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If there’s one celebration the entire Nordic region takes very seriously indeed, it’s Christmas, with the first Sunday of Advent marking the start of festivities.
So if like me, you are eagerly awaiting those much-missed gatherings, excitedly getting the decorations down from the loft, or secretly wrapping presents after the kids have gone to bed every night, OYOY Living Design have everything you need to prepare for a family Christmas at home.
Danish design company OYOY, with their modern take on classic furniture and lighting, textiles and accessories, create contemporary pieces to accompany special moments just like these. All you need to do is enjoy making memories together.
Count down the days
For those of us with little ones, or those who are just young at heart, simply pop a sweet treat or small gift in each of the 24 adorable printed pockets of OYOY’s Circus Christmas Calendar, and counting down those December days will be filled with fun.
Christmas in the Nordic countries wouldn’t be the same without some traditional homemade cake, gingerbread, biscuits, or cookies.
In Scandinavia December is actually known as ‘baking month,’ and even though I may not be ready to enter Bake Off just yet, at least the Toppu series of bowls and trays, in their bold graphic monochrome, or in softer shades of caramel and rose, provide the perfect serving selection whatever the occasion I’m hosting.
Bring on the hygge
Let’s face it, candlelight certainly makes the darker winter months more agreeable, and I for one need no excuse to fully embrace all those ‘hyggelig’ moments either before, during or after Christmas for that matter.
Creating a cosy atmosphere, whether it’s a formal dinner party or curling up on the sofa to watch a Christmas film together, is simple thanks to the Art Candleholder series. Available in matt black or a brass finish, with their decorative oval, circle and hexagon grip handles they are easy to move around the house as well as beautiful to look at.
Set the table for a festive feast
Setting the table is a big part of how Scandinavians decorate for Christmas and it’s all about making your guests feel welcome with a look that is simple, elegant, and unpretentious.
Combine fine glassware, china and porcelain tableware, such as the rich brown Inka dinner plates, with seasonal branches, soft textiles like the Grid napkins and of course lots of lovely candlelight.
OYOY Living Design kindly gifted some of the products featured in this post. To find out more about them, visit their website.
All photography by Nicola Capper.
Like this post? Then read my chat with Danish interior designer, stylist and TV personality, Katrine Martensen-Larsen about the launch of her latest book, ‘The Christmas Season – Created by Scandinavian Artists.’