Our Christmas Wishlist

By Oliver Burns

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December 14, 2017|Christmas

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  • hristmas is coming and we can’t wait!  We know that being with loved ones is what makes us happiest at Christmas, but for fun, we asked some of the team to share what they would like to find in their dream stocking on Christmas day. Read on for some stylish gift list inspiration.

Sharon - Founding Partner

Image via Pinterest

I’m hoping that this Gucci GG Marmont shoulder bag will be in my stocking this year! I love the matelassé chevron leather with the heart on the back and the antique gold-toned chain & double G.  I’d love to add this to my handbag collection as it can be used for work or going out so its super versatile and super stylish.

Becky - Senior Interior Designer

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  • All I want for Christmas are these thoughtfully detailed Knife polka-dot satin-twill and leather pumps by Balenciaga! I love filling my wardrobe with playful statements like this while keeping it stylish and sophisticated, and these are the perfect marriage of both.   These beauties would take me through into spring/summer 2019:- dots are timeless and versatile and easily mismatched with other prints or simply teamed with essential skinny jeans and a classic trench coat for an effortlessly elegant ensemble.

Kamei - Senior Interior Designer

Image via Eleanor Pritchard

We bought a lovely pale grey wool sofa for our living room over a year and a half ago; and after a lot of deliberation, I only very recently decided on the cushions. Now that we are well and truly into winter, a cosy blanket just seems necessary as a practical finishing touch. I discovered Eleanor Pritchard a few years ago at a design fair and she stood out, not only because her use of colour and pattern is unobtrusive, but also because all her fabrics and accessories are produced in the UK.  I have wanted the Northerly Throw ever since I saw it, as the design would work perfectly with my sofa and cushions. The use of colour gives it character, but it is very neutral so it is neither too feminine nor too masculine. Fingers crossed it’s in my stocking!

Julie - Senior Interior Designer

  • Image via Hasselblad
  • Hasselblad medium format cameras were one of my favourite cameras to use during my time studying professional photography. In 2018 I’m rekindling my love of photography and would like to find in my dream stocking one of these 700 limited edition SLR cameras featuring 24 karat gold-plating with a blue leather trim. Gorgeous!

Alex - Managing Director

Image via Hackett

All I want for Christmas is a new blazer. I have been searching for one for some time and I think I have finally found something I like from Hackett. I love that it can be mixed with chinos or jeans depending on the occasion. Hackett are a great British brand and they deliver such classic shapes with intricate detailing and luxurious fabrics.  I will hopefully be teaming it with a light blue Canali pocket square to bring a pop of colour.

Charmaine - Office Manager

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  • My ultimate luxury is a bath – having been a working mum for years there is nothing I like more than relaxing in a bubble bath at the end of the day.  I would love a bath set this Christmas from Ortigia.  I love it because everything’s made from natural products – plants and flowers.  I also love the slightly ethnic design on the bottles and boxes, making the products not only feel great and smell great, but also look great too!

Meera - Junior Interior Designer

Image via Cocolux

I would love a Cocolux Onyx candle for Christmas.  The fragrant smell is amazing and the candle vessel is a beautiful onyx which comes in different colours, making it a great styling accessory. This can also be used as a nice pot after the wax has been burned off. The candle is also made from highly sustainable, natural materials which makes it even more appealing. This time of year I just want to be cosy and a candle is the perfect way to get some festive ambience, so it is definitely a favourite Christmas gift of mine.

Joe - Founding Partner

Image via Rolex

I would like to find a Rolex Cosmograph Datona hanging in my dream stocking this Christmas.  Watches are a passion of mine and I think this is a beautiful classic watch that will still look as good in ten years as it does now.  I love the colour combination of champagne, black & gold and it can be used for everyday luxury as it has a rubber strap.

'Happy Days' Riva Boat outside The Lakehouse. Image by Oliver Burns.

Last but not least – after shooting with this gorgeous Riva Aquarama on our Italian shoot – courtesy of Bellini Nautica, our collective dream Christmas wish list would feature one of these gorgeous speed boats (and the amazing Lakehouse to match!)

Have a fantastic Christmas, love Team OB.


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