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House tour: Christmas Scandinavian style

3 Dec

December is here so festive planning has well and truly begun chez Decorator’s Notebook… and it also means I can share the first Christmas house of the season with you! It’s a Swedish villa that been decorated in quite a subtle style with lots of layered textiles and natural elements to create an oh-so-Scandinavian feel. A gentle introduction to all things festive.

scandinavian house in snow

hallway with small Christmas tree

scandinavian Christmas decorations

The white painted look inside (and out!) might be too clinical for some, but I like how the owners have included lots of antique furniture, rugs and seasonal foliage to take the edge off the stark backdrop.

Christmas table decor with natural touches

white painted scandinavian kitchen

cream painted kitchen Scandinavian style

The house belongs to Marie, a stylist and her husband Fredrick, a carpenter… how handy when taking on a renovation! I really love the handmade kitchen with its little drawers painted with the names of garden plants to give it that apothecary vibe.

white bedroom decorating ideas

glamourous vintage bathroom

{Photographs Marie Delice Karlsson for Lantliv}

How will you be decorating your home this Christmas? Will you go traditional and be decking your halls with boughs of holly or going to town with tinsel and glitter?

Behold, the kitchen that converted me to coloured kitchens

19 Apr

Even though they’re a bit boring I’ve always been a white kitchen girl, mainly because I think 99.9% of coloured kitchens are garish and I find wood cupboard doors oppressive.

However, I now can’t imagine a more beautiful kitchen than this one…

{Petra Bindel via 79 Ideas / Elle Interior}

I once styled a kitchen similar to this for a magazine where the clever homeowners had installed cheap IKEA carcasses then had a carpenter make doors from MDF, which they painted. It’s a great idea because it’s a really inexpensive way to get a kitchen that looks bespoke and you can have whatever paint colour and finish (flat matte please) you like. This eau de nil teamed with white marble is just gorgeous, don’t you think?

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