I first discovered the beautiful work of Jeanette Lunde back in 2010 when I featured her online magazine, BY FRYD, on the blog. Since then her beautiful frost pictures popped up here in 2012 and now as we approach 2014 it’s a delight to shine the spotlight on her latest issue of BY FRYD.
The fourth instalment of Jeanette’s magazine is split into two main themes: the first focuses on the renovations of an old barn into her new studio space (seriously, do click over for interiors inspiration in spades), while the second is a visual festive feast for the eyes! After being inspired by the outstandingly beautiful natural beauty of Norway last month it was a delight to see how Jeanette translated the abundance of Norwegian nature to create an natural and organic inspired Christmas decorating scheme. I love how these organic decorating ideas call on natural elements such as fir, bark and foliage to deliver effortlessly stylish and homely christmas decorations. There’s so much razzmatazz and noise during the festive season that this pared back Scandi approach to christmas decorating feels oh so refreshing and calming, don’t you think? What inspires you about Jeanette’s organic Christmas decorating ideas?
// Photography by Jeanette Lunde for BY FYRD
I’ve always lusted after Scandi-style white wooden flooring and before we shot our flat for the Bright.Bazaar book I was finally able to get a slice of my flooring-shaped dream! I went halves with my landlord to replace the carpet in two of the rooms for white laminate flooring and it has proved to be the perfect base to layer in brighter accents, from both fundamental pieces of furniture to smaller soft furnishings and textiles. I’m excited to share the results of how it looks in my home inside my first book next year.
Today I wanted to put the spotlight on this stylish Scandi dining room as a fine example of how to make warm up whites for winter. Decorating with white in the dining room needn’t result in the room feeling cold, especially if you layer in blue accents across the space. Here we see how painting the inside of the cabinet powder blue and a series of dining chairs in cadet grey create a warmer atmosphere in the otherwise all-white space. A lone pop of yellow in the vase may seem like a small addition of colour but it plays an important role in grounding the dining furniture within the scheme. As the majority of the fundamental elements in the room are white – white washed floors and painted white walls and furniture – they could easily blur into one making the space look messy and unstructured; this shot of citrus anchors the table and draws the eye down to create a focal point. What inspires you about this stylish dining room?
// Photography by Klikk
1. I’ve been waiting all week to light the second candle on my advent trees.
2. The headboard in our bedroom received a festive makeover thanks to a simple foliage garland twisted with golden fairy lights.
3. Have you ever tried brownie mince pies? We made them for the first time this weekend and they tasted so good!
4. My new star and polka dot detail blue mugs from Leif arrived.
5. Remember my fawning after this car ornament? Well I finally purchased it from West Elm as this year’s little addition to my Christmas decorations.
6. Stain glass window cookies make excellent edible tree decorations.
7. This stylish modern Christmas crib is going to become a festive staple in our place.
8. I like how the rose gold detailing of my Daniel Wellington watch matches my engagement ring.
9. The late afternoon light looked very pretty as it fell on these frosted cranberries.
10. Sweetcorn fritters make for a super tasty Sunday brunch.