Have you put up your tree and hung your decorations yet? What’s your colour scheme? We usually go for traditional red on the ground floor and copper on the top floor. We really like the look & feel of this Christmas fireside; simple rustic with minimalist white tree ornaments and wrapping paper.
The addition of a vintage wooden child’s sled adds a sense of fun. The unusual, half-moon wood-burning stove is the focal point of the room (well, it is when the Christmas tree isn’t there!). All its accessories are close at hand – logs, newspapers, companion set… there’s even a vintage metal fire bucket to add a flash of colour.
- Vintage chalkboard
- John Lewis Croft Collection Stanley rattan large easy-to-fit ceiling light
- Scan 85 Series High Top fire
- Vintage wooden wine box
- Vintage fire bucket
- ALSEDA banana fibre stool
- Vintage wooden sled
- Black fireside companion set
- Personalised wooden storage box
We’ve chosen the house of Anna & Jeff Phillips for this month’s Pick of the Pads.
We wanted something Christmassy and their Sussex home, which is featured in the December edition of Country Living magazine, is just perfect.
It’s homely & warm with quite a Scandi feel – robust and elemental with wood, stone, textiles & flame. The influence of nature is strong, highlighted by the use of seasonal foliage, fruit & flowers.
Antique country furniture fills the house with character. There are lovely decorative touches everywhere you look incorporating handicrafts, vintage pieces & found objects – the fairy lights, candles & Christmas decorations give it a magical look.
There looks to be lovely natural light in the house, but no shortage of cosy corners either.
The bedrooms are inviting & peaceful, the dining area sumptuous – and we just love the handmade kitchen with its reclaimed wooden crates, blocks & shelves.
What a truly wonderful place to spend the festive season!