HOW TO DECORATE THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Steal Sara’s slick, international style
I keep my tree fairly simple and understated. I always get a fresh fir from one of the markets and light it with real candles: it’s the normal thing to do in Denmark. I think that it’s important not to add too many decorations. I use glass baubles, but avoid traditional Christmas colours – I prefer to choose cooler tones, like turquoise, brown and nude. I like the decorations to integrate with my usual style – lots of the objects that I find when I’m travelling look great on the tree.
Living room Two suzani [a type of embroidered textile] carpets from Uzbekistan are layered beneath the Christmas tree. ‘They tie the tree in with the style of the rest of the room,’ says Sara. The silver candleholders on top of the fireplace are made from Afghan bangles Details From sprigs of green and beautiful wrapping to baubles in neutral tones, the festive touches in Sara’s home are delicate and decorative