At this time of year, we all love to decorate. Whether you’re hosting a festive get-together for friends and family, giving your home a Christmas makeover or planning a brilliant winter wedding, there are so many things that you can do. This feature is all about seasonal styling so follow me into the garden…
As you might expect, I adore yurts. Obviously I spend the summer season travelling around the UK with Wedding Yurts but, when we’re home, we also have a yurt at the bottom of our garden.
It’s the perfect winter retreat – super cosy with a little wood burner, which heats up the space in minutes. I regularly head down there first thing in the morning, light the fire, pop the kettle on the stove and start the day with a little peace and quiet. This is one of my absolute favourite winter rituals.
The slow, dark days of December are also very special. We move towards Christmas with candlelight, sparkle and fairy lights. We make time for family and friends. We gather for celebratory feasts and restorative downtime and our little yurt is perfect for festive dinner parties or a romantic candlelit dinner for two.
The simplicity of the season is also a joy and I so look forward to styling beautiful snug spaces at this time of year. The abundance of greenery, berries, dried seed heads and seasonal fruits make it easy to style any space and foraging for pretty bits is one of my favourite pastimes.
At this time of year, bringing nature inside is just so fabulous. And, when you add in the soft glow of candles and the twinkle of delicate lights, there’s a heightened sense of wonder and magic.
For these images (taken in my little garden yurt), the sweet winter tablescape is a mixture of rustic charm with cosy yet opulent touches. The old wooden table is set with treasures picked up at my local flea market, pretty vintage crockery and cutlery as well as elegant etched glassware.
Tarnished vases full of decadent blooms, pom pom style Chrysanthemums whilst foliage and berries line the centre of the table with delicious apples, tall white candles and tealights lighting up the space.
Once dinner’s over, the fireside is the perfect place to retreat to and the soft sheepskin rug, piled up with velvet-covered cushions is so very inviting…
If you’d like to style a special location or occasion, my styling services are available in the winter months. Do get in touch for more information.
You can also find out more about our Garden Yurts here.