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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Faye Toogood's Home

The photos might not be new, but they were new to me and might be to you too. This home is unique and out of this world. Designer Faye Toogood has, in my eyes, created a perfect home. It's all perfect. It needs no more words. Today I'm leaving you with these beautiful pictures. Enjoy!








photos by Henry Bourne found on T Magazine

Have a lovely day! 
hx



Monday, 7 July 2014

Tramuntana Hotel

Første gang jeg oppdaget dette bildet og måtte se mer. Jeg elsker tilbake til fram lerreter og har skrevet om dem før ( her og her ). Costal inspirasjon ved siden av de hvite vegger og hvite møbler virkelig stikker seg ut og gir fra seg en fin avslappet ferie følelse. Rommet ville ikke helt har den samme følelsen uten de blå tonene. De tre avføring er også et must i disse dager, ofte brukt som sidebord som her. 



Dette fantastiske hotellet, som ligger i nord i Spania kalles Tramuntana Hotel. The hotel was designed by INTSIGHTJeg elsker disse kyst farger. De lamper bambus anheng fra Bloomingville ser flott ut og skaper en fab statement for dette rommet. Jeg liker også de lyseblå stoler. 



Denne bokhyllen ser veldig lik den jeg lagde for en stund tilbake. Kanskje jeg burde tenke på å male mine .. 

Ikke flaskene med olivenolje ser flott ut? Hva en flott måte å legge farge!



Soverommene er minimalistisk og smakfullt innredet. Jeg liker de blå dip farget puter og det faktum at de har holdt den hvite og blå som en "rød tråd" gjennom hotellet. 

bilder av Tramuntana Hotel


Jeg tror bor her ville være rolig og avslappende. 
Ja, det er ferie tid, men vi kommer ikke til Spania .. Vi er off til Norge!
hx



Thursday, 3 July 2014

New table in the living room

It was time for a new table as the retro one from France was getting more and more wobbly. A wobbly coffee table is of course not ideal, so our poor old retro table is out and in is this black and grey table from Made.


You can pop over to Life in Sketch to see more photos of our living room. I know, I've gone a bit colour crazy! I think it's healthy.. It's summer and I love decorating with flowers. 
(The cushions from Ferm Living.)

Our new table acutally came with two smaller tables that can fit underneath the grey one. I didn't really see the need for three tables in our small living room, so instead I've been a bit creative.. Magnus has got a new bedside table and we also got a new side table. I'll show you that later. Magnus and I have got a project this summer - to paint and re-decorate his room. We'll be starting after our trip to Norway. We've yet to decide on a colour scheme, but we're discussing it! It's fun deciding what to do together, although I do have a feeling it wouldn't just be the table that would be red if he got to choose everything.. 

hx



Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Tuesday Tips - Studio searching

Today I'm taking you to Denmark to visit photographer Kirstine Mengel and her fabulous new studio. Who wouldn't want to work from here? It's got high ceilings and natural light, not to mention lots of space. If you ever find yourself looking for a studio, I've asked Kirstine Mengel for some tips on what to look for. 

Kirstine Mengel new studio nordic deco
photo by Kirstine Mengel

What is the most important thing to look for when you search for a studio? 
It is the size of the room, that you can get distance to the background and you have the right hight.

Why did you choose this studio? 
Because it is a great room with lots og daylight from the big windows and its very easy to get big furnitures and other products in to the studio through the gateway.


Kirstine Mengel new studio nordic deco
photo by Kirstine Mengel

What do you like the most about your new work space? 
I like that it is a raw space with lots og daylight that gives me all options for shooting the pictures I like.

How long does it take to create a set like the one we can see below? 
I created the set together with stylist Sanne Korsholm and it took about half a day to get it as we wanted.

Kirstine Mengel new studio nordic deco
photo by Kirstine Mengel
Kirstine Mengel new studio nordic deco
photo by Kirstine Mengel
Kirstine Mengel new studio nordic deco
photo by Kirstine Mengel

Hope you enjoyed this visit to Kirstine Mengel's studio. 
You can follow her work on her blog and Facebook page. 

Having a studio is definitely on my want list!
hx


Friday, 27 June 2014

Natural light - a priority

I've mentioned many times how important light is to me. Having grown up in Norway, I have experienced the total darkness in the winter. It's maybe why I'm a Spring / Summer person. I simply feel better when there's lots of light!

I think if I had the option my favourite place to live would be in an industrial loft like this one. 


photo by Paulina Arcklin

Or this place where you have a great view of the garden. These large window really make the most of both the inside and the outside. 



In our old barn in France we had four rooms upstairs. Two, the bathroom and a bedroom had VELUX skylights. The other two bedrooms had a tiny little window each. The windows were down low because of the sloaping roof and you had to sit down on the floor to look out onto the garden. Not practical, safe or ideal. 
You wouldn't believe the difference from having skylights to not having them. It really was night and day. I think sometimes you need to experience something to fully understand as I had no idea how this would effect us. The bathroom and one bedroom were beaming with light, whilst the two other rooms were so dark. If we had been a bit more clever we could have done something amazing! We could have added balcony roof windows. I didn't even realise that these existed back then. We would have had such a nice view over the garden and so much natural light. I think this would have helped a lot especially as one of the rooms was our home office. 




When we built and designed our new home in 2009, light and windows were a priority and we had lots of them! I love natural light and couldn't go back to living somewhere really dark. So when we go house hunting again, natural light will be one of my main priorities. 


photo by Fantastic Frank

Happy Friday! 
I'm off out to enjoy a quiet coffee (in the sun) 
as the school holidays start later today!!
hx



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

For the love of stripes

I've always liked stripes, but these black and white ones - I love!
They work so well with Nordic interiors. 

photo by Prue Ruscoe

photo by Stadshem

photo found on Raw design source unknown

photo by Stadshem


photos 1. Trettien 2. Bambula






A black and white stripy rug is still on my wish list!
hx


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Tuesday Tips - Trend Alert Invisible Kitchens

Yes, it's possible to have an invisible kitchen. Modern kitchens look less and less like a traditional kitchen and are made to blend in to our living space. We don't need our appliances and pots and pans on display. Everything is hidden behind the cupboard doors and it feels like a peaceful space and not a everyday busy kitchen. You would need to be super organised and keep everything very clean at all times thought, or I don't think it would work. 

white invisible kitchen design i29 island

white invisible kitchen design i29 island

white invisible kitchen design i29 island
photos by i29

white invisible kitchen design island living room

white invisible kitchen design island living room
photo by Tamizo

white invisible kitchen design island black ladder
photo by Septembre

What do you prefer? A traditional kitchen or an invisible one?
hx


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