With the release of the John Lewis Christmas Ad, the turning on of Oxford Streets Christmas Lights and the Rockett St George Christmas Shop opening ... Christmas is right on our doorstep!
Apart from getting boozy and stuffing our faces with mince pies - our favourite part of the build up to Christmas is the decorating, of course! We were particularly excited to discover our amazing co-founder and director, Lucy St George, would have her house featured in this years December Issue of one of our favourite magazines, Living Etc!!
Lucy lives in an Edwardian semi in North London with her partner and three children and as expected, Lucy's house simply WOWs! Filled with character and a little Lucy magic, you'll find faux birds, zebra heads, and amazing glittery pieces showcased around the home. It's really no surprise to hear that Lucy is in her element at Christmas Time! To celebrate Lucy's feature we thought we'd give you some tips and tricks to create your very own Christmas emporium in your home.
Lucy prefers a traditional Christmas and dresses her house from top-to-toe with fairy lights and other Christmassy delights. Her living room is a space for the whole family to hang-out and so it's especially important to her create a festive living space during the seasonal months for the whole family to enjoy.
RSG Top Tip: To recreate a similar look in your home we would recommend dressing your plants, ornaments, and mirrors with garlands, glitter, and Christmas lights.
On Christmas day, Lucy's Mum prepares lunch and the whole family pitches in to help. Once the Roast Turkey and all the other trimmings are out of the oven the whole family sits around the table to enjoy the delicious feast. As a natural treasure hunter, Lucy found her table on eBay: 'It's not too big, but, because of the shape, we can fit 12 or 14 around it at Christmas'.
Lucy's Top Tip: 'Snake a faux pine garland down the centre of the dining table and pack with your favourite decorations, candles, flowers, and foliage. It will add instant impact to the scheme'.
Lucy fills her house with objects and pieces from boot sales, eBay, her travels as well as new arrivals from Rockett St George. Lucy and Jane shop with their own taste in mind, so it's always an exciting time to see items arrive that they love as much as our customers do. Lucy's house is particularly magical at Christmas time when the quirky objects are teamed up with Christmas Decorations and sparkly pieces. We particularly love the faux Cactus plants hilariously dressed in Santa hats!
RSG Top Tip: Create a unique twist in every little corner of the home by adding fun Christmas props such as mini-baubles, fairly lights, and Santa hats!
Rockett St George items featured: Leather Top Adjustable Stool, Perching White Cockatoo With Yellow Crest Ornament, Fabulous Wall Light, Wooden Sign - Foxy Lady, Sparkle Baby Deer Ornament, Rockett St George Scented Candles - Bliss And Mischief, Eames House Bird, Faux Variegated Ivy Plant and the Anatomical Heart Vase.
Lucy loves an industrial kitchen and designed the space into an area that the whole family can hang out in. Her hob was fitted into the kitchen island so that the chef can be part of the action - particularly special on Christmas Day when the whole family can sit around the Island and help.
RSG Top Tip: Keep the kitchen surfaces clear at Christmas Time to allow space to cook. Instead, decorate the walls with Christmas Stars, fill vases with faux Christmas plants and fruit bowls with clementines!
Lucy wanted her bedroom to be so dark that the room would be all about the view outside - you can see Ally Pally from her beautiful frameless window which is the entire size of the wall! The decorators thought she was mad, but the colour scheme really works and at Christmas Time the sparkly lights and candlelight bounces off the walls.
RSG Top Tip: Be brave and go for dark bedrooms, particularly where there is a generous amount of natural light flowing in. When done right, the effect is simply spectacular.