Styling Inspiration: Christmas Chic
Can you believe how quickly this year has flown…
Hands up who else feels like Christmas has crept up?
Don’t worry help is at hand. Chosen by the Evening Standard as one of the top 20 interiors Instagram accounts, Justin Coakley has worked with brands such as Miller Harris, West Elm and H&M Home. In the run up to The Big Day, we challenged Justin to deck out his Garden Studio and share his festive styling tips and tricks.
Hi Justin! Can you tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m Justin from @design_at_nineteen and I started my Instagram page as a way of documenting the renovation journey of our terraced home in London.
I come from an interiors background and have always had a passion for interiors and all things design led.
I use my Garden Studio as my office at home; it’s the ideal space as it gives me a chance to be in a quite zone without the distractions of the house. The fact that it’s nestled at the bottom of our garden makes it even more pleasurable!
How have you styled your Garden Studio for Christmas?
This year, having the Garden Studio to decorate all Christmassy as well as the house has been a dream! I’ve (of course!) stuck with my monochrome colour palette and styled with a pared-back Scandinavian inspired theme. As it’s my office when I’m working from home, I wanted it to feel festive without being cluttered or feeling over-done.
How can we replicate the same look in our garden room at home?
- Try to favour using natural materials. I have a real miniature Christmas tree as I love the pine scent it gives off and it sits so well next to the timber of the walls
- A poinsettia is classic Christmas décor, but using a white one instead of the traditional red helps to keep things monochrome as well as bringing the outside in
- I’ve created a shelf garland by using a faux pine stair garland and adding some fairy lights. You can do similar with foraged branches and cuttings from the garden too
- Always finish the look with tea light candles and fairy lights – they add to the ambience and the warm glow helps to make your garden retreat feel cosy
How will you be spending Christmas 2019?
This Christmas we have decided to go away and will be spending it in Budapest!
What tunes do you like to listen to while wrapping presents?
In order to get into the festive mood I like to listen to all the classics so I just put on a Christmas playlist – whatever I can find online!
What are your favourite films to get you feeling Christmassy?
I would say my all-time two favourite Christmas films have to be Home Alone and The Holiday
Favourite festive food?
My favourite festive foods have got to be mince pies and pigs in blankets!
Favourite Christmas tipple?
I would have to say it would be a Whisky Sour or an Old Fashioned cocktail
What would you most like to gift to your Garden Studio?
At this point in time, I would love to give my Garden Studio some window coverings as a gift!
Favourite place to visit at Christmas time?
This would definitely have to be central London at Christmas time. I love going up to London city centre to see all the Christmas lights – it helps to get into the festive spirit!
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
I would say my one Christmas tradition is getting cosy and wrapping all the last-minute Christmas presents
To see more images of Justin’s stylish Garden Office and beautiful home, find him on Instagram here.