CHRISTMAS DECOR THAT STILL LOOK GREAT FOR YOUR SPACE ALL YEAR ROUND!
If you think of just tossing in festive decor like reindeers, snowflakes and Christmas trees to any room and you are done decorating for Christmas, think again!
What if we say you can dress your space with charming festive sparkle and still have the pieces serve you through the rest of the year stylishly? A clever way to get the bang for the buck for sure!
A wintery theme never fails to pop up in one's mind when anyone says Christmas. We say, go in line with it! Instead of hanging snowflakes all around, toss in some furry pieces to create a warm cosy, wintery vibe. Think fur throw, cushions and even a cute furry stools for the vanity too!
All year round bonus factor: A timeless piece of decor to layer your couch, lounge chair or bed with texture and cosy vibes.
Another great way to do so is by going white with a little gold. A colour combination that requires no fuss or much effort to include in any space as they match with almost everything!
All year round bonus factor: Modern typography and cute words to add to any home. A touch of gold that is always welcomed by any interior for a luxurious and refined look.
No festive season is complete without glitter, sparkle and bling. So up your game with some fairy lights and make your space magical. Fret not. These battery-operated copper fairy lights are so portable, they can be placed anywhere without the fuss of needing a power point.
All year round bonus factor: Handy as a lovely night light by your bedside in a glass dome or terrarium or for dressing up any celebratory sess!
TRAVEL DIARIES: THE SIAM HOTEL, BANGKOK
On today's travel edition, we visit a beautiful gem tucked on the edge of the historic heart of Bangkok. In it are treasures of nature and beauty of art deco furniture pieces that will help you immerse in tranquility.
The Siam is a long way from downtown, but for those who are into sightseeing, the location offers easy access to the city’s main temples and museums and guests can get just about anywhere in the area by hopping on the hotel’s river boat.
An exquisite luxury hotel, the building seamlessly marries classic Thai influences with Art Deco aesthetics, and its interior is decorated with beautiful antiques and exudes sumptuous serenity. You get an impression upon check in that huge efforts are made to offer guests complete privacy and a unique experience.
Just a quick forty minutes from the international airport, this urban resort is a haven and escape from the hustle and bustle, including Bangkok’s galling crowds and infamous traffic.
Founded in 2012 by Krissada Sukoso Clapp and designed by celebrated hotel guru Bill Bensley, The Siam offers plenty of panache — silent marble corridors ooze Art Deco and classic colonial-style aesthetics, making this hotel a one-off experience. It’s a perfect synergy between east and west and the grounds are so spacious that the property feels like one’s luxury home, even when it’s booked out.
Elements of colonial-style aesthetics immediately transports you to a time where old world glamour reigned supreme.
The 28 standard rooms are in fact suites with high wooden ceilings, massive beds and large bathrooms with stylish tubs. Plenty of original artwork and 19th and early 20th-century documents and photographs grace the walls, complemented by heavy dark wood furniture and giant bronze ceiling fans, all of which creates a near-silent, luxurious ambience. Modern amenities aren’t lacking either, but they blend in with grace.
At the end of the day, take the time to enjoy the majestic Chao Phara sunset view with a cold drink in hand.
The Siam has three restaurants - the Chon Restaurant serves classic Thai haute cuisine by the banks of the Chao Praya – the pomelo prawn salad is excellent. The Deco Bar and Bistro, its walls covered in brass instruments, offers a great selection of western dishes. The Café Cha is a classic patisserie, ideal for afternoon tea. The perfect pre-dinner drink location is the Bather’s Bar by the pool.
3/2 Thanon Khao, Vachirapayabal, Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
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