Wednesday 11 December 2013

Get The Look: Neutral Christmas

Welcome to Neutral Christmas Wonderland!
Let's take a closer look at how easy it can be to get this look in YOUR home....

Marks and Spencer

I think overly-designed Christmasses are the antithesis of what a Christmas home is to me: warm, cosy, and welcoming...the very last thing I want to be doing is needing to stop children running around laughing excitedly for fear that they might ruin it all....

Table Fete with that in mind, here's how to create a stunningly neutral Modern Country Christmas that brings your home ALIVE...

These images all show how simple this look can be to achieve. Lots of white, with touches of warm metallics, and accents of greige. Your palette here is key. Try (from top) Dulux White, Farrow and Ball Bone, Little Green Slaked Lime, Autentico Nearly Black for a gorgeously low-key neutral Christmas. 
{t-b: Atlanta Homes, All Things Bright and Beyootiful, The Stir}

A neutral Christmas doesn't mean bland and dull. accents of green with mercury glass keep the scheme fresh and vibrant. If you need a hint of colour then this palette will be up your street: Dulux White, Dulux Heritage Stone Green, Farrow and Ball Down Pipe, Little Green French Grey
{The White Company, The White Company, Pottery Barn}

Homes and Gardens

Don't be afraid to introduce lots of pattern, these soft, Country designs in gentle tones of charcoal and putty, above, look beautiful.

Clockwise from top: A little Christmas tree is a zinc planter on a raw timber console sets the scene as soon as you enter this hall. Little clusters of warm natural materials such as earthenware, wood and deer ethically-sourced antlers create a warm Christmassy atmosphere. Natural accessories are the way to go for consistent and harmonious home; adding focal points, such as this grey-green urn, can add character to bland spaces. Try a gentle palette of greys: Farrow and Ball Charleston Gray, Dulux Heritage Quartz, Farrow and Ball Pavilion Gray, Little Greene Lead.
{Welke, Gerry Williams, I Gigi}

Merry Christmas!

Enter your email address:

to subscribe to Modern Country Style


Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos said...

Great images! With little ones, you just have to let them love the holiday. My Christmas tree has several branches that are far too heavy with fifteen ornaments a piece, but this is where we are in life. I can't get caught up in things looking perfect. I love those heavy branches and the pride my 4 and 2 year olds take in knowing that they helped decorate the tree. :)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics. I have little-ones too and they love putting their home made decs on the tree :O)
It doesn't take much for a home to look Christmassy - just a touch of gold. Not sure I could cope with baubles on my stairs though - I'd give it a day before I trod on one or my son kicked one like a football!!

Related Posts with Thumbnails
01 09 10