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The Mill Gives Windmill Street a Fantastically Festive Makeover

Mill London, 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Set designer and prop maker Scarlet Winter transforms the London studio into an Après Ski Lodge

The Mill Gives Windmill Street a Fantastically Festive Makeover

For the Christmas period this year, the Mill’s London studio has been transformed into an Après Ski Lodge complete with snow; wood burning stoves; log piles; Christmas trees; cosy blankets and skiing kit. A six foot Mill ‘selfie’ bear and reindeer, alongside a number of other winter wonderland props stand in Reception greeting all visitors. 

Bespoke vinyl wraps were also created, with an Alpine scene stretching across all the windows in the fifth floor Loft and a log print design covers the reception desk and bar.

The festive decorations were accompanied by themed treats: branded m&ms and miniature candy canes, alongside winter warmers such as Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Lattes and Mulled Wine have been added to the drinks menu. Clients are also being given specially designed advent calendars, complete with chocolates, which feature the façade of the London office. 


Set designer and prop maker, Scarlet Winter, who The Mill has worked with previously, bought the installation to life. Winter describes her approach to the brief, “I wanted to use the Alpine theme to create a playful yet chic immersive environment. I sourced vintage props and prints to create a nostalgic atmosphere using impactful larger elements such as the bear but also smaller details to draw you in like old photos of family skiing holidays and small alpine trinkets that I collected in the weeks before the installation.

Additionally, for the third year running, The Mill will be hosting a Christmas Fair this Thursday 10th December as they open their doors to clients, friends and family to do their Christmas shopping, enjoy festive food and drink and treat themselves to free nail art, perfume mixing, beard trims and eyelash / brow appointments.

Genre: Photography