Deck The Halls in Contemporary Christmas Colours
Pop on Michael Bublé, start prepping the pud and drag the decorations out of storage. It’s time to deck the halls for the holidays… Christmas is nearly here. Although if you’re tired of the traditional red-and-white Christmas baubles and décor, Heather Nette King has a fresh modern take on decorating with contemporary Christmas colours.
This year we have seen a continued rise in the popularity of gentle and harmonious colour palettes that are inspired by nature and evoke a sense of comfort and familiarity in us all. — Heather Nette King
“Don’t feel the need to go with a traditional Christmas palette of bright red, green and strong metallics like silver and gold. This year we have seen a continued rise in the popularity of gentle and harmonious colour palettes that are inspired by nature and evoke a sense of comfort and familiarity in us all,” says Heather, interiors writer and stylist for the Early Settler summer 21/22 outdoor collection.
Sage and eucalyptus greens; soft, sea-coloured blues and teals; and pale, flesh-toned pinks all very popular this year. — Heather Nette King
When it comes to styling your Christmas table, have fun with your crockery and décor. Stack up your plates and salad bowls for each setting (rather than placing them separately) to add a touch of formality and drama. And anchor the scene with a festive centrepiece, such as the Surat White Christmas Tree or the Cane Christmas Tree for a more coastal look.
Decorative accessories are also embracing the natural colour palette — such as coloured glass vases in gentle greens, blues, nudes and other nature-inspired tones like amber and tortoiseshell. — Heather Nette King
Among the Early Settler Christmas collection for 2021, the buying team has hand-selected a range of unique ornaments in golds, white and dusky pastels. Largely sourced from India, each piece is elegantly crafted with muted hues and a coastal-boho vibe.
With this year’s decoration collection including antique-look baubles, hanging products, napkin holders, cheese knives and decorative tree statues ranging from 25cm to 78cm in height, you can decorate from the dining room to the deck in a soothing and sophisticated festive colour scheme
Beautiful Christmas baubles can be used for much more than hanging on your tree. Use then to adorn your gift-wrapping, to tie onto a name place-card and to add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas table. — Heather Nette King