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IKEA CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… 🎶 And if you haven’t already started with the Christmas decorations I thought I would help by sharing some lovely inspiration from IKEA. They have such a great range of both modern & nostalgic Christmas items, and the best part is that it’s all great value for money.

So here is some of my favourite holiday picks from the website;

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The STRÃ…LA pendant lamp gives a warm, cosy glow and spreads the holiday atmosphere in your home.

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I’m loving these VINTER 2015 hanging decoration, they are diamond-shaped and comes in assorted pastel colours!

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If it’s not snowing outside you can still create that wintery feeling in your window by adding cute snowflake ornaments from twigs. Also, these STÖPEN LED candles are so nice (and safe) to put up for instance in any bottles or jars you have. I quite like these ENSIDIG vases used here.

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And why not bake a traditional gingerbread house in true Scandinavian style using this PEPPARKAKA HUS pack! When I was young we would always build & decorate one, and wait until after New Years Eve when we got to finally smash it so we could eat it.. Yum!

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Find the whole festive range here.

// Photo credit: IKEA

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2016 interior design

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY AT HOME

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This week the Pantone Colour of the Year was announced and for the first time it was a combination of two different shades; Rose Quartz & Serenity.

“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” – Pantone

Here is a selection I put together showing you how to add touches of Rose Quartz & Serenity in your home;

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  1. MUUTO AMBIT LAMP
  2. FERM LIVING COPENHAGEN TEA TOWEL
  3. MUUTO THE DOTS WALL HOOKS
  4. HAY BITS & BOBS LIDDED BOWL
  5. HAY BALLOGRAF PENN
  6. MARGIT SELAND LITEN KANNE
  7. FERM LIVING WIRE BASKET
  8. WOUD COME HERE SIDETABLE
  9. H&M CANDLES
  10. FERM LIVING QUILT CUSHION
  11. MUUTO VISU LOUNGE CHAIR
  12. MICHELLE CARLSLUND ALPHABET NOTEBOOK
  13. NORMANN COPENHAGEN NOCTO CANDLESTICK


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SCANDINAVIAN XMAS ON ETSY

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It’s the first of December & I can’t believe how fast time is flying by.. Is anyone else stressing out over Christmas present & decorations realising they don’t have as much time as they though to finish?

On my search online I have discovered a lot of great items on Etsy, so I decided to do a festive blog post sharing some of my favourite Scandinavian Christmas finds.

SCANDINAVIAN ORNAMENTS by HUSdesigns:
A sweet collection of traditional Scandinavian ornaments that can be put on your Christmas tree or on a branch ornament on the table. These remind me of my childhood, as my family always had similar ornaments on our tree!

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NORDIC GIFT WRAP by DBIllustrations:
Nordic style Christmas-jumper inspired design featuring repeated pattern of reindeers, Christmas trees, baubles & poinsettias. This cute design is also available as a greeting card pack and is illustrated & handmade in the UK.

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EMBOSSED ROLLING PIN by HousemateArtist:
This rolling pin can be a great way to pump up your baking by putting this cute Scandinavian pattern on your cookies or a creative idea for a present to your beloved ones. It is made of high quality polish beech wood, and engraved with a laser machine.

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SCANDI BOY MASJON JAR by AJarMpls:
This sweet little Christmas decoration is handmade in the US by Rachael Crew. The jar is pint size and features a little Scandi boy in felt & knit, frosty trees & fluffy snow. Perfect Nordic styled festive touch to any home!

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HIMMELI SCANDINAVIAN GEOMETRIC ORNAMENTS by PetitHelsinki:
Beautiful & festive himmeli decoration handmade in Paris from golden glass beads & metal wire. These modern pieces are perfect as Christmas decoration, either on the tree, the table decoration or hanging anywhere in your house!

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DALA HORSE PAPER GARLAND by OtloxotBarcelona:
Scandinavian style paper garland made with 12 paper Dala horses & 4 circles of snowflakes. A fun garland to hang in the window, on a wall or on your Christmas tree.

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PRINTABLE WALL DECOR by spellandtell:
Simplistic print with a black & white Nordic pattern, for a more modern festive feel. And as this is a printable file you get it straight away and can print any size you desire.

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SCANDINAVIAN CABIN by POAST:
These Scandinavian cabin tree ornaments are designed by a Scandinavian-American artist and designer living in Norway. They were inspired by the tiny log cabins that dot the snow-capped mountains and surround the beautiful fjords of Norway & Sweden.

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Hope you get some inspiration for decorating your home in Scandi style!

// Photo credit: 1 Ingrid Opstad / 2 HUSdesigns / 3 MDBIllustrations / 4 HousemateArtist / 5 AJarMpls / 6 PetitHelsinki / 7 OtloxotBarcelona / 8 spellandtell / 9 POAST

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MY AUTUMN WISHLIST

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  1. & OTHER STORIES CABLE KNIT SWEATER
  2. LØV ORGANIC ‘LØVELY MORNING’ HERBAL & GREEN TEA
  3. HOPTIMIST WOODY ‘BIMBLE’
  4. DARLING CLEMENTINE ‘PICKLES’ RECIPE BOOK
  5. MARIMEKKO ‘VIENO’ BAG
  6. MONKI ‘MARTA’ SLEEPING MASK
  7. HOUSE DOCTOR ‘SY0015’ KNITS PUFF
  8. MICHELLE CARLSLUND ‘MOUNTAIN’ POSTER
  9. BOLIA GRAPHIC THREAD BASKET SMALL
  10. MUUTO ‘BULKY’ TEA SET

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MORE SCANDINAVIAN LOVE ON ETSY

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Last month I did a blog post showcasing some of my favourite Scandinavian inspired finds from Etsy (check it out here). It was such a great way to discover and connect with small shops, so I decided to do another one. So, here you go.

MOOSE WALL HANGER by Metalya:
Cute and modern moose head coatrack & jewelry organizer.

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“LET’S GET LOST” PRINT by WhatWeDoDK:
Beautiful hexagon shaped plywood board with UV-print & hanging device.

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TYPICAL NORWEGIAN POSTER by ModernTribute:
Limited edition silkscreen poster with the typical Norwegian letters æ, ø & å.

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RED UMBRELLA TEA TOWEL by LilleputtStudio:
Handmade linen & cotton blended tea towel with a Nordic feel.

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PINES N TRIBES WALL STENCIL by StenCilit:
Scandinavian wall stencils that brings a fresh look to your home. The stencils are made from durable 12 mil plastic and are reusable.

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REINDEER CROSS STITCH PATTERN by Stitchonomy:
A Nordic cross stitch pattern PDF download to help you create one yourself.

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DALA HORSE STAMP by talktothesun:
Cute hand carved rubber stamp with a Swedish data horse on, perfect for anytime you need to add a Scandinavian twist to any craft project.

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THE DANISH MUG by paperandclaystudio:
A cute Danish inspired handmade coffee mug in yellow & white.

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My hunt for great Scandinavian inspired designs continues, so stay tuned for more found treasures..

Did you know that I’m on Etsy too? Click here to browse my designs & say hi.

// Photo credit: 1 Ingrid Opstad / 2 Metalya / 3 WhatWeDoDK / 4 ModernTribute / 5 LilleputtStudio / 6 StenCilit / 7 Stitchonomy / 8 talktothesun / 9 paperandclaystudio

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MY SEPTEMBER WISHLIST

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  1. ACNE STUDIOS STRIPED ‘CANADA’ SCARF
  2. NICHOLAS VAHÉ ‘CÔTE DU RHÔNE’ ROSÉ WINE BOTTLE
  3. KÄHLER ‘UNICO’ VASE OCHER
  4. BIKBOK ‘RIVER PULLOVER’ KNITTED JUMPER
  5. MONKI ‘AVA’ COASTERS
  6. UO WHITE CERAMIC RING HOLDER
  7. JOY ‘OOLA’ GEO PRINT IPHONE CASE
  8. JOLLYGOODFELLOW URBAN CUBE CALENDAR
  9. ZARA CABLE KNIT SOCKS
  10. SKANDINAVISK ‘HYGGE’ SCENTED CANDLE
  11. HAY ‘AD MANUM’

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