Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

Christmas is a season for giving, and this year some of our favourite interior designers are making that easy with a raffle of beautiful wreaths designed to raise money for Place2Be, the children's mental health charity. The event coincides with the tenth anniversary of the Place2Be carol concert, originally founded by Karen Howes, CEO of Taylor Howes, along with her husband Andrew.

Taylor Howes Designs, Kit Kemp, David Collins Studio, Martin Brudnizki Studio, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Katharine Pooley, KLC, Helen Amy Murray, LuxDeco and GP&J Baker are the designers taking part, each bringing their own aesthetic and inspiration to their wreaths. Some of the designs focus on the idea of sustainability and reuse–David Collins Studio, for example, have made one entirely out of paper coffee cups–while others take a more traditional approach: LuxDeco's takes its inspiration from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker.

Raffle tickets cost £15 each and can be bought online here. The draw for the winners will take place on Tuesday 26th November, and wreaths will be delivered promptly by December 1st, just in time for Christmas decorating.

The Place2Be Carol Concert will be held on Wednesday 4th December at St Marylebone Parish Church. Tickets cost £30 for adults and £15 for children, and you can purchase them here.

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  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    The Design Centre x Rob Van Helden

    'Simplicity, colour and beauty is the key to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s stylish wreath by florist Rob Van Helden. Creating an instant festive feeling at home, vibrant red ilex berries bring Christmas joy to the front door.'

  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    G P & J Baker

    'Inspired by a fabric and wallpaper design from the company's Mulberry Home collection called "Game Birds", the wreath will feature a painterly pheasant and be festooned with feathers, berries, pine cones & gilded wheat; and be hung from a customized bow created from a Mulberry Home passementerie design.'

  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    Helen Amy Murray

    'Not your typical wreath, on a disc rather than a ring, the artwork evokes the base of a spiralling pine cone frosted in snow. Fascinated by the geometry and Fibonacci sequence found in nature, Helen uses scallops, a theme of many of her artworks, to create concentric rings that increase in size until interrupted by an inner circle that reflects the scallops and reverses the flow of the relief. Additional lines through each scallop enhance the undulation of the surface. This piece will be the first artwork to feature this pattern, despite it being originally hand illustrated by Helen in 2015.

    Hand-sculpted in a white faux leather, with a super fine linear texture and subtle pearlized finish, the material reflects the luminescence of other light sources and enhances the sculptural relief.

    The piece has a diameter of approximately 430mm and up to 25mm depth and has a picture hook for installation on the reverse. Suitable for indoor display all year round, not just for Christmas.'

  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    Katharine Pooley x Neil Strain

    'Taking inspiration from Katharine's deep-rooted love of the countryside and wild outdoors, Katharine Pooley and Neill Strain Floral Couture have come together to create an elegant and sophisticated wreath encompassing a mix of foraged greenery and splashes of deep crimson. This year Katharine introduced an array of chickens to her outdoor home life in the Cotswolds, hence the nod to her feathery friends in the form of small smooth eggs. This traditional, festive wreath also includes pine, red berries, amaranthus, eucalyptus, skimmia rubella and pine cones finished with a luxurious satin bow.'

  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

    'Inspired by Martin’s Scandinavian roots, the MBDS Christmas wreath incorporates traditional Scandinavian motifs and the colours and patterns used by the artist Carl Larsson. A team of patterned Dala horses – a traditional symbol for Sweden - gallop alongside folky red hearts whilst an oversized pussy bow is finished with free-flowing ribbons, all featuring traditional Scandinavian patterns like those found in in the interiors depicted by Larsson.'

  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    Taylor Howes Designs

    'Inspired by childhood memories of placing the fairy on the Christmas tree and the much-recited Christmas carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, the Taylor Howes wreath, created in collaboration with studio Aiveen Daly and designed by Taylor Howes’ Design Director, Georgina Wood, is a poignant reminder of the meaning behind Christmas time and those who are need of protection at this time of the year.'

  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    Kit Kemp

    'Our fun and whimsical Christmas Wreath embodies the Firmdale family. Timothy Turkey, Mr Fizz and Mr Puff are three members of our colourful Patchwork Toy collection adorning this festive wreath.' The toys have been created from the offcuts and recycled fabrics used by Kit Kemp in her Firmdale design studio. Many of the fabrics used are from her own design collections. They are handmade in the UK and each is unique with a limited-edition number.

  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    David Collins Studio

    'We have based this year's concept on an ornate mirror that hung above the mantlepiece in David Collins' living room. Rather than white, we plan to use a signature David Collin Studio blue. The actual frame will be crafted out of used takeaway coffee cups / lids, which we will collect from staff. This is intended to both raise awareness within our Studio about single-use plastic and encourage a more sustainable alternative for our morning coffees. The cups will be painted blue and fit together to replicate the undulating frame of David's mirror, inspired by Giacometti.'

  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    KLC x Malphor

    'This decorative wreath is 400mm in diameter and has been created on behalf of the KLC School of Design for the Place2Be raffle as a reminder that Christmas is an opportunity for us all to celebrate life, love and togetherness. Professional upcycler Dominique Malacarne of Malphor is based in Oxford and has a background in graphic art although she now spends her time creating distinctive gothic style pieces of upcycled furniture and home accessories and is well-known for injecting symbolism into her work. Dominique is an Associate of the House of Upcycling, the UK and Ireland's leading independent association for the support and elevation of standards and status of professional upcycling for interiors.'

  • Interior designers' wreaths auctioned for charity

    Lux Deco x Wildwood London

    'Channeling the spirit of Tchaikovsky's quintessentially festive ballet 'The Nutcracker', the LuxDeco Wreath combines beautiful foliage by Wild Wood London with a variety of stunning LuxDeco ornaments including the Sugar Plum Fairy, Toy Soldiers and The Nutcracker himself. The LuxDeco Wreath is testament to Place2Be’s belief in the power of play to transform the lives of children and a reminder that, however broken we may feel, we can all be put back together again with the right support ... just like the Nutcracker himself.'