sneak peek: inside out christmas magazine…
Posted in christmas ideas November 5th, 2009 by pia

_ioxmas_glenproebstelwrappitheme party, styled by glen proebstel and photographed by sam mcadam for inside out

Can you believe it’s only 7 weeks until Christmas? I cannot. This year I’ll be spending it back home with  my family, soaking up the sun and enjoying the festivities, beach side. I am keen to do another holiday decorating ideas and gifts bonanza like last year, with my ‘enhance the everyday’ styling philosophy, I hope you are looking forward to it as much as I am. I’ve been collecting all sorts of goodies and ideas to share with you and I’ll start them in a few weeks (must finish book first!) but for today, I wanted to get you into the spirit and excitement of the holiday season with a sneak peek at the inside out Christmas issue. The Christmas issue is one issue I never miss – full of beautifully decorated homes, holiday decorating essentials that are often handmade, and a fabulous menu that is always a visual feast (I’ve heard on the grapevine that this issue features a wonderful maggie beer’s turkey story).   This year looks to be just as fabulous and I can’t wait to see it in person. Lee Tran Lam, deputy chief sub editor of inside out has kindly obliged and offered us (that’s you and me) a rather exclusive peek at some of the pages inside, would you like to see?



_ioxmas_vanessabestbuys4styling by vanessa colyer tay and photography by sam mcadam .

I love those paper and wood trees. The one on the wall reminds me of my cardboard tower, remember? Oh that was fun. Here’s another little sneak peek inside the magazine…




The story above is featuring some of the paper work of Jo Neville. Jo has a fabulous all-things-papery boutique in Sydney called Paper Couture.  It’s a destination for stylists and lovers of paper but not only for the incredible stock (and location) but also for inspiration.

You can find out a bit more about the Christmas issue of inside out by clicking here and here. Thank you very much for the  sneak peek Lee Tran!

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  1. Deborah Milne says

    thanks for the sneak peak & inspiration today. Every year I swear I will start before Thanksgiving coming up with my design plan. Do, I..never! This just may kick-start me.


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  2. Sophia Mar says

    So inspiring, thank you!

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  3. Tara Bradford says

    How fantastic! Perfect for the summery Christmases in the Southern Hemisphere, especially. Great green ideas here. xo

    November 5th, 2009 | #

  4. kaylovesvintage says

    looks good, can you buy the mag in Amsterdam?

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  5. Laura [what I Like] says

    So wonderful! In addition to all of the lovely ornaments and lights I am a tad obsessed with that teapot sitting on the floor.

    November 5th, 2009 | #

  6. judith b says

    Gasp! I want my own Inside Out! Pia, do you know if it’s sold at the former home of your Eiffel Tower on rue de Rivoli? I don’t think I’ve seen it there, sinon où?

    PS Still puzzling over what book n°3 is about (so many possibilities!) and that secret thing you were adding to your wish list (maybe the ancient doctor’s house visit bag?). It’s not quite keeping me awake, mais quand même!

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  7. mlle paradis says

    love the heart and the green and pink garland but all great ideas. thanks for the preview!

    November 6th, 2009 | #

  8. Lisette says

    Oh how beautiful and inspiring! Love the trees especially, they’re just gorgeous…

    With Sinterklaas even closer than Christmas (just 4 weeks!) I am already in gift-hunting mode, and have to start writing a poem for each pressie asap – eek! How fun though, I love this time of year!

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  9. Ariella says

    love the tree!

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  10. Katherine says

    The colors and styling in that top photo are fantastic!

    November 6th, 2009 | #

  11. pia says

    thanks guys, so glad you love the mag as much as me.

    kaylovesvintage – I don’t think so, I would love it to be available though!

    judith b – all revealed in the email 🙂

    lisette – believe it or not I have never had a Dutch xmas, but I have heard all about the poem reading. It sounds like so much fun, enjoy!!

    November 9th, 2009 | #

  12. Maia says

    Catching up here…I LOVE these! That first one with the deer with roses caught in his horns, and the subtle hints of red is lyrical. I also love the paper christmas tree. There’s something about paper as a medium right now – very timely. I am continually drawn to it.

    November 12th, 2009 | #

  13. margarita says

    So much inspiration!! I am trying to make my own DIY Xmas decoration very useful post!!

    November 16th, 2009 | #

  14. Anna says

    Hi Pia!
    I just wanted to say hello because I’ve been reading your blog for ages now (and loving it!) and felt it was probably time to say hi. I own a little shop in Perth called Mr Sparrow, which sounds maybe a little like the shop you used to have, and I feel like perhaps we like similar things. Anyway, thank you for being such an inspiration and for all your beautiful photos and words…

    November 20th, 2009 | #

  15. Christmas inspiration  | Kim Gray Stylist Fashion Decor Lifestyle Cape Town South Africa says

    […] Yay, tomorrow it’s December. Love this Christmas Inspiration and ideas via Inside Out Magazine. Pics via the lovely Pia Jane Bijkerk. […]

    November 30th, 2009 | #

  16. leigh says

    i’ve been squinting at my monitor trying to read the product info for ornament #4 but i just can’t make out that url. any ideas? haha.

    alsi, i’ve never heard of inside out and now i’m afraid i’m going to have to hunt down any copy i can find.

    February 7th, 2010 | #

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