After having seen one too many premature Christmas adverts, I can officially say I've started considering our tree and wrapping themes for this year's festive season. I'll be honest and admit that whilst I love the big day itself, I'm more a fan of the run-up to Christmas day - all the gift buying, house preparations, colour co-ordination of tree to wrapping and, of course, the odd glass of mulled wine.
I'm still astounded year after year with the amazing offering of various Christmas trees, never sure whether to stick to the traditional Nordic Spruce or go a tad abstract...
Having seen a certain department store's heart rendering winter scene advert, I looked to our vast array of wintery white accessories, which, combined with our classic French furniture, easily transform your house into a White Wonderland; come the new year, they look equally as stylish!
Some simple additions can create a shabby chic romantic feel - an ivory sheepskin and an ornate Ensconced Wall light to add a warm festive glow; or go sleek, crisp white with a Dent Pendant light and, astound your Christmas guests by offering them a seat on a YOY Canvas Sofa!
The White Rhino, £45; Stag Head, from £40; My Deer Candlestick in grey, £40;
Wise Owl Sidetable, £99; Provencal White Four-Poster Bed (classic white bedroom furniture), £1565;
Obedient Poodle Side Table in white, £195
Author: Jess Warner, The French Bedroom Company, purveyors of pretty French style furniture, progressive design, beautiful chandeliers and shabby chic furniture