Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas interior / home decor inspiration

Helsinki, 4 degrees


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas - just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten, and children listen - to hear sleigh bells in the snow.

As I promised on Wednesday, I wanted to take this blog post to show some of the Christmas decorations I've added to our home. We decided that this Christmas would be silver and white, instead of the traditional red. I bought our Christmas decorations on H&M Home and Ellos.

I placed some of the candle holders on our side table next to our TV. I also hanged one of the Christmas tree decorations on one of the plants we have on the table. We haven't decided yet if we'll have a Christmas tree or not this year. I think it would be wonderful to have one on our balcony!

I've placed the white pillow with rhinestones that I've got on our couch. At the same time, I wanted to show you our new painting in the living room, with Helsinki as the pattern of couse! We have made it by ourselves because there are no ready made paitings with fabric like this! The fabric is from Finnish Vallila Interior.


I'm in love with our new silver sequin runner, it's perfect for our black dining table! The same rhinestones as on the sofa pillow can also be seen on this beautiful white fabric basket which I use as a fruit basket. I think the silver candle holder is lovely as well. I would like to use this opportunity to mention how much I love the turquoise platter I've got from Finnish Iittala!


I recently picked up this stunning lamp from Jotex. I love its crystals, they light up the whole living room!


Although I love all the pieces we've got so far, I'm still excited about the pieces that are still to come. What do you think about our decorations so far? How will you decorate your home for Christmas?


I would also like to add to your Christmas feel by sharing with you this teaser for Helsinki's upcoming Christmas parade!


Happy Friday! What are your weekend plans?

12 comments:

  1. Your home is so beautifully decorated! Love the sequin runner, you have such elegant taste!

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    1. Thank you Sam, I really appreciate it!

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  2. I like the silver theme a lot and we also use it in addition to other, rather colourful (lilac, brown'ish, red etc.) decorations. but my fiance doesn't let me decorate anything before December, hehe. anyway, that lamp you bought is super beautiful! and those bananas made me hungry..
    but the weekend. tomorrow we will go to Tallinn by train and visit Stockmann (last days of sales there) and Viru Keskus. I'm so curious to see if there are any Christmas decorations in our capital town yet!
    hope your weekend will be awesome too!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Wow I would love to see your colorful Christmas decorations! Not before December? But then there is less than a month of waiting, haha!

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  3. Love a white Christmas (even though it doesn't snow in LA)! I like your white and silver touch! Loving those crystal decor too!! So much more chic than red. :)


    Thanks for the inspiration! Totally wanna wear a white and silver ensemble now. :)

    ♥, Jo
    http://www.StyleAt30.com
    {Style + Travel}

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    1. You should visit Helsinki to experience a true white Christmas!

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  4. Beautiful decorations, they look so classy and chic. I love the silver touches. I can't wait until we start decorating our house for Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Francesca, that's so kind of you!

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  5. Kaunista sisustusinspiraatiota, ja tuo uusi lamppu on kyllä upea! :) Ihanalta näyttää jo nyt. Omassa kodissa ei ole varmaan ikinä "valmista" kun en pistä ikinä sisustusta kerralla uusiksi, vaan hankin yhden ihanan jutun sieltä toisen täältä -- ja vuosien saatossa kyllästyykin sitten jo siihen ekaan esineeseen! :D Mutta muutokset ja "pesänrakennus" on kyllä mukavaa näinkin.

    Varsinaista joulusisustusta tai koristeluita ei ole tulossa, mutta usean vuoden palvelleet pikkuvalot laitan esim. maljakkoon, ja jouluna saatan ripustella hyvin palvelleet valkoiset ja lilat kauniit pallot roikkumaan olohuoneen verhotangosta siimalla. Ellen keksi jotain uutta siihen mennessä! ^^

    vastausta: värjäytynyt laukku on vintage/kirpparilöytö enkä usko löytäväni enää milloinkaan samanlaista. Hämärässähän tuota toki kehtaa vielä käyttää, hih. :) Koitin poistaa väriä kynsilakanpoistoaineella, vähän jopa lähtikin.

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. Kiitos Satu, kiva kuulla et säkin tykkäät lampusta :) Oot oikeassa, tämä muutto tuli kyllä tarpeeseen, on helpompi sisustaa "uudestaan" jos muuttaa. Vanhasta asunnostamme olisi ollut mahdotonta saada tyylikästä :D Itse olen myös kerännyt matkamuistoja vuosien varrella mutta mielestäni ne sopivat hyvin tähänkin sisustukseen :) Pikkuvalot maljakossa on hyvä idea, taidanpa kopioida sen ;) jos onnistun siinä...

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  6. Love the silver and white colors that you've chose! Beautiful Christmas atmosphere!!! Love Christmas!!!)
    http://beautyofheworld.blogspot.be/

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