‘Tis the season to be jolly, probably the only time it’s acceptable to abbreviate ‘it is’ to ‘tis’, and now that it’s December we can officially begin to get ready for the festive season. Atelier HQ is no exception to this rule and we couldn’t wait to dress our onsite garden studio with Christmas cheer.
We decided that lighting was key to decorating any space for Christmas and, knowing how effective lighting can be in setting the mood within our garden studios, wanted to capture the party atmosphere of a veryyyy chic Christmas, darllliingggg.
What we forgot to take into account was the sheer agony of unravelling hundreds of fairy lights in preparation for our chic Christmas studio. Finally succeeding in this, we gave our resident Vista a complete make over and transformed the space into the perfect place for any chic Christmas get-together.
We used curtains of fairy lights, and with jars filled with festive pine cones and twinkling warm light, along with banners of miniature lit mason jars for our mood lighting and accented this with soft lamps and the studios spot lighting. We spoke to lots of interior and lighting design specialists before embarking on our chic Christmas so we had a good idea of how we wanted to finished space to look.
After balancing our lighting, as advised by the experts, and creating some zones from the different mood lit sections of The Vista, we were absolutely thrilled with the results. So thrilled, in fact, we want to see if you can do any better! We’re hosting a competition to win a Fortnum & Mason Christmas Hamper – all you need to do is send us your version of a chic Christmas using the hash tag #LightUpForXmas on Facebook or Twitter!