Posts Tagged ‘christmas table’

The holidays are coming…

November 16, 2011

I couldn’t be more excited that Christmas is coming and I’ve already started thinking about how best to decorate each of my rooms. Today I stumbled across this cosy Christmas retreat, which I think is an excellent way of showing what can be done with a setting. Traditional, warm and elegant, all at once. Even the tinsel suits the setting, wrapped around the large candelabra, with matching candles on the table. My favourite part of the room? The gorgeous chest full of drawers at the back left. What are you planning for your Christmas table this year? Any ideas for decorating your rooms? Let us know…

Laurie

Festive Fetish: Lipstick Christmas

December 23, 2010

What? I have mentioned NOTHING of Mistletoe… or my rules for ugly mistletoe man avoidance?? I’m talking about these ruby red Christmas decorating ideas… of course…? It’s Christmas Eve tomorrow, so I have only 24 hours of rabbiting on about beautiful Christmas ideas – brace yourselves!!

I love these snowflake Christmas card holders!

Ruby red Christmas | Christmas hallway | Ideal Home | Roomenvy

Get creative with your Christmas card displays

Make a Christmas centrepiece out of gifts and fill with chocolates or cake for dessert.

Ruby red Christmas | Christmas dining rooms | Ideal Home | Roomenvy

Make a statement above the dining table with an oversized hanging decoration

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Can I come in? Farmhouse Christmas home

December 21, 2010

Remember how warm this cute and cosy country farmhouse looks when you’re waiting for the bus in the freezing cold and when you’re slowly – but noticeably – sliding down the hill on the ice!

I’m sure they won’t mind if you take a sneaky look around their Christmas home…

Country Christmas home | Christmas living room | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Steal the style of a warm and welcoming country Christmas living room

 

Country Christmas home | Christmas bedroom | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Add festive sparkle to country wooden beams with fairy lights

Country Christmas home | Christmas kitchen | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Add atmospheric glow by the aga with colourful hanging lanterns

Country Christmas home | Christmas bathroom | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Even the country bathroom gets a Christmas update with a white dove garland

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Ho… Ho… Ho… memade Christmas (sorry!)

December 20, 2010

Have yourself a homespun little Christmas with Country Homes & Interiors. Another year, another batch of beautiful Christmas decorating ideas from those country-style gurus, and these schemes are no exception. Can I…? fall in…? …love with a room?

Cover a big-and-bold Christmas tree with fabric doves, hearts and stars finished in fabric stitching. Add rustic charm with handmade cushions to match.

Homemade Christmas | Christmas living room | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Country Christmas craft ideas for a happy holiday

Hang a natural garland trimmed with mini stockings above a guest bed and top with a fun wood-cut reindeer. Layer the bed with cherry red woollens!

Homemade Christmas | Christmas bedroom | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Give your Christmas bedroom a touch of homespun style

Lampshades covered in a hand silk screened wallpaper make a stunning focal point above the Christmas table.

Homemade Christmas | Christmas dining room | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Enjoy Christmas lunch the country craft way

Don’t limit a Christmas wreath to the outside of the house – they look so pretty on internal doors, too!

Homemade Christmas | Christmas hallways | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

How to create a cosy Christmas look in the hallway

Make berry-red felt curtains with folk art white felt hearts hand cut using a homemade stencil.

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Create a magical festive seating area in the hallway with Christmas

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

December 20, 2010

I must emphasise I’m talking about these cute snow-inspired Christmas decorating schemes, not the actual ‘it was fun at first’ snow that seems to prevent anyone getting anywhere without at least flailing on ice embarrassingly… and unattractively!

Narnia gets a modern update!

Snow | Christmas living room | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Decorate your Christmas living room in Narnia-esque snow!

Group Mexican votives and Christmas trimmings in bauble shapes using White Tack to create a blend of modern folk and 2010 favourite – multifaceted metallics!

Snow | Christmas hallway | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Modern metallics give this Christmas hallway a calming twist

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Can I come in? Modern country Christmas home

December 20, 2010

Happy Christmas week everyone! I’m going to devote the next couple of days (oh let’s face it, the next FIVE DAYS) to squeezing in as many inspiring Christmas ideas as humanly possible. I’ve seen so many beautiful ideas in the magazines this month and it seems a shame not to share them – especially if you, like me, have been too busy rushing around the shops to calmly browse through the latest issues.

Take a tour around Livingetc‘s Christmas house of the month, a chic farmhouse with a modern twist – it’s stunning!

Traditional furniture pieces get a modern update with vibrant red accents and oversized decorations.

Modern country Christmas home | Living room | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Find modern country Christmas living room decorating inspiration

Cosy and atmospheric, this dining room is the perfect place for a Christmas feast.

Modern country Christmas home | Dining room | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Update a traditional dining room with eye-catching Christmas decorations

This bedroom is gorgeous all year round – I love how the stocking matches the rest of the scheme!

Modern country Christmas home | Bedroom | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Add shimmer and sparkle to your bedroom this Christmas

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Create a country-style Christmas dining table

December 1, 2010

I love this idea-packed Christmas decorating video. This is exactly the sort of Christmas dining table look I want to achieve this year. It’s smart, elegant and has just enough country-style chic to make Christmas lunch as warm and cosy as it is filling!

Watch on for fantastic tips on jazzing up your Christmas dining table.

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Christmas is coming!

July 8, 2010

Too soon to talk about Christmas? Hmmmmmmm, perhaps (although I swear I heard Christmas tunes in September last year?) Anyway, don’t panic, I’m not talking about getting ready for Christmas just yet … I’m talking about ‘Christmas Press Show Season!’

This is one of my favourite times of year, where I get to rush off in the baking summer heat (from the tubes, at least) to see what Christmas decorating ideas the high street has in store for us, while stuffing my face with Christmas cake – just what I need before I go on holiday!

Anyway, sorry I haven’t been posting more this week, but I’ll be sure to give you a lil round-up when I’ve seen them all.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of what John Lewis has in store….

Nordic Scandinavian-style…

roomenvy - Scandi-chic Christmas

roomenvy - Scandi-chic Christmas

Elegant and formal white Christmas…

roomenvy - white Christmas dining room

roomenvy - white Christmas dining room

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes! They’re everywhere this year…

roomenvy - colourful Christmas dining room

roomenvy - colourful Christmas dining room

Right, now back to chatting about hot summer garden ideas – all in a day’s work…

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Christmas dining rooms – my favourite 5

December 1, 2009

It’s officially the run-down to Christmas (my advent calendar assures me so) and i’m getting really excited about putting up my decorations this weekend.

I’ve been finding dining room decorating inspiration this morning, here are my favourite festive schemes.

This country cottage Christmas dining room is so warm, cosy and welcoming. You can take a tour around the rest of this Christmas country cottage on housetohome. Invites to come round for Christmas lunch are most welcome!

roomenvy - country cottage Christmas dining room

roomenvy - country cottage Christmas dining room

This modern Christmas dining room is certainly eye-catching. I love the candy pink dining table and silver decorations.

roomenvy - modern Christmas dining room

roomenvy - modern Christmas dining room

The hanging stars and snowflakes look fantastic in this dining room dining room, so much more than just a fancy Christmas table setting.

roomenvy - star-studded Christmas dining room

roomenvy - star-studded Christmas dining room

A fan of all things country style, this Christmas dining room is definitely at the top of my ‘lust list’.

roomenvy - country charm Christmas dining room

roomenvy - country charm Christmas dining room

Draw attention to your festive table, by hanging shimmering glass baubles overhead. I really like the candelabras in this dining room they make a great high-impact, low-effort Christmas table centrepiece.

roomenvy - oversized Christmas baubles dining room

roomenvy - oversized Christmas baubles dining room

Feeling inspired? Check out this great guide to laying a Christmas table.

Have yourself a nosy little Christmas!

November 10, 2009

Looking for ideas for Christmas decorations? You’ve finally decorated your home in your personal style and now begins the next challenge – finding festive accessories to match.

So what’s your Christmas style? Mine consists of trying to match every single one of ‘those cute decorations’ I see everywhere and want to buy, whilst hoping they’ll go with my white-painted floorboards. Who says modern fluorescent baubles and country-style won’t go?

Have a nosy in these real-life homes for decorating ideas for every room. I thought asking the owners for Sunday lunch was pushing it, though.

Get the log cabin fever with this beautiful Alpine chic Christmas house.

Glistening decorations and elegant Christmas table settings complete this Christmas contemporary home.