Styling Your Christmas - The Added Extras

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End-of-year events call for a little bit of magic. However you like to tackle these events is entirely personal - some like to go all out, and others prefer a more relaxed approach. I think, no matter where you stand, you can still stay true to your own style to create a unique celebration. Why not decorate your home in keeping with your own 10-colour palette? Here, my 'Paperwhites' palette holds a hint of sparkle without shouting about it.

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Natural tones are an easy touch point if you prefer a softer festive scheme. Here, a star made from driftwood echoes the familiar forms of the season, with bamboo-handled cutlery adding another warm tone. Serene blues and soft fabrics add to this setting's relaxed feel.

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Tissue paper, a glimmer of silver and delicate glass ornaments - styling perfection!

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Mix & match glasses and styles. I love this setting because it celebrates colour & fun. Choose pieces for their interesting shapes, handmade elements and because you love them - this will make your arrangement totally your own!

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When out shopping, pick up the one-off anniversary plate but please don't display it. Add it to your pile of tableware and use it at your next dinner party. Embrace the kitsch and use it for the everyday.

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A mix of paper & fabrics make a generous layered table covering. I adore the well-loved patina of this cutlery, as well as the mismatched quality. Precious pieces have their time to shine at end-of-year events, so enjoy the thrill of the occasion.

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Simplicity can be the loudest of statements. Here, it's about timber-handled cutlery, linen napkins and an elegant plate. The zinc place setting is the perfect finishing touch. Feel free to apply whatever degree of decoration to your feel necessary - sometimes, less is more.

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Other times, more is more! If you've found yourself a bit disorganised in the lead up to Christmas, pull together whatever fun frivolities you have on hand to set the scene for a party. I'm not one to feel restricted by "rules" of styling, and I love to think out of the box. Here, a vintage chandelier stands tall as a centrepiece that mirrors the silhouette of a Christmas tree. Fabric and paper offer a vibrant table runner, that cares not for the stereotypical festive palette. Have fun!

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However you choose to decorate or celebrate, I hope it is fabulous & marvelous! I'm taking a break over the holiday season, but don't go too far - I'll be back in 2016. The shop will be open until late December for all your present shopping.

FILED 17, Dec 2015

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  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
  • 02 9516 5643
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT