Habitat is to Europe like West Elm is to America: A brand that offers contemporary and accessible designs for those of us who are just starting out through to the high flyers of this world, with city crash pads and weekend country escapes. Habitat’s Christmas offering is one of their strongest from the past two years. Expect to find a mix of modernist ornaments in the form of porcelain owls, ice blue baubles and sleek, matt white decorations. Mixed in amongst their their red, white and blue ranges are some fantastic folksy designs (I used some of them in my Rue Christmas shoot) and they have a charming, timeless quality to them. Let’s dive in and check out the fab festive looks the brand has created for us this year.

Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. I like the card board decorations….but I wonder where their really made. As buying FOB isnt buying 'Eco'

  2. Love the string lights in that last picture–remind me of bluebells. Only they're not blue. 🙂

  3. mr. will, I love seeing how others around the world decorate, It is so fun and you bring all the good and fun stuff for our viewing pleasure. Merry Christmas to YOU!!

    Ps thank you so much for your visit. The yellow is pretty smashing for Christmas isn't it?!

  4. I spend hours in habitat when I'm in the UK- love everything! Prices are good and the merchandising is always brilliant!
    I love your Christmas images, too cool!

  5. Love the simplicity of the ideas – did you string the decorations in the first photo? I collect spheres and love to decorate with blues, clear and silver for Christmas so this is a great idea for my tree in a miniature form. Jennifer jennsthreegraces pop in!

  6. I have a habitat near me in Republique and often wander through after I have finished at the gym. Lovely images. Carla

  7. The one name you need to know and remember from this post is Rebecca McEvoy. She is Habitat's very talented and beautiful stylist. She use to be Style Editor on British ELLE Decoration when I worked there.

  8. Ahh, Habitat. Every time we visit London, we spend way too much there. they don't ship to Canada, which may be a good thing 😉
    Have a good day, Will!

  9. Great to read that you're all loving Habitat's Christmas collections. We decorated with their ice blue baubles this year (the ones from the first image) and they look grand.

    Jennifer – I didn't style this work; it was done by their stylist, Rebecca McEvoy. Your blues for Christmas sound lovely!

  10. Gosh, you are making me miss London so much! Scooting down to Habitat was one of my fave past times and I can only wish I'd be able to do it again this Christmas..!

    Is that a sad bird on the night stand in pic no 1? If so, I want to adopt it..!
    Also loved the stringed ball lamps. I want some badly – would look great in a tropical Christmas setting like here. Please tell your friends at Habitat to open here in Sydney.. or if not possible before July next year.. they can go for Stockholm..! 🙂

    xx C

  11. Is it wrong that I want magical door lighting chains on my doors all year round? I think not.

    *Tania @ Passport2Design.com

  12. We had a Habitat in Spain and I LOVED it! I do not understand why Copenhagen doesn't have one, but I told my husband that we needed to visit Hamburg before Christmas. He thinks it for touristy stuff, but really I just want to go to Habitat!

  13. Last year, we trimmed a little plastic tree with tiny baubles from Habitat and it was wonderful. This year's collection is even better than the last and I love the natural feel. Thanks for posting this and allowing me to browse the Habitat magic vicariously!

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.