Last year we visited Sweden over the Christmas season and I got to witness first hand the magic of Scandinavian Christmas traditions and decor. They go all out for the season, but not in a garish, flashy way - there's a humility and simplicity to their Christmas decor - often in neutral colours or all white (my favourite Christmas palette!) and with lots of natural touches of paper, greenery and wood accents. It really brightens up the deep darkness of winter in this region. This year we'll be heading back home to Southern Africa to celebrate Christmas with family. I'm extremely excited as this will be my first Christmas at 'home' in almost fourteen years! Having grown up with the tradition of a warm weather Christmas (December is the height of summer down there!) the Christmas season always meant outdoor gatherings, barbecues and swimming after Christmas dinner. I loved this beautiful Spanish home in El Meuble that easily married the coziness and charm of Scandinavian holiday decor with a fresh indoor outdoor feeling. Proving once again that you can never go wrong (in my opinion) with all white Christmas decor - it easily acclimates itself to any location.
Photos: El Meuble