How To Enjoy A Quiet And Cosy Christmas

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Whenever we see any kind of advertising for Christmas it’s usually all about big family gatherings, lots of people having fun together and a table full with loved ones. Sometimes, however, we might find ourselves without a big crowd. Families might be far away and friends are spending the day […]

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How To: Accommodate Unexpected Guests at Christmas

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Isn’t it often the case that just when you think you are all sorted and prepared for Christmas, one or two extra guests appear. Maybe your brother brings a new girlfriend, or some cousins decide to visit with their new baby, or even your friends decide to pay a surprise […]

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10 Steps To A Stylish Christmas

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We all love to do Christmas in our own, individual ways. It doesn’t matter if we love an over the top traditional style, or a more minimal Scandi look, it’s imperative that you do Christmas your way. Having said, I’m sure everyone is always looking for a little inspiration to […]

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7 Ways to Decorate Your Staircase for Christmas

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I’ve always wanted an open staircase to decorate at Christmas. Preferably, a huge winding one like in the films, fully decorated with green garlands and flowers and fairy lights, where the woman walks down like a majestic swan to the gasps of all her guests waiting below. Okay, so my […]

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Tips and Ideas for Monochrome Christmas Decor

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I have never been particularly traditional when it comes to Christmas. Of course, we have a tree and presents and invite the family around for a full day of eating and drinking and I adore Christmas music and movies – I wouldn’t mess with those traditions! But when it comes […]

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How To: Accessorise Your Home With Velvet

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One of the big trends to come to light this Winter 2016/17 is the use of velvet in our home accessories. It’s actually been around for a few years, but this season we are seeing used in many different ways, and in much greater quantities across the home. So I […]

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Stylist Spotlight: Emma Fishman

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  Interior stylist Emma Fishman began her career at Country Homes & Interiors, where her passion for all things home décor began. Since then, Emma has worked for Ideal Home, Good Homes, House Beautiful and other leading interior design magazines, establishing her credentials as one of the most creative and […]

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The Return Of The Dresser

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I am of course talking about the furniture piece, not a person who will help you into your elaborate outfit in the morning – though, come to think of it, the latter would also be nice! The dresser is one of those pieces that seem to go through phases of […]

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8 Ways to Light Up Your Living Room

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With shorter days upon us and crisp sunny days slowly giving way to darker clouds and rain, getting more light in my home has been paramount. Of course, I want to take advantage of any natural light that may be around at this time of year but let’s be honest. […]

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