The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on now that the winners of the much-anticipated Salisbury BID Christmas Window competition have been announced.
Three lucky Salisbury businesses have won the chance to have a festive window display created by one of the designers seen in the BBC’s Interior Design Masters.
Designers Fran Lee, Amy Davies and Dean Powell will return to the city as Christmas begins to give three businesses a Christmas makeover.
The windows of Allum & Sidaway on Minster Street, Captive Worlds on Crane Street and Maul’s Wine & Cheese Bar on Fish Row will be dressed by the designers in their finest festive decor.
Fran will be taking on Maul’s Wine & Cheese Bar, Amy will be working with Allum & Sidaway and Dean will be crafting the window dispay at Captive Worlds’.
The public are encouraged to watch the winning festive creations being unveiled on November 18.
Reacting to the news, John Arnold from Captive Worlds said: “I am very appreciative to have been chosen out of so many great Salisbury businesses for this festive occasion.
“I’m really looking forward to having a professional craft our window display which will hopefully bring some Christmas joy to the people of Salisbury. We have a large window space so there’s a lot of opportunity for creativity!”
Andy Maul commented: “The creative juices have already been flowing between myself and Fran and we are so confident that what she will produce will be amazing!
“Fran has really taken the time to understand our values and ethos as the home of wine and cheese for Salisbury and we cannot wait to show off her window display.”
The team at Allum & Sidaway jewellers were delighted to have been selected as one of the lucky winners. Manager Luke Pope said: “We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Interior Design Master Amy Davies and can’t wait to see the festive transformation that this talented professional will bring to our striking building.”
Susi Mason, owner of Casa Fina and Salisbury BID Director, has been instrumental in bringing the competition together. “BBC Interior Design Masters brought so many people to the streets of Salisbury when it was aired in March so Salisbury BID thought that it would be fabulous to invite some of the designers back for a return visit. I’m sure everyone will love to see the creativity that they’ll bring to the city.”
Fran has also created a handy ‘Christmas Window Top Tips Guide’ which is available to BID businesses in Salisbury to help them create their own special designs.