#TheWayWeREALLYLive: Festive Prep, Part Seven

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How do you prep for the festive season? …

We’d love to show you how we prep for the festive season and we’d like to see what you do too? Are you adding a fresh coat of paint to your sitting room, sourcing a new rug, gathering logs or making wreaths? Take a pic and show us, email us on [email protected] or enter via Instagram – tag @theglossmag in your pictures and use #TheWayWeREALLYLive. We’ll share a selection of entries on thegloss.ie over the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing your festive prep …

Tanya Lee Conroy
Interior stylist @florenceandhenri

My passion is styling and interior design and it’s what brings me absolute joy. I’m married to my childhood sweetheart Noel and we have two daughters Florence and Henri. As we live in the countryside, foraging for twigs, branches and foliage is second nature to me. So, when styling our home for Christmas, nature is a huge part of the inspiration. With natural material decorations, like paper trees and wooden hearts and some hanging night lights, I think it captures the magic of a winter walk perfectly. Our tree is like the “This Is Your Life” of Christmas decorations. Decorations from all through the years brought together to create meaningful magic. My tip would be to hang them with love, don’t over think a style and stick to warm white lights. (@florenceandhenri also featured as main article image)

Tracey Ennis
Interior lover @ourquietcountrycorner

Our Christmas decorations are not up yet but we are slowly going to introduce them this week. We went on a hunt for some holly and noticed we had very little left that had berries. We made this simple little display from what we could find, added dried oranges and some cones we have collected from lots of family walks. Our Christmas decor is usually a mix and match of decorations which have a special memory attached to many of them, foliage displays from family winter walks and scented Christmas candles which feel like a hug the moment you step into the room.

Alannah Monks
Interior stylist and content creator @alannahmonks

When it comes to prepping our home for Christmas we’re all about creating an atmosphere more so than decorating. Appealing to all senses with fires lighting, the smell of hot whiskey and real pine, padding the furniture out with lots of cushions and throws. For us Christmas is a mood more than a look. My new Stockholm throw is from @design.knows.no.borders and the And Home candle is by @cleanslate.ireland. My buttery leather buttoned footstool is from @dfs and the Dhaka wall lights are from @mullanlighting.They’re the perfect balance of old-world industrial and warm, homely vibes. 

PAINT PREP WITH THE PRO’S

Colourtrend offers an online Colour Consultancy service with a team of qualified interior designers and colour consultants to assist with all projects big and small at home. They will offer advice about materials and quantities, finishes and products. For inspiration and expert advice, see www.colourtrend.ie.

Tanya Lee Conroy
Interior stylist @florenceandhenri

My passion is styling and interior design and it’s what brings me absolute joy. I’m married to my childhood sweetheart Noel and we have two daughters Florence and Henri. As we live in the countryside, foraging for twigs, branches and foliage is second nature to me. So, when styling our home for Christmas, nature is a huge part of the inspiration. With natural material decorations, like paper trees and wooden hearts and some hanging night lights, I think it captures the magic of a winter walk perfectly. Our tree is like the “This Is Your Life” of Christmas decorations. Decorations from all through the years brought together to create meaningful magic. My tip would be to hang them with love, don’t over think a style and stick to warm white lights. (@florenceandhenri also featured as main article image)

Tracey Ennis
Interior lover @ourquietcountrycorner

Our Christmas decorations are not up yet but we are slowly going to introduce them this week. We went on a hunt for some holly and noticed we had very little left that had berries. We made this simple little display from what we could find, added dried oranges and some cones we have collected from lots of family walks. Our Christmas decor is usually a mix and match of decorations which have a special memory attached to many of them, foliage displays from family winter walks and scented Christmas candles which feel like a hug the moment you step into the room.

Alannah Monks
Interior stylist and content creator @alannahmonks

When it comes to prepping our home for Christmas we’re all about creating an atmosphere more so than decorating. Appealing to all senses with fires lighting, the smell of hot whiskey and real pine, padding the furniture out with lots of cushions and throws. For us Christmas is a mood more than a look. My new Stockholm throw is from @design.knows.no.borders and the And Home candle is by @cleanslate.ireland. My buttery leather buttoned footstool is from @dfs and the Dhaka wall lights are from @mullanlighting.They’re the perfect balance of old-world industrial and warm, homely vibes. 

PAINT PREP WITH THE PRO’S

Colourtrend offers an online Colour Consultancy service with a team of qualified interior designers and colour consultants to assist with all projects big and small at home. They will offer advice about materials and quantities, finishes and products. For inspiration and expert advice, see www.colourtrend.ie.

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