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Christmas Interior for 2018

Our Interior Designer Poppy McGinnis really gets into the Christmas Spirit with this years interior design tips for the festive season !

Muted gold and giant metallic baubles are still very much on trend when it comes to decorating your home this Christmas.

Ginnis New Homes, the housing developers behind the stunning Deer Park – a collection of 30 three and four-bedroom homes in Ripley, Derbyshire – flew in top interior designer Poppy McGinnis to decorate the showhome ahead of the festive season.

Poppy, interior designer at Northern Ireland-based Cornerstone Partners Ltd, believes that these colours compliment the taupe, grey and French grey palette used throughout Deer Park perfectly.

The Nordic theme which was so popular last year shows no sign of going away but I don’t think you can go far wrong with muted gold, copper and silver. The gold baubles which I have hung on the tree in our showhome go really well with the interior,” she said.

We’re still seeing lots of jewel-toned decorations - such as emerald and ruby – on the high street and you can’t underestimate the power of light; Sainsbury’s have these cute white-washed wooden stars in store which have battery-operated lights inside. They glimmer in the dark and make your home look really cosy.

“For me, the more light, the better.”

Poppy believes that, when it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, there are many bargains to be had on the high street.

“Next have a fantastic collection of baubles this year,” she said, “think oversized and very glitzy.

“TK Maxx and Matalan also have some wonderful, reasonably priced decorations to make your home look festive.

“It’s also important to make your home smell like Christmas. Think finely blended spices, pine and a hint of cranberry. We purchased a pack of scented pine cones in ‘Hearth & Home’ from Ripley-based shop Artisan Home Fragrance by Heather May. It’s great to be able to support local businesses, too.”

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