First foot it into 2013 by introducing subtle Scottish elements that are more Alexander McQueen than Maw Broon
COSY CALEDONIAN A canny colour palette of bracken, heather and stone, provides the backdrop for a Derwent Etienne Medium Sofa (1249.99), Ledbury Tripod Floor lamp (£210) and wicker fishing basket (£39), all from sterlingfurniture.co.uk
This off-the-wall Vintage Fauxidermy trophy from sarahmoorevintage.com can be ordered in your own woodland creature of choice, and are hand-stitched from antique blankets, local wool and vintage fabrics. From £295.
Go Westie with the Made in Scotland range of Zoffany fabrics from johndickandson.co.uk/ 0141 644 1115. The chair is covered in Garrick fabric at £79 per metre, while Montrose curtain and Fair Isle throw fabrics are both £99 per metre.
Chromium tanned cowhides from londoncows.co.uk make dashing and durable rugs, throws or wall-hangings. Prices start from £200.
As good design should envelop rather than overwhelm, avoid buying into the Celtic look wholesale. Choose natural materials such as stone, timber, linens and wools, and remember that matt shades work well with plaid fabrics.