Friday, December 8, 2023

That Cosy Winter Cabin Vibe

As the crisp December air settles in, there's nothing quite like transforming our homes into havens of cosiness, where the flickering lights and snug blankets create an ambiance that feels like a warm embrace. It's the end of 2023, so I'll make a bold assumption that everyone has been introduced to the Danish concept of hygge by now. Instead of writing about it, I'll just show you a few examples of what hygge looks like for me. The fact that most of us dwell in urban areas shouldn't prevent us from adopting some of that cosy winter cabin vibe in our homes. Happy semi-hibernation!

Monday, November 20, 2023

Embracing Nature: DIY Christmas Centrepieces and Wreaths

The holiday season is upon us, and there's nothing quite like bringing the raw beauty of nature into our homes to create a warm and festive atmosphere. This Christmas, let's ditch the store-bought decorations as much as possible and embrace the art of crafting stunning centrepieces and wreaths using natural materials. Not only is it a creative and sustainable endeavor, but it also infuses your space with the enchanting scents and textures of the season.

Begin your Christmas crafting journey with a foraging adventure. Take a stroll through your local park or wooded area, and gather an assortment of evergreen branches, pinecones, dried berries, seed pods and twigs. Look for unique textures and colors to add depth to your creations.

The beauty of crafting with natural materials is the endless opportunity for personalisation. Consider incorporating elements that hold sentimental value, such as ornaments from past holidays or small trinkets that carry special memories.

Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply enjoying the cosy ambiance, these DIY centrepieces will undoubtedly add a touch of elegance to your holiday celebrations. Happy crafting!


Saturday, November 4, 2023

Who Would've Thought

 ...that I will feel the nudge to get back to proper blogging after more than 8 years of radio silence. Well, I do use Instagram for microblogging, but there's something about this format that I've been missing lately, I guess. The reason I kept the website was solely for archiving purposes. It's nice to look back and see what inspired me 12 years ago or how I was thinking back then. Plus, a lot of effort went into creating this little online sanctuary, so there was no real reason to get rid of it. 

Let's start this renewed journey with some moody seasonal tablescape inspiration. 

P.S. Times and trends are ever-changing, but my approach to design and the aesthetics I nurture haven't really changed much.