Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Scandinavia Meets Mediterranean: Interpreting the 'Kubus' Candleholder by 'By Lassen'


Today is a special day - it is actually Christmas for me (and many others who celebrate according to the old Julian calendar in the orthodox world). So I thought I'll share a special post with you that has a teeny-tiny touch of Christmas but is yet announcing a bit the coming spring time. To achieve this little decoration balancing act, I've opted to combine two styles or themes I adore: Scandinavian design with a Mediterranean twist. The ingredients for this little home décor experiment? An absolute Scandinavian design classic like the 'Kubus' candleholder from 'By Lassen' and a Mediterranean inspired colour scheme of blues and whites. 

How did I come up with this idea? Well I was very lucky and honored to be contacted by 'By Lassen' and asked if I'd like to do a little decoration scheme with their classic 'Kubus' candleholder and well, what else could I say then yes, yes, oh yes! So for quite a while I was thinking and rethinking what I'd like to do with it and I wanted to give it a more personal touch. As the weather here is surprisingly mild and sunny and I reminisced about my days in Greece, I came up with the idea of a little styling that would combine the Scandinavian design coolness with the warmth and textures of the Mediterranean.

I set off to the market and bought a bunch of olive twigs, juggled together a few of my blue and white decorative objects, got some beautiful blue ombré candles, the 'Kubus' candleholder and set everything together on my blue Bølling tray table - et voilà, the little decoration vignette was ready!


I hope you are enjoying a beautiful and peaceful Tuesday wherever you are! And for those among you who celebrate Christmas today: A very merry Christmas or as we would say in Serbian: Hristos se rodi!

Photography by Igor Josifovic
This post has been brought to you in collaboration with 'By Lassen'


18 comments :

  1. Quelle belle rencontre que celle de la Scandinavie et de la Méditérannée. xx

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    1. Merci bien, Aurelia! J'aime cette rencontre aussi:-)

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  2. great idea :) ...ombre has became top of the top .... and once again merry Christmas to you ....in Poland one of christmas carol starts with words Chrystus się rodzi :))) and we here say WESOŁYCH ŚWIĄT !!!

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    1. Thank you!! When I spotted those candles I had the spontaneous idea for the styling in fact:-) Oh and our answer to the Christmas greet is: Vaistinu se rodi!

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    2. :)spontaneous but very top !:))))) in Poland everyone starts to look for ombre ...in candles ,pillows or hair :)))))greetings

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  3. Wow, perfectly pure & fragile combination! The orthodox half of me also celebrates Christmas today, and you succeeded visually express the fragile and bright feeling I have to this holiday ;)

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    1. Happy Christmas to your orthodox half and happy you like my styling!

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  4. Could your apartment get any cuter? JEEZ!

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    1. And you are always welcome again, Lindsey!!

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  5. i am so freakin' in love with kubus it almost hurts. this cool combo would fit into our home, too! the olive twigs could perfectly replace the mistletoes. fine idea!!
    and merry christmas to you!

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  6. Schön, dass nach so viel Weihnachtskitsch mal etwas Schlichtes der Stolz eines Feiernden ist. Frohe Weihnachten, Igor, mit all dem herrlichen Gesang und Duft, den es heute wohl bei Dir gibt!
    Angelika

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  7. I just found your blog!!! It’ s very interesting!!! Cool photos:) Today on my blog pineapple: ) My parents always told me not to play with food, but by looking on food photography, I think they might be wrong. For me food, is always one of the greatest inspirations, very tasty inspiration: )!!! Do you also think so?

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  8. What a beautiful vignette! perfect to showcase the candle holder and also those lovely candles! I am ready to head back to Europe for a little Greece time! Actually Chris did say he wants to go there next time we are in Europe! Maybe that's where our next get together destination!

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    1. I am always game for Greece, my former home country:-)

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  9. Oh la la - I am forever a fan of the By Lassen stuff:) LOVE the dip dye candles- they're awesome. Happy day sweets,
    Ax

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