Winter, for me, is all about escapism and looking for ways to brighten the dark winter days. So I’m loving this month’s colourful and stylish new Alpine Edit from John Lewis which very brilliantly brings fun and luxurious “chalet chic” to every home.
It’s a perfect look for Christmas. But as it’s winter-themed rather than specifically Christmassy it will also work equally well from now right through until Spring.
The Alpine Edit’s colour palette takes the traditional seasonal red and white, but mixes them with shades of sky and powder blue instead of the classic green. This really does make it feel fresh and contemporary, and is why it works so well with modern interiors. (I can just see it in our white/dark blue kitchen!)
Imagine tucking yourself up with your loved ones in your very own cosy, alpine ski chalet this Christmas. But without the expense, airport queues or potential for broken limbs.
So let’s start in front of a roaring fire (glass of vin chaud optional) with some of The Edit’s home accessories. The Chamonix Geometric Throw works equally well for snuggling on the sofa or layering on the bed (see below). There’s also the subtly patterned, flatweave Chamonix Rug, and I love the simple, folk-art style of the Trio of Trees Cushion.
The Alpine Edit is definitely mirroring my own interests and style influences right now. I’ve just completed my very first Fair Isle knitting project – a winter hat. So I was immediately drawn to the Fair Isle Stocking above, and the Chamonix Fair Isle Knit Cushion. There’s a cosy, matching Fair Isle Throw too – my knitted hat has snowflake motifs exactly like these!
If your family loves all things ski, then bring the snowy slopes indoors with this playful Winter Ski Scene bedding set. The all-over print reminds me of vintage textile designs and the white background stops it being too busy. Whilst patterned bed linen isn’t totally my thing, I do love how they’ve styled it above with clean-lined, contemporary, wooden bedroom furniture. And how about that impossibly cosy-looking faux fur throw and cushion?
The Christmas tree decorations from The Alpine Edit are just what I’m looking for to add to my existing collection. There are lots of soft textures, like the Felt Snowflake Baubles and cute little knitted Skating Boots and Bobble Hat decorations. There are also natural wood tree decorations – on my list are the laser cut Wooden Chalet and Scandi-style Wooden Horse.
And not to forget, of course, there are Christmas cards to write and presents to wrap. The JL Alpine Edit has it all covered, including some gorgeous food and drink gifts for others and self.
So top up your mulled wine, get cosy in front of the fire and get wrapping, Alpine-style. (Oh, and don’t forget – make sure to put a little something for yourself under the tree too).
Find the whole Alpine Edit online here.
Posted in collaboration with John Lewis, all views my own