It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and we’re here for it. The Home Beautiful team has gathered together plenty of inspiration from the latest new release homewares to deck your halls this year in festive style – from high-end baubles, to festive glassware, our pick of this year’s best advent calendars and ideas to elevate your table setting game this year.
This month, we talk the art of paper craft with co-author of the inspiring new book, Stars & Snowflakes, about what she loves most about working with paper, including baking paper, and who doesn’t love creating with this elegant, transparent medium?
Here are our favourite finds for December
‘Gilded Blooms’ gift wrap roll, Bespoke Letterpress
New from Bespoke Letterpress is ‘A Christmas Garden’ collection of gift wrap, cards and ornaments in golden blooms. The premium 100gsm wrap is environmentally responsible, 100% recycled paper, so you can wrap up your eco Christmas with style.
‘Adorn’ collection, Zuster
Celebrate texture and embellished details with iconic Melbourne brand Zuster’s breathtaking new ‘Adorn’ range. Inspired by the exquisite pieces seen on the fashion catwalk, the inimitable creations of Wilhelmina McCarroll hold the potential to elevate your living and bathroom spaces with soft curves, customisable cabinets and charming, timeless character.
‘Kairos’ wine glasses, Saardé
Say “cheers!” with the colourful ‘Kairos’ wine glasses, which feature tones of amber, smoke and topaz atop fluted stems reminiscent of ancient Greek columns.
Wedgwood Christmas ornaments, David Jones
$79.96 (were $99.95)
Add traditional charm with frosty scenes delicately captured on Wedgwood’s tree ornaments. The deer bauble, snowflake and present ornament are the perfect addition to a Hamptons-style Christmas.
Leif ‘Barefoot Rug Cleaner’, Armadillo
Armadillo x Leif’s ‘Barefoot Rug Cleaner’ offers a breath of fresh air underfoot with its plant-based formula to revitalise wool rugs.
Glasshouse Fragrances 24 Days of Christmas advent calendar, David Jones
Everyone in the house can join the countdown to Christmas in olfactory style with this heady selection of Parfum, body lotion, soy candles and interior fragrances from the Glasshouse collection.
Ecoya ‘Goldie’ fresh pine candle, Myer
Everyone’s favourite festive fragrance is dressed to impress this year in a brushed gold vessel. For those of us unable or unwilling to have a fresh Christmas tree in the home, we defy you to find a candle fragrance that comes closer to the smell of the real thing.
King Cabana, King Living
New release homewares don’t get much better than this. The 2024 King Living outdoor furniture collection is all about shared experiences. Gather around the 8-seater ‘Plateau’ dining table, or seek sanctuary from the sun’s rays in the ‘King Cabana’ or the reimagined 1977 sofa in stunning outdoor fabric and enjoy the spoils of summer.
Stars and Snowflakes book, Booktopia
‘Stars & Snowflakes’ by Jennie Lantz and Cecilia Möller Kirchsteiger explores the ancient art of paper craft, packed with inspiration and ideas.
HB talks the art of paper crafts
Co-author of the inspiring new book, Stars & Snowflakes, Cecilia Moller Kirchsteiger
Tell us about your new book… “We’ve designed the book to include crafts for both beginners and those who are more experienced. There are three levels: easy, medium and difficult. Each craft
has its difficulty level indicated at the beginning. Start with the small stars rather than the larger ones, which are more challenging due to their size.”
What do you love most about working with paper? “It’s among the best aspects of all the crafts in the book, in our opinion, that they can be done inexpensively and with materials that might already be found at home.”
You work with baking paper a lot. Why? “It’s a type of paper that can be found in most grocery stores, making it cheap and easy to obtain.”