East Meets West
We’ve loved bringing together urban and country with our Koppen Dining Set and mixing tropical in with our Colonial winter bedroom of Keraton Carved furniture. For our third instalment ending our series of fusing styles for Christmas we’ve gone with a classic-inspired look and a few touches of the East with pieces from our Canton collection. The living room is made up of mostly accent colours so the interior is still kept light and airy even with the black lacquered Canton coffee table and mirror. You don’t pick up on the darkness as much when you have all the neutral tones soaking in the light from the bay window and wind lights with flickering candles to compensate. The plush throws, the silky silver floor lamp and mince pies makes it all that bit homelier.
Here’s why we picked the Nusa Corner Sofa for our traditional Christmas sitting room.
~ It’s made from one hundred per cent Belgian linen
~ You’ll succumb to the foam and duck filled seat cushions whilst falling into the duck feather scatter cushions behind you
~ Perfect chaise corner defines the lazy part of the room
~ Handmade by skilled craftsmen in Britain can make you feel proud
~ The option for hemp, hand weft in the same famous mills as the linen in Belgium is extremely durable and antimicrobial
~ Choose from dark solid wood or light oak feet. Little details make such a difference to your living room’s character
The Fireplace Place
We’ve seen it happen quite often where ornaments adorn the fireplace, whether Christmas or not, it’s as though the fireplace has boxed everything in. Don’t cram it all there. Extend upwards, and sidewards to use the most of your greatest feature. Our Canton mirror stands tall on the mantel piece with foliage across and hanging baubles; some of which are translucent and transparent so you can sit back and admire the shimmery shadows against the stone.
Keep things natural. An authentic Christmas needs fresh foliage, a real fir tree, the fragrance of cloves in oranges or pomegranates. These natural aromas and textures will make you and your guests have a true Christmas experience.
Using different levels is key to an interior stylist and this trick can be easily mastered by the casual creative, looking to style their lounge (not just the baubles). At the hearth of the fireplace we placed a few wood logs and a small wind light. The medium wind light you’ll notice is placed on the floor veering slightly away from the fireplace whilst on a different level. The tallest wind light sits on the left which beautifully finishes off and balances out the warmest focal point in the room. There are so many ways to do this so get experimenting!
Maybe you don’t want the foliage over the mantel piece, but as a wreath instead? Read our blog and follow the steps with a little help from our friends from Bloom & Wild who we recently had a successful wreath making workshop with…find out more on ‘How to Make a Wreath’.