We wish you a very natural Christmas

The next best thing to dining outdoors at Christmas is bringing the outdoors indoors.  And keeping it natural of course.  There is something very calming and relaxing about a natural Christmas as the pictures below show.  Dwell is particularly fond of a pared down natural Christmas which allows us to focus on the details, in particular the food which we love to enjoy with our families and friends amidst lots of love and laughter.  We wish you a very natural Christmas xxx

 image via digsdigs.com

image via digsdigs.com

 image via mittvitahus.blogspot.com

image via mittvitahus.blogspot.com

 image via westcoastmama.com

image via westcoastmama.com

 image via modernmountaindesign.com

image via modernmountaindesign.com

 image via mittvitahus.blogspot.com

image via mittvitahus.blogspot.com

 image via autumn-cashmere.tumblr.com

image via autumn-cashmere.tumblr.com

 image via indulgy.com

image via indulgy.com

Australian Christmas Outdoors

The joy of living down under is that we can enjoy an Australian Christmas outdoors.  Adapting the festive season to suit our balmy weather is so much fun.  Setting up a long table lunch in the backyard for all the rellies and friends can add to the festive atmosphere of Christmas.  Make it easy on yourself and use what you already have around the house and garden or better yet, assign a creative family member to the job while you concentrate on the food!  Merry Christmas everyone!

 image via acottageintheoaks.com

image via acottageintheoaks.com

 image via theprettyblog.com

image via theprettyblog.com

 image via kararosenlund.com

image via kararosenlund.com

 image via elegant-classics.tumblr.com

image via elegant-classics.tumblr.com

 image via theprettyblog.com

image via theprettyblog.com

Christmas Table Settings

Time to start thinking about Christmas table settings.  It's never too early you know!  Why leave it until the last minute, panic, stress out and then don't bother?  There is just something about a beautifully dressed table that adds a festive feel to your Christmas celebrations.

 image via onetowed.com

image via onetowed.com

Look about the house for things you already have such as bowls, jars, vases and christmas decorations.  Forage in the garden for greenery, pinecones, twigs and flowers to place down the centre of your table.  

Op Shops are great places to search for cutlery, crockery and glassware to add to what you already have and remember it doesn't have to match!  Your table linen softens the look and adds texture, colour and style!  We have collected some great images of some simple, neutral Christmas table settings that you can take inspiration, from just one thing to the whole look the choice is yours - get collecting or visit the Dwell @ Home shop for some interesting and unusual items for your table!

 image via jennycollier.com

image via jennycollier.com

 image via blog.styleestate.com

image via blog.styleestate.com

 image via curbly.com

image via curbly.com

Christmas Chicks Night In at Restor'd Worthy Goods

Last night we had a ball at the Christmas 'Chicks Night In' at Restor'd Worthy Goods in Shellharbour.

It is so lovely to see our lovely friends at Restor'd and all of their lovely friends and customers getting together to spread the cheer and raise funds for charity.  After all that's what Restor'd is all about.

We were so luck to be able to introduce ourselves and talk about what it is that 'Dwell South Coast' does - namely decorate, style, source homewares for clients and create wonderful colour palettes for the inside and outside of homes.

Our theme for this gathering was 'Christmas Table Top' and how to create a stunning festive table with gathered and foraged finds.

Thanks so much Shani, Eddy, Beth, Jhett and the team at Restor'd, we send you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year - see you soon xxx

5 of the best - Dining Tables

It's time for a new dining table.  Our dutiful and lovely old table has had its share of knocks, scratches and bumps (not to mention nail polish remover, water marks and sun-fade) and now it's time to start looking for a replacement.  I know what look I like (country meets rustic meets french with a bit of industrial thrown in) but where to begin?  A wee bit of research has revealed 5 winning tables, now the decision is which one is up for a fair few years of love and attention?

Early Settler Elm Trestle Table 230 x 100 $1299

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Domayne Parquetry Recycled Timber Table 240 x 100 $1799

Pacific Furniture Bordeaux Table 198 x 100 $999

Freedom Furniture Carpenter Table 220 x 100 $999

La Maison Avignon Table 180 x 100 $1049