A Feast For The Senses
Homes & Gardens|December 2021
Tis the season for an abundance of foliage and fragrance indoors – these experts do it with panache
Nicky Morris

“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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