February 21, 2012

Minimalistic + Glam

Photo Nina Broberg / IKEA Livet Hemma 
I am not really a lover of golden objects at home but there are some things I often look at such as the 'golden' cutlery at Zara-home. It often makes me wonder if it would look any good with black. So when I got the pictures of the matte black (is there anything more beautiful then matte black!) bowls Angenäm from IKEA Livet Hemma in my mailbox. It more or less proofed that what I thought would look good, actually is looking very nice.  

Photo Nina Broberg / IKEA Livet Hemma
Also really loved the solution for small places where you might want to combine the dining area in a small kitchen with a good workplace. A small area can be maximized if the office is permitted to flow together with the kitchen. 

Add a classic office lamp like on this picture. Or as I have chosen for my own kitchen, where I love to work as well, a huge industrial lamp. Tin cans as pen holders and a dining table that doubles as a desk. I actually like the idea of using tins in the kitchen.... I think it is a cheap and easy way to add some color, I often keep the big oil cans with their nice images as decoration for some time. 

Photo styling food stylist Elin Åström  
For you Swedish here (love to hear if there are some here today ) a picture from "IKEA Livet Hemma" with some delicious pastries with whipped cream, almond paste and icing sugar on top. They are called "Semlor" and the Swedish eat them to celebrate the beginning of the fasting period. Enjoy! 


Styling a`la Anna said...

Today its, Fettisdag! or Semeldagen, ;-) We eat a lot of those pastries. In my home we vill make "Semlor" with cardamom, mmmmm....:-D
Have a nice day!

Miss M said...

Inderdaad, niks is mooier dan mat zwart! Maar dat goud... nee, dat is niet helemaal mijn ding... dan liever met zilver als het kan! ;-)

Groetjes, Marjolijn

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Yes, I agree, that golden cutlery from Zara Home is pretty special. I have a few golden pieces at home but I prefer my colours a little more playful than glam! (Not that you would have guessed, right....!) ;)

Lilla Blanka said...

Sweetest Desiree,

Mmm I think it´s time for semlor today since it´s the offficial "SemleDay" today :)

Beautiful photos ♥


Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely space. Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

First of all Desiree, I want lots of Semlor NOW !! haha. They look SO delicious.
We were given a set of golden cutlery about 30 years ago and, although Im would rather have had silver, we always use it when we have dinner parties and it always looks lovely on the table.
.... and, empty tin cans look brilliant, don't they. I like to buy ones when we travel abroad so that I have unusual ones in our home.
Hope you and your family are well and have a lovely week Desiree. XXXX

Tibs said...

Well, we eat those also in Finland especially today!
We call them "laskiaispulla'. Miss them here in Budapest...


Jessica, Sthlm said...

Haha I was sitting at my kitchen table eating a semla just as I happened to enter your blog... It's delicious! Both of them!

Iris Vank said...

Ik hou best van goud, de combinatie met zwart is inderdaad echt prachtig!! (ben ook fan van de Tom Dixon lampen in die kleurstelling)

paardenrassen said...

De eerste foto is echt prachtig