Top 5 Christmas Trends 2017

Can't believe it's almost Christmas again. Time to uncover the Christmas colour and decorations trends of 2017! I'm super excited about this year's trends as they are so versatile and distinctive. There's something out there for everyone and for some you don't even have to go out shopping because they are a recurrent Christmas style. Trend 1: Blue elegance and luxury Dark blue, swirls of marble and a hint of gold. Rich fabrics and gleaming materials like velvet and sequined fabrics make … [Read more...]

Adding Greenery to the Christmas Decor

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Now that my tree is up and all my ornaments are in place, it's time to throw in the greenery. Using greenery not only livens up the place but also adds atmosphere because of the combination of the wonderful aromatic  evergreens. Eucalyptus, cedar, pine, juniper and balsam all have that distinct fragrance that draws you in the Christmas mood. By misting them with water daily you will keep them fresh so you can enjoy the scents for weeks. On average, the evergreen will stay good for about two … [Read more...]

My Holiday Home 2016

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I can't believe it's almost Christmas already. This year has really flew by. Like each year I would like to give my readers a peek into my home to show you how I've decorated for the holiday season. The decorations have been up a week now, and I'm still adding touches every day. I haven't styled my dining table yet so I can only show you part of my home. This year I opted for a white and gold theme with touches of petrol blue. Gold instantly adds chic to the decor, even though you don't have to … [Read more...]

A Christmas Home Decor inspired by the Middle East

It is always a challenge to decorate my home differently for the holidays. Each year I try to think of a theme that is new yet easily attainable with the decorations and accessories I already have. No one wants to buy a whole new collection of ornaments and baubles each year, I mean, where would I put all of it, right? But just a few purchases of 6 baubles, can already make a huge difference. Last year I had a floral themed Christmas decor. And you may also remember my Audrey Hepburn Christmas … [Read more...]

Christmas decor in the kitchen

Decorating the house for Christmas doesn't stop at the living and dining area. In a few simple steps you can transform your kitchen to exude the holiday spirit. Put your Christmas cookie cutter on display in large mason jars. Or, inject your kitchen with the scent of fresh Christmas with a miniature pine tree or a bowl of greenery and pine cones. Use a wooden stick as a rod to hang small Christmas ornaments between your branches, or just use your utensils rod and combine the functionals with the … [Read more...]

Christmas Trend: A pared down Christmas decor

I'm in the midst of decking the halls, what about you? For Dutch standards I'm super early, but for American and British standards I'm either spot on, or a week late. Although I have to say the Dutch are catching up on the Anglo Saxon Christmas tradition pretty quickly these days. The Christmas spirit is quickly taking over the shopping scene and soon the homes as well. Decorating your home can be stressful, especially if you have an abundant, and chic style of setting your perfect holiday … [Read more...]