Welcome to our latest Design Insights interview! For this special #LoveToGive edition, we welcome the talented interior stylist, Kimberly Duran from Swoonworthy. With a love of Eclectic Boho Glam and creating stylish spaces, we couldn’t wait to get chatting!
Do you have a favourite festive recipe for the holidays?
I make a batch of homemade mince pies every year but I’m not much of a baker to be honest so I always consider them ‘rustic’ looking! It’s a nice way to say they are always kind of ugly! Haha! But they do taste nice!
What’s your top tips for creating a stylish yet festive home?
I always use a lot of greenery in my decor – both faux and real. It really fills up space and the additional life in any room always looks gorgeous. String some white fairy lights through it and a few baubles to finish it off if you like!
Do you have any festive DIY decoration ideas to share?
I always consider what else I have in my home that can be used within my Christmas decorations that aren’t necessarily for Christmas. So last year, I filled a lovely marble cake stand with sparkly baubles and put it on my coffee table and wrapped a magnolia wreath around my light fixture. Repurposing things around the house is always a great budget option!
What’s your ultimate tip for hosting and entertaining for the holidays?
Keep it simple! I always make food ahead of time that can be frozen and then just warmed up in the oven. And I like to have just one signature cocktail to make it a little more special. It doesn’t have to be complicated – your friends and family are there to enjoy your company and they won’t care if it all doesn’t look like a magazine shoot. I think we put too much pressure on ourselves at this time of year so there’s nothing wrong with just relaxing and enjoying your guests.
And we had to ask…What is your favourite Brabantia product to give (and make someone happy)?