Deck the halls with the help of Baker & Gray
The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner; days renowned for cosy evenings beside the fireplace, dinner parties, eating far too many goodies and listening to your favourite Christmas album absolutely guilt-free. Nothing enhances the Holiday season more than shopping for festive décor and bringing your home to life. With a few tasteful changes to your home’s interior, you can ensure that your family and friends receive a warm and homely welcome this Christmas.
With the inevitable arrival of extended family over the holiday season, it is important that your home is prepared for their arrival ahead of time. Enter Baker & Gray: manufacturer of a unique collection of fabrics and decorative accessories for homes and interiors. Their beautifully embroidered Christmas collection is sure to rejuvenate your home’s décor and add an authentic touch of sophistication that your guests are certain to appreciate.
Here at Your Coffee Break we take every opportunity we have to bring you a helping hand during the somewhat stressful season and we are excited to let you know that Baker & Gray offer their expertise styling tips when preparing your home for the holidays. Whatever your vision and taste, the team is there to help. For the most desirable results, contrast the colourful tones of your Christmas décor with the neutral colour scheme of your home furnishings. If you prefer to avoid an explosion of over the top Holiday cheer, bringing in some fresh autumn tones can put your family and guests in the spirit of the season, without transforming your home into the North Pole.
Baker & Gray offer a luxurious range of hand-made designs featuring cashmere and wool, silk, velvet and vintage linen, with our personal favourites including the Savannah Circle and the Trailing Acacia. Subtle changes, such as a layering your sofa with throw pillows, can also correct the problem of a too-deep settee, while adding a touch of comfort to your living room. Baker & Gray’s range of cushions are available in their London Showroom and are all embroidered by hand with various trims making each one unique. Perfectly wrapped in Baker & Gray traditional gift boxes, these luxury cushions are the best Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list.
With a multitude a Holiday decorating ideas out there, we are excited to have teamed up with Baker & Gray to give you a guide to scoring your home and make your guests want to stay over until New Years:
When deciding upon the furniture arrangement for your home, aim to maximise the full socialising potential by angling your sofas and chairs in an open position. While the furnishings do not need to co-ordinate, they should all be at roughly an equal height so that your guests can maintain eye-contact; this will prove integral to the flow of conversation and atmosphere of the room. You may also want to consider your choice of lighting, as people generally feel more comfortable in a low lighting environment. Candles and diffusers are always a great way to create a relaxing atmosphere, while enhancing the festive energy and enriching the warm ambience of the room. Use various heights of candles in different colors and decorate with cranberries.
Another factor to consider when preparing your home is the state of your guest bedroom. Is the wardrobe overflowing with last season’s rejects, and a clutter of unnecessary possessions? Before your guests arrive, ensure that they feel entirely at home with enough storage space for the duration of their stay. Decorate the bedspread with a warm throw at the foot of the bed, and add a few extra cushions for that added hint of luxury. Baker & Gray’s Beetle Spot and Wild Vine & Bee cushions are perfect for adding that finishing touch to the bedroom.
Earn your title as the Martha Stewart of holiday hostesses this season by preparing your home early. With the help of Baker & Gray, your household can become the interior wonderland, with all the trimmings to ensure a magical Christmas.
For more information or to see Baker & Gray’s entire bespoke collection, visit their website http://www.bakergray.com/index.html or call their Notting Hill showroom: 0207 2432558