Earlier this week I finished decorating our home for Christmas and as every year I like to share with you a few pictures of the Christmas vignettes around our home.
Candles, pine branches, cones and red berries on the fireplace mantel in our living room.
This year I have chosen for a small Christmas tree, simply decorated with lights and cones.
I love to use branches with bright red berries everywhere in the home.
Small touches of decoration in the dining room.
Red berries again !
Candles and greenery in the dining room fire place.
On the kitchen table.
Kitchen cabinet shelving.
Don’t you love the colour of these pepper berries ?
Vase with papyrus branch and dish with Christmas ornaments, cones and antler.
Tea light holders grouped together on the orangery coffee table.
Pine tree branch hanging on the wall.
Front door decoration.
Lanterns found at Ikea.
All pictures by me
I am ready for Christmas. Are you ?
The 117-year-old Hotel Ritz Paris, which closed its doors three years ago, for an extensive renovation and refurbishment, including the restoration of artworks and antique furnishing, is on its way to the grand re-opening and is now taking reservations from next March.
A lot of skilled artisans and restoration artists have been working on the renovation since August 2012.
For most of us, the Ritz is synonym for a mythic place and inextricably linked with the legendary Coco Chanel, who lived at the hotel for years. How many times did we see the Coco Chanel Suite shared by interior design bloggers?
Coco Chanel declared: “The Ritz is my home.”
Important to mention is that the hotel will now house the world’s first Chanel spa, offering guests customized treatments using Chanel products.
Renovation in progress - 2013 Image source here
I can't wait to revisit the Ritz and to take a closer look to all this legendary beauty. Ritz Paris 2005
I would love to end this post with a picture of the hotel Ritz façade decorated for Christmas in 2011, before the renovation. Image source Ritz Paris Facebook page
Rendez-vous at the Ritz Paris next year !
Merry Christmas to all my friends and readers !
Recently, by browsing Instagram and Pinterest, I came across some beautiful pictures of elegant interiors and gorgeous antique furniture pieces and objects, that caught my eye. I soon discovered that most of the images were initially found at the Pinterest and Instagram page of Nicolas Horsch, owner of Horsch Antiques and Interior Design.
Horsch Antiques and Interior Design is run by husband and wife team Charlotte and Nicolas Horsch, both art historians. Their showroom is located in the beautiful rural village of Ashausen, about twenty minutes drive from Hamburg, Germany.
They are both passionate about Gustavian, Belgian and French antiques and love to mix antique pieces with Mid-Century Modern, 20th Century Design, Asian ceramics and unusual finds.They are one of the leading specialists in Scandinavian Mora and Bornholm clocks and have been dealing in this field since the 1990's.
I was enchanted by the beautiful antiques pieces, visiting the website of this company I hadn’t heard about before. Today I am pleased to introduce you to Horsch Antiques and Interior Design.
Horsch Interiors even offers a full interior design service and creates warm and elegant interiors by using authentic materials and antiques.
Their website page ‘Interior Design’ is currently under construction, but very soon Nicolas and Charlotte will share pictures of their recent finished projects.
Here is a sneak peek into the hall of a recently finished project. Very chic and very promising !
To see more of all the gorgeous antique pieces Charlotte and Nicolas have to offer, please visit their recently renewed website at http://www.horschinteriors.com/
Dear readers and friends, as this is my last post of this year, I wish you all a great end of the year and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year !
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and
Prosperous New Year !