An Archive of all of the Most Beautiful Holiday Inspiration at TIG

Ven House, an Eighteenth-Century Country House in Somerset

FEW THINGS can conjure up the holiday spirit more than a perfectly decorated home and Ven House, the early-Georgian mansion built for a wealthy lawyer (who went bankrupt in the process) in the countryside near the Somerset village of Milborne Port, is exactly that.

Christmastime in London

When we first moved to Spain three years ago, one of the only things that we lamented was that around the holiday season, the city just didn’t seem very festive. There was the usual carousel and a few smaller decorated trees here and there, but over all, the shops and streets never really got into the holiday spirit like they do in the UK.

29 Images of Magical Holiday Inspiration for December 2017

IT’S A TRADITION here at TIG that every year, around this time, we post a festive slideshow that encapsulates the romance of the holiday season (see last year’s here). From garlanded coffee shops in Paris to hanging boughs and decorated trees at The Ritz and skating at Somerset House; snowy wreaths on doors and perfectly flocked trees, reindeer in Lapland and pastel baubles at the pink café in Belgravia here is this year’s magical holiday inspiration… P.S. more Holiday Inspiration […]

10 Utterly Magical Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas for 2017

It’s the 6th of December and a holiday here. The streets are quiet and all the shop windows are looking rather magical this year. We’ve been looking at trees (something flocked this year, or a real one as usual?) and making plans and eating far too many polvoróns. If you haven’t put up a tree yet this year, here are 10 wonderfully elegant and magical Christmas tree decorating ideas, from silvery branches to fuchsia and Tiffany blue colour palettes, snowy white and […]

Playlist 03.12.17 : Special Holiday Winter Mix 2017

Welcome to a special holiday edition of our Weekly Playlist. Pour yourself a glass of wine and take a seat by the fire and enjoy our carefully selected mix of melancholic winter-themed and Christmas tracks and reflect on the year gone by. Happy holidays! –P.F.M.

A Final Festive Slideshow of 20 Magical Images for the Year

Holiday 2016 Inspiration | A Final Festive Slideshow of 20 Magical Images for the Year It is the final week before the holidays and some may already be off work for the week, but just in case you’re not, here is a final Festive Slideshow to count down the days. There are wreaths and garlands, and merry cats and dogs, tables set for guests and gifts wrapped with evergreens, pink gingerbread santas and trees draped in fairy lights …   […]

A Festive Slideshow: More Beautiful Holiday Inspiration for Mid-December

IT IS NEARLY mid-December and the holidays are in full swing with fireworks displays and skating rinks officially open, evergreen boughs wrapped in fairy lights and festive cheer everywhere. And here, in our third holiday slideshow (see one & two), we’re bringing you snowy forest views from cosy living rooms and twinkling trees by the fire, mantels dressed in garlands and dusky winter white, a be-ribboned Cartier in London and pale pink roses in Paris … PS more Holiday Inspiration Top image via @white_and_faded

Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

Christmas is a time when tradition really comes to the fore—it’s a time to create wonderful new traditions and to revisit classic ones that you have enjoyed for years. Decorating your home for the season and preparing gifts and food for friends and family offer some of the loveliest ways to enjoy traditions old and new in your home during this holidays. Use sweet-smelling evergreen branches as decoration in your stairwell, entwined in a wreath, draped artfully on a mantel or […]

13 Images of Perfect Holiday Inspiration, December 2016

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN, for our yearly holiday sildeshows, which you love so, and this year, it’s snowy white trees adorned in pastel ornaments and toile-covered rooms with chic leopard print carpets, gifts wrapped in white and candlelight, firelight and mistletoe … Click through for a glimpse & view more Holiday Inspiration   Top image: Shabbyfufu

10 Images of Holiday Magic for Bright December Days

THERE IS CURRENTLY A hotel room picnic here with cava and holiday merriment, but in case you’re still not yet in the festive mood (is that even possible?), here are 10 images of Holiday Magic — twinkling fairy lights and snow-covered trees, chandeliers and candelabras, and of course, mistletoe . . . Top Image: Instagram

Holiday Inspiration: 10 Images of Decorating with Wreaths

IN THAT MAGICAL LULL that comes just before all the madness of holiday festivities, while everyone is putting their final touches on holiday decorating, here are 10 images of inspiration for decorating with wreaths from the This Is Glamorous archives . . . Top Image: from here

13 Images of Perfect Holiday Inspiration

AND IT WOULD APPEAR that the entire city is trimmed in fairy lights, there is skating and mulled wine and nothing left to do but fall head first into festive cheer, beginning with these 13 Images of Perfect Holiday Inspiration . . . Top image: Pinterest

& 42 Images of Holiday Inspiration to Celebrate

[slideshow — if slides do not advance, click here] EVERYONE IN THE CITY seems to be on vacation from work, and outside there seems to be a hush leading up to the festivities, with time spent at home in rooms flung with fairy lights and cosy crackling fires. Even here, at the office, things have slowed down a little, and we’re in fact, on the way out to check out a new macaron patisserie in town—but first, wanted to leave […]

2 Weeks until Christmastime . . .

[Slideshow — if slides do not advance, click here] THE REALISATION THAT IT IS already December 10[!] just set in this morning, and while the tree is up, and the Christmas Markets are filled with ice skaters and the scent of gingerbread and mulled wine, there is still much to do. And so, more holiday inspiration, snow-covered trees and icy castles, candles on the mantelpiece and beribboned pinecones and wreaths, for it is only 2 Weeks until Christmastime . . . […]

15 Images of Holiday Inspiration from the Archives

[slideshow — if slides do not advance, click here] THERE IS A PLACE HERE, a magical holiday wonderland where the spicy scent of orange, nutmeg and cinnamon fill the air and glittery chandeliers hang everywhere. This place only comes once a year, and this year, we have already stopped in to sip champagne under the millions of fairy lights, twice, and it is not even mid-November . . . It would seem that we are in the holiday spirit a […]

{holiday inspiration | places : christmastime in paris}

YOU MAY REMEMBER the Tiffany & Co. horse drawn carriage from this week’s inspiration links, by Carrie Harwood at Wish Wish Wish. Well today, she has published the rest of the photographs of Christmas-time in Paris, and having spent past Christmases in the City of Lights, it was enough to make one a little wistful for the sunlit rooftops and golden leaves, fairy lights at Ladurée, and those blue boxes tied in white satin ribbon . . . [images : Carrie Harwood, Wish Wish Wish]  twitter | facebook | tumblr […]

{holiday inspiration : a very french christmas}

AND THERE ARE GOLD tinsel garlands strewn all about the place, gold cocktail shakers and gilded drinking glasses, all the Christmas cards have been written, but have yet to be posted, and a lull hangs in the air, intermingled with the scent of pine needles, shortbread and freshly ground coffee.  There are still a million things to do, a million emails to answer, and work to be done, but it’s the very last week before Christmas and there’s a feeling of […]

so kiss me on this cold december night

AND IN ALL THE EXCITEMENT had barely realised that November had slipped into a new month, and hadn’t the chance to wish you a happy December!  Shop windows are filled with boughs and garlands and fairy lights, and we have been visiting Christmas tree lots for the past three days; there’s holiday music in the air and hope for snow, and so, a little late-day inspiration of frosty mornings and snow-covered trees, juliet balconies and canopy beds, prettily wrapped gifts and […]

{wishing you a most magical holiday season}

. . . and it’s off for a beautiful few days to exchange work for play [with the exception, perhaps, of an instagram or two], to exchange texts and emails for conversations over glasses of champagne and candlelight, for friends and family much too much dessert; for home alone & love actually and mistletoe; for nights in front of the fire with those whom we endlessly adore; for traditions new and old, and for a few days away, filled with chocolate […]

{holiday inspiration : candlelight and firelight and mistletoe}

. . . spent the afternoon traipsing about town in search of last-minute gifts, stopping in for a festive glass of champagne and after, to pick up winter woods-scented candles, and so, as we wind down from the busy-ness of work schedules and draw closer to winter solstice, some holiday inspiration, even more still — a myriad of wicker and firewood and nights by the fire, cosy cable knit sweaters and mistletoe, and hopes of snow-covered trees, peony-laden cakes and […]

{holiday inspiration : chandeliers and champagne & happy december}

. . . a little holiday inspiration for this new and last month of the year, in shades and hues of frost-bitten blades of grass and the golden flames of candles the colour of foil on champagne tops; a wintry whirl of chandeliers and chinoiserie and pinecones and lace . . . happy december! wishing you a month filled with golden glitter and magic, —roséline xo [image sources & credits : one /// two /// three /// four : here […]

{holiday inspiration : stars and garlands and romance by candlelight}

. . . and with everything that has been happening, [nearly all at once], lately, there has been little time for falling into the spirit of things, but slowly, and a little more everyday, as november fades into december, there is something in the air that is beginning to feel a little like magic . . . above : diamond cut nesting bowls from dwell above : gold-dipped flatware & rediscovered flatware [image sources & credits : aesthetically thinking /// […]

{hope you’ve had a beautiful weekend & a few lovely links}

. . . and somehow, we have arrived at this, the last week before christmas, and the past few days have been a flurry of holiday films and egg nog, traipsing through shops in heels with tweed-blazered beau in tow, glass elevators and glittering crystals hung from the highest evergreen boughs . . . and there still gifts to wrap with lengths of silvery lavender velvet ribbon, and soirées to plan and to attend, but for now, it has been […]

{holiday inspiration : gift wrapping with ribbon & rhinestones}

. . . every year, love to come up with a new wrapping scheme for everyone’s gifts, and a favourite was heavy kraft paper with wide lengths of snowy white grosgrain ribbon, and tiny pine cones & evergreen branches fastened around the bow; this year, quite taken with the idea of pretty white boxes tied at the corners with lengths of satin ribbon, pretty pleats of white and lavender tissue adorned with vintage rhinestone buckles and pins . . . […]

{holiday colour inspiration : warm & woodsy}

. . . gilded candelabras and champagne, velvet and sequins and the scent of pine cones — a little holiday inspiration for this, the most wonderful time of the year . . . {images: belgian pearls // manzanita candelabra via apartment therapy // signature style// that kind of woman // a lovely escape via pretty stuff // beligan pearls // soft beauty // soft beauty // my girly side}

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