Tuesday, 8 December 2015


INSPIRATION: modern Scandi-chic, Nordic traditions in a contemporary style, simplicity, minimal, pure      
KEY ELEMENTS: geometric shapes and patterns, black, white, natural greenery, metals: gold, silver, copper, fresh white flowers, sequins, marble, stars

  Above image: the wonderful styling of Nina Holst author of the equally fabulous blog Stylizimo

Above images: 1. Fragranced candle in marble votive H & M home 2.contemporary gold and white advent calendar featured in Danish magazine Living at home  3.2016 graphics calendar from Spoon 4. Stella star Christmas sweater from Hush 
Above image: the stunningly chic Christmas home of Nina Holst Stylizimo
Above image: black gift wrap with fresh pine sprigs by Shannon Kirsten 

Above image: the wonderful styling of Nina Holst author of the equally fabulous blog Stylizimo

Above image: a simple chic Christmas table setting using grey and white from the home of Nina Holst author of the Stylizimo blog
Above image: white hyacinth and grey marble from the home of the talented Elisabeth Heier
Above image: modern Christmas tree with minimal decorations found on a wonderful blog Lisbet E

Above image: contemporary Christmas styling from Lisbet E  
Above images: 1.marble and gold gift tags from Rockett St George 2.gold metal wire basket from H & M 3. craft paper stars by Minni of Nimi Design with a similar tutorial here 4. grey marble Christmas baubles from H & M
Above image: luxury handmade black white and gold geometric modern crackers from Selfridges
Above image: modern Christmas table from the home of blogger Elisabeth Heier
Above image: Christmas table from the stunning home of blogger Elisabeth Heier
Above images: 1. black glitter boots from Zara 2.gold sequin baubles from H & M 3.Merry Christmas black and white text tape from Rockett St George 4.geometric gift tags from Selfridges
Above image: the stunning alpine chic Christmas home of Nina Holst Stylizimo
Above image: artificial twiggy pine Christmas garland from Neptune

 Wishing you all a very 

 Merry Christmas! 

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 


Foxanddahlia said...

Gorgeous, stylish compilation . Have a super Christmas.x

Unknown said...

Beautiful home & great Christmas inspiration with a modern twist. Thanks for sharing on your blog.

designchic said...

What beautiful inspiration, Glenda. So happy to see you in my inbox this morning! We are big fans of party crackers at our house - love the black and white! Happy Wednesday!

Monica said...

So many wonderful photos had to pin a few and love the marble Christmas ornaments and the use of black paper with greenery. I have black craft paper from Halloween and will give it try. The house was decorated just right and love the openness. Have a beautiful Christmas and Wonderful 2016 New Year....I too was excited to see your post in my in box!! Big fan from Texas.

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thanks Guys! I'm so glad you love them as much as I do and thank you so much for leaving me a message. The bloggers I have featured have the most gorgeous ideas for Christmas so do click the link and take a look! Have a lovely Christmas! Warmest wishes - Glenda

cindy hattersley design said...

Beautiful post! I am so happy you are back. We have missed your stylish posts!

Unknown said...

Makes my heart leap! Thanks for the inspiration. I was not in the Christmas spirit - until now! Thank you and have a lovely Christmas

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenda, Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures. have followed your blog for a long time and was happy to go to my inbox and see you posted today. Made my Christmas. You are so creative. Thank you, Teresa

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much for such lovely comments! I am sorry for not posting for so long, we've been busy on our own garden project. Warmest seasonal wishes to you too - Glenda

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back , kept checking your blog , was ready to give up and here you are .
Hope we don't have to wait 9 more month :)) for another post
Regards from Canada Ellen

Karena said...

Glenda, a fabulous post with so much glimmer, shimmer and shine! I love it!

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