Season's greetings to one and all, this issue brings the heart back home with the Classics. Doyenne of Insurance Winnie Tay shares her life lessons and try some gift wrapping tips in our Dark & Decadent section. Joyeux Noelle~!
THE HOME Dark & Decadent For a more dramatic Christmas dinner, this table with its regal black, purple and metallic colours is just the inspiration you’ve been looking for. BY LOUISA HOLST AND LIZEL CLOETE /THE INTERVIEW PEOPLE ASSISTANTS TANI KIRSTEN AND CISKIA HANEKOM PHOTOS ADRIAAN OOSTHUIZEN STYLING HANNES KOEGELENBERG, LYNNAE ENDERSBY AND DALA WATTS Elegance is the watchword for this Christmas theme. Use luxurious fabrics such as lace and velvet and add old gold, silver and burnished copper to your black and purple colour scheme. We used plain white plates, but spray painted a lace design onto our charger plates to make them look more special. The silver cutlery, metallic frames and black Christmas baubles with glitter add sparkle to the festivities. The wine glasses are in various shades of amber and purple, matched by the glass containers for the candles. Simple arrangements of lilac-pink tulips, wine-red peonies and deep-pink roses are the only other touches of colour. TM | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 30
THE HOME BIRD-CAGE PLACE CARDS These pretty place cards double up as delicate décor for your table. Hide a chocolate under each cage as a small surprise for your guests. 31 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 | TM