Celebrate the season
It’s time to dress your home for Christmas! Whether your preferred decorating style is classic, contemporary or full of vintage touches with clashing patterns and plenty of colour, we have all the tricks for updating your festive scheme for 2018. Our four homes this month are all individual and packed with inspiration – as you’d expect – from a snug Finnish veteran’s house to an interior designer’s opulent farmhouse in Hertfordshire. We’ve also hand-selected gifts for every antiques and vintage-lover on your Christmas list, and have oodles of stylish ways to make your celebration go with a bang! Plus, we pick our favourite UK-based cosy cottages and take a look at the history and magic of the department store Christmas window.
Meet the Maker – Alice Mary Lynch
From bunnies to princesses Alice Mary Lynch creates enchanting, unique dolls from her Somerset studio.
Dress to Excess
From bold velvets in berry tones to antiques that glisten in the candlelight, here’s how to serve Christmas with a flourish and an abundance of festive cheer.
Design Icon – Steiff Bear
The story of the Steiff teddy bear and the history of this beloved German toy company.
10 Ways to create a festive dining table
Inspiring and stylish seasonal schemes for the coming festivities.
Festive Antique Shops
From vintage decorations to antiques and curios, eight fantastically festive antique shops putting their own unique spin on Christmas.
Four enchanting homes
Our four homes this month are all individual and packed with inspiration – as you’d expect – from a snug Finnish veteran’s house to an interior designer’s opulent farmhouse in Hertfordshire.
All this and much much more!!
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