Nordic or Scandinavian style is one of my favorite decor styles. I love the bare-naked simplicity it brings to a space; accessories edited down so that the room can breathe, blending into the outdoors. Nordic-style’s warmth and casualness is perfect for Holiday gatherings.
Dining Room & Tablescape
To Get the Look I stayed with a simple red/white or black/white palette and brought in mostly only items made of natural woods & fibers, pewter and galvanized steel.
When I was out roaming for Inspiration for holiday decorations I kept coming upon this style. Did you notice the Scandi Invasion, too? It was everywhere! After swooning over some bargain bin finds at Target, I loaded my basket and headed back to Home Goods to grab some dish towels to use as napkins. I love to use dish towels as napkins, especially ones that look vintage french linen. Each napkin was folded so the stripes show differently, but they are all the same when unfolded.
I knew I would work pinecones into this tablescape. Pinecones gathered by my friend, for a holiday party last year, thanks Verna. I was tempted to throw in some evergreen sprigs but in the end I was happy keeping with red & white. I used a felt marker to write place names on driftwood then used jute twine to attach to a balsa & felt gift tag. I poured Epsom salt (snow) into glass cylinder vases before dropping in pinecones and vintage silver balls. This is the first time I have used these galvanized plate chargers (from Michaels). I love the matte look they have, it goes so well with the pewter mugs.
This year the wicker chair, that is normally moved out to make room for a big Christmas tree, got a holiday makeover instead. I wrapped the seat pad in a buffalo plaid polar (little) pet blanket that I found in the dollar bins at Target ($3.) The coffee table went simple too, with a driftwood tree and stag horn candle holder. If you missed my post on gift Wrapping you can read it HERE.
To complete my Nordic-look, orange throw pillows on the sofa and chair were covered with back & white pillow covers from Ikea, purchased a couple of years ago. I’m really liking that change. Everything else was gathered from other rooms and from the closet. Actually I couldn’t believe all the Black & White goodies I have had stored away in the closet!
I did a hack of a Christmas tree picture I saw last year for sale. Remember my own Leaf version for Fall? If you want to make this tree version get a burlap canvas (or just cover a box lid or foam board with burlap using spray adhesive.) On Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, I will be posting tree patterns to trace & instructions. It is very simple and could not be more fun to pull out each year as a decoration! This burlap canvas is a big 22″x28″ – a perfect size for the fireplace.
Just noticed…my chalkboard needs to say God Jul not Buon Natale!
Do you ever break your holiday traditions?
Thanks for joining me for my first Christmas Home Tour. Drop by next week to see what’s on the other side of the front door. I will be putting finishing touches to the front porch and can’t wait to share it with you!
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