It kind of feels like spring is close, but I’m sure it’s just a teaser. Winter’s got a while to go yet, but the snow is now gone.

I did manage to get some blossoms from a lovely florist today, so that must be a sign right? You’ll find me dreaming of spring for the next couple of months! It’s my favourite season by far!

When Elle Decoration came through the door yesterday I found a great feature on sweet stylist and photographer Paulina Arcklin’s white home in Amsterdam. Her home is both ethnic and Scandinavian and I would definitely call it unique. Go read the feature then paint everything white! No don’t, but it is tempting after seeing how wonderful it looks.

Paulina Arcklin's white home

 Hope you’re having a good Tuesday! x

You’ve probably noticed the blue trend, so I thought I would show you some easy ways to decorate with the colour blue. You can introduce blue without it being too overpowering and equally there are ways of letting blue take over a room completely. My approach is normally the not too overpowering way, that way it’s also easy to change. Here are 5 easy ways to add blue.

5 ways to decorate with the colour blue

Gitte Christensen and Pia Winther

5 easy ways to add blue in interiors

photo by A Merry Mishap

5 easy ways to add blue in interiors

photo by Sara Danielsson styling Pella Hedeby

5 easy ways to add blue in interiors

photo by Ferm Living

Did you notice how well the colour blue comes out in these photos? Sometimes less really is more.

If you want more of an effect you can add layers of textures and why not blue clothes? Hang blue items up and display them, like here in this cute photo.

blue-trend-textiles-hanging-on-the-wallphoto by polly wreford

See my Blue Trend board on Pinterest for more inspiration.

5 easy ways to add blue

I signed up to Instagram quite late and didn’t start using it straight away, but now I really like it. I try to post different things to what I post on the blog. If you like my photos follow Hege in France on Instagram! I only post my own photos there. There are nordic interior design photos as well as nice coffee shops and other pretty things.

Hege in France on instagram

Have a fab Thursday! x

 

Today’s midweek crush, I’ve found on Etsy. I’m not very organised this year and still haven’t got a calendar. I have found some really 2015 calendars at shop These Things. They are inexpensive and you get them instantly just by downloading a file, then printing it out at home. I like the monochrome and minimalistic look.

Downloadable calendar 2015 midweek crush

2015 monochrome calendar midweek crush

 photos by These Things

 Are you like me and a bit late this year?

I really like two toned kitchens, so when I saw this apartment on Entrance I had to share it. I’m not a great fan of wall units, so I like this shelf over the base units. It’s a nice space where you can display pretty things and why not art too?

I’m also loving the pop of green here. Nice plants! It makes the kitchen look nice and healthy.

Nordic two toned kitchen

Two toned kitchen design idea

With the addition of all the light blue wall units it makes up for all the space not used on the main wall of the kitchen. It also blends in really well with the wall and let’s the darker blue units take centre stage. It wouldn’t quite look the same if all the units were dark blue.

Two toned kitchen

Marble worktops, leather door handles and herringbone wood floor. Yes please! The leather door handles can be DIYed (tutorial here) or bought.

two toned kitchen idea

The idea of a large mirror in the kitchen is a really smart one. It makes the room feel larger and it reflects all that lovely light from the big windows. Other mirror posts here and here.

Dining room with large mirror

 all photos by Entrance

I’ve also gathered a lot of two toned kitchens on Pinterest you can see them here.