Christmas is a mere hop and a skip away and we’re busy decking our homes with foraged foliage, filling the larder with tempting fare and cosying up by the fire with a steaming mug of mulled wine and a good book. Our houses this month are packed with festive inspiration, from a craftsman’s cottage sympathetically furnished with Arts and Crafts pieces, old and new, to an elegant Georgian home that sparkles with Christmas cheer. If you’ve left the decorative festooning until the last minute, you’ll find our 10 tips for adding yuletide flavour a must-read, as is our selection of thoughtful gifts, from mindful workshops to personalised presents. We also look back at top auctioneers’ highlights from the salesroom in 2019, and look forward to 20 global cultural events in 2020.
Deck the halls
Majestic mid-century design in a Georgian Hampshire home that is all dressed up for Christmas.
The Sprit of the Season
In Belgium, a former forest warden’s house has a magical yuletide makeover
A Very Vintage Christmas
This Danish apartment is bursting with maximalist vintage style and flamboyant femininity.
Antiques sit harmoniously with modern pieces in this Arts and Crafts-inspired cottage in Wiltshire
Gifts with soul
A wealth of Christmas present ideas to delight the collectors and creatives in your life.
Meet the Maker
Jeweller and silversmith Samuel Waterhouse
Five statement looks to ensure your Christmas tree stands out from the crowd.
10 Ways: Last minute festive decorating
Create maximum impact with minimum fuss.
Travel 2020 Vision
The most exciting exhibitions and events around the globe taking place this year.
All this and much much more!!
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