Christmas With Vesta; our designer festive takeover
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And this year, we decided to fully embrace the joy and festivities of Christmas. Which of course, coming from us, means a whole load of Christmas interior and décor tips, a sprinkle of DIY inspiration and so much more.
During December we have been featuring our #ChristmasWithVesta Designer takeover on Instagram, where week by week one of our designers shares their unique Christmas style along with lots of festive tips. And in this blog, we’re rounding up all that content into one beautiful bite sized taste of Christmas. Enjoy!
Week 1 – Christmas With Gemma
Nordic, rustic and natural; the perfect warm & cosy Christmas
“Think real trees and fir tree branches, twinkling fairy lights, wooden decorations, sprigs of holly and mistletoe, scented candles and pine cones!”
“I love having lots of candles around my home to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, with Christmas scents such as cinnamon, fir tree and orange. My favourite however is White Company’s Winter scent. I also light an advent candle each night in the countdown to Christmas, and display a cluster of candles as centre piece on the dining table.
"I enjoy making Christmas decorations and last year dried fresh oranges and strung them together with cinnamon sticks and cloves on ribbon. Gingerbread are my favourite thing to bake and eat and I love decorating the biscuits with pretty icing designs.”
Gemma’s top tips for festive decor
“Eucalyptus is really popular and can be teamed with holly and pine. The greenery helps connect us to nature, especially when we have been indoors so much this year.”
“Scent is hugely powerful on a person’s mood so add scented candles and diffusers around the home to create an inviting and truly festive atmosphere this Christmas!”
“This year is about sustainability and we’re going to see lots of environmentally friendly decorations such as natural foliage, paper decorations and Christmas trees sourced from local farms. Shopping for sustainable decorations and gifts from local and small businesses is going to be popular too.”
Week 2 – Christmas With Alice
Contrasting colours and an inviting and homely atmosphere; a traditional Christmas with a pop of colour
“I love saturated, contrasting colours that create a moody, cosy vibe but with a punch of energy. I enjoy the traditional aspects but love bringing in a pop of colour.”
“The most important part of any Christmas decorating, for me, is the tree! I love the smell of a fresh tree and the lights creating a cosy atmosphere - even better if it’s raining outside and you’re inside all warm! My favourite tree decorations have to be my mad hatters tea party, harlinka fairy set, which of course star Alice!”
“I love handmade decorations like wooden & origami stars. And wreath making is always fun, but I prefer more organic style wreaths.”
Week 3 – Christmas with Ashley
Organic tones & natural materials with a touch of opulence; Christmas with a minimalistic & modern twist
“I love organic, neutral tones with elements of a traditional & minimal style combined.”
“Wreaths are my favourite because it’s something you can craft yourself and you can really put your own personality into. I love walking around residential areas and seeing the varying types of wreaths! My favourites are by &tomorrow.
“I also love making orange & berry garlands to give the home a lovely Christmas smell and it actually gets me away from screens! I enjoy organic materials due to their sustainability or biodegradable properties. I really try to move away from our throw away culture (mass plastic).“
Ashley’s top tips for festive décor
“Simple lights with a natural warm glow are perfect for a cosy and atmospheric feel.”
“Draw upon the natural colours of nature for a rustic, earthy tonal aesthetic.”
“Make your decorations personal by incorporating details such as adding names to Christmas stockings or place settings.”
Week 4 – Christmas with Rebecca
Soft, pastel colours and shimmering lights; a fairy tale Christmas
“I love a fairy-tale style – soft pastel colours that look almost edible.”
“My favourite Christmas decorations have to be tree decorations. I love finding ones that are unique and meaningful. Adding a few each year creates a story, which makes the tree more personal.
“I love to get creative when wrapping presents too – adding extra details to make them too nice to open! There’s nothing better than gorgeous wrapped presents under the tree. They become part of the decoration in the room.
"I prefer using plain brown paper or a subtle pattern. I then use fabric ribbon to create a big bow. I like to add little decorative objects such as small baubles, sprayed pine cone, flowers or a pompom.
“A pastel theme at Christmas is a fun and vibrant look! I would recommend either a green or frosted tree then add in the pastel decorations as you don’t want to go overkill.
As we always like a changeup at Christmas try and make as many decorations yourself and bring the pastel theme on to the table with cupcakes and biscuits.”
Merry Christmas, everyone!
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