Giveaway | Win a set of Nina Campbell wine glasses with English Abode

Design Hunter has teamed up with English Abode to offer you the chance to add a luxurious touch to your dining table or party this Christmas with these Nina Campbell jewel wine glasses.

Each one is exquisitely handmade and they come in a range of vibrant gemstone inspired colours - amethyst, aquamarine, diamond, peridot, pink sapphire and topaz. They work beautifully with English Abode's porcelain crockery and luxurious table linen.

A set of 6 (worth £149) could be yours in the first of our Christmas giveaways. To enter simply head over to the English Abode website by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post and leave your email address to be kept up to date with details of their latest offers and new arrivals.

While you are there take some time to explore English Abode's carefully edited collection of furniture, art and home accessories which includes covetable antique pieces as well as more contemporary designs. I love how effortlessly the English Abode team have blended together the old and the new - the site is a great resource for anyone who is looking for inspiring ways to introduce antique finds into a contemporary interior. Everything is beautifully curated and there are lots of thoughtful suggestions on choosing items that will work well together and help you build a design scheme.

(Plus for today only, English Abode are offering a Black Friday discount of 10% on all orders over £25.)

Good luck and check in on Design Hunter again on Monday for more giveaway news.

The closing date for entries is 19 December 2014.

The giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over and a full list of terms and conditions of entry can be found here.

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Winter Fragrance

It’s amazing how evocative scent can be. One whiff of cinnamon and cloves and I start to get giddy about Christmas. If it’s still too early for you to embark on putting up decorations then one guaranteed way to transform your home into a festive wonderland is with candles or diffusers.

Here I’ve rounded up my favourite Christmas fragrances that are perfect for a pre-Christmas treat or a thoughtful gift.

Gold details add a sophisticated touch to your festive décor and this Enchanted Woodland scented candle looks and smells divine.

If you want to blow the budget but ooze in the design stakes treat yourself to a Fornasetti candle. The Silenzio features notes of thyme, lavender and cedarwood and is encased in a ceramic vessel that will make a stylish addition to your mantlepiece. 

There’s something incredibly chic about Bella Freud so her Signature candle, which smells of smoked incense and wood, makes a perfect gift for fashionable friends. 

For an understated look I love the packaging of this Amber candle from Laboratory Perfumes. The fragrance is far from simple though and evokes notes of wood, citrus and cardamom making it a modern festive option.

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This set of three candles from Jo Loves makes a lovely present although I would be tempted to keep it for myself! Burn alone or combine the trio for a unique fragrance.

Another trio that caught my eye is the Christmas offering from French fragrance masters Diptyque. My favourite scent of the three is Épice but they all smell equally divine.

As someone who loves the combination of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, the Bois d’Épicerie Chromatic Trilogy candle from Miller Harris is right up my street.

Create a calming atmosphere at home this Christmas with the Christmas Wish scented candle collection from Neom Organics made from 100% natural fragrance.

The White Company is my go-to for wonderfully scented candles and fragrance and it comes into its own at Christmas time. The Winter collection includes candles of various sizes and a diffuser which makes a lovely gift.   

If candles aren’t your thing then consider a room spray to add a seasonal fragrance to your home. The traditional orange and cinnamon scent of this Christmas spray by True Grace makes it a classic option.

by Anna McKittrick

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Join table by Fritz Hansen

Republic of Fritz Hansen have just announced the release of Join™, a new light, flexible coffee table available in three different shapes.

With their subtle, understated design the tables can either stand alone or be grouped together. The powder-coated steel legs and frame are finished in black and the solid oak tabletop will be available with either clear or black lacquer.

“The three table types are aimed at three different contexts. The round shape is directionless and orients itself equally to the surroundings and fits into any room. The long table with its distinctive oblong “surfboard” shape is perfect along the wall or in front of the sofa. And the smaller of the three tables makes a perfect side table.”
— Christian Grosen Rasmussen, head of design, Fritz Hansen.

Available from February 2014.