Deck the Halls
This year, Dezainn visited our Principal Designers’ home to see what Arjan was up to with his Christmas Decoration. While filming, Arjan shared what is inspiration was for this years’ decoration as well as some tips on what you can do to bring festive cheer to your home.
As with all our designs, Inspiration is the most important element. May it be for an entire interior design concept, or for a holiday deco. The inspiration will determine the colours, materials and overall look and feel for the design. Arjan’s inspiration this year was a Christmas song he sang when he was a child in the Netherland. The song is about the shepherds that were the first to hear about the Christmas story. Once they heard the news, all the flowers bloomed and the birds sang – eventhough it was dead of winter and in the middle of the night.
This inspired Arjan to create a Christmas meadow. The base of the decoration is a lot of leafy greens, like buxus, holly and evergreens. These are then layered with lights, winter flowers and berries and finished with baubles and crystal for that extra touch of sparkle. The Christmas tree is contemporary and showcases the collection of Swarovski Christmas stars – a family tradition to purchase each years’ edition since the year 2000.
The overall effect is a contemporary design that is fresh, colourful and with a touch of elegance.