#TheWayWeREALLYLive: Festive Prep, Part Three

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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 …

Sarah Petersen
Interior designer, Dan-Éire Designs

The trick to creating a warm, cosy, “hyggelig” space (based on the Danish concept of cosiness, Hygge) is to introduce soft fabrics, piles of cushions, natural materials and finishes and unlimited candles and blankets! Natural wood panelling will add to the feeling of Hygge to any room.

Lorraine O’Connor
THE GLOSS reader

I’m so happy how this room turned out. This chair has become my favourite spot, apart from when Louis (my dog) decides he wants to sit on my knee and we both melt with the heat of the fire. It was love at first sight when I saw this wingback chair in a charity shop, I just had to have it. I really enjoy the smell of an open turf fire. Is there anything better than a basket full of natural pine cones (and some unnatural fairy lights) on an autumn night?

Marija Aslimoska
Perfumer, Parfumarija

Getting in the mood is all about conjuring scent: once I smell winter in the air, I change my tea from herbal to Earl Gray, the aroma of bergamot is so delicious. I help the kids make gingerbread, another evocative Christmas scent.

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.

Sarah Petersen
Interior designer, Dan-Éire Designs

The trick to creating a warm, cosy, “hyggelig” space (based on the Danish concept of cosiness, Hygge) is to introduce soft fabrics, piles of cushions, natural materials and finishes and unlimited candles and blankets! Natural wood panelling will add to the feeling of Hygge to any room.

Lorraine O’Connor
THE GLOSS reader

I’m so happy how this room turned out. This chair has become my favourite spot, apart from when Louis (my dog) decides he wants to sit on my knee and we both melt with the heat of the fire. It was love at first sight when I saw this wingback chair in a charity shop, I just had to have it. I really enjoy the smell of an open turf fire. Is there anything better than a basket full of natural pine cones (and some unnatural fairy lights) on an autumn night?

Marija Aslimoska
Perfumer, Parfumarija

Getting in the mood is all about conjuring scent: once I smell winter in the air, I change my tea from herbal to Earl Gray, the aroma of bergamot is so delicious. I help the kids make gingerbread, another evocative Christmas scent.

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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