On My Mind: Holiday Decorating the Swedish Way.

On a recent trip to Stockholm, Sweden, I spotted some early Holiday decorations, even though there were still a few days of November left. And as usual, the Swedes managed to make it interesting while keeping it simple.

I saw white paper stars in the windows wherever I went. Branches of different kinds, for hanging ornaments, were another favorite. And you simply can’t go wrong with a table size Christmas tree or a vase full of fresh cut Amaryllis.

My favorite Holiday accent though, is the same as every year – snow. I’ll drag home a Christmas tree, buy Amaryllis at the Flower Market, and beg our nanny (who’s an arts & crafts genius) to make white paper stars for our windows. But how to make snow appear in our backyard so we can have a snowball fight, I still haven’t figured out.

Photos by Charlotte Coffey


White paper stars as Holiday decoration in Stockholm, Sweden. Lotta Coffey Design & Interiors Blog.

White paper stars with lights, in windows all over Stockholm.

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Two simple, modern, and beautiful, Holiday vignettes at Nordiska Galleriet.

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Round Mirror and Amaryllis at Hotel Diplomat. Lotta Coffey Design & Interiors Blog.

A vase full of Amaryllis, Eucalyptus, and red berries in the lobby at Hotel Diplomat.

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The most wanted Holiday accessory of all, found down town Stockholm, on Biblioteksgatan.

About the Author:
Charlotte Coffey is the principal designer of Lotta Coffey Design & Interiors, and creates authentic, modern Scandinavian interiors in San Francisco, Marin County and the Wine Country. In her spare time, she enjoys eating, running and painting things white.

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