This blog post may seem a bit premature to some, but after my recent festive feature in Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living Magazine (on shelves now) I’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit. When it comes to decorating the tree I like to build a base with delicate warm lights, and then use rich filler baubles in varying sizes including chocolate, bronze, gold and cream hues. Once most of the tree gaps have been filled, I’ll add some more sentimental special pieces that I’ve collected over the years. Last year I went for a burnt orange and navy theme which worked particularly well in the conservatory. I tend to buy a few decadent decorations each year to add to my collection, so I’ve compiled some of my favourite so far this season.

Featured image shot by the talented Visual Feasts for Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living Magazine