Amber Clohesy loves warm, folksy Christmases. The Woodsfolk, which she created, is a family store full of wonderland goodies for adults and children alike.
Reindeer, penguins and swans wander in a forest of twinkling lights, colourful pom poms and starburst baubles.
Amber tells us what’s in style this season.
There’s a focus on the use of string lights, along with two themes: heritage – where the look is traditional, incorporating heirloom decorations and red and green; and contemporary – keeping the look uniform in colour scheme and style, such as geometric shapes.
ON THE MANTEL
Wreaths look beautiful, accompanied by a feature Christmas piece such as decorative reindeers or candles.
There seem to be two main trends at the moment, either neutral and natural colours, such as black and white, or rich Christmas colours embellished with metallic.
I love animals, so I work my passions in with items such as crazy dog or cat decorations. Or decorate a succulent instead of a traditional tree.
FOR THE TREE
There’s so much variation in decorations at the moment that your personal style can now roll over into your Christmas tree. Try Scandi, bohemian or traditional.
Classic Christmas 2016 hanger glass ball with stag, $19.95, from Villeroy & Boch
Poodle gilded glass ornament, $19, from West Elm
Classic Christmas glass lantern with foot, medium, $29.95, from Villeroy & Boch
Handmade fabric Christmas wreath, $65, from Down That Little Lane
Mish and Mash Creations vintage book sculpture Christmas angel, $24, from Etsy
Mozi Animal Jamboree advent calendar, $39.95
LED light-up branches, green, $59, from West Elm
Crafted on Cowrie Australian Golden Wattle bauble, $9, from Etsy
Rogue Deer Eating, timber, $89.95
- The Woodsfolk thewoodsfolk.com.au
- Crafted on Cowrie craftedoncowrie.etsy.com
- Down That Little Lane downthatlittlelane.com.au
- Mish and Mash Creations mishandmashcreations.etsy.com
- Mozi mozi.com.au
- Rogue roguehome.com.au
- Villeroy and Boch villeroy-boch.com.au
- West Elm westelm.com.au