Written and produced by Lucy Fitzgerald
‘Tis the time of year when friends and family gather to celebrate with food, drinks, and seasonal festivities. Good food and drink, plenty of preparation, and of course, gorgeous décor make the season bright. Whether your gathering is for two people or twenty, your home classic or contemporary, embracing the holly-jolliness of the season is simple in the right setting. Read on for tips on how to welcome guests during the most wonderful time of the year.
Its very brevity is what makes the holiday season magic, giving you a chance to experiment with a new approach with minimum commitment. A touch of animal print or superfluous shimmer can turn an ordinary dinner party into a real feast to remember. This normally neutral dining room is decorated to stand out from the rest of the home with glittering gold and silver tableware, opulent chandeliers, and ornate holiday greenery around the mantel. Hickory Chair dining chairs covered in a zebra-patterned fabric offer a modern contrast to the Royal Crown Derby dinnerware.
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Photographer: John Bessler
Interior designer: Lucy Earl