MATTHEW WILLIAMSON DRAWS INFLUENCE FROM HIS SPANISH ISLE SURROUNDINGS TO SET A FESTIVE TABLE
The British designer lives in the mountains of Deià, Mallorca, which he says has influenced his decor and holiday decorations. “The natural landscape, the rugged coastal paths and all the foliage around me has naturally spilled over. I’m going to try and play around with a more muted, neutral palette, which is a nice change since I usually go for bright and bold hues.”
This year will be an intimate affair.
That muted, neutral palette is key to making Williamson’s signature pattern mixing work. While he doesn’t stick to any particular “rules,” he advises that “keeping a tight palette is wise. I love florals with a graphic pattern and a touch of animal print, too.” Williamson’s go-to this year? “A super fun menagerie-printed runner and matching napkins I designed for CB2. I love their faded, neutral tones, but they’re whimsical and fun, too.”