• Archive for December, 2015

    Let’s get ready to party!

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Styling • 0 Comments

    With Christmas all wrapped up (groan!) and New Year’s Eve approaching, we couldn’t resist looking at some party decorations to get us in the mood. There’s no better time to go all out with the festivities either – bright gold and black always work a treat for a glamorous scheme, or you could go for colourful brights get everyone in a cheery mood to party. Talking Tables are our go-to company for all things party, so we’ve picked out our favourite buys to help you impress friends and family…

    A gold tinsel curtain and light-up Party sign are a great way to make a statement.

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    Spruce up a plain cake with an acrylic ‘Let’s Party’ topper.

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    Add some fun to your drinks table with some party animals and gold stripey straws.

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    Star sparklers – ideal for cakes, desserts, and even orange pomanders.

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    However you choose to see in 2016, we’d just like to wish you a happy new year from all of us at Style at Home.

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    24 December: Scandi-style Christmas house tour

    by  • December 24, 2015 • Styling • 0 Comments

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    Nothing quite says Christmas like a Scandi-style scheme and if you like it as much as we do, you’ll love this gorgeous house tour. Stylist at Home Rebecca renovated her beautiful country-style home and at Christmas her wonderful open-plan kitchen diner is perfect for entertaining guests. The pretty red and white Scandi-designs work beautifully with her country style, we just wish we were going round there for Christmas dinner! Take a look at the rest of her lovely home at housetohome.co.uk.

    For more ideas to have the perfect Christmas visit housetohome.co.uk/christmas

     

     

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    23 December: Style up your Christmas table

    by  • December 23, 2015 • Styling • 0 Comments

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    Want to make an impact on Christmas Day? On day 23 of the Style at Home advent calendar, we’re giving you our top tips to lay a festive table!

    1. Choose a few complementary colours and pick out a table runner, crockery and decorations in those shades for a cohesive look. Finish off your table with a vase filled with decorative twigs.
    2.  Your choice of table linen is a great starting point for getting your scheme just right. Co-ordinate your cloth, runners and napkins as much as possible using a matching or complementary colour palette. Wipeable oilclohts are a good option if there are little ones at the table.
    3. Don’t forget your chairs! Use pretty ribbon to tie on a sprig of foliage for a simple touch, or arrange a cluster of baubles and tie to the back of the chair for a bolder look.
    4. Add a hint of luxury with metallic accessories in gold, silver or copper. Stock up on glam crackers!
    5. Create the ultimate centrepiece, whether it’s a vase of festive flowers or a wreath with tealights in the middle, make your table stand out.

    For more ideas to have the perfect Christmas visit housetohome.co.uk/christmas

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    22 December: Celebrate with a cocktail

    by  • December 22, 2015 • Heroes • 0 Comments

    You can’t go through the festive season without celebrating with a Christmassy cocktail (or mocktail). Here we’ve picked two gorgeous recipes that should get you and your guests into the Christmas spirit. So, what’s stopping you? Invite friends over and start the festivities early with these fab ideas.

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    Cranberry punch
    Takes 5 min Serves 6
    In a jug, mix 200ml cranberry juice and 50ml cassis with 50ml brandy, then pour into 6 glasses. Top each with Appletiser. Put a raspberry on the edge of each glass.

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    Recipe: belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk

     

    Bramley Apple Smash
    Takes 5 min Makes 1
    Put 1 part Belvoir Fruit Farms’ Elderflower Cordial, 1 part lemon juice, 2 parts gin, 1tbsp Bramley apple sauce and 6 mint leaves in a jam jar. Fill with crushed ice and mix with a spoon. Fill with more ice. Garnish with a mint leaf.

    For more ideas to have the perfect Christmas visit housetohome.co.uk/christmas

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    21 December: Get creative with fairy lights

    by  • December 21, 2015 • Styling • 0 Comments

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    Give your home a touch of sparkle by displaying fairy lights in unexpected ways. Here’s our five tips for using fairy lights in a festive way!

    1. Don’t forget about your bedroom! Give it a touch of Christmas magic and wrap fairy lights around your headboard or bed frame.
    2. Hang rows of individual lights against a dark-coloured wall to allow them to really stand out and create a festive glow.
    3. Wrap fairy lights around a wreath and hang from a door to create a warm welcome for guests.
    4. Take an oversized vase and fill with battery-powered fairy lights. This will look fab on a sideboard with your other Christmas decs!
    5.  Pretty up a display of fresh flowers and wrap battery-powered fairy lights around the base of a vase for a glowing display.

    For more ideas to have the perfect Christmas visit housetohome.co.uk/christmas

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