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Create a Stylish Festive Interior This Holiday Season with Key Tips from Our Designers

From fragrant Fraser Fir to millennial pink blooms, we have all the inspiration yule need to create a crowning interior finish.

Festive Hues

Brighten up the winter evenings with accents of rich green, red and millennial pink.

“Millennial Pink’s popularity knows no bounds and is set to add a touch of luxe to your festive palette. Add soft blush pink flowers into festive floral arrangements of lush green and berries this year for a contemporary twist.” Sophie Deeley, Project Designer, London.

“Pair silver, gold or copper with earthy textures, such as wood and pine cones to add a warm richness this season.” Katy Webb, Designer, London.

“Keep it simple and focus on two dominants hues for your colour palette. I always choose either white, gold or silver as the base, and layer on contrasting colours such as opulent navy.” Anita Maksimovic, Senior Technical Design, London.

“For a luxe colour scheme, combine ivory, gold, and silver with a bold accent colour or pattern.” Liana Hawes-Young, Creative Director, New York.

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“Add soft blush pink flowers into festive floral arrangements of lush green and berries this year for a contemporary twist.”

The Real-Deal

“Nothing gets me in the festive spirit quicker than an aromatic Christmas tree, I always opt for an elegant Fraser Fir, which has soft, wide and flat dark green needles.” Katy Webb, Designer, London

“It’s not Christmas without a real tree. I have limited room in my tiny flat, so I opt for a small fresh pine that does the job of filling the flat with a delicious festive scent without taking up too much space.” Sophie Deeley, Project Designer, London.

“I always choose a real tree, 100% for the festive smell, and having the tree flocked/frosted will guarantee you a white Christmas. Add multiple smaller trees for a fun decor twist.” Liana Hawes-Young, Creative Director, New York.

“For me, one of the best parts of the Christmas season in New York City are the stands selling locally grown trees that pop up on every block. It injects Christmas spirit into the atmosphere and makes the entire city smell amazing.” Anisah Ahmed, Designer, New York.

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Winter Foliage

“Cut fresh winter foliage and herbs such as bundles of rosemary and bay from the garden and arrange around a long winding piece of wire to create a flowing table arrangement. A selection of tall contemporary candlesticks mixed into the greenery creates an elegant, natural, simplistic table plan.” Sophie Deeley, Project Designer, London.

Rural Rustic

Give elegant tradition a contemporary twist for a unique, welcoming interior finish.

“My theme this year is ‘classic transitional’.  I’m combining traditional elements such as candles, pine cones, red berries and aromatic dried clementines and reimagining them in a modern way. Add any extra berries and orange slices into succulent terrariums for a fun, festive feel.” Katy Webb, Designer, London.

“I’m a country girl at heart, so my house is already packed full of reindeer hides, candles, and warm winter elements, so I focus on bringing the outside into my holiday décor. I use holly berries, eucalyptus and pines to seamlessly blend the traditional details of Christmas with contemporary styling.” Sophie Deeley, Project Designer, London.

“Fresh foliage provides the perfect base, pair with minimalist shades of silver and cream for a subtle hint of glitz.”

‘To glitz or not to glitz’

“It’s Christmas, so festive sparkles are always on the cards, opt for muted sophistication. Fresh foliage provides the perfect base, pair with minimalist shades of silver and cream for a subtle hint of glitz.” Sophie Deeley, Project Designer, London.

“Adorn candles with ribbons and fill a bowl full of twigs, cinnamon sticks, and pine cones with a selection of subtle glass elements to create an eye-catching centerpiece.” Katy Webb, Designer, London.

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