Tom Dixon Scent Diffuser

I found the ultimate Christmas gift and decided that Christmas should come early this year. I treated myself to a Tom Dixon Orientalist Scent Diffuser. I know, it’s a very generous gift to give myself, but if no one else does… Tom Dixon designed the diffuser to be functional and decorative. The solid brass and glass design is sleek and holds six black rattan reeds. As we are accustomed from Tom Dixon, the design comes in gold, copper and silver. I have the orientalist which subtly releases a mixed scent of rose petals, cinnamon sticks, and musk, reminiscent of Indian weddings and Chinese herbal markets. My home is filled with the fragrance and looks fab on my Safavieh marble side table.

Shop more of Tom Dixon on the website, Selfridges in the UK, Neiman Marcus in the US, or in the Netherlands at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam.

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DIY Advent Calendar

It’s hard to believe that in only 5 weeks it’s Christmas. The countdown to the holidays is such a festive period. Right after Thanksgiving I hurry to buy a tree and start decorating. An Advent calendar is also part of the anticipation. This year I started to craft mine early. I was inspired by the many decorating trends like copper, black, and candle holders in the shape of houses. I decided to make small boxes like little houses that hold small gifts. (scroll down for directions and the template)Advent calendar DIYDIY Advent CalendarAdvent kalender

You’ll need

  • black and white (firm) craft paper
  • copper wrapping paper (Ikea)
  • glue, scissors, pencil and ruler
  • number stickers

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Dress your Table for Thanksgiving

I love the colour palette that is currently trending in interior design and Christmas decorations: pale pink, rusty brown, and warm burgundy combined with copper and gold. The funny thing is that these colours were also hip in 2002 when I bought my home. Consequently, I have a whole stock of burgundy and rusty brown accessories and ornaments I can dig up from my basement. The typically fall colours are perfect for a Thanksgiving table setting. Burgundy also pairs well with mustard yellow and green. It’s such a warm and chic hue. Add in the feathers trend and you have a sophisticated tablescape to host a memorable Thanksgiving dinner.

See all other Thanksgiving table settings here.

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

Countdown to Thanksgiving has started! Are you still in doubt how to dress your table next week? Then just keep following my blog because this week I’m sharing more Thanksgiving inspiration, starting with another Thanksgiving tablescape. Whoever said autumn is about dark and moody colours, might want to think that over again, because with today’s tablescape you create a fresh, airy, autum-like decor that looks effortlessly chic. Just use soft and vivid orange and caramel colours combined with white. Natural elements like feathered napkin rings and pieces of wood add a rustic touch.

Also, check out all of my previous Thanksgiving table settings and recipes for more inspiration here.

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Weekend tip: La Table Lifestyle Fair

From 13-16 November, picturesque city Naarden transforms into the center of the La Table Lifestyle Fair. The annual fair known for its original exhibitors and friendly atmosphere  made this year’s theme: Gatherings. Through various inspiring colorful presentations you are treated to beautiful lifestyle and interior products.  A weathered nomads “look”, a combination of copper and gold, striking use of single and stacked elements with lots of pillows and blankets, intense colors that come from experiments, and more visual translations of the theme are the focus of the fair. Gathering is the art of being together in a place where quality and tranquility are key. You’ll get inspired by timeless dining table settings to enjoy fine wines and international delicacies.

The focus of this 19-th edition of the exhibition is tasteful tableware and interior decoration with special themed tables, art, exclusive home accessories and many lifestyle products. There is also plenty of attention for fashion, jewelry, wines and culinary specialties. For more info visit their website.

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