Quiet Christmas Interiors & Candlelight Magic: Steal This Look!

Lots of decorators appreciate boldly saturated colors and Christmas lights, but strings of red light have never charmed this lover of white and fresh greenery. Quiet Christmas Interiors & Candlelight Magic: Steal This Look shares glimpses of interiors which feel like home to me. Once you see the power of a few lit candles, I wonder if you’ll relax a little about any ‘go big or go home’ holiday decorating pressures since simply dimming the lights for flickering flames creates magic.

French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
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Quiet Christmas Interiors & Candlelight Magic: Steal This Look!

Oh the glory of a Pamela Pierce Christmas fireplace! The designer (and founding editor of Milieu) keeps a fire going in the living room and drapes the French period carved stone mantel with mixed garland and olive branches gathered from trees in her yard.

Pamela Pierce Christmas fireplace. She keeps a fire going in the living room and drapes the French period carved stone mantle and surround with mixed garland and olive branches gathered from trees in her yard, interspersed with ripe brown pears. A pair of early Song dynasty jars anchor the scene. White roses are always part of Pam’s interior décor.
Photo: Peter Vitale for Milieu…Quiet Christmas Interiors as well as Candlelight Magic: Steal This Look!

Notice those ripe brown pears…don’t you want to steal this pretty embellishment immediately? A pair of early Song dynasty jars anchor the scene, and,of course, Pam’s white roses are always part of any season’s décor.

White French Inspired Holiday Decor

Son of a nutcracker if I am not nutty for everything designer Madame Lincoln-Cutler touches with her magic Frenchy wand.

French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design…French country Christmas inspiration indeed.
PInecone mini Christmas trees - The White Company London
Mini Christmas Trees…in case you love simple minimal holiday decor.
Cozy white Christmas decor and rustic fireplace - Emily Henderson for Target.
Emily Henderson for TargetSEE THIS STORY in case you have a moment FOR MORE white inspiration.
Lovely simple and white Swedish and Scandi Christmas placesetting for a white Christmas -from ljo-s blog.
Ljo-s…certainly a lovely placesetting indeed.

Simple & Scandinavian Understated Christmas Decorating

Set of 3 mini Christmas trees from The White Company London.
Set of 3 Mini Christmas Trees – Quiet Christmas Interiors as well as Candlelight Magic: Steal This Look!
Gorgeous Scandinavian white Christmas decorating in a white cottage style entry with candlelight - Lantliv.
Lantliv…certainly a lovely Scandi holiday vignette indeed.
French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design…a decidedly serene and glorious white Christmas vignette.
Scandinavian Christmas decor in my white kitchen with Swedish candelabra, fresh fir wreath, and fairy lights over farm sink window. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #swedish #scandinavian #whitechristmas #nordicfrench
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you’re curious how minimal and simple holiday decor can be!
Stag Martini Glass
Stag Martini Glass…in case you need a handsome gift idea!

Metallics Are White’s Best Friend

French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design…a decidedly vintage festive inspiration.
French country white Christmas decor in a historic living room in Spain - El Mueble. #christmasdecor #whitechristmas #frenchcountry #holidaydecorating
El Mueble…in case you love white Christmas house tours, SEE MORE OF THIS LOVELY SPANISH HOME HERE.
French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design…certainly lovely indeed.

Hygge Factor & Cozy Christmas Vibes

Pink pointe shoes and pom poms. Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #pinkchristmas #whitechristmas #pastels #pointeshoes
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you love to #cozyondown.
Fraser Firs, Balsam Trees, and Chunky Knit Stockings... are your holiday cozy feels going crazy yet? Liz Marie Blog's stunning farmhouse white Christmas decorated fireplace mantel.
Liz Marie Blog…certainly a blissful farmhouse Christmas moment!

Elegant White Holiday Table Decor

French country interior design inspiration from The French Nest Co. Come tour this beautiful French farmhouse style home with white on white romantic decor! #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design…in case you love a tone on tone tabletop.
Vintage botanical matchbox is a charming wee holiday charmer! #matchbox #christmasdecor #matches
Vintage Botanical Matchbox…certainly lovely indeed.
French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design
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Maison Louis Marie Candle…hello lovely packaging indeed.

Fresh Frasier Fir Wild Wreath

 Farmhouse Christmas decor in my kitchen with fresh wreath and fairy light over a farm sink. Hello Lovely Studio. #farmhousechristmas #christmasdecor #farmsink #freshwreath
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you admire simple Scandi Christmas decor.
Gold Candle Holder
Gold Candleholders…hello simple Christmas table decor.
Christmas decor in a country house entry with red boots, red plaid scarf, wooly pom pom wreath, and fresh greenery. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #redboots #pompomwreath
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you love simple country Christmas decor.

Ideas for Decorating With a Natural Palette

White, Gold and Green Holiday Decor

3pc Taper Candle Holder Set Gold - Threshold™ - image 1 of 6
Gold Taper Holder Candle Set
French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design
 White Christmas decor - in my simple kitchen with fresh fir wreath above farm sink and simple delicate fairy lights. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor
Hello Lovely Studio
French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design

Pre-lit Bare Branches

Aurora Lighted Birch Garland, slide 3 of 4
Aurora Lighted Birch Garland
Simple Christmas decor in my white kitchen - a winter tree with little white lights and a burlap base on the counter. #hellolovelystudio #whitechristmas #simplechristmas #christmasdecor
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Aurora 4' Lighted Birch Tree, slide 1 of 7
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Quiet Christmas Beauty

French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design
French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design – Quiet Christmas Decorated Rooms & The Power of Candlelight.
French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design – Quiet Christmas Decorated Rooms & The Power of Candlelight.
French Christmas decorating ideas from an amazing house tour of country French design from The French Nest Co. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design – Quiet Christmas Decorated Rooms & The Power of Candlelight.

Tour a Sweet Holiday Decorated Home

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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16 Comments

  1. Amy
    November 15, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    Love, Love, Love it all!! The sweet pine cone gift tags remind me of a creative thing I like to do and that is make Christmas gift tags out of all the lovely Christmas cards we receive each year. I hate just chunking them all into the trash after Christmas, so now I cut out the parts of the prettiest ones that can be recycled and use them as gift tags. I love to repurpose and this way the card gets enjoyed twice. Pretty gift tags add so much to me and it’s an easy way to satisfy my creative spirit! You can do the same with birthday or greeting cards of any sort.

    • Michele
      Author
      November 15, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      We all need to be doing that – it should be a requirement to recycle them that way! I have quite the stash hidden away, and that’s a great idea 🙂

  2. Joanna
    November 15, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    I’m a lover of white and of candles – the more the better. I add white in candlesticks, wreaths, garland, stockings, flowers, and even a birdhouse filled with gold & white balls and the fine filament white lights. I also add a few gold deer here & there and some gold trees for that little bit of richness.
    My favourite CD At Christmas is Bing. Old fashioned – yes, but it just makes me happy. And, it’s not Christmas till I watch the Grinch. The Who people singing around the giant tree ever so loudly and happily because Christmas does not come from a store. I know! Others will find that strange but it makes me feel happy and peaceful as one should at Christmas. And, who wouldn’t love little Cindy Who?
    P.S. White Christmas is a favourite too. See! Not so weird.

    • Michele
      Author
      November 15, 2019 / 4:25 pm

      Not weird at all! Can you even believe how the mere sound of Bing’s voice can soothe and warm the spirit? What a gift. The Grinch brings back so many memories of childhood Christmases – it was always a very hectic time of year for us kids since it was the busiest season for our parents. I think I vowed to have less frenzied holidays after all that overwhelm and have mostly stuck to it. Receiving gifts is not my love language, but oh, it is for so many folks, yes?

  3. November 15, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    Michele I love traditional Christmas colors, but I adore all white, serene winter-inspired holiday decor too. In our previous cottage I had all white woodwork and white walls so I could pull off the dreamy Nordic look there for Christmas. In our home now we have wonderful old, dark woodwork which is perfect for cozy traditional tartans and plaids for Christmas. I still try to embrace the serene and calming whites in a few areas of our home for the holidays, and as soon as Christmas is over I keep out any of my white holiday decorations and greenery for the winter months.

    This post gave me all the French Christmas feels. SWOON!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 15, 2019 / 10:41 pm

      Thanks so much for reading and so happy this delivered the feels! There seems to be a wide range of Christmas decor palettes these days since I’m seeing black Christmas trees pop up everywhere, and I have seen gorgeous royal purple schemes as well. Haven’t done a thing here yet and for any live greenery from the yard, it’s too early unless I want needles everywhere! 🙂

  4. November 19, 2019 / 2:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 19, 2019 / 8:17 pm

      I’ll be there and appreciate the support – thanks, Marilyn. 🙂

  5. November 19, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me on thursday morning to see your feature! All hosts choose their own features from the comments left on their blog so be sure to return to my blog to see your feature. I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 19, 2019 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks so much, Marilyn. See you over at TFT and hope you are recovering nicely! 🙂

  6. November 21, 2019 / 1:36 am

    I’m in LOVE!! Featuring you at the TFT party this week. Thanks for all the beauty and inspiration, Michele!
    Peace to you, sweet friend
    Theresa

    • Michele
      Author
      November 21, 2019 / 8:09 am

      Thanks, Theresa – you’re such a bright light in blogland. xox

  7. Amy
    November 20, 2020 / 9:43 am

    Thoroughly enjoyed the two House & Home videos! So many great ideas…I’m getting inspired…especially love the first one with all the natural holiday decor! Wish I could get her to decorate my home for the holidays too!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 20, 2020 / 10:29 pm

      Just what I was thinking about that natural look – I want her to come deck my halls too. We are definitely kindred! xox

  8. Mumbai
    November 20, 2020 / 10:39 am

    so beautiful table settings…white/silver/green is so elegant and you can never go wrong. Thank you for sharing
    these many pics and the stimulus I have got. Many joy for you dearest Michele

    • Michele
      Author
      November 20, 2020 / 10:28 pm

      I so agree – the elegant simplicity will always look classic! Happy you are inspired – bon weekend, friend!

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