I ran into a new online magazine “Billie” that had the most beautiful photos and inspiration for these holidays. I hope you guys will appreciate this very simple and naive way of decorating your home. I personally find it exquisite and sensible. I love it! My recent post had some inspiration for this simple, natural look. Here I would like to share some more so you can see how simple it is and what an incredible change of atmosphere can bring to your home these holidays.
Lighting is everything, low light for a holiday party is a key factor for your success and people wanting to stay. So keep it low, add some touches like this watercolor painting wrapped in a old mirror at a table, it would set the tone for a cozy lovely night.
More natural touches for your mantel, get some pine cones, antlers and a dried wreath, mix it with some vintage tea lights and fresh flowers, so simple and yet so beautiful.
Another very efficient way to change the atmosphere of a room is to put in some flowers arrangements. Mix few blooms with wild greens with no organization, it will give your space some drama and personality. This step is as simple as placing an order at marksandspencer.com, and can bring a completely new vibe to your home interior. Naturally, your plants won’t last forever, but whether it’s putting an arrangement in a vase as a table center piece, adorning a countertop with a few orchids, or even keeping a potted, indoor tree in the corner, plants can become central elements these holidays.
Absolutely love the old bottle covered with wax for the food table, the napkins with that nordic design is just perfect, combining vintage plus modern and practical for a good party. Always combine food with lots of colors like peppers with goat cheese , red and white. Or grapes and nuts, green and brown. You’ll end up with a very colorful table, always when you think on what to serve for food think of colors. I’ll make the range come out naturally if you mixed it up.
Set a stay with everything you need to mix a good cocktail, simple like vodka tonic and add some candy canes to bring the holidays in this spot of the party.
A nice simple and good pizza can be enough for a filling dinner if accompanied with nice appetizers and good wine.
If you happen to have a fireplace add some Christmas decor around it. Love these vintage soldiers giving a touch of red to the corner.
Happy Holidays folks! Enjoy your holidays with lots of love and good food! I will be posting soon…xoxo
It’s almost Christmas and what better way to get ready for it than get some inspiration from our beloved nordic people. This villa outside Copenhagen shows a Christmas decor a bit desaturated and full of nostalgia. I am in love with the earth tones and the vintage pieces that decor every corner of this incredible villa.
Twigs and candles on the window. Mix and match chairs for the dinning table, we can spot some Eames and Thornet chairs with and without armrest.
A vintage baby blue bench from a french flea market showcasing some xmas presents. A start made out of twigs some greens and candles, with wooden deers,such a great touch for your window.
details, details, details…it’s all in the details.
Wrapping done out of left over papers.
Beautiful tree with candles.
The chandelier it’s been replaced by mistletoe for xmas season. A vintage bench serves as a coffee table decorated with some candles and a wreath. Table decor with leafs and flowers; small tree shaped wooden figures… just perfect, simple and balance.
Photos via: Bo Bedre
Hope all of you folks will have a very special halloween, I would like to share with you this awesome illustration for your desktop right here. Happy trick or treating!
I had the pleasure to attend this past weekend Gary Baseman’s Art Show in Los Angeles to start mentally preparing for Halloween this year. I have to say, the show was spooky and fun. I love the collection of vintage photographs that the artist has collected over the decades to compile such interesting and spooky experience, some of the photographs are nearly a century old. Most of the images are just normal people getting ready to trick or treating around the american suburbia in the 50′ and 60′, but the brushes added by the artist makes it even more freaky. I personally love Halloween, this pagan festivity really bring us back to spooky times and believes, if you know the actual history of Halloween. Enjoy!
This is a great piece the artist had at the Show. Easily made by covering dolls with a piece of white fabric with holes for the eyes and mouths. It is a simple cheap decor DIY you can try this Halloween.
Gary’s work using vintage photographs he collected it for more than a decade.
Photos via: Arrested Motion
I wish you all a Merry Christmas this year. Enjoy with your loved ones and have fun, I already started having fun making some cookies for Santa!
Let’s see who’s been nice this year? Enjoy!
Photo via: My Iphone G4
Graphic: Yosune, Photo: BoyWonder