We still need to get used to the idea of Xmas in the sun. Living in the Middle East means that our winter months are warm so we spend most of our Xmas holiday on the beach and in the water.
Yet we love getting into the spirit by putting up lights, greenery and having lots of good food. And our annual festive season #LiveLoudGirlXmasGiveAway gets us into the right mood too.

We have partnered up again with some of our incredible partners this year. Brands that we have worked with on residential projects, photoshoots and used in our own homes and strongly believe in. They have been so supportive over the years and since it is that time of year, we want to share the love with our dear followers.

The give away will be on Instagram and will focus on one gift a day. Below you can see the line up. So play along to score a gift for yourself or a loved one and tag friends to let them join in the fun too. Best of luck to all of you!

We look forward to some quality time with our families and taking it easy for a few weeks. Stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter and follow us on Instagram to see what we are up to.

Our Xmas Give Away Calendar – in random order:

A Rozenkelim rug voucher worth € 300.
We have used their rugs this year in the shared boys room and the teenage girls room.  Rozenkelim offers a huge range of Kelims, Berbers and patchwork rugs and has been one of our go-to addresses over the last few years.

Two sets of Ekaterina Galera ball lights worth € 75 a set. These paper lights are one of our most recent discoveries by the incredibly creative French Ekaterina. We installed the balloon lights for the first time in our collaborative shoot and have used them in installations since. These lights give such a beautiful effect.

A Mingo Kids clothing voucher worth € 150.
We love good and high quality basics and Mingo Kids offers a great range of items that can all be worn together. You must have seen our family in their stripy shirts before.

An Alex & Alexa voucher worth £ 150.
This online shop has a broad selection of funky brands. You might have seen some of our favorites from this shop over the years. We happen to love their Home Decor items as well and use them various times in installations.

A Nofred Mouse bench worth € 295.
We have the mouse chair at home and this gorgeous mouse bench has been on our wish list for a long time. What an amazing piece of furniture for a kids room or a hallway? Where would you like it?

A Womom t-shirt worth €49.
Our whole team are big fans of nice T’s and the Womon shirts are made from beautiful thick cotton with funky prints. A good t-shirt goes with anything. Dress it up, dress it down… this is a good gift for yourself!

Styling and photography by Live Loud Girl – Thanks sweet Live Loud Girl kids for the great help and modelling





It is no news that we Scandinavian design enthusiasts. The combination of simplicity and sophistication is so unique and recognizable that it goes with any style whilst giving your home an instant upgrade. We use a broad range of Scandi designers in our own home and in our projects. That is why we were so happy to learn that Apartment 51 brings some of our favorite brands to the Middle East.

Apartment51 is an online multi-brand homeware store with a focus on refined design. If you want the latest? This is your new go-to place.

We were approached by them to create a styled shoot for the Holiday Season. Although we don’t have Christmas trees and snowflakes to work with in the Middle East, we focused on warm and cozy colors and materials that reminds us of the winter season. We dusted off the Christmassy lights and candles and by adding some Mariah Carey and you won’t even know that is is 27 degrees outside…

There is no excuse for Scandi-fans anymore as all of these gorgeous products are available in Dubai. Shop the look to make this a Holiday Season a very special one.

Styling by Live Loud Girl | Photography by Juliet Dunne

Shop the look

AYTM Candle Holder | Bloomingville Grey drinking glass | Bloomingville Dinner set | Belo Inox Cutlery | AYTM Lantern large | Ozlem Bowl set | Stelton Collar Espresso maker | Stelton Collar Sugar bowl | Normann Copenhagen Cup red | Normann Copenhagen Pepper mill | Georg Jensen Vase green | Normann Copenhagen Knot Chair | Knindustrie Tajine | Knindustrie Chopping Board | Knindustrie Pan |



As the days get shorter and the winter break gets closer, we are working on many lists. Lists from the kids to Santa, lists of gifts to bring home when we visit the family and our regular to-do lists of work related items.

All of these lists have one thing in common and that is that they are about cozy encounters, family time and delicate decorations. Although we have had a Xmas tree before, this year we are keeping it simple and sweet. Green is the theme yet there are so many different ways to bring some lush leaves inside.

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As we have just waved our Dutch Saint Nicholas goodbye and are gearing up for the school break, we are ready for the festive holiday. On paper….because with the sun still out and our flip flops still on, Christmas still feels far away.

As we will be singing our carols under a tree elsewhere, we want to keep our decorations really simple this year. Yet we just can not let this cozy time pass us by unseen. So focus on green, back to the basic with a touch a lights

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