Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Card Wall

Each year I assemble a "Christmas Card Wall" - a collection of my favourite cards that people have sent me (some dating back as far as kindergarten!)

It's a nod to my favourite time of the year - an inexpensive way to decorate my home and, most importantly, a tradition to remind me of my closest family and friends.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Whimsical Christmas

In 2009, I've decided to disobey the colour-schemes adhered to in years gone by and am experimenting with bright, bold hues. I'm trying to replicate what you might see if say, you were 'Alice in a (Christmas) Wonderland'.

Lime green, berry red and grass green cookware, toys and family heirlooms will be loosely tied together around this whimsical and quirky Christmas decorating scheme....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rockerfeller Plaza NYC

On December 2nd, 2009 I will be standing in this exact spot watching New York's tree lighting ceremony in person.

New York has been described as "A city known for taking Christmas very seriously indeed". Even though I will be thousands of miles away from sunny Oz, I look forward to feeling right at home in this magical city.....

The Design Experiment

In 2003, I hosted my first family Christmas dinner.

To decorate, I teamed driftwood with porcelaine candle holders from iconic homeware brand 'Papaya'.

Christmas Stars

A gift from a work mate. Beautiful, hand-crafted stars that I used to adorn a twig over my dinner table in 2003. Simple, yet elegant.

(Suspend twigs from your ceiling using fishing wire so the decorations appear to float in mid air)

Red, White & Silver

A few strategically placed pieces in a simple colour palette often make a huge impact design-wise.

Christmas Eve @ home before friends arrive for carols and dessert....

White Christmas

At home in Australia, celebrating the festive season in Summer but dreaming of a White Christmas....





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