Real Living

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Interior designer Janice Kumar-Ward shows you how to gather, borrow and make items to create festive flair with a modern mood.

As a working mum with two young children and a husband who adores Christmas, in the lead up to the festive season, I’m always in a rush! We love gift giving in our family and cooking a special meal on the day and I’m always surprised (and relieved) to find that you can grab just about everything you need for the dishes themselves as well as the table dressing from the supermarket. It’s the perfect place to pick up those lastminute things that have ended up being the making of Christmas around my place. For this table setting, I wanted to prove that you could create a look that was simple but classic in a way that was inexpensive and fun to do.