With social distancing regulations in place, New Year’s Eve may feel a little bleak compared to previous years. But if you're looking to make the most of the occasion, we spoke with prop stylist and social media influencer, Samantha Wong––better known as @samishome on Instagram––and Alex Sheldon, founder of Hong Kong interior styling and home staging company, The Home Stylist, to get tips and tricks on how to host an intimate New Year’s Eve Celebration at home.
Whether you’re looking to take your dinner presentation to the next level and create the most Instagram-worthy flat lay, or want to turn your space into a luxe space fit for royalty, here's how to create a luxurious New Year's Eve environment at home.
How can we create a luxurious celebration experience at home?
Samantha Wong (SW) For me, simplicity is the ultimate to have an enjoyable celebration at home. Identify your top priorities in hosting a dinner whether it be a colour theme or an 18lb turkey with all the trimmings and let the rest go.
Alex Sheldon (AS) To create a luxurious celebration at home, the decor should be as important as the food, drink and entertainment! It’s all about creating an atmosphere and making your guests —and yourself—feel like they are somewhere totally new and exciting!
Our biggest tip for party decor is layering. Think of different textures, colours and lots and lots of lighting. No overhead lights allowed—candles, fairy lights and lamps in layers upon layers of twinkling lights.
There really has never been a better time to go all out with the glitter this New Years Eve. After such a long and difficult year, a little sparkle will brighten everyone’s evening.