Christmas Styling Tips from House of Hummingbird
By The House of Hummingbird
Styling is really important to us at House of Hummingbird and we’re always reimagining the pieces we buy in a contemporary way. Many of the original uses of antique items have become a little redundant in modern life, but their beauty and quality lives on. With this in mind, we love reinventing uses for them. Some of our favourites for this are decanters and beautiful trays. There’s no end of uses for these all over the home and they’re real game changers. Decant your oils, vinegars and bath oils into some cut crystal, and instead of cluttering your surfaces with ugly store bought bottles, you turn them into a beautiful display.
Now that Christmas is hot on our heels, it’s time to really think about your Christmas tables, and how to give them that extra sparkle. Beautiful glassware is an absolute must! The way candlelight plays on crystal is sure to dazzle on any table setting. We currently have an exquisite collection to choose from made by some of the finest glassmakers in Europe. We have also fallen in love with antique lemonade cooler jugs for this purpose. With clever suspended cylinders to fill with ice or freeze water in, they keep your drinks perfectly cool whilst looking gorgeous. Use them for water at Christmas, for lemonade on balmy summer nights, or best of all, to serve your chilled margaritas!
Vintage cutlery always has the edge on anything modern for us. Whether you go for an eclectic mix, or choose a matching set, it just oozes timeless style. One of our favourite, and almost forgotten little gems from the past are knife rests. They’re gorgeous and brilliant at keeping your lovely table cloths spotless. Think of them as jewellery for the table, as they add an extra layer of festive sparkle! They also make perfect gifts, particularly for the person that thinks they have everything.
After slaving away over a hot stove to create a culinary masterpiece for your family, you'll need a range of gorgeous platters and tureens to show all your hard work off at its finest. We prefer to mismatch but reign in the colour pallet, so that the finished look doesn’t fight and look too busy. Again, these are not just for Christmas. Come summertime BBQs, they’ll look amazing piled high with scrumptious salads.
Our final ‘must have’ that truly adds the icing to your Christmas is a fabulous drinks trolley. With all the glamour of the Hollywood Regency era, this is a stunning feature piece that can be dressed to show off all your beautiful glasses and barware to their best advantage. Once the big meal is over, it’s time to take it for a spin. Whether your tipple is some fine vintage port poured from a beautiful cut crystal decanter or displaying your mixology skills with cocktails, you’re sure to rock Christmas in style!
For an array of stunning table and barware to create the perfect table setting visit our pages on the DC and HV.
The Decorative Collective: https://www.
Or visit our website at: www.houseofhummningbird.co.uk