If a white Christmas is not quite your thing, why not try to evoke a sunnier vibe over the holiday period? While most of us aren’t lucky enough to actually be in the Med at holiday time, we can still have every opportunity to conjure up the area’s distinctive palette, charm and feel good textures. The region is well known for its collection of opulent and festive decorations and ornate seasonal craft. Here at Dotmaison we don’t need any sort of excuse to enjoy all sorts of weather, whether it’s playing in the snow or lounging in the sun. But just for now, let’s take a look at the warmer side of things offered by the following items…
Vita’s take on the Mediterranean love of brass and gold shades is beautifully captured in their Silvia Light Shade. Reminiscent of a lotus flower or the golden globe of the middle-eastern delicacy the artichoke, this light shade will inspire memories of succulent meze meals enjoyed under a cloudless sky.
Some of the atmosphere of a Mediterranean street market can be recreated in the smallest of details. Serve up an espresso on this small but perfect formed tray by Eames. The detailing of cotton reels provides a nod to the craftsmanship and haberdashery displays often admired at busy outdoor markets in exotic climes. From Sicily to Morocco and beyond, cotton weaving and trade in beautiful handicraft is an year-round way of living. It doesn’t stop for Christmas!
Bringing out the opulent columns of baroque churches and the princely expanse of palazzos in the heart of the Med, this Marble Candle Holder from Ferm Living is just the thing to offer a hint of the luxury and grandeur found in this part of the world. Providing homes and interiors with a stunning backdrop for festive celebrations, this is one addition to the home that will not disappoint.
So why not think slightly outside of the norm this year and make the most of the sunnier side of things!
Robert Monk November 25th, 2016