#Focus on Celebrating at home: ‘Tis the time to be jolly and here’s how you can handcraft Christmas decor, gifts, meals and memories

DEC 23, 2020 | By Sonia Dutt and Sakshi Rai
#HotTrend: Conformable Coves—Transform interiors with a casual elegance such that it plays host to a reimagined variety of functions, moods and ambiences; Photograph by Tanuj Ahuja
Dior's latest lifestyle collection, inspired by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Cruise 2021 collection, showcases the perfect tablescape for a family dinner
(L-R) “Afono” jute rug with recycled fabric border from The Rug Republic; Christmas accessories, part of The Toy’s Delight Series from Villeroy & Boch; Rug from Obeetee
(L-R) Sofa from Natuzzi; Paper lantern from Nappa Dori; Armchair from Plush Living

Refresh your home in a way that its every nook and corner welcomes you and your closest in a warm embrace and helps you navigate year-end revelries and merriment! Trend and Style Direction by Sonia Dutt

Transform interiors with a casual elegance such that it plays host to a reimagined variety of functions, moods and ambiences 

Location and furniture BoConcept Rug Kaati Carpets Greens 1 Magnolia Lane Accessories Beyond Designs, BoConcept, FCML, Ishatvam, It’s All About Home, Sarita Handa, Seasons Furnishings and Suite No 8 

Few things lead to as much joy as creating with hands. So, gather Xmas themed baubles, mementoes and decor elements to fabricate a Christmas mobile à la ELLE DECOR style

Location, furniture and custom leather tassels by PortsideCafé Furniture Studio; Accessories by Sarita Handa and Suite No 8

Get creative this festive season by embellishing your home with Christmassy decor and gifts with wrapping papers in wintry hues for handcrafted memories

Photograph by Tanuj Ahuja courtesy Sarita Handa

Deck a corner inspired by a yuletide palette with Xmas ornaments and presents for loved ones because there’s simply nothing better joy in receiving a gift that’s wrapped with love.

Cushy and covetable—accents and accessories that uplift and adapt to multiple settings

Lights from Brokis

We love…

Photograph courtesy DeMuro Das

…this classy and minimalistic seater that captivates with its snug form. The Corbu bench, designed by EDIDA India Designer of the Year 2020 duo Puru Das and Brian DeMuro of DeMuro Das, is a sight to behold. The cushy piece with its curved edges rests atop a set of asymmetrical legs that are sculpted in solid walnut or oak. 

Style celebratory table settings for cosy, family get-togethers and bring in a touch of extravagance and exclusivity to intimate soirees 

French maison Dior’s latest lifestyle collection is a joyous celebration of southern Italy’s vibrant cultural diversity, in particular the beauty of Puglia’s wildflowers. The tableware is inspired by silhouettes seen in creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Cruise 2021 collection. So, every piece—from glasses and mugs to bowls and earthenware plates—is punctuated with botanical and tarot motifs, bringing in a convivial and festive spirit. The collection also includes a bespoke set of blown-glass candleholders, cloches and vases, each with an inlay of wheat designed by French creative Sam Baron. 

Styled by Sonia Dutt; Photograph by Tanuj Ahuja

An ideal alternative to fresh or faux flowers is an arrangement of dried ones. This low-maintenance yet long-lasting statement decor accessory brings a subtle texture and personality to spaces. Against the backdrop of furniture and art from BoConcept, this bouquet holds Pampas and ornamental grass, dried Italian ruscus, bulrushes, treated palm, eucalyptus populous, dried astilbe and twigs from 1 Magnolia Lane in vases from the Danish brand and Suite No 8

Styled by Sonia Dutt; Photograph by Tanuj Ahuja

Go all out and experiment with new recipes or relish traditional home-cooked meals, kitchens are the heart of the house when family gets together. Takes cues from this cheery Aster Cucine’s Luxury Glam concept, which is accessorised by Fabindia, FCML and Gigi & Chakra. Available at Ottimo

Intimate and indulgent—make the most of family time together with the help of DIY food kits that sweeten times spent in the company of loved ones

Photograph by Tanuj Ahuja

Try something new before the year ends with New Delhi-based restaurant Plats, which offers a novel, easy and enjoyable method of putting delicious, chef-styled fare on the table. Their do-it-yourself food kits include pre-portioned and partially readied ingredients to help you pull off authentic meals like the cannoli shells with ricotta chocolate chips and candied orange pictured here.