We love decking our halls with deeply swagged garlands, over-sized bows and clear-glass baubles for a classic Christmas look - but it's easy to get stuck in a festive rut. Year in year out, the same decs make their appearance from the loft, for their month of glory under the soft glow of fairy lights. This year, to give us (and, of course, you) some decoration inspiration we turned to our favourite bloggers, giving them a style challenge: take one of our simple, white stag heads and make him/her your own.
We were astounded by the variation in styles, colours and textures snapped by our fabulous bloggers. All have given up fabulous ideas to shake up our age old decoration routine. But not content with bringing you just some fabulously styled deer heads, we're showing our go with gifts, for gifting on theme at the last minute!
Tamsyn Morgans; The Villa on Mount Pleasant
We were lucky enough to meet with Tamsyn at the recent Amara Blog Awards, and we'll admit being head-over-heels in love with her style and home. On her blog and social media, Tamsyn shares pastel-hued, dreamy interiors, just like this lovely piece on her Narnia style stag head (above).
French Grey Lifestyle
You might recognise Judy of French Grey Lifestyle's signature white-washed style from our 10th birthday blogger takeover earlier this year. We love her Scandi-themed Christmas stag style, incorporating cosy textures, simple white tones and warmth emanating from the subtle wood grain.
Wild and Grizzly
We've long been admirers of Lori's, from Wild & Grizzly, light and bright Instagram feed and love her "where mama meets cool" lifestyle blog. Over at W&G, Lori shares interiors inspiration, yummy recipes and tales from her family's travels. Take a peek at Lori's recent blog post on decorating her stag head and how to make the glittery garland in her pics.
Olivia, of Lust Living, gives beautiful home ideas with her own Danish inspired abode as a backdrop, with swoon-worthy metallic accents and splashes of blush pink and gold. Olivia perfectly captured her personal style in her stag head, suitably named Stanley. We're dubbing him Stylish Stanley!
French for Pineapple
We were floored when we received Bianca of French for Pineapple's images of her fabulous stag head, who's clearly been on the receiving end of her Midas touch - adorned with honeycomb, paper balls in a perfect array of blush, cream and chocolate. Bianca has brought her tag-line of "urban glamour with a twist of Palm Beach chic" to life this Christmas.
The Pink House
We were lucky enough to meet with the whirlwind of positive energy, that is Emily of The Pink House Blog, after her win at The Amara Blog Awards. Needless to say she lives in and blogs about her pink house! Panic not, this isn't a sickly homage to Barbie's dream palace, but more an eclectic curation of on-trend, quirky home-wares. See how Emily does Christmas, Pink House style HERE in her recent blog post.
Our go-to gal for rule-breaking interiors is the straight talking, incredibly talented, Sarah Akwisombe. If you're after ideas on making an interiors statement, be it Christmas or any other time of year, head over to Sarah's blog and be WOWED! You can see how Sarah styles Christmas right HERE in her recent post.