Christmas Decor for the Modern Home

It’s Christmas time, and that means something different for everyone. For me, it means re-decoration time! Old favourite decorations, mixed in with shiny new ones. Twinkling fairy lights illuminating giant bows on gifts. Each year your house can be a canvas for a fresh, yet familiar Christmas style. The below examples have beautifully combined Christmas-past memories with clean, modern lines. Happy festive season!

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Vertical Labyrinths – Frame Walls

A friend recently asked for advice around creating a frame wall in her bedroom. The space is a particularly tricky one because it’s hiding around the corner from a window, which provides us with plenty of pesky shadows to contend with. To mitigate the lack of natural light and open up the space I’m suggesting we go with a mix of bright white and beech wood frames. Finishing touch – a tall floor lamp facing upward into the darkest corner that illuminates the resulting labyrinth of frames… who ever said modern romance was dead?

Here are some of the pictures I sent her for inspiration…

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Patterns&Stripes Art Prints

Quick note to let you lovely people know that I have a little shop on Etsy that I have been busy designing prints for. Check out Patterns&Stripes to treat yourself or gift to a special someone. A sneak peek of my latest prints below… (more designs coming soon!)

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As always, pretty pictures without the words available on ladderrungs tumblr.

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Boutique Wallpapers

Tactile, authentic, flexible in style, luxurious. The comeback of boutique wallpapers in modern interior design and decoration has me overjoyed! Whether your style is industrial, contemporary, homely or classical, wallpaper can play an important role in pulling together elements of a space. Simultaneously it has the power to either control or quietly contribute to its environment. Below are some of my favourites… enjoy!

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Florence Broadhurst herself, the mother of wallpaper design

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Concrete Living

Concrete interiors are simultaneously industrial and beautiful, and as we all know – so hot right now. I believe that the difference is made by the home wares people choose to furnish these often expansive concrete spaces with. It’s not that you need lots of ‘stuff’ overflowing from every corner, on the contrary the warmest interiors are often achieved by minimal wood and fabric furnishings, rugs and floor-to-ceiling curtains. Check out some of my faves below that create a warm, livable space in a concrete environment.

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Compact Gardens – DIY Planters

I am back on the compact garden buzz! If you have minimal outdoor space that you utilize for both relaxation and produce growing, you will be well versed in creative planter options and the price tag they often carry – here are some DIY planters for small spaces that are both fun, attractive and practical…

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Beautiful Kokedma (Hanging Gardens)

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Reclaim it!

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