Decorate With String Lights And Make Christmas Endless...
You could say I was bit by the bug ever since my mom became owner of a lingerie boutique CRML in my teens and I became visual merchandiser and window decorator for over fifteen years. Then when I got my first apartment in the city (in Montreal) as a newlywed, I devoured every interior design magazine and design book I could find and when I moved to a NYC neo-modern high-rise apartment, IKEA, Urban Outfitters, Free People Home, Zara Home and Pottery Barn Kids were the obvious go-to and became a weekly ritual for me and decorated and redecorated my apartment a million times in the last year or so. When I started my freelance personal styling & home organizing business at Norajuku, I was naturally drawn to decorating my space even more. I felt that it brought everything together and creating (and re-creating) a great living space for me and my family achieved something more powerful and memorable than anything else could.
It is absolutely incredible what a string of lights can do. Immediately a mediocre space can be transformed into a dreamy, whimsical wonderland. The magic of string lights is that when they’re around, the focus is never specifically on them – it’s on the overall aura that they create within space they light as a whole. I love the look of several strands meticulously strung overhead from one end of a room to another or draped over a trendy modern headboard. As a Christmas-lover, it's second nature to want to adorn every room with them when it comes times for the holidays — and I’ve been known to drape some here and there even when the onset of winter season is way off in the distance. If you haven’t experimented with string lights yet, I challenge you to try it out. I have a pretty strong feeling you'll thank me for it.
Here are some photos of the light strings (and handmade beads, which is going to be in my next blog post) over my bedpost and one last look at our fairytale christmas tree adorned with alternative christmas ornaments from Hollister, Urban Outfitters, Starbucks & Sanrio, before we take it down (in about a month or so). I wish all of you a beautiful and full January. Here’s to all of us, and chasing our New Year’s dreams with undoubted passion and persistence that it’s all possible… not a single stone is too heavy to turn.
Much love beauties!
Photo and styling by: Norajuku