• Posts Tagged ‘winter’

    Dress your dining table ready for winter

    by  • November 18, 2015 • Desirable dining • 1 Comment


    My mum is thrilled – it’s the first time my sister has a house that’s big enough to hold everyone on Christmas Day. Cue new decorations, crockery, serve ware… the list is endless!

    It’s the first time she’s had people over for Christmas dinner, and it’s in her brand new home. So while out Christmas shopping on Sunday, she spent hours searching for table decorations,

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    Get the ski-chalet look

    by  • October 30, 2015 • Stylish living • 2 Comments


    The clocks have gone back, the dark nights are here and there’s a definite chill in the air. But it’s nothing to be upset about, it’s my favourite time of year! There’s nothing I love more than coming home to a cosy house where I can curl up by the fire,

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    Deck the halls

    by  • December 25, 2013 • Stylish living • 0 Comments

    01.-2716241A very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year from all of us here at 25 Beautiful Homes. Here’s to a 2014 full of good things and happy surprises – and plenty of joyful interiors, of course!

    Emma J P

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    Modern christmas living room

    by  • December 17, 2013 • Stylish living • 0 Comments


    What do you think of this smart raspberry and cool grey living room, with its modern christmas theme?

    I love the way they’ve matched their christmas decorations to the decor, with a mix of pink, raspberry, purple and silver baubles and wrapping paper, which complement the rich berry sofa and matt charcoal backdrop, creating a chic, contemporary christmas theme.

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    25 Beautiful Homes – December 2013 issue – on sale today

    by  • October 31, 2013 • Stylish living • 0 Comments

    Our fabulously Christmassy December issue goes on sale today.


    It’s packed with beautiful homes to get you in the festive spirit. We have the McKernans’ County Down home, where Christmas will be a relaxed affair, a glamorous house in Windsor where all is pink, white and beautiful and a converted barn in the Chilterns that makes the perfect setting for a family Christmas. My favourite home belongs to the Browns’, with its dark red  sitting room,

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    Heating up

    by  • September 20, 2011 • Stylish living • 0 Comments

    Having just returned from a week in sunnier climes, it seems somehow wrong to be talking about the winter. However, the English weather would suggest otherwise and as I’ve already begun to think about digging out our thick woolly throws, warming blankets and cosy fleece socks, this room’s fire has me thinking about woodburning stoves and the like.

    I can just  imagine sitting myself in front of this fire on a cold wintery day – not that I’m wishing away any hint of the sun, you understand? The large inglenook adds such a lovely traditional touch, and the patterned fabric adds warmth and vibrancy to even the dullest of days. You can see more on this house by visiting the house tours section on 25 Beautiful Homes at Housetohome

    It’s got me thinking what sort of fire I might like myself. We’d love to hear from you about what type of fire you have and how much it gets used – do you have a modern, state-of-the-art-style, wall-hung fire that’s used more as decoration, or is a rip-roaring log burner more your style? On that note, I can’t help but fall in love with these models from Vesta Stoves, that come in 25 different colours – perfect if you love to colour co-ordinate like me!


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    Festive Fetish: Winter Wonderland

    by  • December 20, 2010 • Stylish living • 2 Comments

    Bring the beauty of a wintry landscape (ignore the muddy slush) into your home this Christmas with these beautiful seasonal style ideas from Ideal Home.

    Here’s how to get this Christmas living room look:

    1) Keep the backdrop plain, here they’ve used a subtle twig-pattern wallpaper in two tonal colourways.

    2) Add texture with chunky knitted throws and cushions.

    3) Complete with woodland-inspired or folksy accessories, such as birdhouses, log candleholders and pine cone decorations.

    Winter Wonderland Christmas | Christmas living room | Ideal Home | Roomenvy

    Create a winter wonderland with woodland-inspired Christmas decorations

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    Friday's Fetish: Decorating with wool

    by  • November 26, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 2 Comments

    Must not talk about Christmas. Must. Not. Talk. About. Christmas. Well if I can’t talk about that, at least let me rabbit on about snuggley and cosy winter decorating ideas – it is almost -20 degrees outside. Ideal Home‘s got some great ideas on how to create a cosy winter retreat… wanna see?

    Use fine worsted wools in a palette of greys for a calm, sophisticated bedroom scheme. Throw in a few accents of deep denim blue and use vintage wooden furniture to add warmth to the cool scheme.

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    Use cosy woollens to keep your bedroom warm and snuggley this winter

    Pile in textured woollens and comforting neutrals to add a warm luxurious feel to your living room. Quirky wall art, sconces and ornaments give this living room look a quintessentially British nostalgic feel.

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    Cold weather? What cold weather? Wrap up to these snuggley living room decorating ideas

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