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A Residence Blog

Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

House Fantasy: Scandinavian Christmas

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My latest house fantasy is ‘Scandinavian Christmas’, to inject some warmth and hygge this winter. Scandinavian means lots of things to me, from candles, to birch wood, to using nature in the home, to simple geometric shapes, stars, reindeers, to warmth and simplicity. But mainly simplicity. It means having a house – quite unlike mine I should add – that isn’t cluttered, that has a place for everything, no matter how big or small it is. I think we all dream of simplifying life around this time of year, of cutting back to what is really important don’t we?

I can dream…

I loved the soft grey, white and red of the Kilburn and Scott products by Gallery pictured above, but I also I really like the idea of black, white and red in the image below, also Kilburn and Scott by Gallery. It’s a really easy combination to put together and make an impact with.

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The intricate geometric patterns on this Bloomingville Candle Holder captured my attention. They would look great on a mantlepiece combined with some pillars candles, lanterns, fir cones.  Or a really great centrepiece for a more minimal Christmas table.

The Ragged Rose Bunting is such a quick and lively way to add a splash of colour to a room, or cheer up a staircase or hallway.

This Fjorde and Co Bench bench is an effective way to create a cosy corner at a table, and perhaps encourage people to sit for longer too, I love the idea of having the back and sides to keep some cushions (and wriggly kids) in place.

I’ve had my eye on this Etol Design Fisherman’s Blanket for some time now, at last I finally have a whole decor scheme to fit it in.

Tomorrow I have a lovely nature garlands, perfect for a Scandinavian Christmas home. Closely cropped – my house is a mess – but a wonderful homage to the colours and aesthetics of Scandinavia don’t you think? More lovely, and slightly less tightly cropped pictures, tomorrow.

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