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Emily-Henderson-Living-Room-Poof-Couch-Tree Recently, I was asked by Modern Rugs UK to pick my trend predictions for rugs as we go into 2016. I was given a choice from their 5 key interiors trends and I picked ‘Inspired by Nature’.

2015 saw the popularity of outdoor greenery being brought indoors. There was certainly an explosion of foliage prints and patterns adorning soft furnishings and home accessories.

I think 2016 will still see the bringing of outdoors in, but in a much subtler way. I am thinking of pretty pastel hues of floral blooms and the changing tones of the skies and seas.

This also ties in nicely with Pantone’s colour predictions for 2016. The beautiful dusky blue shade of Serenity and the pinky sky tones of Rose Quartz.

I have curated a few images to show you what Inspired by Nature means to me in 2016.

The photo above is by Emily Henderson, found via Brit and Co. I’m loving the dusky blue rug with patches of white. It’s like having the sky below your feet. Looks beautiful when combined with Danish mid century style furniture. The blues pair well with the light teak colour of wood and the worn brown leather of the sofa. The white cushions draw out the patches of cloudy white in the rug.


To recreate this look, I have found a similar rug from Modern rugs UK by Designer’s Guild. It is called Phipps Sky rug .
Weekend-thuis-Binti-Home-ontwerp-3 Next, is a gorgeously styled living room by Souraya Hassan of Binti home. The rug is not quite Rose Quartz but on the more coral end of that shade. Love how the look is balanced with the grey of the sofa and the pinks drawn out by the accent tones in the cushions and rose gold planters in the far wall.

cameo_8246_fedra_swedish-1 I found a similar rug but with a darker tone, edging more towards Pantone’s Rose Quartz. Like the changing colours of the skies at dusk.

It’s the Cameo 8246 Fedra Swedish rug, part of the Louis de Poortere collection which can also be purchased at Modern Rugs.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Have a great festive week.

( This post has been done in collaboration with Modern Rugs, the images of the individual rugs are courtesy of Modern Rugs, all views are my own).

Christmas-table-setting-idea-Little-Big-Bell I am so honoured to be one of the 12 bloggers specially selected by West Elm UK and Teri of The Lovely Drawer to style up a Christmas table as part of The 12 days of Christmas project. I am Day 12, the final day.

You can also follow an interview I did with The Lovely Drawer and a feature of this and all 11 stylings on West Elm’s Front + Main blog.

I was given free rein to style however I pleased, using some of West Elm’s new Winter season products.

Last year, I styled a West Elm Christmas day breakfast table. This year I thought I’d host a Christmas tea party for the 12 Days of Christmas, except this party has no tea, just bubbly. Why not right? It is the season to be jolly. Christmas-table-setting-my-Westelm-styled-by Little-Big-Bell For those who have followed my blog or Instagram for a while, may have an inkling that I adore pink, gold and shades of blues.

As much I love classic red for Christmas, I have decided to go for my favourite hues. Westelm-Christmas-table-girly-glamour-styled-by-Little-Big-Bell Naturally, I chose flowers of pinky shades too. A little bit of blush and small pops of fuchsia. Pink-and-gold-Christmas-table-Little-Big-Bell I found these Raffia placemats in gold on sale. I just couldn’t resist them.

My table seated four people comfortably. I felt four gold placemats together may be too bright, so I punctuated them with these dusky pink part linen Rosette placemats that have been woven with a hint of sparkle. Urban-flower-company-flowers-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I introduced blues into the setting with floral blooms, small votive candle holders and jewel coloured vases. Christmas-table-setting-Westelm-styled-by Little-Big-Bell Pinks, blues and yellow golds. How do you think they look?

The good thing about not using conventional colours of Christmas is that you could re-use this look for other occasions. New Year’s eve is not that far round the corner right? Change the colour of the flowers, and you have an instant new look.

That personalised biscuit was specially made and sent to me by Nila Holden. Great name place setting idea don’t you think? Westelm-place-setting-styled-by-Little-Big-Bell This brass wishbone that I found in West Elm is such a unique and festive add to the table. It subtly spells Christmas. I used it as a napkin ring, but you could also scatter it around the table as decor.

Do you have a snapping the Turkey wishbone tradition in your household?

I hear it all started with the Romans who used to pull chicken clavicles apart in hope for good fortune ( not quite sure where that idea came from). Colourful-Christmas-table-photo-and-styling-by-Little-Big-Bell I used white linen napkins that came with a little festive shimmer for the place settings. How-to-decorate-a Christmas table-West-Elm-Little-Big-Bell It was intentional that I decorated my table in no set order. The napkins were styled differently at each place setting, the side plates were scattered, some to the side and some layered with the larger plates.

To me, festive means fun with no set rules. Tea-party-table-setting-Little-Big-Bell Love the minty green of that bottle of bubbly. Almost too pretty to open, but hey, I need to get my priorities right.

What kind of Christmas party is it if you were just munching on mince pies with no sparkly to wash them down with? Westelm-cake-tier-plates-Fish-Eddy-styled-and-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell When I saw this tiered plate server in pink, black and white with gold trims, I knew it had to be mine. Perfect for girly tea parties or rather the perfect excuse for eating cake. Christmas-tea-party-by-Little-Big-Bell The plates that I have used for my table are by Fishs Eddy from West Elm. Yummy indeed! Christmas-almond-cake-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell No party can be without cake. Christmas-tea-party-table-Westelm-photo-and styled-by-Little-Big-Bell Cake won’t taste nice if they weren’t served up in pretty plates with gold lettering.  Westelm-Christmas-table-2-by-Little-Big-Bell Here’s the table again. The brass letters adorning my table can all be bought at West Elm too.


Hope you’ve enjoyed my happy Christmas tea party table. I’m so in the mood for Christmas now.

Christmas for us a family is always to be spent at home. We host each year and family members near and far converge to our home.

How will you be spending Christmas?

Have a great day all.

( This is a collaboration with West Elm and West Elm London. All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).

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