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A Christmas Workshop at Fritz Hansen

With the run up to Christmas it feels like I’ve not stopped to breath. With hectic days in the studio to try to close off as much work as possible before we go on our annual Christmas break (we literally hibernate for a week), it was a lovely reprieve to have been invited to attend a Christmas Table Top Styling workshop hosted by Mathilde (MK Design), Ashely (Occipinti) & Tom (Agent F).

It was a blustery Saturday afternoon when I arrived at the location of the Workshop at Fritz Hansen. I arrived to a friendly welcome by both Mathilde & Ashley who offered a Christmassy beverage, a choice of Scandinavian Glogg or Elderflower Iced Tea. I chose the Elderflower Iced Tea and it was simply delicious. After some mingling and introductions with other design loving enthusiasts, we then started the workshop.

We started with a tour of the shop floor where Mathilde & Ashley went through various examples of how to create the perfect Christmas table. There were 3 table settings already setup to showcase a number of lovely ideas such as using natural herbs to spruce up a napkin to creating name tags using moulded clay.

We then went on to make our own floral centre piece. Being led by talented florist Tom from Agent F, we were taught how to create the perfect centre piece that we were able to take home after. We used blue spruce to fill out the bottom and then slowly layered with a combination of herbs such as rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus amongst others. We then finished off with some gold sprayed leaves and succulents to create a wonderfully lush and natural feeling centrepiece. This was my favourite part of the workshop. I really enjoyed adding all the different layers of greenery and the smell of all the herbs and flowers was just wonderful to be around.

We then had a break with a healthy table full of treats from Cake + Cucumber. The chocolate & beetroot brownie was delicious as were the crepes from Nojo London.

Once we were suitably fed, the final part of the workshop was a lesson on how to fold decorative napkins and simple ideas on how to create name tags. Again Mathilde and Ashley provided a wonderful demonstration of how to fold some great napkin designs and then we went about trying to remake them.

When it was time to go home, I was a little sad. It had been such a wonderful afternoon and to top it off we were given a lovely goodie bag full of wonderfully designed items.

I’d like to thank Mathilde & Ashley for inviting me to attend this workshop, I would highly recommend you attend their next workshop in 2017. Mathilde, Ashley & Tom were wonderful teachers and really know the subject they teach. I left the workshop with a head full of ideas on how to style my Christmas Table this year.

More details of their workshops can be found here...http://mkdesign.london/interior-styling-workshops/

Till next time, x Doris

Photography by Matthew Pull

Note: I was provided a ticket to the workshop by MK Design & Occipinci and thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank You.

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