Mix a palette of icy whites and cool blues with fancy shapes and a hit of eccentricity for an epic take on a St Petersburg Christmas
Take things up to a whole other level with a magical swan and fun folklore decorations in a trend that celebrates all things ornate and glamorous.
Charlotte Grand sofa, from £1,880, Neptune; Tapestry Flower Emerald rug, £1,495, Designers Guild; Cushions: Patio, £105, Christian Lacroix at Amara; Christelle, £110 and Skandium Black Swan, £125, both Liberty; Bonny side tables, £80 each, Habitat; Swan decoration, £35.79, V V Rouleaux.
In this modern winter’s tale, where more is definitely more, jewelled brights, flashes of silver and acres of snowy white feed the fantasy vibe.
Twig console table, £3,582, Porta Romana; Aiku dining chair, £534, Aram; Ivory sheepskin seat pad, £28, Graham and Green; lights garland, £25, Habitat; Decadent white decorations, from £7 per pack, Talking Tables; Gold glitter foam crown, £4, Hobbycraft.
Glass details in delicate pink tones echo the architecture of one of Russia’s most iconic cities.
Flower Market tea kettle, £118, Mackenzie-Childs at Amara; Bone-china mugs, £14, Alessi; Glass icicle drops, £12 each, Raj Tent Club
Temptingly tactile accessories add a touch of luxe
Torino table, £539, BoConcept; Aiu dining chairs, £534 each, Aram; Monarch rug, £1,495, Graham and Green; Beige kilim rug, £650, Raj Tent Club; Velvet Berguis Pebble wallpaper, £59 per roll, Designers Guild.
Red on red fires up the drama and imagination
Triwood twig chair, £1,572, Porto Romano. April bookcase, £720, Bonaldo at Go Modern. Ceramic jars and ceramic plates, from £11.50 each, Aram Store. Decadent red decorations, from £7, Talking Tables. Tassel and pom-pom decorations, from £2, Re. Quad sheepskin rug, £270, Graham and Green.
Extend the trend to your gifts by dressing them in cute wrapping paper
Matroyshka Russian dolls wrapping paper, £16.15 per roll, Zazzle.
Snuggly faux-furs, velvet throws and warming shots of vodka make for a deserving post-wrapping treat
Manoir bed, from £5,300, And So To Bed. Apparel room divider, £975, Aram Store. Smoke Blue Pebble quilt, £195, Graham and Green. Silver embroidered cushion cover, £39.99 and faux-fur blanket, £99.99, both Zara Home.
Photography / Mel Yates
Styling / Marianne Cotterill