Nice In Norway

Santa needn't ask these homeowners if they've been naughty or nice, because the answer is an unabashed "NICE!" ringing clear through the blog-o-sphere. I first spotted this home on Emmas fantastic blog (although the original source is Skona Hem) and I simply couldn't believe my eyes.

I'm loving all of the natural elements in this space, mixed with rugged textiles and vintage fixtures that keep the look balanced, cozy and, in my humble opinion, immaculate.

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Scandinavian Dreams

I've been planning the perfect Thanksgiving in my head for months (I know, it's a bit early to chat about Thanksgiving, but it's November, so that counts for something, yes?).

I'm dreaming of a Scandinavian Thanksgiving, with black, white, wood and patterns. Of course, aprons, wooden spoons and tea towels are ever-present, but I'd also love to bring in some extra decor for the holidays. Mixing IKEA with some old classics, I think I've managed to get the look I'm dreaming of!:

Oh, I can feel the chill in the air already! Are you getting excited for Thanksgiving? How do you plan to decorate?

[all image credits at polyvore]

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Wood detail…

Somehow I find wood to be very comforting… in any season, in any weather. Maybe it's because – wait, scratch that, I know it is because – of my love for nature and the outdoors. I started hiking with my parents at a very young age, and continue to do so till this day. When I see images that showcase wood in the most unexpected and clever places, it makes me smile a little more, and linger on just a tad longer. I know this may sound silly, but it's like my comfort food, for the eyes.

… a pair of vintage wooden doors made into a headboard. Looks pretty fabulous, doesn't it? And that chandelier… definitely kicks it up a notch.

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Up + down…

Gasped when I first saw this – stairs decked out with mirror mosaic tiles - never thought a staircase could look this glamorous! Can't you just see someone dancing or skipping down the stairs with disco music playing in the background?! So this got me thinking… what other fun and unexpected things can you do with stairs? Here are a few inspirations, some are more feasible, or rather, practical than others, but kudos to all the creativity that's out there!

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