With the end of the year rushing towards us, the team and I are looking forward to our annual Christmas party at Lucknam Park where we'll be doing a wreath making workshop. I love bringing plants and greenery into my home throughout the year but most especially at Christmas. Nowadays, the wreath is a sign of welcoming and acknowledgement of holiday cheer but the use of wreaths dates back to pagan times. The evergreen foliage and circular shape is symbolic of eternal rebirth as we hunker down during the dark winter months in anticipation of the returning spring light.
Light and shade play a vital role in creating a successful design scheme. I'm feeling in the mood for a bit of drama this Christmas and love the idea of using darker shades of bluey black, deep brown and velvety green to create a dramatic backdrop. Bring this alive with highlights in snowberry white, golden pear and fresh green. The finishing touch is a burst of red to draw the eye.
Mix chunky wood and soft textiles for texture and add warmth with the soft glow of firelight from candles or a woodturning stove. Et voila, a perfectly moody scheme for a dramatically different Christmas.