With just over two months to go until Christmas, thoughts are naturally turning to the festive season. What will the holidays bring this year?
Planning for the holidays can involve all sorts of organisation, from getting all the shopping done, to making plans with friends and family for parties and visits. The great thing about the holidays is it offers some extra time to try out something different. For although familiar home comforts are part of the holiday pleasure, there's no reason to not try out a slightly different spin on things!
Here at Homecolours we love all the home comforts that Christmas brings. And we also love the sleek style provided by the best in Scandinavian design. Putting the two together certainly sounds like a recipe for success!
Food preparation is perhaps the biggest job in the home Christmas calendar. With the possibility of extra guests at the table there's perhaps an added an incentive to make a favorable impression with meals, and on the day itself even more so. Whatever happens, and whatever you happen to be serving, one things for sure; there will be some chopping of vegetables involved.
Zone Denmark brings the best of its style and design experience to chopping boards. The above Silva Ash Cutting Board is a perfect example of the kind of functional finesse the design house does so well. Adding it to the kitchen will bring a valuable and reliable piece of equipment to the whole Christmas food-prep plan.
The Swedish company Sagaform has a long history in producing all sorts of beautifully designed home-ware products. Its range of kitchen tools is no exception in this, and offers wonderfully crafted implements for improving overall kitchen activity.
Take a look at the above Oval Oak Slice and Serve for brilliant evidence of the designers's affinity for natural looks and textures. Crafted from solid oak and stainless steel, the server provides an eye-catching way to slice and present in classic fashion.
The table is always a focus come Christmas time. Adding a Scandinavian touch to setting the table can offer a new look and a comfortable and homely elegance. Seasoning in style is an essential and needn't necessarily be downplayed; even the smallest of items on the table have their impact, and salt and pepper are a vital part of the whole.
The above Craft Salt and Pepper Shaker by Normann Copenhagen brings a sleek show of finery to the Xmas dinner table. The marble casings offer a striking finish to the resolutely crafted pieces. Easy to clean and use for adding seasoning to the meal, the shakers are an extra touch of style to ingredients of not only the meal, but also the whole look of the table itself.