IT’S A METALLIC LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Posted on 30 November 2016
This festive season fall in love with earthy Nordic tones and wooden accents, combine them with luscious foliage and tie it all together with elegant touches of metallic to set the scene for a naturally chic Christmas with just a little touch of sparkle.
It’s all about creating a serene environment (because lets be honest Christmas can be anything but!)…Bring in the artisanal techniques to create a contemporary yet natural mood, think …
ELEMENTAL. HANDCRAFTED. LIGHT INFUSED. GLIMMERING
Here are our top tips for creating the look.
Because this style avoids a lot of the Christmas clichés and likes to keep things fairly simple, its nice to borrow from nature to create some dramatic points of interest in your homes festive decoration.
For instant Nordic Christmas appeal lightly spray pinecones in gold/silver/copper or off white spray paint and string them together in the form of a garland to hang from your walls. Create a rustic and wild door wreath from foraged old passion fruit vines or head into your local florist to pick out some desirables to weave into a wreath. Apply glimmers of gold/silver/copper leaf to your wreath and string it up with matt black ribbon for instant festive cred.
Fill large glass or neutral ceramic vessels with naturally metallic floral tones from plants such as dusty miller, eucalyptus leaves and copper backed magnolias. To take this look even further you could even add clusters of wired together vintage metallic glass baubles within these arrangements. A little sense of opulence from these metallic touches sets a striking tone.
Setting the table
The metallic palette can be dressed up or down. This style calls for it to be kept minimalist adding just a few subtle accents in all the right places, such as the dining table. Nothing beats a beautifully set Christmas table it never ceases to take breaths away and be a focal point for the day’s festivities. For a simple yet awe inspiring setting style your table with a centerpiece of loose eucalyptus branches cascading down the length, add many candles of varying heights and widths in waxy whites and gold’s. Place eclectic metallic ornaments sporadically throughout the eucalyptus to set the metallic colour palette. Complement this with gold flatware, a mix of brass and glass champagne toasting cups in all variety of styles and set it all upon a beautiful off white linen table cloth. Use neutral earthenware plates and linen napery tied with twine or for a more personal fragrant touch wind sprigs of rosemary or jasmine vine loosely around your napkins.
The smell of pine needles in the house brings an instant embrace of Christmas nostalgia. You can’t beat a real tree in all its imperfectness. If you are after a more sustainable option there are plenty of “living” trees on the market this year.
Deck your tree in a mix of creamy white neutrals, natural wood elements, a little bit of rustic charm, and a whole lot of metallic glam.
Add time worn vintage baubles to the mix for a personal touch. Top it all off with a big burlap or linen bow and pop the whole thing in a knubbly cane basket. Now to sit back with a cup of tea and admire all your hard work.
The commitment we all give to our work and lives is now more consuming than ever and as the holiday season approaches there is no better time to take stock and think about what is really important in our lives. This Christmas turn off your phone for a few days, take a walk along the beach with your loved ones, rekindle favourite holiday rituals as a family or with friend’s and make new memories to cherish.
Its impossible to know what lies ahead in the year to come- celebrate what’s real and positive in life right now, bringing gratitude and peace into all of our lives this holiday season.