Traditional Charm: Timeless Christmas with a Twist

As the festive season approaches, it’s time to embrace the warmth and nostalgia of traditional Christmas decor, but with an Almost Essential twist. This year, we’re seeing a delightful resurgence in classic holiday themes, yet there’s a growing desire to infuse these timeless traditions with unique, contemporary elements. At Almost Essential, we’ve curated a selection of items that perfectly embody this trend, blending the familiar comfort of yesteryear with modern sophistication.

The Time-Honored Palette with a Modern Flair

The quintessential Christmas color scheme of reds, greens, and golds evokes memories of festive seasons past. This year, we’re taking these traditional hues and adding a touch of contemporary elegance. The Artichoke Style Vase is a perfect example. Its classic design, combined with a modern aesthetic, makes it an ideal centerpiece for your holiday table, marrying the old with the new in a seamless fashion.

Reimagining Classic Decor

Who says traditional can’t be trendy? The Lacquered Octagon Trays are a testament to this. While trays might evoke a sense of classic serveware, the octagonal shape and lacquered finish bring a fresh and fashionable vibe to your Christmas entertaining. Use them to serve holiday treats or as a stylish base for your candle arrangements.

Additionally, we have a selection of fun trays available through our site at Almost Essential. Some of the unique options include:

Fluorescent Trays: Available in three different sizes and five vibrant fluorescent colors, these trays add a pop of color to any setting.
Tamara von Schenk Trays: These trays offer a unique and elegant design, perfect for sophisticated settings.
Bespoke Coloured Wooden Tray: Customise your tray with a variety of colors to match your decor.

These trays are not just functional; they are statement pieces that can elevate the style of any room or event. Explore our collection to find the perfect tray that reflects your personal style and enhances your home decor.

A Nod to Nostalgia

In keeping with the ‘Back to Tradition’ trend, we haven’t forgotten the elements that make Christmas feel like home. From handcrafted ornaments to heirloom-quality table linens, our selection includes pieces that will not only complement your current decor but also become part of your family’s festive traditions for years to come.

The Almost Essential Touch

At Almost Essential, we believe that the magic of Christmas lies in the details. That’s why we’ve carefully selected items that not only resonate with the traditional charm but also add that special ‘Almost Essential’ touch to your holiday decor. Whether it’s the subtle elegance of our handpicked decorations or the practical luxury of our home accessories, each item is chosen to enhance your festive experience.

This season, let’s celebrate the charm of tradition and the excitement of the new. With Almost Essential, your Christmas decor will not only pay homage to the past but also welcome the future with style and grace.

Decorating Your Home for the Festive Season with Almost Essential

As the festive season rolls in, it’s time to deck the halls with the finest selections from Almost Essential. This year, we’re focusing on creating a warm, inviting, and stylish atmosphere in your home, with a special emphasis on unique and elegant products from our collection. Let’s explore some of the standout items that will help you bring the spirit of Christmas into every corner of your home.

Joanna Wood Shop: A Treasure Trove of Stylish Gifts and Decor

Joanna Wood, the acclaimed interior designer, offers a magical kingdom of gifts and home accessories that are perfect for the festive season. Her collection, available both online and at her shop on Elizabeth Street, includes an array of stunning objects that are ideal for adding a touch of elegance to your home. From bespoke picture albums to hand-blown glasses, each item in her collection is a testament to sophisticated design and impeccable taste. Don’t miss her renowned Christmas decorations, which are sure to add a festive flair to your home.

Design Candles: Illuminating Elegance

Candles have always been a staple of holiday decor, but the design candles available on Almost Essential take this tradition to a new level of luxury. These candles are not just sources of light; they are works of art, capable of transforming any space into a cozy, inviting haven. Place them on your dining table, mantle, or windowsill to create a warm, festive ambiance.

Mila London Kashan Table Linen Collection: A Festive Feast for the Eyes

The Mila London Kashan Table Linen Collection is a must-have for anyone looking to create a stunning holiday tablescape. These linens, with their exquisite designs and high-quality materials, are perfect for both formal dinners and casual family gatherings. Pair them with your finest china and crystal for a truly breathtaking dining experience.

Tartan Placemat Sets: A Classic Touch

Nothing says traditional Christmas like tartan, and our Tartan Placemat Sets are the perfect way to incorporate this classic pattern into your decor. These placemats add a touch of nostalgia and warmth to any table setting, making them ideal for holiday meals with family and friends.

Christmas Waxed Linen Placemats and Cocktail Napkins: Elegance in Every Detail

Our Christmas Waxed Linen Placemats and Cocktail Napkins are the perfect finishing touches for your festive table. These beautifully crafted linens are not only practical but also add a sophisticated charm to your holiday decor. The waxed finish gives them a unique texture and a luxurious feel.

Casa by JJ Casablanca Crystal Red Glasses: Toast to the Season

Raise a glass to the festive season with the Casa by JJ Casablanca Crystal Red Glasses. These stunning glasses are a beautiful addition to any holiday table, perfect for toasting with your favorite festive beverages. Their elegant design and vibrant color will make every sip feel like a celebration.

This festive season, let Almost Essential be your guide to creating a home that’s not only beautifully decorated but also warm, welcoming, and full of holiday cheer. With our carefully curated selection of home accessories and gifts, you’re sure to find everything you need to make this Christmas unforgettable.

Let’s Entertain with Almost Essential’s Trusted Partners

At Almost Essential, we understand the art of perfect event planning. That’s why we’ve curated a selection of trusted partners and advisors to help you host an event that’s both memorable and effortlessly chic. Whether you’re planning a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, our recommended experts will ensure every detail is handled with finesse and style.

Sophie Chef: Gourmet Catering at Its Finest

We recommend Sophie, a talented and friendly chef known for her all-around catering excellence. From gourmet picnics to elegant finger foods, Sophie’s culinary creations are a delight. She offers beautifully packed dinners and lunches, with menus you can select in advance, elevating your event with a personal and sophisticated touch.

Flower Arrangements: Elegance in Every Petal

For stunning floral arrangements, we suggest turning to our skilled florists like Samantha Davis. Their expertise in creating seasonal flower arrangements with unique foliage will add a vibrant and elegant atmosphere to your event, ensuring every bloom speaks volumes.

Illustrations by Camilla: Artistic Flair for Your Event

Add a personalized and artistic element to your gathering with custom illustrations by Camilla. These unique illustrations provide a bespoke touch, enhancing the charm and exclusivity of your event.

Cake Chef: The Perfect Sweet Finale

For a delectable and visually stunning cake, we suggest our cake chef service. These expertly crafted cakes are not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes, ensuring your event ends on a sweet and memorable note.

With Almost Essential, you have access to a handpicked selection of experts and services that will bring your event to life. From culinary delights to floral beauty, and from ambient lighting to sweet confections, our trusted partners are dedicated to making your event extraordinary. Let us guide you in creating an experience that’s as unique and special as your vision.

Gifting Section: Exquisite and Thoughtful Gifts from Almost Essential

As the festive season unfolds, the art of gifting takes center stage. At Almost Essential, we understand that a gift is more than just an item; it’s a reflection of thoughtfulness and taste. This year, we’ve handpicked a selection of unique and luxurious gifts that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Silver-Plated Ice Cream Tub Cover – Price Available Upon Request

Indulge in the elegance of dessert presentation with our Silver-Plated Ice Cream Tub Cover. This exquisite piece is not just a functional item; it’s a work of art that transforms your dining experience. Its intricate design and superb craftsmanship make it an ideal gift for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Whether it’s for a casual family gathering or a formal dinner party, this ice cream tub cover is a conversation starter, adding a touch of sophistication to any table setting.

Casa by JJ Luxury Picture Frames

Capture memories in style with Casa by JJ’s Luxury Picture Frames. These frames are more than just holders for your cherished photographs; they are statement pieces that enhance any room’s decor. Crafted with precision and an eye for design, these frames make perfect gifts for those who love to surround themselves with beauty and elegance.

Jewellery by Naz Hariri

Delight the jewellery aficionado in your life with the exquisite creations from Naz Hariri. Her collection features pieces that are both elegant and contemporary, perfect for adding a touch of glamour to any outfit. These jewellery pieces are not just accessories; they are treasures that will be cherished for years to come.

Diane Kordas Blankets

Wrap your loved ones in luxury with Diane Kordas Blankets. These blankets are the epitome of comfort and style, making them ideal gifts for those who appreciate the finer details in home decor. Their plush texture and chic design make them perfect for cozy evenings at home.

Giulia Barela Jewellery

Giulia Barela’s Jewellery collection is a celebration of craftsmanship and artistic design. Each piece is a blend of traditional techniques and modern aesthetics, ideal for gifting to those who appreciate unique and handcrafted jewellery.

In the realm of gracious gifting, Almost Essential stands out with its curated selection of luxurious and thoughtful gifts. Whether you’re seeking a special hostess gift or a memorable present for a loved one, our offerings are sure to make any occasion extraordinary.

Celebrating the Essence of the Festive Season with Almost Essential

It’s clear that the essence of a memorable Christmas lies in the harmonious blend of tradition and innovation. At Almost Essential, we take pride in offering a curated selection that not only resonates with the timeless charm of the festive season but also brings a touch of contemporary elegance to your celebrations.

From the cozy corners of your home adorned with our unique decor to the lively gatherings enhanced by our trusted partners, each element has been thoughtfully selected to ensure your holiday season is not just celebrated, but cherished. Our gifting section, a trove of exquisite and thoughtful presents, stands as a testament to our commitment to elevating your festive experience with gifts that speak volumes of your affection and consideration.

As you embark on your holiday preparations, remember that Almost Essential is more than a destination for luxury items and services; it’s a companion in creating moments that become treasured memories. This festive season, let us join you in weaving a Christmas story that’s not only about elegance and style but also about warmth, joy, and the enduring spirit of togetherness.

With Almost Essential, your festive season is set to be an enchanting blend of the traditional and the contemporary, the familiar and the extraordinary. Here’s to a holiday filled with beauty, elegance, and moments that will echo with joy for years to come.