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Relooking - Christmas with Hege

Relooking - Christmas with Hege

Transforming your home for Christmas and the New Year can challenge both your creativity and your pocket, so we asked one of our favourite stylists for her take on things. Hege Morris gives some insight into how she achieves The Look, and how you can do the same... 


LPC hege -39261 Being Norwegian, I’m always looking to nature for inspiration, so this Christmas I’ve been out gathering holly, sticks, pine-cones and moss as the basis for a mood-board to provide inspiration for decorative items around the home. Behind the vintage leather chair I’ve arranged some sticks and added a light garland. It looks magical in the dark but,despite being very decorative, it’s really quick and simple to create. The old panelled door came from a brocante, and I’m going to leave it just as it is for now, as I love the texture of the flaking paint.

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2 For a centrepiece on the table, I arranged some Christmas-tree baubles, a few nice candles and some small branches of pine needles. In fact, the pine pieces were simply leftovers from the tree as one branch needed to be cut off. Around the napkins, I’ve then tied some small Christmas tree decorations with gold string. Name cards add a nice personal touch – they’re easy to make if you have time, or you can buy them.


LPC hege -39523 If you don’t like having a large tree in your home, simply mount a smaller tree on a table, making it stand out and appear bigger. It’s quick and easy to decorate, and the Christmas spirit is just the same.


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4 I love using empty frames as decor as they’re nice objects in their own right. On the shelves, I’ve placed some lovely Christmas decorations instead of simply putting them all on the tree.



Hege lives in Mazerolles, Charente with husband Craig and five-year-old son, Magnus. They’ve lived in France for 8 years and built their own house in 2010. She writes about interior design and DIY projects on her popular interior design blog Hege In France ( and has an online store offering designer items alongside one-off upcycled items created from finds at local brocantes and vide greniers. She also offers a bespoke interior design service to suit all budgets. 

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