Antonia's Notebook: Company for Christmas

PUBLISHED: 10:42 21 March 2012 | UPDATED: 20:26 20 February 2013

Antonia's Notebook: Company for Christmas

Antonia's Notebook: Company for Christmas

All the latest interiors news and trends from Sussex Life interiors expert Antonia Edwards<br/><br/>Check out Antonia's design blog

Antonias Notebook

All the latest interiors news and trends fromSussex Life interiors expert Antonia Edwards

Check out Antonias design blog

More company for Christmas

I now have more people coming round for Christmas dinner than originally anticipated. Where can I find an extendable dining table?

For a contemporary option, Ligne Roset do a very stylish table called Eureka with a black glass top, ebony-stained oak extensions and legs. This can accommodate up to 10 people (Ligne Roset Brighton 01273 01273 669680. I would also take a look at Willis and Gambiers ranges. Montpellier is an elegant mango wood Louis Philippe inspired collection of furniture. The extendable table can be lengthened from 160cm to 210cm (pictured above). They also have the Lille design which is crafted from solid alder and cherry veneers. Classic French-inspired curves and a subtle lacquered finish give the table a grand feel that will complement a range of interior styles. The rich wood is characterised by occasional knotting and naturally occurring imperfections.The 6-8 seater rectangular design extends to 219cm and the 8-10 seater to 279cm.They also do a round 4-6 seater which extends to 166cm, available at Collingwood Batchelor, Horsham 01403 269261, Haywards Heath 01444 411493 and Worthing (H.G. Scadgell) 01903 234811.

Inspired Style

Maya is from Cole & Sons Geometric collection of contemporary wallpaper. Influenced by 1960s Op Art, the wallpaper is made up of intricate patterns, vivid graphics and trompe loeil effects. Maya can be hung as a half drop or reverse hung to create a large zig-zag effect, available in metallic silver and matt white from a range at Mister Smith Interiors Brighton 01273 605574 and Crowborough 01892 664152

Object of Desire

Perfect for a hallway the beautiful Moroccan style Souk Souk Bronze Pendant Lantern made from pierced and studded metal and pressed glass panels, 195 from The French Bedroom Company 08456 448022

Take 3...Scented Candles

Get festive with evocative winter aromas...

  1. 1. Emma Bridgewater Robin Candle Mug Winter Lilies scent 29.95 from a range at Sparks Yard, Arundel 01903 885588

  2. 2. Diptyque Scented Candle in Pomander Orange Cloves 38 from Heals, Brighton 01273 827300

  3. 3. Tuscan Fig Signature Candle 20 from The White Company, Brighton
    01273 447061

Get the Look

For a Scandinavian-style Christmas, turn to Heals for inspiration.Porto extending oak dining table 1895, light dining chair 395, Nordic spruce christmas tree 185cm 140, Johnny Egg oak and flocked antler coat hook 290, Heals Discovers butterfly wings framed art in Earl Grey by Samantha Neal 465, Lovi 3D wooden christmas tree 30cm 65, LSA Celeste dinnerware from 8, glassware, accessories and decorations from a selection at Heals, Brighton 01273 827300.

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