Christmas styling in pastels, gold, white and wood

It’s almost time to start decking the halls, planning the menu and the styling of the Christmas dining table, and wrapping gifts – things that I look forward to doing every year. I started a little early this year when Freedom asked me to share how I’d style my home using their new Christmas collection. I’ve chosen to go with a soft colour palette of pastels, gold, white and wood. I was after a sparkly but simple and modern look and I found beautiful pieces in store that fit my aesthetic perfectly. I styled my table setting, put up a stunning simple tree, wrapped gifts and made a wreath, and I can’t wait to show you…

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All styling and photography: Lisa Tilse for the red thread blog


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Interiors Scandinavian Style :: Fantastic Frank

Fantasic Frank is the new wave of real estate agents. Based in Stockholm and Berlin, Fantastic Frank employs freelance photographers and stylists who work in interior design, fashion and architecture to make every home look like it’s straight from the pages of a magazine. The properties on their books are presented in a way that makes me want to move right in and slip into the cool lifestyle they ooze. The perfect sales pitch for design savvy buyers right? I mean can you imagine a real estate agent in your area styling a bedroom like this in a property for sale? I love it so much.

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This 28sq metre studio apartment is the epitome of cool in the hip neighbourhood of Södermalm. I love that they use detail and vignette images as well as the usual wide angle views.

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Lilac, soft pink and gold goodness at kikki.k

kikki.K has recently released their new range of homewares, together with diaries and planners for the coming year – and they’re gorgeous! Soft hues of lilac, rosy pink and gold are complimented by crisp white and the kikki.K pared back Scandinavian aesthetic.

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I’ve got my eye on so much from these new ranges, and the lilac diary is coming home with me next time I visit the store. The price point of the homewares makes them perfect gifts… Christmas is only 8 weeks away! Eeek! At least I have some ideas for gifts. You haven’t started shopping yet have you?!

You can shop online for kikki.K stationery, homewares, bags and a great range of diaries, calendars and planners to get yourself ready for Christmas and the new year.

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Sorbet hues for summer entertaining at home

Summer is on it’s way and that means spring cleaning, changing things up at home and lots of entertaining. I can’t think of a better new Summer colour palette than delicious fresh pastels. One of Freedom‘s colour stories for Summer 2014 is called Sorbet Dream and it’s exactly what I’m loving, so I jumped at the chance to shop the collection for my home. With Spring and Summer entertaining in mind I focused on my dining area and invited a couple of friends over for an afternoon tea catch up.

The Geo Triangle Print is my favourite item from the collection, and it was the starting point for this Spring/Summer makeover. The colours and simplicity of the design are so fresh, and when I hung it above our dining table the whole mood of the room livened up.

Freedom Summer 2014 print via the red thread blog

Freedom Summer 14 homewares via the red thread blog

I baked lemon cake and we drank jasmine green tea and citrus infused water. We spent a long lazy afternoon enjoying each others’ company and feeling like summer had already arrived.

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LOVING :: Tinker by Printink Studio

Last year I bought a gorgeous screen printed canvas bag with metallic foil from Tinker by Printink Studio, which I have been using constantly ever since. At that stage they didn’t have products available on their website, but now that they do I’d love to share them with you. Melbourne-based Jason Cesani and Nadia Husiak are the creative force behind Printink Studio. They design and hand screen print everything in their Collingwood studio in keeping with their passion for hand made products that are locally crafted. Tinker by Printink Studio products include home furnishings, fashion accessories, children’s wear, fabric and wallpaper.

Their gorgeous bedlinen is designed to be mismatched together in a lovely contemporary eclectic way.

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Find all these great, made by hand products online at Tinker by Printink Studios.


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