I'm happy to be the very first to show these previously unpublished photos from the home of interior stylist Per Olav Sølvberg
! He shares this house in Bergen, Norway with his wife Ragnhild and their three small children, and it works as their base for creative projects like making these books
about fun family games and activities. I found Per Olav through his instagram
, which I think is really worth checking out.
I'm only sharing a few of the photos here, because I'm thinking that maybe some magazine would like to run this story, but there are many more, showing a lovely house where the focus has been on creating family friendly shared spaces with lots of places to play, be creative or just hang out together.
Super talented interior stylist and decorator Pella Hedeby
just got her first feature published in Residence
magazine, and she got the cover too! Congrats Pella! I know we are going to see more from her in the future, and I can't wait for that, but until then, let's enjoy these wonderful pictures. (To see more, go to Pella's blog; Stil Inspiration
The setting here is a very classic Stockholm apartment, with big windows, high ceilings and white walls to emphasize the light. Many of the original details have been saved in the renovations bringing a beautiful contrast to the modern furnishings. The outcome is, as always with Pella's work, graphic and quite minimalist, but still far from sterile thanks to the herringbone parquet flooring and vintage wood details.
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?
The latest photos from Swedish stylist Saša Antić
are just amazing. So pure and simple. And the bottom photos. Wow. I can't believe they were actually published in a Swedish magazine, as the interior mags here are all playing it very safe at the moment and aren't exactly keen on taking in anything experimental or edgy. Great work Saša!
Ps. I am so happy to see that you liked my t-shirt design! Thank you everyone for your sweet comments, blog posts and fb shout outs!
Super busy this week, but just had to pop by here to show you these pictures!
Great styling and photo by Josefin Hååg from the blog 20 kvadrat
Photographer and stylist Lisan Timp
just graduated from the Art Academy WDKA in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. As her graduation project she decided to publish her own book, with photos she shot and styled herself. I spoke to Lisan, and this is what she told me about her book:
"This is my world, my first book. My passion is to go looking for beauty in everything I see. I embrace the world around me and record.
My book is called OGENBLIK.
OGENBLIK in Dutch means a moment, but in this word are two separate words, OGEN means eyes, and BLIK means look. This embraces my vision of the world. I'm still in everything I see.
I fill my time watching. I record what I see, the moments as they are."