Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Black + White Christmas in Denmark

Not being much of a traditional red and green Christmas person, I always find it refreshing to see beautiful holiday decorating in my all-time favourite palette - black and white. It's unsurprising that the source of this holiday palette would be in Scandinavia. This is the home of Danish artist Tenka Gammelgaard, whose affinity for black and white is true not only in her decorating but also in her art , which is found throughout the home.

The magnificent large white tree is simply adorned with small pieces of art tied on with ribbon. The all white wrapping on the gifts below adds to the drama of this beautiful display.

A whole array of oversized black and white cushions on a plush black carpet provide the perfect spot for lounging. I love the idea of setting up pretty festive trays like this one (below), with a few decorations, some sweet treats and of course a favourite hot beverage. These would be easy to move around the house on a coffee table, kitchen counter or even a bedside table adding a bit of festive charm to any little corner. 

Christmas in the kitchen - these charming little vignettes including mini tinsel trees and trays of glittery candles add a bit of festive cheer to the kitchen table.

Cute little Japanese paper lanterns add a bit of charm and a pop of colour all year round.

While there may be a bit more conservative or 'grown up' palette happening in the rest of the home. I think it's a really fun idea, to create a special children's Christmas area. Unlike the rest of the home in black and white, this all white room is filled with pops of bright colour. Two mini white Christmas trees flank either side of this cozy reading nook, piled high with colourful cushions. For a very simple festive touch, individual ornaments are hung right on the wall. 


Le Trung Thanh said...

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Thanh Le - HomeDesignLove.Com

escapade said...

Thank you very much Le Trung! I'll look forward to seeing you here again I hope

annie said...

Lovely post!


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