Winter Holiday + Reading List

By Catherine Lazure | Nordic Design


This Holiday season for me will be all about enjoying time with my family and friends, and creating memorable moments. I hope to spend several lazy mornings in my pajamas watching ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ for a 35th time while sipping hot chocolate, or baking cookies, or skiing in my backyard with my two-year-old, or painting, or looking through that box of childhood memories that has been gathering dust in the attic… I hope to be as mindful as possible, be in the ‘now’, and live in the moment. So I will put down my phone, unplug the laptop, stop listening to business-related podcasts (because I get overwhelmed by all the ideas and my brain goes into overdrive – The struggle is real!) and start reading a book for fun again – Something I haven’t done in a while. I hope you won’t mind this short interruption on this site.

Stepping away from it all is also a way to be able to come back in full force, batteries recharged and head cleared, to kick-start the new year with SO many exciting projects. I am talking Ebooks, online courses, travel guides, the expansion of my interior consulting and marketing business, and more – Seriously, we need more hours in a day!

So I will be back in January, ready to tackle my biggest goals yet for Nordic Design.

In the meantime, I’m not leaving you empty-handed! I’ve selected some of my favorite interiors from the archive that are totally worth revisiting:

  1. The meaning of minimalism and why it can help you live a simpler, happier life
  2. Peek inside a cozy family home in Stockholm with a seamless mix of high and low decor
  3. Tour the classically Scandinavian home of fashion maven Anna Teurnell
  4. Peek inside the gorgeous family home of a Norwegian creative & blogger
  5. Inside a sophisticated and classically beautiful home that defines the concept of livable luxe
  6. A perfectly styled 40-square-meter Stockholm apartment in a warm, neutral palette
  7. The dark and cocoon-like home of stylist Lotta Agaton
  8. Eight inspiring quotes of what defines a home
  9. Here are the 10 best places to shop for vintage Scandinavian design
  10. Tour the characterful home of Swedish interior decorator Lisa Robertz


You can also look at my yearly round-ups:


Finally, I invite you to browse my image gallery or my Pinterest boards.

I also wanted to thank you for reading Nordic Design and coming back again and again. I feel privileged to call this my “job”, and you make it possible; I am so grateful! I will keep on bringing my A game to deliver you the best content I can, to find the greatest designs and interiors and, hopefully, to inspire you to create a home you love.

I wish you joyful Holidays, a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! All the best to you and your loved ones.

I will be back online shortly!





  1. tomcai
    25 Dec 2018 / 2:18 am

    Biggest Fan of you from China, really inspired by those posts featuring Nordic design and work, feel excited to see those new update and content coming next year, wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    • 11 Jan 2019 / 10:01 am

      Thank you so much for your comment! I am very happy to hear you are enjoying the site. I have many exciting projects and ideas, I am very much looking forward to kick start 2019! :) Happy (upcoming) New Year to you too!

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