As we head into December have you decided how to dress your shop window for Christmas 2015? Do you know how the Christmas Lunch table will be dressed in your home? What will the ‘look’ be that you create in your hotel or restaurant?
If you’re someone who hasn’t yet decided maybe this idea will help. Thinking about the Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 design trends we think that the one below is our favorite; in fact we’ve already seen many retailers use this color palette and it looks #SOCool.
We see a handcrafted look that takes inspiration from nature in a neutral and metallic palette. Gold and silver tonal embellishments make it a rustic but luxurious style for Christmas tableware, decorations, windows and the all important Tree! Consider sequin table cloths, glitter rimmed glasses and wood textured graphics to add to the rusticity with greater emphasis on the mixing of cold and warm metallics.
The color palette is quite stunning, very quiet, extremely glamorous and very ‘Christmassy’! It makes a great retail window, wonderful restaurant decor and it would be fun pulling it all together. Imagine a Christmas tree in your hotel reception or the lounge at home dressed in glittery baubles and accessories ……..
Metal surfaces in particular show signs of wear via a variety of effects; crackled looks reveals the color of the surface below. Leather–like crinkles and tarnishing are key. The knitted effect is relevant here to demonstrate an element of comfort. This is contrasted with pearlescent or matte metallic silk-like materials in soft blush tones. Deep grained woods or leather grain work alongside these cleaner textures to create that interesting mix of craft and luxury.
Bringing everything together it could look something like this ….
It’s a luxurious look that’s sophisticated & glam but definitely not ostentatious or showy. Take a look down your local high street, we’re sure that you’ll see the warm metallics already being used by some in their merchandising and definitely visible in many restaurants.
What do you think? If you need any help or want to share your ideas feel free, after all it is Christmas! Have fun all ……..