November 30, 2013

Textural Christmas

Natural textures, weathered ornaments and shells… It's all part of this little Christmas display. Here, it's all about layers, fresh greenery and atmosphere.

Fill a weathered pot with ornaments in muted colors, stack a few ornately carved frames and place candle holders, additional ornaments and votives in the empty spaces...

Faceted glass votives - by TineK Home -  makes the candlelight flicker ever so softly, and the 3D star ornament, well that's there for it's good looks ;) I think it's super pretty, and will do well on a tray as a display piece, but would probably get lost hanging on the tree - well, on my tree at least!

Happy decorating,

Images via Tusenfrojd

(Coral) Christmas

It's a bit of an unusual color for Christmas, but look how great this Coral color looks!
Very warm and inviting…

Coral ribbon makes this little vignette on the dining table a bit more festive! Such a great mix of candles, flowers, cones in different sizes, gold star confetti and a super cool Tom Dixon gold votive holder.

If space is an issue, why not just get a miniature tree? There are so many tiny ornaments out there, it should be a snap to decorate :) 

Inexpensive glass cylinders filled with a few blooms, colorful ornaments and candles makes for an easy display. Tie coral ribbon around the glass vase, and voila, instant color coordination, splash of color and a little feminine touch :)

I know, I know... I just had to start out early this year!

Images via

November 28, 2013

Plum Perfect… with a touch of Gold.

Wishing everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving a wonderful day!
Here's a little late inspiration via Camille Styles (for full image gallery check out the link).

Have a great (long ?) weekend,

PS. Looking for more PLUM goodness…? Northern Light Design Pinterest Board

November 25, 2013

Monday Find...

I know…. What does a Humming Bird have to do with Christmas? 
I can't immediately come up with that answer, I don't even think there is a connection, BUT, I just thought this little fellow was adorable! He can be found via OKL, and also comes in green and golden. 

It's almost Christmas ;) 

Image via OKL

November 24, 2013

Planet... Flowers!

... some of you may be familiar with Life on Planet Baby, written by Jane Green, some of you may not... I came to "know" Jane when she was the winner - a long time ago - of a signed book contest here on the Northern Light Blog. I have been following along from a far, and as of late we have become Instagram friends as well. Jane has been posting amazing images of flowers from her garden lately, and while we are heading in the direction of cooler weather, Summer is just starting on the southern hemisphere. 

I am such a sucker for beautiful blooms, so I felt it was time to share. Feel free to follow Jane directly here, or check in with me here :)


All images by Jane Green, via Instagram

November 14, 2013

Black & White Cuteness!!

Since the birth of our baby girl, Lilly, we have been the lucky recipients of the most adorable baby clothes!! Needless to say, the majority is one shade or another of PINK! A few very generous gift cards were received as well, two were to Baby Gap, bringing me to the Baby Gap website... these few pieces caught my eye! So cute! 
Miniature makes everything cute, don't you agree?

... and I read somewhere in the Fashion Pages (don't ask me where) that a Pink Winter Coat is a must for everyone this season...? Well, I found this one, super cute but we're not quite there yet, as it's only been a month since Lilly was born.


Images via J.Crew Baby & Baby Gap

November 10, 2013

New on the Virtual Newsstand... (kind-a!)

Truthfully... you can't really go wrong with the tired and true Blue & White color scheme!
These beautiful images are from the new Matchbook Magazine, and they had me at "Jewel Box"... You'll see, turn to page 40.

I guess this is what happens when you go to the flower market, and is unable to make up your mind! - you just get one of each ;)

In the - fairly - new rue magazine, you can find a beautifully photographed country house and a delicious dinner party, perfect for the upcoming holiday season! I especially loved the cell phone tray, great idea!! ... a small platter set out for everyone to park their cell phones on, only to be picked back up upon leaving the dinner party, perfect conversation starter & perfect for dinner conversation :)

Happy reading!


Image #1 & #2 via Matchbook, Image #3 & #4 via rue

(Early!!) Morning Java

Nothing like a fresh brewed cup of latte in the morning... well, any time of day actually :) & now that Baby Lilly has arrived, an Early Morning Cup of Coffee is a must to kickstart the day!!

Trademark Anchor marks this cup from The Boathouse Balmoral Beach...

Two of my favorites... Coffee & Flowers!!

Have a happy start to your day :)

All images via The Boathouse Balmoral Beach, via Instagram
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