Christmas trends and style tips
Interior designer and Persimmon brand ambassador Christopher John of @cji_design tells us about his favourite Christmas style trends this year, and how he designed our new show home.
So, tell us about your work with Persimmon in designing our new Christmas show home!
To be approached by Persimmon and asked to design one of their show homes for Christmas is a real privilege. Christmas for me is such a magical time of year and it is a time where you can really enhance your surroundings with festive decorations and plenty of sparkle. It’s the time of year when you can go all out and just embrace everything that is Christmas.
Once given the brief, I started researching the trends for Christmas this year - not such a coincidence that the meaning behind them similarly reflects the colour trends for 2022. We have recycled decorations, natural, rustic pieces, paper chains and family treasures passed down from generation to generation.
The meaning of Christmas this year more than ever is about family and friends, happy times, love, celebration and making amazing memories. It is about appreciating what you have and never taking it for granted, making the most of everyone and everything.
Silver is your go-to Christmas colour this year, with accents of white and added warmth with soft golds. It expresses progression and hope for the future and creates for an opulent and welcoming backdrop in your home this Christmas. The accents of white bring in the fluffy white snow indoors and make for a softened finish.
In this show home I will be focussing on this very colour palette and creating some of the Christmas trends of this year. Generating ideas and gathering inspiration has been key to creating a clear direction in which to go in. The showhome will touch on opulence and warmth, with an inviting feel for all to enjoy.
Seasonal style tips
Chris gives us the lowdown on Christmas trends, styling your fireplace, festive dining looks, and styling your front door.
Styling your fireplace
Dressing your festive table
Creating a welcoming front door
Keep your eyes peeled for the next article from @cji_design, where he tells us his interior design predictions for 2022 and how he went about styling our newest showhome.
Take a look at some of Chris' stunning work on Instagram @cji_design
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