Festive finishing touches in indulgent deep navy blues and barely blacks lend a rich and glamorous tone to the celebrations
Inspired by a Dutch painting, the table has a runner for an air of rich tactility.
Table runner in Forenza in Olivine, £64m, Romo. Saturno table, £1,960, Natuzzi. Rivington armchair, £165, Barker and Stonehouse. Dome, £21.99, Lights4fun .co.uk. Pottery West teapot, £110; tea bowl, £28, both Toast. Dip plate, £28; bowl, £18, both Richard Brendon. Dinner set, £20; glass, £6 for two, all George Home. Boulder platter, £160, Dinosaur Designs. Texas Cobalt tea-light holder, £95, Reflections Copenhagen at Selfridges. Sweet baubles, £32 for five, The Shop Floor Project. Golden Pheasant rug, £1,320sq m, Deirdre Dyson
Midnight blues and black hues pair with copper tones and gold silk satin for a look that has seasonal luxury all wrapped up.
Recycled Celestial Stardust giftwrap, £5.50 for two sheets and tags, Nikki Strange at Etsy. Arabian sandstorm silk satin ribbon, £8.95m, VV Rouleaux. Folk in Black & White block print wrapping paper, £3 a sheet, Rowen & Wren. Matte ribbon in Black, £9.50 for 20m; Dot & Star Reversible wrapping paper; Golden Deco Stars Reversible wrapping paper, both £12.50 for 10m, all Cox & Cox. Arabian Sandstorm ribbon, as before. Navy and copper magnolia stem, £79 for 12, Balsam Hill. (Background) Fading World Medallion rug, 200x280cm, £721, Louis De Poortere at Woven
The understated alternative to a tree? Foliage hung in swags along the wall. Fairy lights can be added for an extra layer of festivity.
Eucalyptus and miscanthus foliage, price on request, Titanias Garden. Uncover large sofa, £4,479, Ligne Roset at Heal’s. Fante coffee table, from £1,542, Gallotti & Radice. Sofia footstool in Ochre Velvet, £595, Soho Home. Georgette medium square footstool in Olive Velvet, £610, Sofa.com. Fading World Medallion rug, 200x280cm, £721, Louis De Poortere at Woven. Curtain in Forenza in Venetian Blue, £64m, Romo. Paper Christmas tree, £115 for a set of three, Rose & Grey. Fringe cushion, £49; Moonstruck cushion, £35, both Barker and Stonehouse. Blue cushion, supplied with sofa.
Take the mantelpiece to the max with an abundance of greenery – the more you can fit on, the merrier.
Campfire metallic acorn wreath, £20, John Lewis & Partners. Navy and copper magnolia stem, £79 for 12; Arctic blue champagne glitter flower stems, £109 for 12, all Balsam Hill. Ten warm white LED Christmas tree candle lights, £19.99, Lights4Fun.co.uk. Alison Cork sequin peacock decorations, £15 for four, QVC. Tiri Tribal decorations, from £14.95 for set of three, Nkuku
For the sweetest of dreams, add the scent of eucalyptus with an oversized wreath in the room that often misses out when it comes to decorations.
One-metre mixed foliage wreath, £200, Titanias Garden. Wardley four-poster bed in Ink, from £1,400, Neptune. Arum floor lamp, €679, Ferm Living. Riviera side table, £1,365, Flexform Mood at Interdesign. Rochester side table (on right) £1,338, Arteriors Home. Room divider, £195, Lombok; decorated with navy and copper magnolia stems, £79 for 12, Balsam Hill. Blueberry duvet cover, from £160, Blueberry pillowcases, £36 each, all Piglet. Turmeric velvet cushion, £45, Also Home. Moonstruck cushion, £35, Barker and Stonehouse. P.L.U.T.O. cushions, £40 each, Mini Moderns.
Photography / Simon Bevan
Styling / Lucy Gough
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