Despite leaving behind the ‘annus horribilis’ that was 2020, 2021 also looks set to be a challenging year. The dream that all our freedoms and ‘normal’ ways of living would miraculously return, is unfortunately, for a while at least, set to remain a dream. This painful fact therefore means that our homes will continue to be our sanctuaries where we do pretty much all of our living. Remember the Mars Bar advert from the 1970s and 1980s (some readers might?!) advocating the importance of ‘Work, Rest and Play’? This mantra encapsulates perfectly what our homes need to be geared up to accommodate.
Here at Nathan we love Christmas… although we are more Julie Andrews than Julie Goodyear (aka Bet Lynch), adoring the simplicity of ‘Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens’ and ‘Brown paper packages tied up with string’ than anything too garish, plastic or disposable.
“Using natural products from your garden or foraged on a walk in your Christmas decorations is a great way of continuing the age old tradition of bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside. It is also eco-friendly and utterly on point style wise,” explains Victoria Alderson, Nathan’s Interior Stylist.