"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."

Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas decor

We finally put the tree up a couple of days ago and I wanted to share how it all turned out.  We always buy a real tree so the timing has to be right or you are left with a really dried out crispy tree by Christmas!  Believe me, I know this from past experience.  The tree is in a new spot this year since doing some redecorating and I didn't think it would fit but with a little tree trimming we managed to tuck it in the corner of the living room.  I was very minimal this year with other Christmas decor and I only added a few things to the room.  Please don't judge me on the ornament placement, my kids like to be involved and I had to let go of my usual control issues.


  1. Where did you get the fabulous Twigs for your Bar cart? If you like me, you "borrow" them from where ever you can.... Ha! Looks lovely in your new space and very uncluttered. Nice.

  2. Nice! You've got so many great pieces in your home already - minimal is a perfect way to go!

  3. Your home is gorgeous Andrea!! I know what you mean about letting go of control and letting the kids have a good time decorating:)

  4. Gorgeous! Even the tree :) My kids hang my ornaments as well and we don't have a "theme" per se either. Simple is best! Missed you Saturday!

  5. You have such a beautiful home! I'm new to your blog and LOVE it! Where is your starburst mirror from? I just bought a cheapie $25 one from target and painted it gold, but it's pretty small. I love the size of yours:)

  6. Hi Megan, I've been following you for awhile! I found the mirror a few years ago at Homesense. It has been moving around my home from one place to another. Thanks for your nice comment!

  7. beautiful home! thanks for the inspiration.

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    xo, nikki


  8. Love those little club chairs upholstered in a graphic print! I recently spied some at Pal and Smith in burgundy velvet that were oh so luscious...similar shape but over $2000 each! Crazy, but so couture! Your home is lovely!

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  10. Gorgeous job Andrea!! Although I would not expect less! I love your tree, and those chairs make me swoon.

    I'm so happy to have met you this year Andrea, have a wonderful Christmas with those you love!
    Nancy xo

  11. Merry Christmas Nancy!! I am happy to have met you as well! I'll see you in 2012.