Deck the halls
Combine greens, whites and silvers with swathes of foliage and candles for a wonderfully stylish Christmas
WALLS Inchyra estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. FLOORING Grand Herringbone in Pearl Gh104, sisal,
£92sq m, Crucial Trading. FABRICS Tablecloth in Linara in Forest, cotton/linen,
£38.50m, Romo. ACCESSORIES Scenes taken from Mythical Land wallpaper
panels, £378 a roll, by Melissa White, Kit Kemp collection, Andrew Martin, both framed in aluminium art print frames in black, £29.99, Frames.co.uk. Garland in holly, magnolia, eucalyptus, statice and date berries, £35ft, made to order, Thomas Bloom. (on table, from left)
Inez comport crystal dish, £230; Cristabel candlestick,
£995, both William Yeoward Crystal. Biscuits in dish made
using Christmas biscuit cutters, £2 each, Re. Dinner candle in holly Leaf, £3.50, The Conran Shop. Champagne flutes, £60 each, Nason Moretti at William & Son. White Snowball truffles, £7.99 box of six, Selfridges. Fern comport crystal dish, £160; Corinne glass Champagne bucket, £128, both William Yeoward. Glacé fruits, £30 a box, Fortnum & Mason. Myrtle goblets in Green, £60 each; Edwina Tazza cake stands, £125 (small); £135 (medium), all William Yeoward Crystal. Mini silver baubles, £5 box of 30, Debenhams. Presents wrapped in Givande gift wrap,
£1.75 a roll, Ikea.
THIS PAGE FURNITURE Similar console, Lorfords Antiques.
WALLS (Above dado rail) Cornwall Stripe wallpaper, paper-backed grasscloth, £66.75m, Bernard Thorp. Drop Cloth estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L; woodwork in Down Pipe modern eggshell, £27 for 750ml, both Farrow & Ball.
FLOORING Flaxman runner, wool, £129m, Roger Oates.
ACCESSORIES Wading Birds framed prints, £285 for eight, Oka. Baskets, £37 each, The Basket Company. Presents wrapped in Black Folky Floral and Silver Spotty Scallop,
£3 a sheet, both Rowen & Wren, tied with Givande ribbon in black, £2 set of three, Ikea. Planted urn, from £235; ferns and cyclamen, from £7.50 each, to order, all Thomas
Bloom. Holly LED micro light garland, £9.99, Lights 4 fun.
(On tree) Heart fairy lights, £12, The White Company. Paper star, £6, Selfridges. OPPOSITE PAGE FURNITURE Originals loveseat
in black, £900, Heal’s. FLOORING As before.
FABRIC Cushion and garland ties in Charles X Stripe
Vert, silk, £192m, Claremont.
ACCESSORIES Leaf prints, £345 for eight, Oka. Baubles, from a selection, Gisela Graham. Warm white LED lights, £25, Lights4fun. Presents wrapped in Black Folky Floral,
£3 a sheet, Rowen & Wren; recycled silver kraft paper, £3.25 a roll, Paperchase. Ribbons, from a selection, VV Rouleaux.
Jars, £4.95 each; candles, £9.95 for four, all C Best.
THIS PAGE FABRIC Garland ties in Charles X Stripe Vert,
silk, £192m, Claremont.
ACCESSORIES (Baubles, from left) Antique silver glitter bauble, £3.90; green gold ribbed baubles, £3.90 each; matt glitter green glass bauble, £4.20, all Gisela Graham.
OPPOSITE PAGE FURNITURE Temple House sofa,
L200cm, £6,308, plus 16m fabric, Virginia White at Miles de Lange. FABRICS Sofa in Zelda Stripe in Sage, linen/cotton, £90m, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Cushions in Faison, linen, £220m, Bernard Thorp; trimmed in Cut Ruche in Flax,
cotton, £30m, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam.
Curtains and pelmet in Renishaw, 233-33 Crystal, viscose/ linen, £105m, Marvic Textiles; trimmed in Arlington Wide Braid in Green, 05410/10, £27m, Colefax and Fowler.
ACCESSORIES (In living room) Stupa rug, 8x10ft, Tibetan
wool and silk, £10,047, Suzanne Sharp for The Rug Company. Striped basket, £195, The Conran Shop. Antique glass witch ball, £264, Guinevere Antiques. Royal blue spruce tree, 8ft,
lit, £489; woven tree collar in chestnut brown, £149, both Balsam Hill. Baubles, from a selection, The White Company and Neptune. Garland with magnolia leaf, ivy, eucalyptus and
statice, £275 for 6ft, to order, Thomas Bloom. (On garland)
Warm white LED lights, 30m, £25, Lights4fun.
THIS PAGE ACCESSORIES Presents wrapped in (clockwise from left) Silver Polka Dots on White, £2.75 a sheet; recycled silver kraft paper, £3.25 a 3m roll, both Paperchase; Black
Folky Floral, £3 a sheet, Rowen & Wren; striped box, £8.75, Selfridges. Wide silver ribbon, £24.95 a 25m roll, C Best. All other ribbons, from a selection, VV Rouleaux.
OPPOSITE PAGE FURNITURE Temple House sofa, L200cm,
£6,308, Virginia White at Miles de Lange. Georgian footstool, £810, David Seyfried. Karlstad dining table, £1,395, Oka. FABRICS Sofa in Zelda Stripe in Sage, linen/cotton, £90m,
Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Cushions in Faison, linen, £220m, Bernard Thorp, trimmed in Cut Ruche in Flax, cotton, £30m, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Footstool in Tilia
Forest, linen/cotton, £110m, Larsen at Colefax and Fowler. Curtains and pelmet in Renishaw, in 233-33 Crystal, viscose/linen, £105m, Marvic Textiles, trimmed in Arlington Wide Braid in Green, £27m, Colefax and Fowler. ACCESSORIES Stupa rug, 8x10ft, wool/silk, £10,047, Suzanne
Sharp for The Rug Company. Scots pine and cypress garland, £25ft, to order, Thomas Bloom. Task floor lamp, £489, Original
BTC. (On footstool) Leather tray, £295, William Yeoward. Fir Tree candle, £60, The White Company. Royal Blue Spruce tree,
8ft, lit, £489; tree collar, £149, both Balsam Hill. Baubles, from a selection, The White Company; Neptune. Tree topper, £30,
The White Company. (On table) Basket, £22, The Conran Shop.
Silver tray, £550, Guinevere Antiques. White jug, £29, Lmaison.
THIS PAGE ACCESSORIES Plate wreaths in Quercus ilex, £115 for six; potted hellebores and cyclamen, from £28 each, all to
order, Thomas Bloom. Flat plates, £60 each; soup plates, £65 each, all KH Würtz at Skandium. Loxley table knives, black,
mirror finish, £21 each; Rattail table forks, stainless steel, £7 each; Rattail soup spoons, stainless steel, £6 each, all Chimo
Holdings. Hoxton red wine glasses, £50 set of six; Hoxton tumblers, £33 set of six; Highbury Glass candlesticks, from £24 each; Blyton candle, from £6, all Neptune. Linen Rustic napkins in Off White, £48 for six, Linenme. Frill-top mercury tealight holders, from £6 each; Star fairy lights, battery
operated, L1.7m, £12, all The White Company. Pearlescent
white Christmas cracker boxes, £3.90 for 10, Stella Crafts;
tied with Hellebore Green satin ribbon, 95p m, VV Rouleaux.
OPPOSITE PAGE FURNITURE Cross dining table, H75x
W100xl200cm, £2,395, Heal’s. Gubi Beetle dining chairs in green velvet with black legs, £867 each, The Conran Shop.
FLOORING As before. WALLS Inchyra estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball.
FABRICS Blind in Oaken in Silver, linen, £66m, Colefax and
Fowler, backed in Fabry in Celadon, 298cm wide, linen, £120m, Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler.
ACCESSORIES Chandelier, £1,100, Nimmo & Spooner. Scots pine and cypress garland, £25ft, to order, Thomas Bloom.
THIS PAGE FABRIC Bolsters and stockings in Bahari, jute, £110m, Bernard Thorp.
ACCESSORIES Presents wrapped in Givande gift wrap, £1.75 a roll, Ikea. All ribbons, from a selection, VV Rouleaux. OPPOSITE PAGE FURNITURE Chichester single beds, solid headboard, £870 each; Barrington single mattresses, £1,235 each, all Neptune. Regency bamboo tripod table, £450, Howe. FABRIC Curtain in Ticking 2 Black, £27.50m, Ian Mankin. FLOORING Herringbone Natural, £46sq m, Crucial Trading.
WALLS Green Smoke estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. ACCESSORIES Gotland sheepskin throw, £395, The
Conran Shop. Avignon housewife pillowcases, £18 each, The White Company. Chantilly single bedspreads, cotton,
£70 each; ivory mohair throws, £75 each, all Cologne &
Cotton. Lampe Gras 204 double wall light in Black, £402, Holloways of Ludlow. (On wall) Above and Below artwork, graphite and Chinese ink on paper, £2,300 each, Basil
Beattie at Wilson Stephens & Jones. Talini small wreath in antique brass, £29.95, Nkuku. WHERE TO BUY, PAGE 167.
DOOR Night Jewels 2, Weathershield Quick Dry Exterior Satin, £59.41 for 5L, Dulux Trade. ACCESSORIES Compton lanterns, from £30 each, The White Company. Pillar candles, from £13.39 each, St Eval Candle Company. Vintage dolly pots, £125 each, James Iles Antiques, painted in Night Jewels 2, as before. Seasonal tied bunches, to order, from £85 each, Thomas Bloom.
Prepare an area for festive drinks and nibbles with sparkling fine crystal and glass. Cover a console table for understated grandeur and set the scene by framing artwork (here made from wallpaper panels) with generous greenery swags.
Transform your hallway by layering evergreen foliage and fresh flowers along staircases and on tables. Accessorise with silver baubles, twinkling lights and smart ribbon.
In addition to decorating banisters, embellish a door frame with a simple garland of magnolia leaves. The silver witch ball draws the eye into the room beyond, towards the twinkling tree.
Silver, green and white wrapping paper evokes the feel of a wintry forest sprinkled with snow. Continue the natural theme with a jug full of olive branches.
Dark painted walls provide a dramatic backdrop for festive dining. Here, the seasonal flowers and foliage, by Thomas Bloom, are enhanced by candles and fairy lights.
Fresh and inviting, this guest room is readied for Christmas with the simplest of touches: a delicate hanging wreath and generous homemade stockings.