If you follow this blog you know that I am a big fan of "Scandinavian design"," natural & neutral decorating" and "modern organic aesthetic" styles. In fact, all of these terms mean pretty much the same thing. I also like concepts such as "Simple luxe", "High-Low decorating", "Affordable luxury", "Bringing the Outdoors In"...the list is long but I won't bore you with the fancy language...
As the holidays are fast approaching, I think a little holiday decor inspiration is in order. But of course, as usual I will share with you what I think are beautifully simple and splendid holiday looks for your home. You can basically create all of these looks yourself. You might not even have to "buy" anything. Just go on a "nature walk" and get your do-it-yourself juices flowing.
But if you are in the mood to shop, then below in the FINDS section you can see my selections from Zara Home, H&M, IKEA, Yargici Home and Tchibo.
Mudo and Macrocenter (yes, the supermarket) will also have a good selection of more traditional ornaments. Crate and Barrel has gorgeous holiday decor but I am not sure whether they will be bringing their holiday trimmings to Turkey this year. We'll see.
Euroflora in Kagithane, Istanbul also has a wide selection of holiday decor but most of it (like most of their products)is super tacky-cheezy-demodé-red&green-cheapish-looking. Having said that...if you go with an open mind and are willing to add your own creativity and style then Euroflora would be a great starting point to get supplies like burlap, twine, clear baubles, faux branches/leaves.
As always ETSY also has gorgeous handmade, unique and bespoke trinkets but it might be a little too late to order internationally from most ETSY vendors who are located in the United States as many deliver by regular post.
And as for our tree and decorations this year...unfortunately they are not going to be this simple of course as some of our new trinkets are from Disneyland in my daughters' favourite colors: "Cinderella-blue" and "Elsa-blue". Let's see what the end result is going to be!?! But since Elsa is Scandinavian, I might just be able to make it all "work".
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