Styling The Open Plan Kitchen Diner For Christmas
Last week the Christmas tree went up, the 'presents' were wrapped and I was running around like a headless chicken trying to buy last-minute finishing touches for my Christmas home styling project. So... Christmas came eight weeks early in the Holden family home. Shock shock horror! Anyone who knows our family may be thinking...early? Nooooo. That can't be right?!
Our family have earned a bit of a reputation for being last-minute with everything. Normally Christmas is chaotic in our house; it tends to be a last-minute, unorganised day and we always end up eating our Christmas dinner late at about 5:00pm!
For the first time ever Christmas has come early in the Holden residence. Well, the interior is ready at least. I just need to make a start on my Christmas shopping now! I must admit it felt rather odd putting up the Christmas tree just after Halloween but once the candles were lit and everything was in place it felt so cosy and lovely. I felt that first pang of Christmas excitement whilst sipping on Prosecco in my brand new wine glasses!
Aurelia wine glasses, LSA International
My Mum and Dad extended their Victorian home a few years back and knocked the back room into a big open plan kitchen/diner/living room. I helped them with the design and gave them guidance on picking the flooring, tiles, colour scheme and furniture. The interior is such an amazing space that has become the heart of the home. It's an area we use to entertain family and friends, to relax, to do some work, to cook and to spend time away from the tv; an all round multifunctional and social space. Despite the project coming to completion over three years ago, it was still lacking some finishing touches and pops of colour that would make the area cosy for winter time.
Tatra ash tea-light candle holders, LSA International.
With the colour green, burgundy and brass homeware being very on trend at the moment, I opted to bring these hints of colour paired with soft ambient lighting and lots of candles into the open plan dining area to add some warmth and cosiness just in time for Christmas. It's taken me a while to get over my copper obsession but I've finally weened myself off it and I'm now finding myself drawn to anything brass or gold instead!
AYTM Globe Vase Forest Glass and Brass , Amara Living
House Doctor candle holder with brushed brass, Amara Living
Burgundy cushions, deer cushion, brass deer candle holder, black frames and checked throw, Homesense
All above products were gifted by LSA International or Amara Living as part of a collaboration photo shoot. All other homeware products in the photos were bought from Next, Dunelm Mill, Elaine Cunningham Interiors, Matalan and Homesense. The sofa brand is Tamarisk from Stocktons and the gas 'log burning' fire is Faber.