Remember these bedroom pics
that I blogged a couple of weeks ago? Now the whole apartment is professionally shot by Kristofer Johnsson
, and I couldn't resist showing you some of the pictures. Styling by Pella Hedeby, of course. I think you recognize her style by now, don't you?
You can see more pictures here
And as an answer to the question that Pella asks on her blog, about minimalist and colourless being boring, I say H*LL NO! It's beautiful and harmonious and gives me a feeling of calm and tranquility. Strong colors and busy patterns stress me out. Contrasts can be added with different materials, textures and by using darker vs lighter hues within the natural spectrum, instead of those cliché "pops of color" that everyone keeps talking about. However, I do love the fresh green colors of plants and flowers. But that's enough, I don't need to tell you more about this do I, because you are already here so I guess that means you share my opinions on this? Or do you disagree?
Let's start this new winter week with some fresh monocrome inspiration! I love the candle holders that you can see in two of the pictures. I forgot who makes them, but I think you can get them at Lotta Agaton's shop here in Stockholm. I also love the little candle stumps, they have a tendency to add up here too, but I never really thought of them as worth saving before seeing these pics.
Are you using Instagram? If you are, I think you should follow paul&henriette
(user name paulhenriette). She posts amazing pictures of her home, which seems to be changing every day. It is minimal, stylish and highly inspiring. You can also follow her tumblr blog
I am planning to make this a recurring column, where I post about the most inspiring Instagram users that I find. If you have any tips and recommendations of great instagrammers, please leave them in the comments below!
This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Gosia
, please contact me with your address so we can send the blanket to you!
For all of you who weren't lucky enough to win something in the Advent Calendar before Christmas, I thought I'd give you a new chance to win something nice for your home! This time you have a chance to make your home a little nicer with this bio dynamic merino wool plaid by Tina Ratzer, worth €100, sponsored by Foldoys
, an international webshop for Scandinavian design.
To have a chance to get your hands on a dark gray Twist a Twill plaid, just do these two things:
2. Tell me in the comments below how you would use this blanket or where you would put it!
The competition will be open until Friday January 18. Good luck!
I rented a small office space for a few months this autumn, but it didn't quite fit me so I moved my office back home again. While working from home certainly has its perks, like being able to work in your pyjamas, or not having to go out when it rains, it is not the most effective. I get a lot more done when I'm in a real office. So now I'm on the lookout for a new place. No hurry though, this time I want to make sure that it actually suits my needs perfectly.
The studio below, where a group of photographers and graphic designers share a space in central Copenhagen, looks dreamy...
I tried to write this post so many times during the last week, but every time I sat down, a tiny person would come up to me and say "Mommy, can we read this?" or "Mommy, can we play?". So I did. Read and play I mean. And I really needed this time off. 2012 was busy, probably my busiest year ever. It started with the Interior Styling class at Beckmans Akademi
, then we moved to this apartment closer to town, and then I worked most of the summer. As autumn started, I began working on my book that will be out this spring, and at the same time I did a lot of other fun projects and started a few that aren't quite finished yet but will be so much fun to show once they are launching!
I have high hopes for 2013, and right now I'm really looking forward to Stockholm Design Week
and Meet the Blogger
meet-up here in Stockholm, and after that I'm going to Iceland for Design March
. I can't wait to revisit Reykjavik, as the last time I was there I was newly pregnant with that tiny person mentioned in the beginning of the post, and was too tired to really see or do much... This time I'll make sure to make use of every minute, and see everything that I missed last time! I'm hoping for many more travels throughout the year, and perhaps to see some other places than Copenhagen and Stockholm (although I love both of these cities, but something new would be nice too.)
I'd like to end this post and welcome the new year with a brief look in the rear view mirror. Below are some collages with pics from my favorite posts from 2012. Enjoy!
Ps. I'm announcing the winners from Advent Giveaway 3 + 4 today. Look here
to see if you won!