I’m a little distracted this morning. There’s a loads of Russian sweets in our kitchen and I keep going back for more. I could just bring the whole box over to my desk but then I’ll have lost (obviously each time I go in is the last). This is exactly why I don’t have treats in my home (not even a packet of Hobnobs!). How are you with things like this?! Another home that’s full of treats – is this one in Norrtälje just outside Stockholm. Built in 1890, the house belongs to the talented Emily Slotte, her husband Christian, children Vinnie (1), Blake (4), Engla (13) and dog Franka. I’m talking a feast for the eyes, rather than sweet treats (although I’m pretty sure there are some hiding in Blake and Engla’s advent calendars!). Not only is Emily a dab hand at interiors – decorating her home with beautiful furniture and accessories in a soft, muted colour palette she’s also an amazing lifestyle photographer. Little wonder her subtle pared-back Christmas touches caught my eye. It’s time to get festive friends…
Two candlelit wreaths replace an electric light to bring warmth and cosiness to the setting.
The family Christmas table is set with Ittala Essence Plus wine glasses, brass cutlery, a grey linen tablecloth* and dark grey napkins*. And of course schnapps glasses (altogether now: “helan går…!”). Simple branches of pine run along the centre and are dotted with white hyacinths.
I love the grey-blue of a eucalyptus leaf – it looks so pretty wrapped around a brass wreath, don’t you think?
What a lovely home- and such simple, yet pretty festive touches! I’m feeling inspired to get cracking on my own now, how about you?
I’m curious to know, what are your Christmas decorating musts each year?
Have a lovely, cosy day!
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