Needing to change up your Christmas style this year? Try using your new look as the basis for the day’s main event – Christmas dinner. Transform your usual tablescape with a dinner service in one of this year’s beautiful Christmas colour palettes.
Could 2017 pass without a pink Christmas? For upholstery, artwork and every decor piece from vases to cushions, the so-called ‘millennial pink’ has been gracing our homes and now it’s finally found Christmas. Marry rosy tones (including rose gold ones) with delicate neutrals and gilded finishes for a sophisticated take on the trend.
Recall the mystery of winter night skies by looking to a dramatic midnight blue and gold palette for your Christmas supper. The evening-appropriate look takes inspiration from the rich palettes of Byzantine mosaics and will see you through the season’s countless dinner parties. Team the look with moody blooms and artistic plating.
Thoughts of strolling down icy streets lined with avenues of frosted trees and drifting snowflakes sum up this timeless Christmas style. Keep things elegant with the subtle tonalities of an all silver palette. The interplay of matte and lustrous finishes creates a textured and interesting look which is beautiful as it is or easily made over with an accent colour. Bonus: everything can be repurposed throughout the year.
It isn’t Christmas without a little (or a lot of) gold. Strike a gilded aesthetic this year with burnished finishes, glittering tree ornaments and gold-trimmed porcelain dinnerware. The ultra-luxe style is a winner for formal entertaining and will add festive cheer on even the coldest winter’s day.
Channel traditional Christmas style with a twist. A red and green palette has been the style du jour for as long as we can remember and we say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Upgrade the favourite palette with an exotic twist in the form of Fortuny fabric-inspired plateware and decadently beaded and bejewelled placemats and ornaments. Create an opulent table centrepiece by filling a large golden bowl with pomegranates and enhancing with atmospheric candlelight.
For a festive look with of all the essential Christmas elements but that can also be used year-round, consider a neutral colour scheme. Taupes mix with silvers and golds mix with slate for a subtly layered palette. Think crisp tableware, opulent feather, shell and beaded textures and glitter-dusted whimsical animal ornaments (the Eliot Raffit flying pig, pearl-encrusted giraffe and diamante dragonfly school in mixing metallics), all illuminated by an antique glass hurricane which exudes a romantic glow.