Cocktail glass; champagne flute; Osby star LED light; and Paper Evergreen tree pine ornaments, all as before.
Shooting up the staircase as if by some enchantment, this epic living garland is nothing short of spellbinding.
Handmade deluxe garland with mixed foliage, £70 m, Titania’s Garden. Wreath, left, made from eucalyptus garland, £32, House of Fraser. Christmas garland wreath, right, £19,99, very.co.uk. Peacock Feathers wrapping paper, £5, John Lewis. Sir Bastian wrapping paper, £1.50, Polar Post. Glitter gold butterfly, £3.95; sequined Dragonfly decorations, £12.95 each; Silver bird decoration, £9.95; and clip-on bird decorations, from £6.95 each, VV Rouleaux. Highland Myths Acorn trio decorations, £5, John Lewis. Green long tail bird decoration, £5, Rockett St George. Industrial trolley; eucalyptus garland; Glass icicle drops; Pheasant and Silver Feather decorative birds; Butterfly on wire; Star fairy lights; brush trees; Emerald and Gold ribbons; and all other wrapping paper, all as before.
Like a spectacular sunburst mirror, this fabulous feathered wreath is a true reflection of good taste.
Silk feather wreath, £485, VV Rouleaux. Clematis metal garland light chain, £42; and Gold metal bird decoration, £8, Rockett St George. Moss, £15 for a box, Titania’s Garden. Luster pillar candlesticks, from £18 each; and Lit Christmas dome, £15, Next Home. Bears Matryoshka ornament, £175; and Honeycomb fox decoration, £8, The Conran Shop. Stone Lion fountain head, £105, Lassco. Velvet Flower stocking, £60,
Sudha Pennathur at Harrods. Shelby Oak Leaf wreath, as before.
Crafted from solid oak and at once homely and heavenly, this four poster has just the right amount of yuletide charm.
Wardley oak four-poster bed in Holkham Sand, from £2,170, Neptune. Leaf Motif side table, £99, The French Bedroom Company. Savona side table, £2,300, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Bella Aquae rug, £24,000, Zoë Luyendijk for Front Rugs. Curtains made in Blackthorn cotton-mix in Teal, £120 m, William Morris for House of Hackney. Washed linen bedding, £79.99 for a duvet and two pillowcases, H&M Home. Pieni Letto cushion, £39, Aino-Maija Metsola for Marimekko at Abode Living. Velvet cushion covers in Dark Orange and Mustard Yellow, £6.99 each, H&M Home. Antoinetta throw, £15, Ikea. Felix and Isabelle pyjama set, £135, Liberty London. Floorstanding plaster wing, £1,100 for two, Lorfords. On the Leaf Motif side table: Gold wire cone tree, £2, Hobbycraft; and Poem jug, £38.40, Markku Salo at Nude Glass. On the Savona side table: Gold Tree jewellery stand, £41, Rockett St George; and various wood and brass candlesticks, from £60 each, Sir|Madam for Liberty London. Lukas teddy bear, £125, Steiff. Maileg polar bear, £28, Polar Post. Bull head planter, £39, Olli Ella. Hastings ottoman; Ornament paper hanging decoration; and Hollywood Nutcracker, all as before.
Welcome your guests – and their gifts – with a show-stopping door bursting with traditional hits.
Handmade deluxe mixed foliage wreath, £69, Tatiana’s Garden. For similar vintage ice skates, try eBay. Glass icicle drop, as before. Luxury garland, from £56.75, English Garland Company; layered with Champagne metallic leaf garland, £32, VV Rouleaux. Peacock Feathers wrapping paper, £5, John Lewis. Moss, £15 for a box, Titania’s Garden. Silver bird decoration and all other wrapping paper as before.
Photography / Simon Bevan
Styling / Lucy Gough