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

    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

  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!

  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

    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!

  4. Juan Sandiego

    Even though I liked the paper trees of the other post, the real Christmas tree brings so much charm. My favourite details are the little birds perched on the branches.

    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

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