Scottish Daily Mail



LUCIA ROBERTSON, 43, is an interior designer and lives in Sale, Cheshire, with husband Mark, 43, a profession­al football scout, and their children Taylor, 20, and Alexander, 17. She says: IT IS almost a month since I transforme­d one of our living rooms into a winter wonderland with a dazzling, 7 ft, white and silver tree as the centrepiec­e. It has lit up our home in more ways than one.

After such a challengin­g year I decided that if 2020 isn’t an excuse to go really early with the decoration­s, then what is?

My son, who is on the books at Manchester City, dashes home from football training in the cold and wet and gravitates to the cosiness and sparkle of that room, while my daughter, who set up her business during the first lockdown, can often be found working in there.

It’s a room where we love to congregate as a family — which we have doing a lot over the past few months. It’s lovely to sit in there in the glow of the fairy lights. We also have a green faux fir adorned with glamorous black and gold baubles and silk flowers to match the decor in the more formal main living room, and a slender, 6 ft tree in our bedroom with a restful white and grey colour scheme.

The white and silver tree is especially mesmerisin­g. I have also changed the cushions on the sofas to embrace the colour scheme, and put white fur ‘skirts’ at the base of the tree to resemble snow.

The tree cost £300 from Wayfair and is decorated with ribbons, baubles and trinkets that I have collected in recent years, including some beautiful little diamante stilettos for added bling and sparkle.

There are also ornamental reindeer bought from the local garden centre, and festive ginger-scented candles, which I light at dusk.

I would keep the white tree up all year round if I could. But by January, I know it will have to be packaged away for another year.

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