We hope you enjoy this second post in a four-part blog from our fabulous guest blogger, Hartleys Bedrooms in Skipton, as part of our exciting Christmas collaboration.

“As Alexander’s celebrates the seasonal changes with its brand new Autumn-Winter Menu, so too do we at Hartleys with our selection of wood-grain finishes, working that natural connection with the great outdoors. It’s the ideal time to consider pepping up your home with the warm and earthy autumnal tones of green, brown and orange, or combining cosy, Hygge effect textures with pastels for a New Nordic style. Both vibes create a snug and sophisticated sleep space, the perfect retreat in which to shrug off the strains of the day.

Hartleys Skipton & Alexander's
Off Piste at Alexander's Skipton

Cosy throws and pastels create a New Nordic effect at Hartleys, while earthy colours and textures work the theme at Alexander’s Off Piste après ski pop-up restaurant

“Today’s Alpine interiors are a clever mix of contemporary interior design and rustic style. Match Hartleys fitted bedroom furniture with hand-poured scented candles, sumptuous throws, faux fur rugs and a luxury hot chocolate – guaranteed to lift your mood.

Hygge at Hartleys and Alexander's Skipton

“As autumn colours and darker evenings lead us to thoughts of December, the practicalities of storage space for all manner of Christmas paraphernalia come to the fore; is there time to re-purpose the junk room in time for your festive guests? (I’m not suggesting that guests are ‘paraphernalia’, but they still require space!). Can we fit an extra put-you-up bed in the spare room? The wardrobes are already full to bursting; where will we store the presents?

Hartleys and Alexander's Skipton Collaboration

“Hartleys’ expertise is making the very best use of your living space and utilising previously unused space, adding both to the functionality of your room, as well as to its style. Have you considered a foldaway wall bed which hides neatly behind a set of wardrobe doors during the day (creating useful space when you need it) then stretches out in a matter of seconds when your guests require their beauty sleep? Or how about over-bed cabinets designed not to feel claustrophobic, but to subtly maximise your storage just when you need it?

“And talking of beauty sleep, how about a Hartleys’ Hot Toddy to savour as you’re relaxing in bed, or as a tasty treat to ward off the autumn chill? To recreate this Alexander’s exclusive at home, you’ll need whisky, caramel, ginger ale and lemon juice, or enjoy a glass on Alexander’s heated Winter Terrace, expertly created by their skilled bar team.”

Hartleys Hot Toddy at Alexander's Skipton