Interiors
Dec 10, 2012

Interior: Scandinavian Christmas charm

By: Style at Home

Interior: Scandinavian Christmas charm Author: Style At Home

Interiors
Dec 10, 2012

Interior: Scandinavian Christmas charm

By: Style at Home
Just looking at this charming 1920s country style house, one can’t help but think of Christmas. Its dark red exterior is lightly dusted with snow, just like icing sugar sprinkled over a red velvet cake. Come in from the cold and you’ll be greeted by an enchanting winter wonderland inspired by holidays past. It’s evident that this homeowner likes to celebrate the season in the traditional way of her native Scandinavia, complete with homemade touches – including a hand-sewn Christmas elf and a magnificent gingerbread house with glittering white frosting and splendid windows – evergreen trees and candlelight. In other words, all is calm here, all is bright.
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Hundred-year-old house

The dark red patina of this hundred-year-old country house stands out in the stark, wintry landscape. scandixmas-charm-winterlongdecor.jpg
Winter-long decor

A charming gingerbread house, complete with windows made of sheets of gelatin, can stay on display all through the winter. scandixmas-charm-livingroom.jpg
Simple living room

The clean and simple living room is cozily furnished in a warm white-on-white palette with hits of natural greenery. scandixmas-charm-arrangement.jpg
Snow-covered arrangement

Spring bulbs peek through a snow-covered arrangement that’s topped with frosted faux apples. scandixmas-charm-rustic.jpg
Rustic holiday decorating scheme

Natural pine floors complement the rustic decorating scheme for the holidays. The homeowner’s houseplants were the starting point for the green-on-white theme. scandixmas-charm-vignette2.jpg
Exterior vignette

A layered exterior vignette is arranged with candlelit outdoor lanterns, evergreens and ornaments strung on bare branches, all on a backdrop of freshly fallen snow. scandixmas-charm-cupboard.jpg
Antique cupboard

The antique corner cupboard was inherited from the homeowner’s grandfather. It draws the eye and gives the living room presence and character.

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Moss-covered wreath

For a romantic touch, a moss-covered wreath lit with faux candles hangs over the coffee table.

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Nativity scene

A nativity scene sits between two wooden bell towers. scandixmas-charm-ornament.jpg
Hand-made ornament

A hand-made Christmas ornament fashioned from an antique tart tin adorns the Christmas tree. scandixmas-charm-frencharmoire.jpg
Antique French armoire

Even the antique French armoire in the kitchen gets a touch of holiday spirit with decorations from the homeowner’s native Sweden. scandixmas-charm-candlebra.jpg
Tiered candelabra

A tiered candelabra on a table beside the window is decked with traditional Scandinavian tin hearts, angels and coloured candles. scandixmas-charm-kitchen.jpg
Welcoming kitchen

Ersatz Advent candles glow on the rustic pie safe. (Remember not to leave burning candles unattended.) Trailing houseplants grow up and over the window to create a garland effect in the welcoming kitchen.
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