Christmas centrepieces

I wanted to show you two ways to dress up a simple pressed-glass cake stand to create a stunning centrepiece for your Christmas table. These cake stands are readily available from vintage shops, flea markets and homewares stores and, whilst … Read More

Ten festive updates for your outdoors

Lavish a little attention on your outdoor area to create a welcoming sight for you and your guests. Candle light and outdoor lighting will illuminate areas of your garden during the darker months and can add some really special touches … Read More

Christmas culinary treats

Entertaining is part and parcel of the Christmas period and it is a great time to have fun in the kitchen, preparing anything from festive bakes to mulled wine or roasted chestnuts. Guests will most certainly appreciate the warming aromas … Read More

Sacks and stockings

As well as providing a place for Father Christmas to leave small gifts, stockings and sacks also add an instantly festive touch to fireplaces or bedposts. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites in two contrasting palettes – classic reds … Read More

Five looks for Christmas: No. 4 Wanderlust

Journeying through India, Mexico, Peru and Nepal, and drawing on the vibrant colours and textures found in decorations throughout these parts, this is a look that will certainly turn heads this Christmas. The key to making it work is to … Read More

Five looks for Christmas: No. 3 All the Riches

Our most classical look of the series, this may be the one to choose if it’s refined elegance that you’re after. Bronzes and coppers, rose-gold, rich burgundy reds and chocolate, all combine to beautiful effect. Dress your mantelpiece with a … Read More

Five looks for Christmas: No. 2 Woodland Friends

Imagine an early morning meeting of little woodland friends in a snowy pine forest; they’re an industrious group of animals, busy with their Christmas preparations. You can have great fun with this theme, layering red, green, silver and white baubles … Read More

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