A Scandinavian-inspired Christmas curated by our decoration editors

Every month House & Garden’s decoration editors curate a fictional, shoppable home, using a painstakingly researched selection of beautiful objects old and new. Welcome to The Scheme. This month Gabby Deeming and Ruth Sleightholme have taken inspiration from Nordic design and created a festive scheme in pale blue, grey and gold.

WALLS 
‘Sjoberg’ hand-painted paper-backed hessian wallcovering, 90cm wide, £320 a metre, from Mathew Bray & Matthew Collins. 
Bespoke foliage garland, £300 a metre, from Pulbrook & Gould. 
FLOOR 
Turkish wool and cotton flatweave rug, £6,850, from Robert Stephenson. 
FURNITURE 
Walnut ‘Woven Rush Lounge Chair’, by Smilow Design, £6,500; steel, walnut, sycamore and cherry ‘Tent Table’, by Temper Studio for Freshwest, £5,000; ‘Curved Walnut Bench’, by Will Elworthy, £2,500; all from Mint. 
Fifties French wenge chairs, £9,600 for eight, from Rose Uniacke.
Late-eighteenth-century Swedish cupboard, £5,250, from Lorfords. 
ACCESSORIES 
‘Ivy Pendant 8’ bronze, brass and glass light, £7,800, from CTO Lighting. 
‘Stars’ crystal glasses, £69.50 for six; ‘Marbled’ melamine plates, 27cm, £18.50 each; earthenware ‘Marbled Blue Plates’, 22cm, £45 each; and ‘Green Scalloped Bowl’, £91; both by James Burnett-Stuart; all from Tinsmiths. 
Marbled Christmas crackers, £40 for six, from Katie Leamon.
‘Globe’ aluminium candlesticks, from £32 each, from Broste Copenhagen.
‘Tapered Candles’ (natural, gold), £27 for set of 12, from Sophie Conran. 
Metal oak leaves (autumnal, polished gold), parts from ‘Oak Tree’ chandelier, from £10,236, from Cox London. 
‘Amethyst Glass Decanter with 12 Glasses’, by Archivio Lante, £1,200, from Rose Uniacke.
Hand-painted linen napkins (blue), £30 a pair, from Designers Guild. 
‘The Eye’ rattan placemats, e170 for 4, from Atelier VimeALI ALLEN

WALLS 
‘Sjoberg’ hand-painted paper-backed hessian wallcovering, 90cm wide, £320 a metre, from Mathew Bray & Mathew Collins. 
Paper garlands, £14 for a 10-metre kit, from The Shop Floor Project. 
FURNITURE 
Seventies gilded metal Martini table, £575, from Brownrigg. 
ACCESSORIES 
‘Stars’ crystal glass, £69.50 for six, from Tinsmiths. 
Metal oak leaves (autumnal), parts from ‘Oak Tree’ chandelier, from £10,236, from Cox London.ALI ALLEN

WALLS 
‘Chambalon’ wallpaper (mercury/platinum), by Zoffany, 140cm wide, £129 a metre, from Style Library. 
Paper snowflakes, from £6.50 each, from Broste Copenhagen. 
FLOOR 
Iranian wool and cotton flatweave rug, 260 x 350cm, £3,500, from Robert Stephenson. FURNITURE 
‘Regency’ ebonized wood settee, £10,500, from Max Rollitt; covered in ‘Glacis’ (mango chutney), by Rose Tarlow, linen, £224 a metre, at Tissus d’Hélène. 
‘Low Oval’ oak coffee table, £2,370, from Rose Uniacke. 
‘Whitby’ wood chairs (gustavian grey), by Kit Kemp, £1,500 each, from Shop Firmdale; backs covered in ‘Zig Zag Stripe’ (azure/kingfisher), cotton, £174 a metre, from Penny Morrison; seats in ‘Chiltern’ (016), linen, £110 a metre, from Fermoie; trimmed in ‘Seychelles Chevron Gimp’ (leaf), cotton, £21 a metre, from Samuel & Sons. 
ACCESSORIES 
‘Angel’ ceramic vases (white), from £40, from Karin Hossack. 
Green glass mini-baubles (on holly branch), £29 for set of 12; striped clear glass baubles, £15 each; all from The Conran Shop. 
Clear glass bauble with gold engraving (on table), £6, from Petersham Nurseries. 
‘Flower’ terracotta vases (on table), by John Derian for Astier de Villatte, from £325, from Designers Guild. 
Eighteenth-century storm glass tealights, £1,200 for a pair, from Rose Uniacke. 
‘Leaf’ brass garland, by Malin Appelgren, £355; cotton hand puppets, by Wild Folk, £22 each; with wooden stands, £12 each; all from The Shop Floor Project. 
Eight-foot Nordmann fir tree, £59.99, from Kingswood Christmas Trees. 
Tree decorations, from £3.90 each, from Gisela Graham. 
LED fairy lights, £25 for 30 metres, from Lights4fun. 
Wrapping paper, hand painted by stylist. 
Handmade wrapping paper (indira ink blue), £6 for a 75 x 55cm sheet, from Bungalow. 
Metallic satin and grosgrain ribbons, from £2 for 3 metres, from PaperchaseALI ALLEN

WALLS 
‘Chambalon’ wallpaper (mercury/platinum), by Zoffany, 140cm wide, £129 a metre, from Style Library.
Hand-cut leather and organdie cotton ‘Cut-out Leather Leaf Panel’, £1,250, by Lora Avedian. 
ACCESSORIES 
Frosted Murano glass vase, £2,900, from Petersham Nurseries. 
‘Leaf’ hand-beaten brass garland, by Malin Appelgren, £355, from The Shop Floor Project.ALI ALLEN

WALLS 
‘09C04’ paint, £43.50 for 2.5 litres matt emulsion, from Little Greene. 
Sixties Swedish wool tapestry panels, by Amie Pern, £3,450 for set of four, from Robert Stephenson. 
FURNITURE 
‘Campaign’ brass bed, £12,000 for a king size, from Max Rollitt. 
Bed curtains in ‘Sheer Linen’ (white), £32 a metre, from Volga Linen. 
Headboard in ‘Imogen’ (red desert), lambswool/silk, £136 a metre, from George Spencer Designs. 
Seventies brass and wood bedside table, by Luciano Frigerio di Desio, £1,200 a pair, from Brownrigg. 
ACCESSORIES Bespoke foliage garland, £300 a metre, from Pulbrook & Gould. 
Cushions: linen ‘Brera Lino’ (ochre), £60; and ‘Milazzo’ (alabaster), £49; both from Designers Guild. Hand-painted linen and suede ‘Yamanami’ (green), by Minä Perhonen, £105; cotton ‘Corduroy’, by Ferm Living, £49; and wool and velvet ‘Eclectic’ (caramel), by Hay, £75; 
and embroidered cotton throw, by Khadi & Co, £369; all from Couverture & The Garbstore.
Bedcover and bolster in ‘Amadea’ (pumpernickel), wool, £136 a metre, from George Spencer Designs. 
Glass ‘Roman Flute Short Vase’, £29, from Tinsmiths. 
Fifties rope and glass table lamp, by Audoux-Minet, £1,800, from Atelier Vime. 
Handmade wrapping paper (indira ink blue) , £6 for a 75 x 55cm sheet, from Bungalow.
All other wrapping paper, hand painted by stylist. 
Metallic satin and grosgrain ribbons, from £2 for 3 metres, from Paperchase. 
Paper snowflake, £6.50, from Broste Copenhagen. 
‘Bear on Wheels Replica 1904’, £275, from Steiff.

Author: Rakesh Sasmal