Christmas is the ideal opportunity to spend time with friends and family, to relax at home enjoying traditional festive fayre and the odd glass of mulled wine. It's the time when we all want our homes to look their best, with a tree to be proud of and fairy lights casting a magical glow.
If you're looking for some seasonal inspiration, our decorating guide has a selection of festive styles to suit your period home, from traditional gold to delicate vintage pastels, you're sure to find something to fill your home with Christmas cheer. For more ideas, take a look at our Real Homes, with beautiful interiors dressed to impress, while our special gift guide is bound to have a suggestion to spoil your loved ones.
For me, Christmas is a time to think of others and be grateful for what we have, so I would like to say thank you to the dedicated team of talented writers and photographers who regularly contribute, to Helen and Rachel, the best ‘Girl Fridays’ any Editor could wish for, and to you, our loyal readers who, we hope, will continue to enjoy PH&I for years to come. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014.