festive honeycomb fireplace

Christmas home makeover: Hill House Vintage x Wayfair

November 26, 2020

Be inspired by this amazing festive collaboration between Paula Sutton from Hill House Vintage and Wayfair.

hill house vintage festive makeover

Image: Wayfair

Christmas is a great excuse to decorate our homes and welcome all of the festive cheer. Take note from Hill House Vintage who has styled her home beautifully for the festive season in collaboration with Wayfair. Paula from Hill House Vintage explains all about her exciting collab.

Your home is looking incredibly festive! What was the inspiration behind your Christmas look with Wayfair? 

I had a nostalgic, slightly retro country Christmas in mind. Greens, reds and golds, cocktails and vintage sparkle. It’s a joyful celebration of colour and fun hark back to the vision I had of a glamorous Christmas when I was growing up.  My favourite piece is the vintage style drinks trolley. It’s a fabulous combination of retro and modern and is the perfect addition to a room when you haven’t got space for a drinks cupboard or cocktail bar.

vintage festive cocktail trolley

Image: Wayfair

What are your top tips for styling your Christmas table? 

Each year I tend to work with a certain colour combination or a particular theme that I use throughout the house during the festive period. This look was inspired by the 1950’s – all out glamour with red, green and gold.  My advice would be to decide on your colour scheme first and once you have this the accessories can follow.  Napkins, plates, glassware and decorations can all be chosen with your palette of choice in mind; I advise sticking to a three colour combination so that it doesn’t feel too overwhelming.

hill house vintage collaboration

Image: Wayfair

Your style is definitely influenced by the English countryside. What are your thoughts on the cottagecore trend which embraces all things country and pastoral, and is it here to stay?

I think that the basics of the Cottagecore trend are actually timeless – and because they have always been around, they will be here to stay. At the heart of cottagecore is a return to traditional skills and crafts such as cooking, gardening, foraging and the enjoyment of a simple life. The trend is certainly a romanticised interpretation of rural life, but it stems from a comforting need for nostalgia and a slower pace for everyday life.

wayfair x hill house vintage

Image: Wayfair

How would you describe your interior style in a nutshell? Where do you find inspiration?

My vintage look is heavily influenced by classic English country house style. Overstuffed sofas filled with cushions, faded textiles, chintz, colour and mixed pattern. It has a faded grandeur vibe, carefully weaving in ‘new’ pieces so that Hill House still feels comfortable and eclectic – as if it’s all been there for years.

festive honeycomb fireplace

Image: Wayfair

Finally, the most important question of all….What would you love to find wrapped up under the Christmas tree this year?

Under my tree this year I would love to find a beautiful vintage oil painting to add to my gallery wall or a Hugo Guinness print for my growing collection. Failing that I would ask for a futuristic teleportation portal that I could step through and hug all of the loved ones that I’ve been missing this year!


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