December is finally here and that also means Christmas!
Even though we’re now in a larger home, I’ve still not bought a full size Christmas tree for the house. As lovely as it would be, it does take a while to set up for just the two of us so we’ve kept to our usual ‘Christmas corner’ and bought a small tree instead.
Red is my least favourite interior colour but there are two exceptions in the year where I let a little bit of it trickle into the house – Chinese New Year and Christmas. I’m surprisingly quite a traditionalist at Christmas and I love a bit of red when adding festive cheer around the home!
How have you decorated your home this year? What colours have you used?
I can’t believe how quickly another Christmas comes around – let the countdown to the holidays begin!
Being the neat freak that I am, I’ve really never liked having notices on the fridge. The paper gets in the way when you’re opening the doors and it looks really messy which drives me insane!
So in a bid to combat this issue, I’ve rearranged all the things on our fridge onto a black metal board in in the hallway next to the intercom – and I actually think it’s working out!
I spray painted the metal board black and stuck it to the wall using 3M adhesive strips for picture frames. Then I just got some basic envelopes, labelled them and organised everything into neat little bundles so that it’s easy to find – pretty simple, right?
I’m going to have to create a 2nd one for the laundry area for all the random pieces like takeout menus but at least all the important things are organised for now…
I recently picked up a new marble quartz platter from Country Road. Because it’s not real marble, I’m tentative about using it to serve food – something about the powdery, sparkly finish on quartz makes me second guess whether it’s food safe.
Instead, I’ve used it as a centre piece on my Hay Tray table in the living area – I’d been looking for something to update the sad little wooden trivet that had been sitting there. Plus, I’m a big fan of multi-functional ’wares for the home so this was the perfect fit.
A couple of quick snaps of the platter in it’s new home below – what do you think? Are you a marble lover like me?