I was hoping for a quiet Sunday at home with both kids, my husband, Christmas music, Advent presents, glögg, gift wrapping, reading and maybe watch a Christmas movie. Hopefully, it turned out almost like that. We added a bit of redecorating and a brunch at a local cafe.
Last night I had planned to watch one of my favourite girlie Christmas movies – The Holiday (I had a bit of a crush on Jude Law back then) – with my daughter for the first time. She can read the subtitles now, and I promised her last year that she could watch it this year. But we got home a bit too late for her to stay awake during the whole movie. We decided to wait until next weekend.
So we’ll wait a bit longer before we kick off the holiday movie season. I’ve got a few more that I want to watch before Christmas. Which Christmas movies do you watch in December?
We’re redecorating our dining room these days. We’re trying to create a cozy spot for the whole family to enjoy. A lot of waiting and patience is needed, which I’m not good at by the way. I’m still trying to decide which coffee table to buy, but I think I’ve found a winner. But we’ve decided on a new lounge chair. My husband and I have picked out a A Lounge Chair from Hay. Here’s where the waiting kicks in again. The new chair will arrive in about 8 weeks time.
Right now I’m browsing Instagram and Pinterest for even more inspiration. I’ve also got a dining spot to redecorate, but right now my main focus is the sofa spot, and how to make that as cozy as possible. I’ve found the beautiful Twin 35 or Twin 42 coffee table in cool grey from ByLassen, which I hope my husband will like. I’m also looking to add a new lamp and some coziness to the spot. Here’s a look at my current mood board/wishlist.
The cozy spot wishlist
1. Wood II print found at Sirlig
2. Oswald sofa from Møblér
3. Stumpestagen – small found at Moods
4. About A Lounge Chair from Hay
5. Dot Cushion from Hay
6. Moon Lamp from ByNord
7. Twin 42 from ByLassen
Today, I’ve got some Christmas inspiration for you. I’m getting my dose of Christmas right now, but more about that in a later post – if you’re curious, check out Instagram. Today, I’m just going to leave you with some wonderful Christmas ideas. As you can see, I’m very much a black/white, minimalistic Christmas freak. I love a simple Christmas decor, containing snow and black, grey, glitter and a bit of green.
Check out my Pinterest board right here for more inspiration and to see my ongoing wishlist. I update it from time to time during the year, and then I pick out some of the gifts I’ve collected and email the links to friends and family. Somehow, they are not as impressed by the whole Pinterest thing as me 😉 Hopefully, one day they’ll see how practical it really is.
Are you ready for the first Sunday of Advent yet? Have you made your Advent wreath? If not, hurry up and get your Kubus 4 candle holder and let’s get started. I’ve selected a few examples of how to decorate your ByLassen candle holder.
I’ll show you a few tips on what to use this year. So don’t worry, you’ll make in time to sit back and enjoy the day with your family too. Check out what I did with my own Kubus 4 for Advent here on Instagram.
I’ve recently discovered the design studio Blacklist. The design studio is based in Sydney, Australia. It was founded in 2008 by husband and wife Nathan and Jaynie Johnson. Blacklist produces a range of art prints, stationery and paper goods, which I’ll show you below. I’ve picked out a few things from the collection, which I would love to have in my own home.