When it is cold and dark outside, I love nothing more than looking at houses where owners have used colour to enliven a room and give it personality and warmth. This dining room, which features in Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick (£30, published by Jacqui Small), showcases colour so effectively. The room is a fairly blank canvas, but is given an instant lift through the colourful lampshades, cushions, and tableware. If you’re entertaining over the festive period, why not enliven your dining table by injecting splashes of colour through everything from your napkins to the Chrismas crackers?Read more →
Here at Country Homes & Interiors it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!
To break you in gently, I’ve picked out this lovely Christmas tree make from our up-and-coming December issue. It’s made from plain card and patterned paper with button eyes and a ribbon hanger.
It’s so easy to make, just follow the instructions and choose card and paper in colours and patterns that will suit your decorating scheme. Get the kids to help and you’ll have a flock of Christmas birds before you know it! For more lovely seasonal makes ideas have a look at our sister site House to Home.Read more →
As we have three Sara/Sarahs on the staff, when I found Sarah London’s blog I had to have a look. She loves her fabrics and patchwork, and also finds some inspirational Christmas ideas – following the paper snowflake I mentioned last week, check out this beautiful cut-out snowflake curtain:
Follow the link on her blog to find out how to make it.Read more →