“BRING THE OUTSIDE in by foraging in the garden or woods. Fresh foliage and flowers form the base of all our decorations, whether a garland on the mantelpiece, an arrangement of branches in the hallway or a more structured table display. I love adding fresh foliage to the tree with clear glass ornaments for some sparkle. The perfect Christmas scent allows me to reminisce about evenings by a cosy fire. My favourite incense is Astier de Villatte’s Oulan Bator, with its notes of leather, tobacco and wood smoke.
HENRY MILLER-ROBINSON, co-founder, K&H Design”
”MEAGHAN HUNTER, senior stylist and art director, Neptune
TRADITIONALLY, we think of wreaths for front doors but this year you could use it on the Christmas dining table as a centrepiece or on the wall as a festive focal point. For use on the table, simply add candles at regular intervals for a gorgeous glow. For an extra layer of detail, use a richly scented seasonal candle, perhaps a pine and cinnamon mix, in the centre. If you’d like to update or refresh your existing wreath, or want to personalise a shop-bought one, bring in touches from your Christmas tree. Smaller decorations can be added with wire for instant impact. Choosing a decorative ribbon to hang your wreath from will add colour and texture, too.
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