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#TheWayWeReallyLive: Festive Prep, Part One

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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 …

Trish Deseine
Food Writer 

Among the comforting rituals of getting ready for Christmas is the pleasure of taking out my Thomas Ferguson Irish linen tablecloths and napkins and laundering them. I love assembling my festive tablescape elements – vintage French plates and plenty of vintage glass for sparkle.

Edel Nicholson
Marketing Director, Colourtrend 

A new season calls for a new look. Draw attention to your fireplace by painting its surrounds in a seasonal hue. Colourtrend shades Baked Plum (pictured right) and Chestnut Pink look amazing in firelight or candlelight.

Moya Farrell
Interior designer, Avenue 

Decorating with paint instantly transforms. “Making a home feel festive starts at your doorway,” says interior designer Moya Farrell, who painted her front door in Silent Sea by Colourtrend. “Berries and lights really pop against the dark background.”

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.

Trish Deseine
Food Writer 

Among the comforting rituals of getting ready for Christmas is the pleasure of taking out my Thomas Ferguson Irish linen tablecloths and napkins and laundering them. I love assembling my festive tablescape elements – vintage French plates and plenty of vintage glass for sparkle.

Edel Nicholson
Marketing Director, Colourtrend 

A new season calls for a new look. Draw attention to your fireplace by painting its surrounds in a seasonal hue. Colourtrend shades Baked Plum (pictured above) and Chestnut Pink look amazing in firelight or candlelight.

Moya Farrell
Interior designer, Avenue 

Decorating with paint instantly transforms. “Making a home feel festive starts at your doorway,” says interior designer Moya Farrell, who painted her front door in Silent Sea by Colourtrend. “Berries and lights really pop against the dark background.”

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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