It might not come as a surprise, but I personally prefer natural style Christmas decorations. What about you? Today I show you some examples of how stylish a ‘colorless’ Christmas can be. I will be adding some red to the Christmas decorations at our own home. And as my son loves colors (his favorites are pink, orange and purple!) we will have a smaller tree in our hallway with lots of color!
In my previous post we visited a Danish home in Christmas atmosphere. Today we go more South, to Morocco to be exact and we take a peak inside this beautiful country home in the coastal town of Essaouira. The house has concrete floors, bright white walls and high ceilings with exposed wooden beams. I love the original decor which consists of traditional Moroccan furniture and accessories made my local craftsmen, combined with modern furniture pieces and some retro style accessories.
The countdown to Christmas has begun! I will not go Christmas overboard but I will do the occasional holiday season related post. We start the festive series with this lovely Danish family home that is ready for Christmas. Owner Pernille loves warm, natural tones and also the Christmas hearts, candles and angels are chosen in these subtle color scheme.
This stunning beach house is located in Dwarskersbos in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Casa Sanchia, as the house is called, is designed by architect Marco Bezzoli of archilab. The whitewashed holiday home has a modern African interior that looks almost loft-like. The outside is connected to a 16km-long beach by a wooden walkway. The raw wood, stone, white walls and muted colours work very well with the blue of the sea and the sky. No wonder that this beautiful home has already been featured in many magazines!
Having a white interior while living with children is perhaps not the smartest or easiest choice. But this Dutch family with three kids doesn’t have any problem with keeping their home white. “It is fresh and sunny”, say the owners. “Even the children’s toys look good in the white environment”. Colorful accessories give a warm touch. And I like how the kids’ drawings have been used as art. It makes the place more lively and cozy.
This beautiful home belongs to a Danish family consisting of Christina Winther, her husband and their five children. It is located in Vence, a lovely village at the Mediterranean coast in the South of France. The minimalistic approach with respect to the interior decor shows the family’s Scandinavian roots. Design classics such as the Egg chair are combined with ethnic accessories. Purple would not be my first choice of color when it comes to picking out furniture but I love how those purple Tolix chairs brighten up the dining area.
This is the beautiful cottage of the owners of Mjölk, a Scandinavian design shop in Toronto. The original cottage was “musty, moldy, and stuck in the seventies” but an extensive renovation transformed it in a lovely summer home. The whole inspiration for this cottage was the “Finnish summer home”. The owners explain: “There is a large Finnish and Estonian community in Ontario, in fact we have the highest amount of Finns outside of Finland. We liked the idea of bringing back the cottage to it’s original state with natural pine floors, and simple practical furniture. We wanted the pieces we chose to furnish the cottage with to feel as if they had always been there.”