Thursday, 21 November 2013



INSPIRATION: matt white, polished silver, glamorous, decadent, indulgent, sequins, fur, glass, translucent, shimmer, sparkle, gloss, shine, white flowers, green spruce, candles, champagne, sequins, celebrations.

Above image: The White Company - their heavenly Blanc fragrance range - IDEAS: fill your home with a new fragrance this year that will remind you of Christmas 2013 - decorate bathrooms and bedrooms with small paper honeycomb trees and favourite baubles placed amongst candles in little vignettes - fill a large cylinder vase with battery fairy lights (or wire lights) and baubles.
Above images:1.white and taupe table setting from the lovely home of Char from Char and the City 2.faux white roses in large mirror cube contemporary vase from Pavillion Broadway 3.crystal column tea light holder from John Lewis 4.glittering mini tree baubles from Next in shades of white and silver 

Above images:shining silver, glass and white table setting (tablescape) with stylish silver reindeer from the lovely home of blog Noeblog 
Above images:1.palest Christmas party pom poms  in tissue paper and cotton ball lights at the stunning home of blogger RoSaLiGa 2.shimmering sequinned party top from the White Company's 2012 collection 3.white honeycomb paper decorations (just seen) from The White Company 4.heavenly scented candles and diffuser oils from The White Company 5.diamond tree gems from John Lewis  
Above image:7ft snow encrusted (flocked) Alaskan fir tree from Next  
Above images:contemporary silver leaf tea light holder from Rocha,John Rocha at Debenhams 2.silver plated crystal tea light holders from Arthur Price at Debenhams 3.the gorgeous Bourgie table lamp by Ferruccio Laviani at Kartell here in B4/crystal 4.metallic silver cushion from Rocha, John Rocha at Debenhams 5.Kelly Hoppen's perfumed candle in fragrance 1 at Amara  
Above image:the iconic Kubus 4 contemporary square framed candle holder in nickel By Lassen Copenhagen
Above images:1.Bo Bedre magazine - simply stylish natural green fir tree with shimmering white and silver decorations - perfect for the contemporary white living room 2.,3.,4. & 5. modern hanging tree decorations from John Lewis (click on the numbers to view)  
Above images:1.the heavenly Caboche glass suspension light from Foscarini fabulous over a dining table! 2.spikey tubular star by Day from Black Balloon 3.pewter votive candle in the new Winter fragrance from The White Company 4.uber stylish contemporary home of blogger Nina Holst of Stylizimo with a gorgeous grey fur cushion and Eames white chair (photography Nina Holst) 5.modern Ribbons advent candle in polished steel by Georg Jensen
Above image:The Times - a contemporary Christmas dining room with stylish pre lit snowy paper twig trees, Victoria Ghost chairs from Kartell and white and silver table decorations  
Above image: contemporary white feathered wreath idea from the 2011 collection at Bloom (no longer available) try spraying a twiggy wreath white for the same look

more Christmas inspiration to follow soon …..! 

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes


Foxanddahlia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Decorating for Christmas is one of my favourite things. I can imagine your home Glenda looking simply lovely in the festive season.

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much lovely Cowparsley! So kind of you!! Warmest wishes- Glenda

Anette Willemine said...

Stunning photos and ideas for Christmas decoration!! Thank you for sharing so many inspirational posts at you wonderful blog. :)
You are truly so inspirational!

I love Christmas and all the lovely things I get to do.

Very best from,
Anette Willemine

Nella Miller said...

Just lovely Glenda...I love the flocked tree.....this look is so serene and calming..just lovely, N.xo

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous! Has me dreaming of a white magical.

designchic said...

You got me so excited for decorating, Glenda - just love the whites and silver!!

therelishedroost said...

That flocked tree is just gorgeous!! Love all these serene boards!!!

manon 21 said...

De quoi Rêver...

belle soirée


miss b said...

Your Moodboards are stunning. The White Company is one of my favourite stores especially at this time of the year. In fact my new 'Winter' fragrance candle arrived yesterday and I can't wait to try the new Blanc one. I'm tempted to buy the John Rocha tealight holder you featured here too. said...

Just beautiful, all of it!