Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Photo print curtain by Bauke Knottnerus

I found this amazing curtain by Dutch designer Bauke Knottnerus on the girl in the green dress, and thought it was a great idea! Photo prints are so cool, and widely available now, you can get your own fabric print in almost any photo shop these days. So if you have an image of an interior you really love, you can get it in real size for your home. Instant decorating, that takes up almost no space but adds a lot of style to your home!

Some new favourites

I found some new fabulous blogs that I just have to share with you!

First off, Ellmania, which isn't new at all, but she just moved to Elle Interiör's web site, so you have to go over there now to find her. And while you are there, hop around to their other blogs, like this one written by Swedish designer Lisa Bengtsson, or this one by stylist Tina Hellberg.

Second, and this one I just found today, is Norsk Stil, written by Linda, a Norwegian Interior Designer from Bergen. She posts a great mix of photos from her own and her friends homes and stylish news from the world of design, with a focus on Scandinavian and especially Norwegian style and designs.

Another great find is Visual Notes, written by Maaret from Berlin! Here you will find beautiful products, in a very Scandinavian style but mostly available internationally, and Maaret's own photos from Berlin and Hamburg.

And last, but not least, Puur Anders, written by Dutch Jewellery Designer Miranda van Dijk. This blog is full of simple, pure style, not just about jewellery but also a lot of Dutch art, styling, design and fashion. And anyone who has followed my blog for a while knows that I am head over heals in love with Amsterdam, so I am saving each and every one of Miranda's tips on cool shops over there!

Now, off you go! I hope you like my selections!

Hi everyone, I'm here again!

Sorry about the long blog vacation, I've been offline for a couple of weeks. Hopefully, that will change from now on!

First of all I'd like to give you a link to a great article in Sköna Hem on decorating the wabi sabi way. Wabi sabi is the  ancient Japanese decorating philosophy that is the "new thing" after Feng Shui. If you are interested in reading more about this, I wrote a blog post on wabi sabi a while back.

Kitchen by Isabelle Halling

Isabelle Halling is a Swedish interior decorator and stylist, very well known from several tv shows and appearances in magazines. Her style is usually very colorful and quirky, with lots of humor in her designs. However, this kitchen is a bit more traditionally Swedish with lots of white, and a style that is a nice mix between country, 50's retro and modern design. I know it's barely noticable in these photos, but if you look closely you can see that the cabinet doors have a  handpainted kurbits pattern on them, adding lots of charm and personality to the room.