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Issue 104 · Winter Wonderland · December 19, 2014

A Mountain Home in Norway, Christmas Decor Included

Issue 104 · Winter Wonderland · December 19, 2014

A few years back, we discovered Irene Finne's blog Loppelilla, a chronicle of her life in the pristine Norwegian town of Evangerand, and ever since we've revisited her site for holiday decor inspiration. We especially like her simple, organic ideas for Christmas decorations: knitted ornaments, stars made of kraft paper, and her surprising use of black.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: The snowy Norwegian landscape surrounding Irene's home.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: Irene sticks to a simple palette of white, gray, and black.

Loppelilla Advent Calendar | Remodelista

Above: A clever Advent calendar fashioned from a clothes hanger.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: Layers of Norwegian and Icelandic sheepskin meet pewter plates, candles, and antlers in the living room.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above, L to R: A knitted ball ornament, a branch and crocheted taper candle holder, and a crocheted fir tree ornament. 

Loppelilla Dining Room | Remodelista

Above: The simple dining room features a gray painted floor.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: A branch displays ornaments; a chair is casually draped with a sheepskin.

Loppalilla Black Ornaments | Remodelista

Above: Irene favors edgy black Christmas ornaments.

Loppelilla Table Setting | Remodelista

Above: Irene's holiday table.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: Star ornaments made out of natural and white kraft paper and twine.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: The house is filled with wooden bowls, nature brought indoors, and candles.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: Irene is a master at creating knitted sleeves for ordinary household items.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: The kitchen is neutral in color and simple in style.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: An antler lamp with a crocheted shade.

Loppelilla's Winter Decor at Home in Norway | Remodelista

Above: Little house in the big woods.

For another winter house with a similar palette, have a look at PS Arkitektur Fjällhus in Sweden. And to get your own rooms ready for the holidays, don't miss Single-Ingredient Holiday Decor, 10 Ideas.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on December 22, 2011, as part of our Christmas Parties issue.



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