Wednesday, December 22, 2010

An intimate Christmas

A Christmas atmosphere can be created with some imagination and subtle changes like in this house on the Italian hills not far from Milan, where the rustic humble architectural details were maintained during renovation.
A Baccarat vase positioned horizontally and holding branches with festive berries, a few candles and the subtle light of a Tolomeo floor lamp...the scenery outside says it all.

A simple wreath of Holly on the folding chair Tomasa by Simon in front of a roaring fire, with dancing flames accompanied by the music of pops and crackles.

Surrounding the Brancusi table, being created with ancient oak beams salvaged from buildings going back to XIX century, an assortment of designer chairs and a Flos lamp Arco by Castiglioni. As a centerpiece some candles and winter greenery.

Subtle elegance...sometimes less is more!

May your holidays be filled with friends, family, laughter, music, love and joy,
after all those are the best gifts of life.

Images by Tiziano Sartorio
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Gareth Sirotnik said...

I love the mix of mismatched chairs around the table. Makes me regret every matched set of everything I own. Gareth

jones said...

Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas. Thank you for all of your great posts over the past year.

Ruth said...

Merry Christmas to you, dear lady.
I loved your blog this am, thank you for a year of inspiration.
I loved the photos, decor and the Richard Ginori (I guess) plates in the last photo of the dream retreat outside Milan.
Love, Ruth

Anonymous said...

I like the simplicity of these pictures, intimate Christmas for sure. Wishing you and your family all the best.

David said...

That vase? it looks like it is IN the stone! Anyway beautiful.

Claudia Juestel said...

You are so right Albarosa. Some times less truly is more. Love your understated Christmas selection.

Wishing you the very best for the holidays.



Maria Killam said...

Thanks Albarosa! Merry Christmas to you too!

Anonymous said...

Merry Chritmas Albarosa.

Karena said...

Albarosa, I adore these images, the simple spendor!

Happiest of Holidays & All the Best in the New Year!

Art by Karena

Theresa Cheek said...

LOL! It helps to have the right "less" pieces to work with! I wouldn't change a thing.

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore intimate gatherings!

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