Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Year 2016 - free printable & Table decor Ideas

We are still enjoying the magic of this Christmas but I can stop thinking that the new year is around the corner and wanted to share a free printable and some dinner table decor ideas.

I am using glamorous black and gold colors and made some decorations like the 2016 numbers, that you can make yourself too!
Download the printable shape here and draw it on the paper with the color that you want to use. You can also use plain cardboard and paint it. 
After cutting the shape paste it to a barbecue stick.

Pompoms are so festive and you can also use any silk paper color to match the table decorations.

To decorate a plane glass or candle holder you can make small ties. It will be easy to secure the ribbon whit some stitches. 

I hope you feel inspired and that your holidays celebration are fill with peace and happiness.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Gold and Black - Christmas 2015

Our house is ready for Christmas 2015 and now I can seat and relax with candles, magazines, good snacks and plan holiday activities with my family and friends.

 I feel like I managed to create a glamorous black and gold stile, redesigning some of my old Christmas tree ornaments. My mother send me the beautiful gold flowers from Colombia.

Advent candles with numbers that I made using air-dry clay and painted them gold.

More Living Four Seasons Christmas on Instagram! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Table

Already in November we had our first Christmas dinner with friends. I understand that we have to take a grip of every opportunity to bet together and celebrate life and friendship.

As always my hubby and I made a good team. While he cooks a delicious dinner I decorate the dinner table with beautiful details but simple to make room for conversation. In this post you can see how I put together the mason jars candle holders.

For this occasion my mother in law made her famous "Unni Cake". A delicious fruit cake with cream and almond base. Would you like me to share the recipe? Leave me a comment if you do so!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Green Winter

More Christmas inspiration! This time from last years Christmas dinner with my friends. I wanted to recreate a dream green forest with pines and candles.

The table turn just like I want it. I used materials that I found on nature and details from some of my favorite interior brands and shops.

I cant wait to decorate this years table! 
If you feel inspired share your pictures with me via Instagram #lfs_Christmas. 
My instagram @livingfourseasons.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Finally, and after one year stretch -the Interiør & boligmessen, (Interior and design fair), is back in Bergen. This year´s theme was "Handmade is the new black" and it was carefully handpicked to represent the upcoming trend that focus handcraft design with meaning and history as well as up-cycling and re-purpose vintage decor.

This are some of my favorites from the fair:

Beautiful creations from Weave me away! Visit her website to see all the details.

Vintage treasures from Ottogarden.

Green love and decorations from Toneblomst.

Mjølk pop up Bergen, featuring Wik Oslo by Ranghild Wik.
Beautiful ceramic objects inspired by earth, air, water and fire.

Norwegian wood pieces from Krosser.

Always smiling and creatively talented RoomDesign Lisa.

And Norwegian wool from Norwegian Spirit.

I wanted to take more pictures but I was working and I forgot my camera memory card. I am already looking forward for next year fair and I hope to be more social with fellow bloggers, designers and producers.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Candle Christmas Decoration

Christmas... that wonderful time of the year is just around the corner, with the white, green and red colors, the stress, the presents, the cherished family-time... and Santa! 

I had the opportunity to "play creative" with some Christmas decoration ideas.

Do you like this cute candle holder?
What a nice feeling to come up with something new using things that I had from before.
I used Norgesglass (mason jar), IKEA candle holders and Christmas decorations that I had from previous holidays.
I will use for sure this easy customization arrangement for other celebrations. 
Tag me in your Instagram pictures if you are inspired by me!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Everyday Table Settings

Love the details.

We celebrated my hubby´s birthday with a home-made dinner with the special help of our older son. The table decoration was simple: things that we already had at home became meaningful details.

One of best tips for making everyday table settings a bit more special is to always have nice napkins. I like to buy colorful napkins for all occasions - specially if they are on sale, like this fun and festive ones designed by Bloomingville.

Small cups can be use as flower holders. Today I used Design Letters espresso cups to hold this cute succulents and mark my hubby´s age.

The dinner, the decor, the company... this was a perfect table for four!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

DIY - cork pen holder

Have you try mandala?, Mindfulness colouring is perfect to relax, concentrate and wake up your creative side. You can buy a book or search the internet for free printable pages.

I made this simple but cute pen holder for my boys desk using only two materials: a can and cork tape. Any kind of decor tape can be use to re-purpose glass or cans.

The cork tape if from Panduro. I like the clean modern look of just the cork, but you could paint it, put on a sticker, a ribbon... imagination has not limits! 

I will probably include this idea on this year Christmas workshop. The kids could put some goodies inside the cans and give them to their friends or teachers.

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