I'm only seven days away from my due date, and feeling more focused on the baby than on design and interiors (only natural I guess) so sorry for the lack of posts here in the last days. So here is a mix of both worlds:
Perhaps I should rename this category "Weekend Treats" instead of "Saturday Sweets"? Because often enough I can't seem to find the time to create this post on Saturdays, and it comes up on Sundays instead... Anyway, here are your treats for the week, I hope you like them no matter what day of the week it is:
Swedish stylist Jacob Hertzell just emailed me to tell me he has started a blog. Great news for all of us that are fans! of his work Go take a look at his blog, called The Interiornational
, and welcome him to the blogosphere! Below are two examples of Jacob's work, and here
is a post I've written about him before.
Another new blog I just found out about is Design Delight, authored by design journalist Sandra Nolberg. It's in Swedish, but there is always Google Translate, right? Oh, and the design of her blog is great, I love the style!
Dutch stylingduo FriedaMaria has some very inspirational pictures on their site!
Ok, so while I really should be busy thinking about bedrooms and childrens rooms (we are renovating and redecorating all our bedrooms at the moment), I can't stop thinking about kitchens. I can't see the logic in that, but it's a fact. Here are some good ones:
Found this former school, now made into a home, in Sköna Hem. Got to love the high ceilings and huge windows, the mix of vintage and new designs, romantic pastels and minimalistic white.
Uhmm, what happened? I thought I didn't like leather furniture! I guess I was wrong...
I attended a press show at Beckers
(a big Swedish paint manufacturer) today, to see their new A/W 09/10 paint collections. It all started with two presentations of the biggest trends in interior colors right now, the first held by Lotta Ahlvar from The Swedish Fashion Council
, and the second one by Sofie Johansson, communication manager at Beckers. The three trends that Beckers have decided to focus on are:Eco
; celebrates natural materials and crafts, environmental awareness and a slower lifestyle. Dominated by grey, brown and other naturals colors combined with white, but with an added zing of green and yellow hues.
The new luxury; parallel with the down to earth eco trend comes a whole new trend, the nouveau riche lifestyle from Russia, Dubai and China, craving attention and getting it too. This shows deep, bold and sophisticated tones, accentuated by luxurious metals like gold, copper and bronze.
Colorful geometry; this is where you will find sporty, happy hues, used in an artful and free way with graphic shapes and stripes on both walls, furniture and textiles. Mixing different surfaces to achieve unexpected effects.
There was also a short trend forecast with more concrete examples of the colors that will dominate the coming season:
Blackened pastels with a bite: dirty pinks and greens, duck egg blue, khaki
Purple in a broad spectrum: from lilac to plum and aubergine
Soft grey: concrete grey with a hint of green, mixing cold and warm metallic shades
Play with white on white: mixing white hues with eachother in different finishes and glosses
All pictures are styled by Marie-Louise Douglas and shot by Mikael Fürster for Beckers.