Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 – natural greenery

December 1, 2017

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

It’s the first day of December, which I reckon means it’s officially OK to start dressing your home for Christmas, and today I’m sharing the second part of my festive styling with Rose & Grey. Yesterday’s scheme was a minimalist alternative to conventional decorations; this time I’m taking a slightly more traditional approach with lots of natural greenery and a full tree, while still keeping everything pared-back and fuss-free.

I started by covering the mantelpiece with eucalyptus – always my favourite festive foliage thanks to its heady scent and silvery leaves. Instead of weaving it into a garland, I layered loose stems around candles and vases – it’s an incredibly easy way to build up the look you want, and it means you can replace any pieces which shrivel up as they dry out. For the finishing touch, I added Rose & Grey’s cute white ceramic tealight holder in the shape of a house.

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

In keeping with the understated aesthetic, I restricted the colours of the tree decorations to white, silver, dusty pink and gold. As well as pieces from the collection which I’ve built up over the years, I used Scandinavian-style porcelain leaves and tree shapessilver-speckled baubles, and smaller versions of the 3D paper decorations which featured yesterday. I also couldn’t resist incorporating a touch of whimsy in the form of a pretty little bird which clips straight onto the branches.

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

And yes, the stars from yesterday’s scheme have put in another appearance, as I think they work just as well with foliage. This time I experimented with resting them on the hearth as well as hanging them above the fireplace, and I can’t decide which option I like best – if you have any preference please let me know in the comments below!

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 - natural greenery | These Four Walls blog

See Rose & Grey’s full Christmas range here.

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Rose & Grey, but as always all words and opinions are my own. 

All photography by Abi Dare

8 thoughts on “Christmas styling with Rose & Grey | Part 2 – natural greenery

  1. catesthill

    Your home is looking so beautiful and festive, I love the touches of greenery and origami decorations, very elegant. That house is too cute! Happy 1st of December x

    Reply
    1. Abi Post author

      Thanks Cate! I just can’t decide which look to keep up! The house is a work in progress (next job is getting rid of the carpets!) but we’re getting there… x

      Reply
  2. Oxie

    It looks so cozy! Love the limited color scheme on the tree! I prefer the stars up on the wall – it feels more balanced that way, less cluttery at the lower plane. Looking forward to the holidays!

    Reply
  3. Rob Jepson

    I think on balance I prefer the stars on the wall rather than standing on the hearth.
    Just an idea… how about the thick candles on the hearth and maybe some logs in the fireplace?
    X Rob

    Reply
    1. Abi Post author

      Thanks Rob – I think you’re right about the stars. The fireplace doesn’t work at the moment so we use candles to give a bit of a glow, but one day we’ll sort the chimney out and get it working!

      Reply
    1. Abi Post author

      The birds are so cute aren’t they? I like being able to add a bit of fun to the tree without overpowering the minimalist look! And you’re right about a proper tree – always so lovely to have one x

      Reply

Leave a Reply