A Very Carlisle Christmas…
A Very Carlisle Christmas…
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and at Carlisle we are already getting in the festive mood! We are so excited to bring you our two part Christmas blog special, we have been dreaming about it all year! Last week we hit the shops, visiting Ikea, Adairs, Bed Bath N’ Table, Myer, Early Settler, Spotlight and Kmart, on a mission to create the ultimate festive season table settings with a theme to suit everyone. Next week we focus on choosing your holiday theme for decorating and designing the perfect Christmas tree display!
All in the aid of research, of course, we have decked out our stunning display homes at the Somerfield Estate, Keysborough. So not only are we giving you the scoop on the latest Christmas style but you can even touch and feel it right now!
First stop is the Indiana themed in our contemporary Metropol style inspired by luxurious hotels from around the world.
The table setting style we have chosen for the Indiana is our take on a Traditional Christmas with iconic red, green and gold tones with a focus on chic elegance. With lovely rich red placemats, this theme perfectly complements the Metropol theme with simple lines and understated sophistication. We have used a red Ikea plant pot to create a striking centre piece to house mini Christmas trees with unique LED snowflakes and tiny baubles. Replace the trees with ornamental jade plants or traditional poinsettias for a living green show piece for your table. You can never have enough candles at Christmas, they just go hand in hand with celebration! The ‘expensive looking’ candle holders have also been sourced at Ikea, along with the ornamental candelabras placed at the table ends creating an air of royalty for your guests. Adding a touch of fun are the Santa boots we found at Myer which could be filled with some sweet treats to finish off your Christmas meal. Mini wreaths sourced from Provincial Home Living continue the traditional theme with the necessary inclusion of holly. And don’t forget your themed place tags! We think these mini reindeer sleighs from Ikea look fabulous with name tags and really make this holiday meal special.
For the Hampton Living themed Vaucluse at the Somerfield Estate, Keysborough we have dressed the elegant dining table in luxurious white gold glory. With the stunning light feature and opulent upholstered chairs already capturing the Christmas feel, the timeless elegance flows through with old world charm and a contemporary twist.
To create a lovely height to the table we found some beautiful champagne cone trees with LED lights at Adairs, along with matching berry garland wreathes for a whimsical touch. Nestled inside the glittering cones, decorated with delicate glass baubles, are resting reindeers all from Bed Bath N’ Table. Additional champagne reindeers really complete the winter wonderland feel that looks like it is straight out of a fairy tale. True to the Hampton’s theme we have included a touch of vintage with pretty glass noel birds clipped to the centre cones and matching tea light holders from Provincial Home Living. White Ikea candle holders balance the different gold tones with mirrored stars from Early Settler creating shining beauty. Our Vaucluse setting is the definite favourite among our team, perfectly suited to the glamour of the Hampton’s Living but equally fitting with most home styles.
The table design we have created epitomises metro style with contrasting colours and materials and a typical asymmetrical imbalance! Introduce some leafy greens from your garden and mix metallics for the signature contemporary look with silver standing branches from Adairs adorned with on trend copper glass baubles from Early Settler. Our favourite little features are the delicate rustic wire hot air balloon and chandelier ornaments from Early Settler for an injection of vintage romantic glamour – what a find! We have used the mini Christmas trees and extra tall candles from Ikea for that necessary touch of tradition. Stunning ornamental apples and pears add an interesting texture with handwritten place tags and champagne nutcracker ornaments to the side, we love those little guys! Not for the neat freak, this table setting is unstructured, interesting and packed with impact!
Our final Christmas masterpiece takes place in the Noosa Resort themed Canterbury at Somerfield Estate, Keysborough. A lovely relaxed style, like a breath of fresh sea air, with beachy tones and natural timbers, the perfect setting for an Australian Christmas feast!
The glorious birdsnest centrepieces and striking silver birch Christmas trees have been sourced at Provincial Home Living, setting the scene for our nature inspired coastal celebration. White Christmas tree cones from Adairs decorated with sparkling aqua baubles from Myer remind us of endless summer days at the beach. The soft glow of Ikea candles creates a welcome warmth to the table, while the fun mini reindeers from Bed Bath N’ Table balanced on elegant chrome holders will definitely be a conversation point! Keep your eyes on your potatoes with these watchful seagulls we found at Kmart, a great finesse to our beach theme!
Take a trip to our Somerfield Estate, Keysborough display homes to experience our Christmas display and get some great unique ideas to wow your guests this year!
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