‘Twas The Day Before Christmas..

With less than 24 hours until Christmas what better way to get into Christmas Spirit than with some beautiful Christmas interiors. Whether your decor style is traditional, vintage, modern or contemporary there are plenty of Christmas decor options that won’t compromise the aesthetics of your interior.

As a present from #ohmydecor to you, I have compiled a bunch of the most beautiful, festive interiors to help you get into the Christmas spirit.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas Eve!

– A.

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Checking Out Some Ancient Decor — St. Louis Art Museum

This weekend I had the opportunity to go to the Saint Louis Art Museum. There I checked out the Decorative Arts and Textile exhibit.

I’ve been to a few museums but have never seen a Decorative Arts exhibit. I thought that it was just perfect. So many beautiful pieces that ranged from 1990s all the way to the 1700s. Its crazy how ‘history repeats it self’. Much like fashion, a lot of the same decorative designs are now back in style.

I’ve taken the time to post some of the pieces I loved from the exhibit! Hope you enjoy such great historic pieces as much as I did.

– A

xo 

1New York, New York Sofa c: 1815-20  —- mahogany, yellow poplar, brass, and reproduction moired wool moreen upholstery.

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Designed by Frank O. Gehry ; Made by The Knoll Group Cross Check Armchair 1991 

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French Dressing Stool c: 1930

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Coffee Table, 1946 —-cherry wood and glass

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Knotted Chair, 1995 (left) You Can’t Lay Down Your Memories Chest of Drawers, designed 1991, made 2005

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Marletto, c: 1950-52 (top left) “Pothole” Vase, Platter, and Bowl, 1951 (bottom left) Atomic Wall Clock, 1949 (top right) Vase, 1936-37 (bottom right)

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Claret Jug, c: 1886 — glass

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Cabinet, c: 1865 — satinwood, ash, amboyna, purpleheart, harewood, velvet, brass, and gliding

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Armchair, c: 1740 —- glided walnut, beech, brass, and silk damask

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Wardrobe, 1760-70 —- walnut, oak, and brass

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A.Y.O.R (At Your Own Risk) Chair, 1990 — stainless steel and lead

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Dressing Table and Chair, 1932 — enameled steel ; Mirror, 1932 —- glass, aluminum, and enameled steel

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Bentwood Spiral, c. 1885 — ash

Oh My Decor Does Nuit Blanche..

This past weekend was the annual Nuit Blanche art festival. And for the first time I was in attendance. I think the anticipation for what I expected was higher than the actual turnout. Or maybe I couldn’t really find where all good installations were?

I started off on Bay Street headed to Nathan Phillip Square. There I saw the driverless cars, the bike installation, and a few other random things like the “hammock” made from cranes that no one really understood. The cars were the most interesting. Like majority of the people, I wanted to see them crash. They came close but the guys on the remote control did a good job controlling it.

I continued to walk up university where I stumbled upon other random things like the clown show. I must say it was pretty awkward and heard a lot of people saying it looked like “clown porn” and I agree. The bright neon balloons on the other hand were awesome. I also passed by the installation that had attendees help take it apart and in turn got a paper crown.

Nothing else really stood out from what I seen. It wasn’t that amazing, awesome experience I thought it would be. But it wasn’t completely horrible either. The best part of it for me was the people watching. So many different unique types of people from all walks of life in one area that really showcased Toronto’s diverse melting pot. And all for the love of art.

Anyways pics below!

Enjoy. xo

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