The past month has been so busy I have not had time to share the Christmas Window display I created with you. The newly opened Bluebird Salon in Bedford wanted a non ‘Christmassy’ Christmas display to enhance their beautiful floor to ceiling windows.
The salon itself has a very contemporary feel to it, there are vintage hints with their gorgeous decadent mirrors and antique furniture but this is contrasted with the industrial feel of the brushed metal lights and clean white surfaces. It has a perfect balance which gives the salon a very modern feel, there is definitely no ‘shabby chic’ in site! Therefore it was important to create a window display that reflected the movement of the salon and emphasized its alternative approach as a boutique which seems quite new for Bedford.
For Christmas displays it is very easy to be predictable and go for full on Christmas love, the brief was very clear though, there was not to be any sign of tinsel or the formidable red colour, I was given an image from made.com as a reference point. So I created a mood board and had a good rummage through my treasure trove and came up with the below. I would have loved to have been able to use some brushed metal pots in which to sit the greenery and candles, alas I am still searching for the perfect ones, so we compromised with the pretty French boxes.
The use of wood is currently a very strong decorative theme at the moment and the logs gave excellent height and came in handy as shelves with which to display the salons products on. The books and candle sticks provided our vintage high lights, the brushed silver lanterns and hanging paper stars our cleaner modern edge.
It is Christmas after all so we had to include pine cones and real holly with berries on in the greenery, (I got a little bit of red in!). The twig Christmas tree provided the central focus for the main window, they have a very open modern feel to them and provided the most wonderful decorative space. Because the owners are a little bit quirky and the saloon is filled with a few kitsch touches we hung sketched ceramic deer from the branches.
Finally my favourite decorative pieces were added, the glass ware, mini jugs and decanters with blue toned old spice pots, I seriously love these pieces and they are some of my key items in my range, they just look awesome on their own!
So there it is my first ever Christmas Window display! I can’t wait to get planning the ideas for next year!
If you are in the Bedford are I can’t recommend the Bluebird Salon enough!
See you all next week!
Love The White Emporium xxx