It’s that time of the year again: Christmas lights, mistletoe, and far too much tinsel. We’ve enjoyed curating a selection to share how modern design can update traditional Christmas themes without sacrificing their nostalgic spirit. So warm up the mince pies, pour yourself a glass of sherry, and tuck in to this feast of wintry delights.
AYTM’s pieces exude sheer elegance. Their pendant glass ornaments will twinkle beautifully hanging from either a traditional Christmas tree or a bare branch, for that peaceful winter look.
Hubsch’s cosy winter collection is perfect for those dim, frosty days spent indoors with family over the Christmas season.
Dimpsey’s shepherd hut is the perfect getaway for city dwellers looking for somewhere a little more intimate over Christmas. With a Villager log-burning fire and vintage board games, this hygge hut is full of seasonal warmth.
This unique take on an advent calendar by Janne Uusi-Autti combines a retro concept with a thoroughly modern aesthetic. Hollow wooden balls hang from a minimalist Christmas tree; take them apart to hide your favourite Christmas treats inside.
MUUBS describes their ‘Christmas in the Rough’ collection as “masculine and edgy”. Weathered concrete and iron complements cleaner materials such as teak and brass. This unique collection throws new light on traditional Christmas decor.
This sweet (and undeniably hygge) advent calendar from Rowen & Wren constructed of zinc consists of little numbered drawers to put small presents or sweets in. Tealights can be placed in the holders on top to create a miniature village scene of flickering lights seen behind cosy cottage windows.
This curved brass candle holder by Be&liv resembles the opening petals of a flower. The gold, black steel or copper plating gives it a luxurious feel, and the flickering effect when the candle is lit is magical.
Buster + punch’s sparse candelabra has each candle at a subtly different height for a symphonic visual effect.
Curiousa & Curiousa’s sumptuously coloured Caravaggio Pendants take the plum and purple colours of autumn for their palette. Fringed with Swarovski crystal beaded tassels, these lights conjure “a sense of intimate indulgence.”
These clean, unpretentious wooden Christmas tree ornaments have a feel of naturalness to them. They follow Inuk Home’s philosophy of “simplicity, functionality and elegance.”
These elegant vases from ROKOS have a secret up their sleeves. As the flower drinks the water the vase tips to one side, ‘wilting’ in tandem with the flower.
What would Christmas be without candles? One World Trading Company’s stone, glass and metal candleholders are perfect for cosy winter evenings.
The Black Rabbit’s knitted lambswool Christmas decorations feature adorable reindeer, snowmen and cats, each adorned with a tiny scarf, so they don’t get cold!
This grey on ivory velvet fabric from ARLETTE ESS is characteristically luxurious. The designer created the pattern by drawing in ink the folds and contours of a vintage fur coat she found in Paris.
This collection from LARA GÖRLACH borrows lines and motifs from the architecture of the Portuguese city of Porto, a city known for the splendour of its Baroque facades. She has given the collection an update for Christmas with an opulent gold and silver colour scheme.
Dupenny evokes the playful side of Christmas with their Winter Sports Wallpaper. Ski slaloms, sleds and snowmen all make an appearance on this charming wallpaper.
These traditional dinner candles have been given a gold coating for a warm, Christmassy makeover. These candles from St Eval Candle Company are perfect for an intimate holiday atmosphere.
Want to have a bit of fun this Christmas? Suzy Newton’s Colour Pop Bauble Wreath is a cheeky, bubbly piece of decor, perfect for this festive time of the year.