It’s ok to self-appoint yourself as head of Christmas, right..?
Working in such a stunning kitchen showroom, I was over-excited about it’s Christmas makeover very early in November.
Showroom dressing and visual merchandising has always been a strong interest of mine, so being given free reign on such a showroom was a privilege and a pleasure.
The excitement materialised. Who wouldn’t want to get themselves lost in the John Lewis Christmas department?!
I had so much fun browsing pinterest, visiting florists, purchasing decorations and putting it all together that I wanted to share the journey.
As a team we agreed on a contemporary rustic theme. This adds warmth and ties in with the beautiful wood and veneer finishes already a part of our showroom.
Pine cones, twigs and Twisted Willow, Holly and Fir branches are inexpensive, if not free. Most of our branches and cuttings came from the team’s gardens or picked up on woodland dog walks.
I wanted to prove that this style of decor does not necessarily require you to spend a fortune.
Pinterest gave me a lot of inspiration for table settings. With the beautiful bulthaup veneer wall panelling as a backdrop and the handmade Carl Hansen Elbow chairs to work with, it was important the table looked classy and elegant alongside them.
bulthaup and Carl Hansen’s colour palettes are perfect with the rustic theme.
The coasters make this, in my opinion.
Credit has to go to Crescent Flowers for digging these enormous branches out for me. It was touch and go whether they were going to fit in my car.
Tip: Don’t try and tie thread through glass baubles on a concrete floor. I learnt the hard way.
My new obsession: filled baubles. A pretty way to add Christmas sparkle to the rusticity.
I hope this post provides you with some inspiration for your own Christmas decor.
If you haven’t got the decs up yet, happy decorating!