Festive blog

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The festive season is fully upon us. Fireplaces have been adorned, tables laid and trees are twinkling in seasonally dressed windows up and down the country. Mulled wine, orange clad wreaths and cinnamon sticks aside, the Decorex team have been contemplating our Christmas wish lists and gift lists – alongside some Decorex community friends...

We asked some of the industry’s most renowned designers for a peek into their festive plans, finding out their wishes, gift selections and favourite places to visit at this most special time of year.

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Tim Gosling

Can you let us know one present that you’ll be giving this year?

I have brought my Godson, (it’s ok as I chose it with him!), a remote controlled robot car that you build at home and control from your iPad. Then you can lay down cards on the floor which the iPad picks up as augmented reality!!! How cool is that?

One present on your wish list that you’d like to receive?

I love antiquarian books, and ANYTHING printed or created in the 1830’s... so I keep begging my brothers for that kind of thing – and every year I get a shirt!

One of your favourite things to do over the festive period?

Going to the Theatre over Christmas is just heaven – you can park the car almost anywhere, it’s so magically still, and it makes you feel at one with the city being personally yours. I saw Jane Eyre at the National this week which was absolutely brilliant and I’m seeing Wonderland there next week, just before we Ho ho ho on Christmas Eve.

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Victoria Meale

Can you let us know one present that you’ll be giving this year?

I will be giving a combination of Sue Pryke Ceramics, Holdsworths handmade Chocolates, Jane Beck Welsh Blankets & Balken Handwoven Cushions from Tinsmths, Ledbury

One present on your wish list that you’d like to receive?

I would love an Oree French Designed wooden keyboard for my computer, made with materials sourced in the Alps – perfect for my business & sustainable living!

One of your favourite things to do over the festive period?

I will be walking in the grounds of Chatsworth House – hopefully in the snow, followed by cosy pub suppers at The Devonshire in Beeley!

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Russell Sage

Can you let us know one present that you’ll be giving this year?

I am giving someone close an antique Lalique Robin I found at auction.

One present on your wishlist that you’d like to receive?

I’ve just seen an original Walter Potter Taxidermy tablaux of stuffed squirrels gambling and must have it!

One of your favourite things to do over the festive period?

Catch up on Festive Films, I never get to the cinema all year and absolutely love over indulging on the year’s big cinema hits!

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e’d love to hear your wish lists, gift lists and favourite places to spend the festive period. Tweet us @decorex_intl