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Living Etc Magazine|December 2020
Our panel of tastemakers reveal their decorating secrets
Jacky Parker

1 all booked up

We will be creating our ‘tree’ out of stacked books. It will be as dainty or as huge as we dare, starting with a wide base and getting narrower up to a single book at the top. It might be a colourful version with the spines of each book facing out, or a neutral version with the pages of the books towards the outside. We’ll decorate with warm white fairy lights and a simple star, an angel or a large pine cone placed on the top. Angus Buchanan, creative director, Buchanan Studio

2 conscious collab

Our Christmas table will have a natural, other-worldly feel. It’ll be sustainable: I’m using offcuts of a William Morris Golden Lily fabric to make a tablecloth and napkins – it’s cream, green, red and gold so it feels festive. I’ll layer it with green and cream patterned Burleigh plates; my green snake vases filled with hydrangeas, holly and spruce from the garden; amber and green glassware; burgundy and orange candles in brass candlesticks; and place cards backed with wallpaper made by my daughter and written by my son with his calligraphy set. Frieda Gormley, co-founder, House of Hackney

3 rich tones

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