Inspired by a Dutch painting, the table has a runner for an air of rich tactility.

Midnight blues and black hues pair with copper tones andgold silk satin for a look that has seasonal luxury all wrapped up.

The understated alternative to a tree? Foliage hung in swags along the wall. Fairy lights can be added for an extra layer of festivity.

Take the mantelpiece to the max with an abundance of greenery – the more you can fit on, the merrier.

For the sweetest of dreams,add the scent of eucalyptuswith an oversized wreath in the room that often misses out when it comes to decorations.

Photography / Simon Bevan

Styling / Lucy Gough

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