We show you how create a cosy, Scandinavian look for your festive gatherings and feasts
Clean lines, nature-inspired elements and cosy chic – it’s hard to resist Scandinavian style when it comes to decor – add some Nordic Christmas tradition, and nothing brings on the festive feels stronger here in tropical Singapore. We wanted to go Scandi this year for our Christmas feast, so we roped in the stylish folks at Capitol Piazza for a step-by-step guide on how to get the look at home. Yes, we’re all about impressing guests with the dining table décor and the delectable spread!
It’s hard to resist Scandinavian style when it comes to decor, especially with these stylish elements from Capitol Piazza .
Posted by Honeycombers on Monday, 27 November 2017
Step 1: Go au naturel
You’ll need loads of natural elements and rich greenery to make the look work. Go for a lush, leafy centrepiece that runs along the middle of the table. Remember not to go over the top or too extravagant; after all, the Scandinavians believe less is more.
Step 2: Light it up
Create a hygge environment (that’s the Danish concept of cosiness and comfort) using plenty of ‘ENJOY’ candles. To keep with the “less is more” theme, go with white candles – available at Simmons Gallery from $54 – and place them in a gorgeous Crystal Rose Red Passion candle holder ($800) from Daum, which specialises in handmade luxury art pieces and display collections from France.
Step 3: The real deal
Now it’s time for the main highlight (and we’re not talking about the food). Set your table with timeless cutlery from German brand, Villeroy & Boch. The collection includes porcelain dinnerware (from $25), glassware (from $24.95), sleek cutlery and tableware (from $24.95, or a set of 24 pieces at $509), and everything you need for one impressive setting.
Step 4: It’s about the little things too
It’s Christmas after all, so don’t forget about the details and accents to add sparkle and character to your set-up. Attach colourful trinkets on the napkins, like a pretty hibiscus brooch ($32) from ARCH. Whatever catches your fancy!
Step 5: Add a pop of colour
Fans of the Scandinavian look know that a colourful contrast brings character to all those soothing neutrals. For a dash of fun, Finnish design label Marimekko is the place to pick up modern patterned plates, trays, teapots, cups and more (from $30 and up). It’s the quintessential stop for bold Scandi style.
Step 6: Gift time
Know someone who loves Scandi style, too? We know where to find the perfect gift. If they’re art lovers, get them a little masterpiece that tells a story, such as the Skitting Multicolour Artwork from Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery ($90 each). For friends and family who love being pampered, we say go for organic soap and bath essentials sets (prices start at $66, from Soap Stories), or lovely scented bespoke candles (from $50) or even mini ones (from $18) from To Be Calm.
Inspired? Get all you need to make that cosy Scandinavian Christmas a dream come true by heading to Capitol Piazza this holiday season. Happy shopping!
This article is sponsored by Capitol Piazza