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Una Navidad fuera de lo "normal"

December 14, 2016

Christmas from down under: celebrating in the southern hemisphere / Ideas para una Navidad diferente - Casa Haus Deco

Cuando hablamos de Navidad, por lo general pensamos en nieve, renos, frío…el ambiente típico que acompaña a Papá Noel. Pero la realidad es que en buena parte del mundo, el clima no es así. Para empezar, están los países tropicales (incluyendo el nuestro en buena parte del territorio), en donde el clima puede ser fresco, pero nunca tan helado como para que caigan copos de nieve. Y por otro, están nuestros amigos del hemisferio sur que, quizá sí llegan a tener inviernos helados, pero esos suceden en otra temporada (junio, julio). Esto siempre me ha cautivado… ya saben, tener literalmente un mundo de cabeza en donde las cosas suceden de manera opuesta. Por eso, siempre también me ha llamado mucho la atención la decoración navideña en esos lugares. Suele ser mucho más relajada, y mucho menos recargada de lo que la hacemos de este lado del planeta, lo cual me encanta pues es accesible y menos comercial, centrándose más bien en las celebraciones y reuniones familiares. Pues bien, en honor a todos los que me leen del otro lado del mundo, hoy quiero compartirles ideas para una Navidad diferente y fuera de lo “normal”. ¡Que lo disfruten!!!!

When we think about Christmas we almost always think of snow, reindeer, snuggling inside… you know, all the Santa Claus imaginery. Truth is, in many places around the world, Christmas weather isn’t like that. For starters, there are tropical countries (like ours), where it can get cool, but never as cold as to have snow or anything of the sorts. And then, there’s the southern hemisphere countries, where they might get snowy Winters, but those happen during another season, by june and july. This has always captivated me, literally having an upside world where things are the opposite, and so, I’ve always felt curious about the Christmas decorations there, generally way more relaxed and simple than what we do around here, which I love because it means it’s more accessible and less commercial, focusing instead on gatherings and family. So, in honor of all my readers on the far side of the world, today I’m sharing some ideas for a different kind of Christmas. I hope you enjoy them!

Christmas from down under: celebrating in the southern hemisphere / Ideas para una Navidad diferente - Casa Haus Deco

Christmas from down under: celebrating in the southern hemisphere / Ideas para una Navidad diferente - Casa Haus Deco

Christmas from down under: celebrating in the southern hemisphere / Ideas para una Navidad diferente - Casa Haus Deco

Christmas from down under: celebrating in the southern hemisphere / Ideas para una Navidad diferente - Casa Haus Deco

Christmas from down under: celebrating in the southern hemisphere / Ideas para una Navidad diferente - Casa Haus Deco

Christmas from down under: celebrating in the southern hemisphere / Ideas para una Navidad diferente - Casa Haus Deco

Christmas from down under: celebrating in the southern hemisphere / Ideas para una Navidad diferente - Casa Haus Deco

Christmas from down under: celebrating in the southern hemisphere / Ideas para una Navidad diferente - Casa Haus Deco

Por último, una idea que me llega directo al corazón: un árbol hecho con la flor del maguey. No sé si lo recuerden, pero hace varios años yo puse 2 así para Navidad, ¡y nos gustaron tanto que de hecho los dejamos como decoración permanente! Es una idea tan fácil y resultona para todos los que vivimos en donde se dan los magueyes, pero además original. Para ver éstos, nuestros árboles de Navidad DIY, den click aquí.

¿Qué les parece? ¿Cómo suelen decorar en el país donde viven?

P.D. Para ver una más decoraciones navideñas en el hemisferio sur, da click aquí. 😉

Last but not least, an idea close to my heart: a diy Christmas tree made from a potted, maguey flower. I don’t know if you recall, but we made this in our home for Christmas a few years ago, and loved it so much, we actually left the trees as permanent decorations all year long! So easy and original, great if you live where magueyes grow. To see our own maguey flower Christmas tree, click here.

So, how do you like them? How do you personally decorate for Christmas?

P.S. Click here for an Aussie Christmas home tour, with more inspiration. 😉

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Ideas – Kitchen Nooks and Banquettes

August 11, 2011


image credits: 1, 2: better homes and gardens, 3: coastal living, 4: country living, 5: via decorpad, 6: j. randall powers, 7: shoener wohnen, 8: southern living, 9, 10, and 11: traditional home, 12: house to home

A great way to start the day for me would be by having a nice breakfast in a gourgeous kitchen banquette. I’m so in love with these little nooks. I find them romantic and just amazing. They’re an excellent way to save space if you have a tiny home, with sofas or built-ins. They all look incredible to me, do you agree?
Have a beautiful and inspired day 🙂
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Eye Candy – Powder Room Inspiration

August 2, 2011

via all doing modern
 branthaven
via centsationalgirl
  martha stewart
 m. elle design
sarah richardson design
munger interiors
elle decor
Because the tiniest room in the house is sometimes the one in most desperate need, I hope you will enjoy these hand-picked photos. I love these powder rooms because they are indeed small, and thus similar to what you and I might have in our own homes, and yet, they are stylish and gorgeous. There are all styles to choose from: modern, traditional, contemporary. My favorite ones are definitely the ones with wood planks. I love the texture wood adds to the room, and I think it looks so original and different.
Special Trivia: Which of the above powder rooms belongs to an actor/actress from  Friends?
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Your questions – Concrete floors

July 27, 2011

I just recently got a question from a lovely reader who tells me she and her boyfriend want to install concrete flooring in their apartment. However, she shares some concerns:

“Will concrete flooring make our space cold?
Can we put warmer elements?”

le super blog secret via decor8
ana leenas hem
imágenes previas y ésta: design elements
house to home
digs digs
via convoy
el remanso 
house to home
 ibiza management

A strong trend in interior design is in fact concrete flooring. Such an element is actually cold, and it can even seem very masculine and industrial-like, however, it all depends on the things in the room. As you can see from the images, you can generate lovely warm rooms with concrete flooring . Best of all, they can be modern and airy. All of the above rooms are absolutely gorgeous and I love them. And it looks great everywhere: living room, dining room, kitchen, bath and even bedrooms.  
If you are considering getting concrete flooring, try using warm elements to balance the room. Try using wood tables, fabrics and rugs. This way you can balance out concrete and have a room which expresses your taste.
=) 
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Have yourself a lovely day!
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Table Inspiration

July 21, 2011

country living

 
BHG
BHG
country living
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house beautiful
house to home
house to home
 
house to home
I love how many options we have nowadays for living room tables. No more fixed sets, but instead, we have the possibility of arranging different kinds of tables in the same room, and achieving great results! You can mix and match colors, materials, and shapes, as long as it coordinates with the rest of the furniture.
Which is your favorite?
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Brands – Foscarini

July 1, 2011

One of the things I like the most in decorating is lighting. It’s just mouthwatering to me. Along with mirrors, they are priceless accesories, for they can turn any room into something really special. Well, I’m so in love into Italian firm Foscarini, and its gorgeous designs. I only wish somebody would sell them in my hometown, Guadalajara, México. =(
They are truly something. My very favorites are the ones in the last picture, from the tropic collection.
Wow. 
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I heart lace

June 8, 2011

I have a confession to make: I’m a total lace lover. The intricate patterns in lattice and lace blow me off! I want it everywhere! Enough of words, I’ve got eye candy to share.
I found these beautiful pictures recently here, and I’m dying to try it on my own.
Seems like the perfect breakfast to me.


Have you ever tried making something like this?
I’m really wishing to get my hands on it soon. Perhaps tonight!
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Fun Staircases

May 17, 2011

It’s Thursday already and I’ve had such a week. I’ve been working on a few new projects, which is exciting, but I hate being away from the blog.
Perhaps having one of these staircases at home might work my stress out.
=)

At least my daughter and friends would thank me, for sure!
Have a wonderful day, y’all.
images: the telegraph y freshome
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Hiding the TV

May 17, 2011

I’m loving this shelving TV unit featured in the latest issue of Elle Decor. It’s simple, sleek, and modern. Such an excellent idea and pretty simple to adapt it to any room, I believe. I’m thinking our master bedroom –once we buy our TV, of course (tiny, little detail, of course).   There’s a whole debate over having TV in bedrooms, but then apparently there’s also another one going on about whether or not hiding your TV. What’s your thought? Do you like hiding TVs, or not? Do tell!
 
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The Union Jack

May 5, 2011

Britain has certainly been on our minds with the Royal Wedding, but long before that, the Union Jack was already strong in the decor world, and definitely in the blogosphere. A true design icon.

beautiful dresser by maisons du monde
  lovely photograph from 1st option
I love this chaise longue and of course,
the excellent photography by James Merrell
Totally creative and eco-friendly DIY project seen in
reciclart
How pretty is this living room from 1st option ?
This one I had already posted, but don’t blame me. It’s definitely one of my all-time favorite living rooms. It’s from the British edition of adore home.
I like the simplicity of this canvas. And so cute. From Swings & Pretty Things via Not On The High Street.
This fresh pillow has softer colors and lovely patterns.
It’s from  The Natural Store And finally, nothing as British as the good old “Keep Calm and Carry On“.
Definitely, my favorite.
Available from The Contemporary Home
I know using the flag is something very popular in the US and Britain, but that’s not the same thing here in Mexico. The way we treat our flag is different. But I love the Union Jack thing. I’m  thinking of getting (or making) a pillow for my living room, or going for the “Keep Calm” poster. Something like that would seriously work around here.

Take care. =)
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