Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nordic Christmas Decor

Hello everyone!
 
I am happy to say that I'm done with my Christmas decorating.  I kept things simple and light this year and it actually helped me enjoy it more this year.  I've even already made a fresh gingerbread house for the kitchen.  What????  Guess I'm feeling the energy from the medicine my doctor put me on from my illness I suffered recently.  They're called "steroids".  LOL!  Guess I'll enjoy them while they last a few more weeks.  Too bad I can't stay on them.
 
Anyway............moving right along.  Here are some pics of my family room in the fresh "Nordic style" that I've come to love.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's just a simple mix of greenery, white and silver ball ornaments, ivory sweater stockings, paper whites, pine cones and candles.  I love how uncluttered it feels and has a wintry feel to it (despite all the white). 
 
My tree is done in a red, white and grey Swedish country style that I'll share later.  It's in the next room over.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
~ Kelly ~
 
Linking to:  Wow-Us-Wednesdays
 
 
 
 
 
 


50 comments:

Olive said...

Good Morning Kelly, the house is charming and has that subtle winter white beauty. I have taken many steriod dose packs and they are interesting. Also gave high doses IV to my patients-who never then slept. Am glad you are better, now I have a cold. I may actually get dressed and leave the house today. Or not. Happy Christmas, Olive

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Kelly!! Love the close up shot of your mantel!

Andrea said...

so bright and simple yet gorgeous! I love it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks so good. I am almost through, too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Kelly! Your home is always gorgeous.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Kelly, Your home looks so serene and beautiful. I am the reverse to you, as I love bright red Christmas ornaments on my tree, green swags and lots of twinkly lights, but having said that we each enjoy what we love. Have a lovely day, Best Wishes Daphne

Snugglebug Blessings said...

I love the simplicity of your decorating style and the whites are refreshing! Thanks for visiting my blog. Cathy

Shelia said...

Beautiful, Kelly! So lovely, white and snowy looking. Very elegant. What a beautiful job you do.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Loving the simplicity, Kelly. LOVING IT. Very peaceful, and beautiful.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your living room looks beautiful with the simple white touches and greenery, Kelly. I don't like the cluttered look at Christmas either (although it always seems to happen!).

I have taken steroids for my asthma. No sleep and big appetite! Hope you are feeling better!

XO,
Jane

Debby said...

I like the look that you have in your home. I am going for simple this year as well.....but I'm not done yet. Hoping you are feeling better.

Katarina said...

It's WoNdErFuL! I hope you are better, Kelly!

Stacey said...

Absolutely should be in a magazine!

Anne said...

Kelly isn't it wonderful to have a simple and elegant look! LOVE how you put everything together.And yes I agree it is nice not to have clutter or stress!Thank you for sharing your beautiful holiday home!
xx
Anne

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, I love it! It feels so light and wintry!! Just perfect!

Bonnie said...

It looks wonderful, Kelly. I haven't started inside but did get wreaths and garlands up outside. Don't have the lights yet though. My husband is sick and I had an EGD today and it's raining. Don't know what excuse I will have tomorrow.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Simple and very pretty! I love the freshness of your room. So bright and comfy looking.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You're spot on with your Nordic sytle of Christmas decorating. Your home looks just lovely.

chateau chic said...

LOVE the simplicity of your Nordic style, Kelly! The greens with all your whites is gorgeous. Now if only I could simplify at Christmastime. :-)
Mary Alice

Ron said...

Great restraint, Kelly. Looks calm and relaxing. Thanks for sharing your designs.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Very Lovely Kelly!! I love the pops of green with the white. Your room is very soothing...

Lorrie Orr said...

I love it! It's so fresh and pretty. And not overdone at all. Really love it.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I'm so envious that you're done! It's really, really pretty!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a beautiful room! I love all your holiday touches. Sometimes less is more and you proved that. It's gorgeous.

Scribbler said...

You do this style really really well! One would think, looking at these photos, that one was looking at a house in Sweden or Norway.

When I first started blogging, I was always looking at the Scandinavian blogs, wanting to emulate the look. However, at this point in my life I have too much stuff to start over!

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- It is just beautiful. I love how sweet and simple it is -fresh and refreshing. Now, relax and enjoy it! xo Diana

Jenny said...

This is such winter freshness! I love it!

AntiqueChase said...

Very pretty! Just right!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, wow, wow, Kelly! This is Christmas perfection! It is all so beautiful!!

Dorie said...

Simple, uncluttered and prettay!! THAT is my kind of Christmas:) Just beautiful Kelly!!

Deserae said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better and have energy again :o) Your home looks so beautiful....I love the lighter more airy approach too! I have started my Christmas decorating but have not finished yet. LOL
~Des

cynthia lee designs said...

Love it...very simple and elegant!! I'm tyring to go more simple with mine too.
So glad to hear that you are feeling better.
~Cindy

Brandi said...

I love your decorations. Beautifully done!

Karen said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your room and your Christmas decor.

Brooke said...

Simply Christmas! Beautiful and chic!


=)


Brooke

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kelly, I have to chime in too and say everything is beautiful!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

love. love. love. love this, Kelly!!!! Perfection to me!

I know... I have told my husband steroids would be the only drug I might ever be addicted to! LOL! Keep feeling bettter! blessings ~ tanna

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think that in this case less is definitely more. It's all so pretty and fresh. There is no way you will get tired of this before Christmas! Love the green apples. I'm doing that on my dining room table. Great minds!
I hope to ship your grain sack items by the end of the week. I'm sewing like crazy. :o)

Bliss said...

Uffda, yah the up nor'd Svedes in Minnesota wud luf it.

Bliss

Maria said...

How beautiful! I love all the greenery and the flowers! Lovely!

Cynthia said...

Just beautiful. I love the mantel with the greenery and the white. I also love the white balls in the urn.

Cynthia

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Looks so serene like a peaceful farmhouse Christmas! Love it!

must love junk said...

Everything looks dreamy-love it!!
Susan

Theresa @junk2jewels-diy.blogspot.com said...

Look beautiful and I am totally inspired! I have been watching for rooms that are white but with some beige too and yours is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and I am gonna do it!! Hugs

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

can't wait to see your tree

Katie Sue said...

I enjoyed a quiet evening going back through your archives. I loved seeing the transformation of your home over the course of the last year or so. Love, love your home.

Robin said...

Your room is PERFECTION! I love all the white and the greenery. I too have been very drawn to the Nordic style of late, so I'm loving really loving your holiday decorating. Can't wait to see the tree.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Kelly, I just love your Nordic style! Everything is so calm and relaxed, beautiful and elegant without any fuss. Awe inspiring!
Hugs,
Patti

Carol said...

It may be simple, Kelly, but it is truly beautiful! Just those simple touches of green adds so much -- such beautiful pops of color.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Really, really beautiful Kelly!!...Just love pops of green against the white...so elegant!