Christmas In Full Bloom
Real Living Australia|December 2019
Bright colours and flamboyant florals are the key to evoking a playful Christmas charm in this expertly eclectic Danish home
Eva-Marie Wilken & Kate Hassett

“THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT CHRISTMAS that creates room for joy, fun and excitement,” says self-confessed Christmas fanatic Cathrine de Lichtenburg, the owner of this apartment in leafy Frederiksberg. “I do like traditions, but Christmas also presents us with the possibility to break the rules and keep it open to interpretation by adding details that make it fun and playful.”

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Every year, Cathrine sets herself a fun design challenge that involves selecting a colour palette or theme, and sticking within those parameters. “I tend to sit on the edge of excess, so I do have to hold myself back and not go overboard,” says Cathrine, who shares the home with her husband Anders. “In my day-today decorating, I like to use two to three different colours per room and create a calm background to give the more exuberant ideas room to move.” This same idea is carried through to Christmas, where she has selected a warm colour palette of soft oranges, vibrant pinks and bold crimson reds.

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