© Dobbies

In the run up to Christmas, we seek an elusive combination of luxury, comfort and cosiness in our homes.

Look for jewel rich colours, faded mercury metallics and soft velvets, offset with just a touch of vulgar jollity. It’s a look that involves rich combinations and has many layers – the depths of a single malt rather than a cheap fizz that soon goes flat. It’s a time for pine scented open fires, sheepskin slippers, heirloom baubles, squishy cushions and oversized cashmere jumpers with robins on. Sprouts optional…

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