Last week we were delighted to be taking part at the Country Living Christmas Fair at the Glasgow SECC where we were exhibiting amongst 300+ stall holders all showcasing wonderfully irresistible creations. From homewares to fragrances, fruity gins to stocking fillers, Christmas decorations to chocolate temptations, the diversity of the treats on offer was truly amazing.

We were exhibiting our Mairi Helena soft furnishings and accessories collection within the newcomers area of the show where we had our luxury velvet feather cushions on display.

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A particular favourite was our Emerald Thistle Velvet Cushion, picked by the public for it’s rich turquoises and deep blue colour palette.

The popularity of this cushion has triggered my next blog post in my ‘mood board masterclass session’:


6 Ways to Style Your Emerald Thistle Velvet Cushion 

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1.Working With Pastels

Sky Blues, Leafy Greens and Lavender Purples

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Home decorating colour ideas:


2. Introduce A Contrasting Yellow

Adding warm yellow into the mix 

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Home decorating styling ideas:


3. Plush With Purples 

Subtly Sophisticated 

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Home decorating interior ideas:

  • stylish dark purples & plum shades
  • luxury velvet sofa suite
  • dark denim blues
  • Inspiration Magazines: John Lewis Home, Zoffany


4. Working with the seasons

Festive Cheer!

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Christmas home interior decorating ideas:

  • Green Pines & Pine Cones
  • Glass baubles
  • Silver glinting glass
  • Inspiration Magazines: Homes & Antiques 


5. Leather and Feathers 

Contrasting luxury textures 

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Furniture styling, accessories and material ideas:

  • Playing with exquisite textures
  • Consider leather or suede
  • Stylish and slick 
  • Inspiration Material: CHase Erwin Fabrics 


6. Playing with pattern 

Introducing Gingham 

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Pattern decorating ideas for the home:

  • Playful 
  • Pattern Mixing 
  • Moving away from the expected!

And so there we have it. Six different style ideas designed to get those decorating juices flowing. Do you have a particular favourite? I would love to know, just leave a comment below.

Keep tuned for next week’s edition when we will be back on track on those botanical greens!

Happy home decorating


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