Vanessa Agyemang

Posted on December 14 2018

Tis the Season


Recently you voted to have a blog post about an African inspired Christmas, and I have to be honest I wasn't keen. In fact, I almost didn't do it. I just didn't know where to begin or how to put the various textures and patterns together to make it festive. There wasn't much available on Pinterest, so I did my version and how I make my home African inspired across the holidays. 

 African Inspired Xmas


I believe the most important base for a great room, is to have the basics in place, which involves rugs, throws and well-designed furniture. This could be a classic or upcycled piece. This serves to work as the backdrop. Neutral tones such as earthy browns always work for a great space.

Mud cloth Living Room

Sourced on Pinterest


Botanicals are great in all seasons especially the holidays, I've gone for large succulent type plants, which are leafy and add the right amount of greenery to your space.



Sourced on Pinterest


The one thing that African print revels in is texture and pattern, introducing a layer of wax print can really add vibrancy to space. I'm a big fan of Vlisco. This dutch wax ties in with the botanical earthy feel of the space. 

Vlisco Print

Sourced via Vlisco


I don't have to tell you how important food is during the holidays, it is the reason why some of us show up. I've recently come across a foodie page called Telande World and I absolutely love it. Please feel free to watch mouth-watering videos. 

To see the whole board come together, check out our Pinterest page to get inspired this festive season.  

Moodboard credits

Call me Cupcake

Maste Cooks

Warwick Estate Wines



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