Oh Christmas Tree!

There’s nothing quite like a real Christmas tree, the smell, the look, the time spent foraging around for the perfect specimen. But there are things to think about when choosing one – watering, needle drop, size, colour, scent and in this day and age, sustainability and ecological considerations. A luxury interior designer will be able to advise on the best types of tree and how to decorate it to create a stunning centre piece for any room or entrance hall. 

The main three different types are Fir, Spruce and Pine and within each category, there are specific varieties. Within the Fir family, there is the Nordmann, Balsam, Douglas, White, Noble, Canaan and Fraser. Pines include Scots, Eastern White and Lodgepole. Finally, for Spruce, there is Norway, Serbian and Blue. Each one has its own pros and cons, but a top interior designer will know exactly which one to choose to showcase beautiful Christmas decorations and to create a beautifully festive focal point. 

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Bathroom accessories – lighting

In our fast-paced lives of today it’s often easy to ignore or take for granted the details of everyday practicalities. But it is often these details that help us through the day and make a difference to our well-being and mood – it could be said, that our quality of life depends on those very details, and it’s important to remember to embrace them day in, day out. 

So, when it comes to the practical elements in our lives, they don’t have to be just that, practical – they can be beautiful too. With that in mind, when it comes to bathrooms, the most sensational interior scheme needs to be complemented by the right accessories such as lighting, shelving, towel rails and sanitary ware. These details can make all the difference between a nice bathroom and an exceptional design that blends seamlessly and adds a certain je ne sais quoi to a day’s events. 

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