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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, I think it is anyway.
I adore Christmas for many reasons, but mostly another excuse to gather with the people in my life who matter, switch off, unapologetically and get the posh crockery out. I hate tidying up but I love hosting and experimenting with different home interior finishing touches each year.
If you’re like me and love hosting this feature has been put together to inspire your Christmas and winter interior decor this season. This inspiration shoot, captured at Georgian Manor House and wedding venue Fennes, Essex, is a great fusion of modern and traditional styling put together by Event Designer and Stylist, Victoria from Party Squared; Floral designer, Louise from The Botanical Shed; and captured by Photographer Chloe, at Chloe Lee Photography.
Be inspired !
The concept behind the this styled shoot named All that Glitters was to combine our favourite elements of Scandinavian Christmas décor; natural materials, greenery and atmospheric candlelight, with modern and industrial wedding trends. We chose gold and warm brass décor items and industrial accents to complement the stunning gold drawing-room in the Fennes Manor House, with its beautiful natural wood flooring and marble fire surround.
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The warm and inviting fireplace, used as a backdrop for our dining table, was styled with oversized logs and plenty of lush green foliage, was accented with Scandinavian star-shaped decorations and two large artisan brass lanterns. We modernised the traditional Christmas mantle with geometric shaped t-light holders and lanterns and tied both together with plenty of pretty greenery.
Starting with pale grey linens, to complement the marble fire surround the table was laid with beautiful glass and gold charger plates. On top, fine bone china dinner plates and salad plates were framed with luxe gold cutlery for added glitz and glamour.
We wanted the table centres to be full of texture and a sensory delight for guests. Two floral designs took centre stage, in glass vases, hyacinth blooms, an abundance of greenery, rosemary and winter berries were placed in a loose and relaxed arrangement. The scent was amazing and the glistening glass floral decorations shone in the candlelight.
Atmospheric lighting was created by using a variety of different height candles. This was a key feature in our design; add warmth and highlighting the metallic elements and faceted glassware used in the place settings.
We kept the scheme simple; using white, green and mixed metallics, this winter styling set up is elegant and luxurious. It’s an eclectic mix of styles old and new in a traditional and beautiful setting.
Photography: Chloe Lee Photography
Flowers: The Botanical Shed
Event Design and Styling: Party Squared Weddings