All is Calm: Minimal Christmas Decor

November 23, 2012

Three out of five of us were under the weather with a bad head cold yesterday but I must admit that it was kind of nice to hunker down and watch movies in our PJ’s all day…minus the nose blowing and coughing fits, of course! Life has been so busy and we’re all still getting used to my new work schedule so it was a restful change to just stop and do nothing for a day. Well, almost nothing. I have a hard time staying away from the computer but found some holiday inspiration in between answering emails and refereeing kids with cabin fever . I’m a huge fan of colourful Christmas decor but must say that I find these neutral minimal themes very peaceful and intriguing….

Vosges Paris via Emmas DesignBlogg


West Elm

Lily & Val

Analeena’s Hem

Inspiration Design Blogg

Daniella Witte

Could you do Christmas in black and white? I think I’d have to add in at least a little bit of colour but these Scandinavian spaces are beautiful all the same. What are your plans for the weekend? Thankfully we all seem to be on the mend but I think we’d best take it easy for the next couple of days to kick this nasty bug once and for all. Wishing you a happy and healthy weekend :)





1 Will @ Bright.Bazaar { 11.23.12 at 3:13 am }

I love these simple, Scandi-inspired festive spaces – very calm and stylish.
Hope you three are feeling better! :)
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2 Birch + Bird { 11.24.12 at 12:00 am }

We’re definitely on the mend, Will! Thanks and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

3 Linda { 11.23.12 at 3:45 am }

I think this is the solution for the spot I always find myself in by the time Christmas has actually arrived, when all the extra stuff (beautiful stuff, but stuff) all over the house begins to close in on my brain and I just Want. It. Gone! These serene and still warm variations are very alluring to me.. Thank you

4 Birch + Bird { 11.24.12 at 12:02 am }

I hear you Linda! The last 2 years I’ve packed up everything on Boxing Day and it feels so great to have breathing room again! I’m love these simple touches…

5 Amanda { 11.23.12 at 11:55 am }

I love the simplicity, but I’m not sure it would work with a family. I’m going much more modern this year, but I’m struggling with whether this is a good idea :/
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6 Birch + Bird { 11.24.12 at 12:03 am }

Your gingerbread syrup recipe looks amazing Amanda! I don’t know if this look would work with my young family but pretty sure I’ll be leaning this way when they’re a wee bit older :)

7 The Simply Inspired Home { 11.26.12 at 8:49 pm }

I love minimalistic design during the holidays… Less to clean up afterwards in my opinion.

Hope you are well Lily,

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8 Danielle Hardy { 12.02.12 at 9:00 pm }

Oh my goodness if i could do black and white Christmas like this, i would in a heartbeat! What beautiful photographs..seriously breathtaking!
Thanks for the blog post :)
D xo

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