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Behind the scenes at our festive photoshoot

With that wonderful time of year almost upon us, we take you behind the scenes of our festive photoshoot to share how we sprinkle a little locally inspired magic into our Christmas decorations this year...

We have been busy putting up beautiful, locally sourced Cornish Christmas trees at our properties ready for our Christmas guests. We save the best part for you - putting up the decorations. This is a fun activity to do together and is bound to get everyone into the festive spirit from day one of your holiday.

Styling doesn't need to be complicated and expensive. Simple can be beautiful and (trespassing-free) foraging in the forests and hedgerows for some festive foliage can be a fun activity for the whole family! With our coastal properties providing the most beautiful canvas for festive creativity, here is some inspiration from our recent Christmas shoot.

Natural, rustic tones work well for a home set within the Cornish countryside. Foliage sprinkled with white and grey accessories create a stylish but relaxed Christmas scene.
A wreath creates a lovely first impression for your Christmas guests. Here we use Pampas Grass to create a distinctive and modern look.
There's nothing like a spot of wreath making to get you in the Christmas spirit. Here the marketing team take to the beach to get some festive coastal shots with their handmade fir wreaths.
There's nothing like a beautiful coastal backdrop for some photos of you and your loved ones together this Christmas. You certainly won't be short of 'Instagrammable' locations!
Eucalyptus is very fashionable at the moment and not only provides a beautiful green/silver tone but also has a lovely scent to make your home smell divine.
Succulents have made a come back in recent years. Why not incorporate them into your Christmas decorations this year with a beautiful succulent wreath?
Don't forget to pack your cosiest pyjamas and Christmas onesies for evenings in beside the fire. Make the lounge a home with cushions, throws and sheepskin for added luxury.
Stockings don't have to be loud and bright. How about a chunky knit scandi stocking this year to fit in with the rustic Christmas theme? You can fit plenty in this one too!
Pare back present wrapping with some brown packing paper, brown string and a fir flourish to create a traditional, natural look.
You don't have to wait for Christmas day to bring the festive feel into the kitchen. Gather the children and enjoy a spot of baking. Try making some mini mince pies - the perfect bitesize treat this Christmas!
Christmas decorations don't have to stop with the tree. Extend the rustic theme to your dining table with a simple sprig of foliage in a line of glasses or vases. Long tapered candles create the right mood for a dinner party.
Feature fireplaces provide a focal point for festive celebrations. Here we used a collection of branches with fir wreaths dropping down with pretty ribbon - all foraged locally.
You can't leave out your four-legged friend. Here our office Dachshund Luna gets involved in the festive action. Bribery might have been involved here!

Now the decorations are done, it's time to sit back, relax and let the festivities commence. The Latitude50 team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For those of you staying with us this festive period, we hope you have a magical Christmas beside the sea.

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