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Showing posts with label Green. Show all posts

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tuesday Tips - Urban Jungle Bloggers

Have you heard of Urban Jungle Bloggers? If not, it's about time. It's a monthly series hosted by Igor (from Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (from JOELIX). Urban Jungle Bloggers share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas. There are also DIY and green tips & tricks. You can sign up and take part via Facebook or use #urbanjunglebloggers on twitter and instagram. 



photo by Weekdaycarnival

photo by Regards et Maison 


 photo by me

You can find additional inspiration on the Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest Board

Next Tuesday Tips I'll show you how to create an urban herb garden with limited space.
hx


Friday, 7 June 2013

Happy Weekend!

Since it's such a beautiful day I couldn't post something black and white..  
Instead I've chosen this beautiful photo. 


I'm excited to be taking part in lovely Mel's "My Space" column today on Armoire, Pegs & Casserole. thanks, Mel! Visit her beautiful blog here.

Happy Weekend!!! 
hx

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Tuesday tips - Green plants

This is something we haven't seen for a while, but I think we'll see more and more green plants in interior in the near future. I've kind of been hiding my plants when taking photos, but now I'll include them. I've got a nice big one in my kitchen

To be honest, the rooms I'm going to show you simply wouldn't look the same without the green plants, they look so fresh! Here's my office again with open windows as it's getting warmer. As you can see, my green plant is getting a bit of sunshine. 


A lot of the well known stylists now include green plants when they style. Imagine these rooms without the plants. A plant or two can really freshen things up. 

Hege in France Tuesday Tips photo Bolaget

Hege in France Tuesday Tips photo Bolaget
via La maison d'Anna G. photos credit Bolaget

Hege in France Tuesday Tips photo Daniella Witte

Hege in France Tuesday Tips photo Lotta Agaton

Hege in France Tuesday Tips photo Lotta Agaton

Nina from Stylizimo has demonstrated how much an effect a couple of green leaves can have.  She's actually cut a couple of branches from a green plant and put them in a vase with some water. Nice idea. 

Hege in France Tuesday Tips photo Stylizimo

You could of course also go out and see what nature has to offer? I can't with for the leaves to come out. SPRING we need you now, so we can decorate our homes with you. 

Hege in France Tuesday Tips photo Morten Mikkelsen

I even found an old news paper article from The Times about how to use green plants in decor. The article is from 1970, so yet again old trends become new. At least our photos and styling has improved. 

Do you have many plants in your home?
If you have plants you would like to show us please link below. 
Thank you for reading my weekly Tuesday Tips column
hx



Friday, 22 February 2013

Kitchen changes

So a few things have changed. I've painted the large grey dresser white inside. This makes things on display sitck out a lot more and it also brightens up the room. I've added green touches mainly by painting a few things. It all feels so much brighter. I've also put the dining table back in the kitchen again.

The industrial trolley was in my office as extra storage when I had the shop. I much prefer it in the kitchen. It takes away the IKEA look and adds a bit more of an industrial feel. It's also extra storage. 

Hege in France Kitchen changes

Hege in France Kitchen BEFORE

Hege in France Kitchen changes

As you can see here I've also painted a bit more black. I had painted a rectangle in blackboard before, but now I've painted it all the way up and on the other side next to the fridge and it's made a huge difference. 

Hege in France Kitchen changes

Hege in France Kitchen BEFORE

Hege in France Kitchen changes

The large fridge magnets are just paper mache letter I bought in a craft shop. I've painted them green and put magnets on the back. So easy! I also have an M, so Magnus can spell TEA, EAT, ATE, MEAT, MATE, TEAM... 

Hege in France Kitchen changes

The large green board I've written a post about HERE. It's just an old table top painted green.

Hege in France Kitchen changes

Hope you've like the changed I've made. 
They were actually really easy changes to do and mostly involved paint. 

HAPPY FRIDAY!!
hx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Tuesday Tips - Add large boards

Today I would like to show you some really easy ways of using large boards

We quite often see boards used in styling like here,

Hege in France Tuesday Tips photo Siren Lauvdal
Siren Lauvdal


but why not use them in homes too? 

If you are renting and unable to paint a room, this is an easy way of adding some colour. It's also easily changed, a bit of a statement and perhaps less daunting than painting a wall or a whole room. 

I've used an old table top in our kitchen, but you could use plywood boards, MDF, a large canvas  or even an old door would do. My board is simply leaning against the wall. Boards can of course also be wallpapered or covered in fabric. 


Hege in France Tuesday Tips

In the livingroom I've wallpapered two MDF panels. I've not added colour, but a pattern.

Hege in France Tuesday Tips

Some other examples of what to do with large panels.

Hege in France Tuesday Tips photo Anne Leeuw
Anne Leeuw

Hege in France Tuesday Tips via Wendes Gray
source Wendes Gray

Boards can even be used to cover up things like electrical plugs as we see below in this photo.  

Hege in France Tuesday Tips

So this is what I would do instead of painting a room a certain colour. I would add a large statement board. It's inexpensive and very easily changed. It even takes less time. 

Hope you liked this weeks Tuesday TipsIf you have any relevant examples please linke below in the comment field. If you have a statement board please link to it. It was quite difficult to find examples. 

Happy Tuesday!
hx

Friday, 8 February 2013

Kontraster

Her er mitt bidrag til NIBs utfordring "Kontraster". 

Det er utrolig hvor mye nytt sengetøy og en liten blomst kan forandre ett rom.
Hege in France challenge contrasts
Her kan du se alle de andre bidragene.

This is my entry to the Norwegian Interior Blogger challenge "Contrasts".
It's incredible how some new sheets and a little flower can change a room. 
To see all the other entries to the challenge click here

hx





This photo of our new green sheets is my entry in the NIB challenge on "Contrasts". 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

New green sheets

It doesn't take much to change a room, so when I found these green sheets at -70% in the sale I had to have them. It brings a spring feeling to our room. Now which bedside table to choose.. Which one do you like?

Hege in France green bedroom

Hege in France green bedroom

 Have a lovely day! 
hx

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Taking photos

Today I'm teaching myself how to take better photos.. It's going to take some time to learn how to best use my camera, but at least I'm trying and having fun doing so. Last year I didn't know anything about photography, so I feel I've come a long way although I still have a lot to learn. I'm not saying these are brilliant photos, they are just much better than the ones I took before. It's all because of the blog, so blogging has taught me a lot. My learning curve last year was very steep and I don't intend it to stop. It's sometimes frustrating when you have to do things you know nothing about, but it's also very satisfying when you feel like you're getting somewhere and manage to figure it out by yourself. Some things I found difficult and daunting last year are now things I could do in my sleep and have become rutine. Do you sometimes feel like that? That it's too hard and that you won't be able to do it? Well, you can! It might take some time, but I belive that anything is possible. You've just got to work really hard to get there. :) 

Hege in France


Hege in France

Hege in France
Happy Weekend! 
hx

Friday, 18 January 2013

New corner in the kitchen

I've moved my tired leather chair and added a new corner to our kitchen. As some of you might know I'm adding green details. Yes, bright green! 

I love the head phones. I broke my rule.. don't buy something just for a photo.. 
They were 1/2 in the sale and just under €10.. I've also spray painted our bamboo ladder black and turned it in to a magazine rack. I'll show you more soon. 

Hege in France kitchen corner

Hege in France kitchen corner

Hege in France kitchen corner

Hege in France kitchen corner

Hege in France kitchen corner
Happy Friday!! 
hx

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Green sneak peek

As I mentioned a few days ago I'm updating our kitchen with some green details. 
Here's a little sneak peek.
Hege in France green kitchen details
With all this grey weather the green is very refreshing.
Now it's time for another coat of paint.

Here's a nice post about the colour green.
Have a lovely evening!
hx



Sunday, 6 January 2013

A spot of green

I'm starting the new year with a little kitchen update and a bit of DIY of course. I'll show you more soon, but first I need to start painting. My favourite season is spring, which is why I've chosen the colour GREEN. I think I've been quite brave choosing this colour. 


to be continued... 


We're still in holiday mode here as we were all ill at Christmas. Magnus starts back at the nursery tomorrow, so soon things will be back to normal. 


Have a lovely day!
hx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

This spoke to me

today. I love the simplicity in this room and of course the green vintage bench. Simple, but beautiful. 
Hege in France vintage bench photo José Adriao

sorry for being so quiet.. I've changed my back medication and it's not going so well.. 
love
hx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Green & random



via


via

and of course my very own French bistro chair.. 


Nice (and hopefully) sunny evening to you all!
It's crazy hot here..
hx

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