A Holiday Season with Simplicity
We all know that the year of 2020 was a strange, scary and a tangled year for the whole world. However it was also a time to slow down a bit, therefore an opportunity for reflection... but for others was only a VERY difficult time, a struggle to survive.
It's still happening... I can't put that in the past yet. Though, a lot of us learned how to live with it and found new ways and solutions. The year is coming to an end but we are still facing a hard reality of a scary pandemic. It is suggested that we stay home and don't gather with many people for the holidays. I am following the suggestions and rules because I care about my health and the lives of others. So I am having a very quiet holiday this year at home and my main goal is to search for peace and simplicity. And hoping that these feelings follow me along in 2021. Wishing you the same! Especially to those who are having a harder time than me.
Because my mission in life is to bring beauty, I try to focus on the positive side of things I decorate... Even though I am not having family & friends at home this year I still want to decorate in name of love and beauty. During the lockdown and pandemic, since March until now my focus has been analyzing my values and what is important to me; learning and searching for the stuff that makes me happy has been the main point. And of course, trying to be healthy. I feel very fortunate that I was (I am) able to have the time and financial resources to concentrate on these objectives. Not everybody is in the same situation right now. I keep thinking that the world needs more beauty in all aspects, especially when things are ugly. As I was saying before I focused these last months to learn stuff that makes me happy... so I have spent a lot of time learning about photography & styling. I took some amazing workshops and masterclasses with Erin Little @erinlittlephoto, Natalie Walton @thestylingmasterclass, and Ilana Bessler @habitado.projeto. The art of 'creating & seeing beauty' is an art that I would like to share with you here in this blog, ALWAYS!
Below I am sharing my holiday décor created by me and other amazing 'beauty creators', who inspire me as well. Hoping these images can inspire you too to keep moving forward and focusing on the magic of the season.
Image Source by RG Art & Design
Image Source by Burkatron
Image Source by Teeth Hare Jade
Image Source by Room For Tuesday
Image Source by Nouw
Image Source by Mademoiselle Poirot
Image Source by Archzine
Image Source by Michelle Janeen
TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP THE HOLIDAY DECORATION EASY AND SIMPLE:
1 - IF YOU HAVE A BACKYARD WITH A PINE TREE YOU ARE ARE LUCKY! FORAGE A FEW PINE BRANCHS, LEAVES & CONES AND CREATE BEAUTIUFL AND AROMATIC GARLANDS TO BRING INSIDE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE BACKYARD, TAKE THE PINE TREE RUN TO THE CLOSEST LOCAL NURSERY AND THEY MIGHT GIVE YOU A FEW FOR FREE, AT THIS POINT!
2 - ADD LOTS OF CANDLES AROUND THE HOUSE TO CREATE INTIMICY, ROMANCE AND SPARKLING. BUT BE CAREFUL! DON'T FORGET TO BLOW THEM OUITWHEN YOU GO TO SLEEP!
3 - KEEP THE COLOR PALETTE NEUTRAL AND SIMPLE, FOCUSING ON THE NATURAL, ORGANIC & EARTHY.
A SPECIAL NOTE: I am in search of beautiful places that align with my style, to photograph and style as a test shoot. If you know a home, a store, an AirBnB, a boutique hotel, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wishing you a much safe and 'normal' 2021!
“Wishing you the best, and all love in the world!
Dream, work hard and keep going…"
XoXo & Beijos,