ACHICA Guide to Christmas: Hot Highland Style


As winter draws in we’re warming up our living spaces with touches of tartan and romantic Scottish home furnishings. As well as the traditional green and red tartans we’re introducing  hints of heather and lilac colourways, cosy taupes and glamorous metallics. “Tartan takes centre stage and is accented with opulent golds and hints of bronze, striking the perfect balance between classic and relaxing,” says Tricia Wickett, Director of Buying at ACHICA. “Pillows and throws are featured in a warming palette of red, grey, mulberry and natural tones, to complement the deep hues of the mahogany furniture and sumptuous leather armchairs.” Complete the look with original rustic accessories and characterful wall art for a fresh timeless trend that will last you season after season. Here’s a few fabulous pieces to get the look, taken from the Highland Christmas promotion at ACHICA

Purple Reign

A statement chair like the Warwick Bainbridge Chair (above) combines shades of sophisticated heather in its tartan design. Finished with mahogany legs, this chair will add grandeur to any interior.

Meanwhile the Dawson two-seater sofa (below) combines natural fabrics like linen and silk with luxurious leather. The earthy tones of the sofa are accentuated with subtle purple stripes running across the bottom of the sofa. Team with a sheepskin rug and a toasty log fire and you won’t want to move for hours.


Moody Mahogany: These wonderfully crafted furniture designs are a great showpiece for the living room, hall or bedroom. Made with mahogany and burl wood, eacg cabinet comes with a small copper knob and delicately turned legs. Stylish, practical and elegant.


Gold Digger: The sunny metallic tones of these antique-inspired mirrors at ACHICA will not only warm up your living space but will bring an air of old-school glamour to the look. They are finished with intricate foliage design.


Bargain Hunting: Full of vintage appeal, these eccentric animal prints add character to the Highland look. They are printed on original dictionary pages and make a great talking point when guests visit too.  See the full range of prints at ACHICA.


Cushion Comfort: No Highland-style home is complete without a few tartan cushions and throws. Choose the softest materials such as these pure wool cushions filled with sumptuous duck feather. Shades of lavender, grape and taupe create the most luxurious appeal.


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Keya Modessa, ACHICA Features Writer

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