November 28, 2014

Colorful | A tribute to all muted colors by Pia Ulin and Lotta Agaton

Lets finish the week with some more news from Sweden.... this could be your favourite Christmas present! 'Colorful' is celebrating 10 years of collaboration between Lotta Agaton, one of Sweden´s leading interior stylists and internationally acclaimed photographer Pia Ulin. The title is a tribute to all muted colours we love and the book is filled with a mix of still life's shoots for different magazines as well as homes all over Sweden. Available with 4 different covers at Lotta's webshop

November 27, 2014

Bathroom styling by Lotta Agaton

Loving this storyboard with beautiful colours and objects used in the Swoon bathroom below. Styling by the ever talented Lotta Agaton. I am showing the black one on here but There are some more in green and pink at the Swoon website. 


November 26, 2014

A white home in Berlin | Fantastic Frank

Have a look at this Seventies apartment, furnished by Fantastic Frank. Located in Berlin, it proves you don't need anything more then a few essential pieces, some design and Scandinavian accessories to create a light and uncluttered studio on 32 square meters only. More on Fantastic Frank.








pictures via Fantastic Frank with thanks

November 24, 2014

Punk chic green and a Qazqa lamp


Over the summer I worked together with Anki from Zilverblauw on an advertising campaign for lighting brand Qazqa. She asked me and five other bloggers to choose different items from my own home, that would tell something about me and about what I love most, and to choose a lamp from the collection that matched the style.
November 21, 2014

Industrial gold trend | storyboard & rooms

storyboard by line


Inspiring storyboards and styled rooms from a group of talented people who followed AnoukB's masterclass in Bergen last month during Bergen designstory#14 Participants were asked to create an industrial gold trend. Quite my cup of tea if you ask me... lots of great and different items in the storyboards, I love that golden cup, and additional word art by I love WRDS in every styled room.





room by line

room by gitte

storyboard by Raghild

room by Raghild
storyboard and room by Kari
 
storyboard and room by Nina


storyboard and room by Elisabeth Heier-Werner

storyboard and room by Lisa from Room Design

storyboard by Gunn Kristin

room by Anette Brunvatne

pictures by ToveLise Mossestad via Tendens

 

November 20, 2014

Inspiration for your home | Tiled workspace


Did you know Dutch Interior magazine vtwonen has it's own collection of furniture and home accessories, you can see the whole collection in their recently launched webstore And if you read the magazine or their website, you might know they regularly run competitions to win something from their own collection. You might even know I once was a happy winner of one of their competitions and won a floor for my whole home, more here if you missed it.

the picture above is from one of their latest competition winners, how do you like this tiled workspace, ain't it amazing? Tiles are from the vtwonen tiles collection, more pictures from the winner's home can be found here. And for even more workspaces look here!



picture by jansje klazinga | Styling frans uyterlinde
November 19, 2014

Inspiration from vtwonen | multifunctional bedrooms


One of the 'best' covers of the year if you ask me! With the bedroom as the main theme for an article in the latest vtwonen, stylist Cleo Scheulderman created four different and multifunctional bedrooms. It might be having the same black & white photos at home this room feels so comfortable to me but there is more.... what really caught my eye is the paneling behind the bed creating a cozy spot for different frames, pictures and other collections.

When talking with Cleo, I found out that she designed the headboard together with Dutch company Combitex whith who she works often on furniture for her styling projects. The pannel above includes a small bench, making the headboard multifunctional and creating an extra spot to sit or to have your stuff at hand. The size of the headboard is about 120cm high and 8cm deep you can make it as large as you need. The bench is made out of pine wood and painted white. What is your favourite room of these four?

' Sleeping and bathing' themed room
'Sleeping and storage' themed room
'Sleeping and work' themed room
Want to know more about Cleo and her work, read an interview with her (in Dutch) on BoulevardB


Fotografie Alexander van Berge | Styling Cleo Scheulderman

November 17, 2014

Greens at home | Kalanchoë


Thinking of adding some shelves to my kitchen, I went to my local IKEA store the other day. I didn't find anything that came close to the idea I had in mind, and spent some time drinking coffees and wandering around looking at the different styled rooms. There are always some clever solutions and ideas that inspire me and I can use at my own home in some way.

At the kitchen department I bought one of the black boxes I had my eye on for some time. Originally a washing-up bowl, it looked to me like it would be a great and sturdy pot for some plants
. I'm not usually a fan of single plants in pots, and and I thought this big, and most of all, black, bowl would really add something to the small plants.

At IKEA I chose some Kalanchoë with deep green leaves from the 
collection of new in-and outdoor plants at the greens department. Not the first plant I would go for as most are really colourful, I picked out the white flowering plants as I loved the green and white in combination with the large black pot.


The small flowering plants are the Kalanchoë Calandiva and the larger one on the table Lucky Bells, a newly designed type with pale green flower clusters that resemble lanterns at the end of their stems.

The good thing is that they can be kept both indoors and outdoors, where they will flourish even more. If you like colour you should have a look 
here at Mooiwatplantendoen.nl where you will also find a new DIY idea for your plants.  




pictures ©Vosgesparis in cooperation with www.mooiwatplantendoen.nl

November 14, 2014

AMM X KINFOLK


I have been an admirer of Jennifers styling and blog, A merry Mishap, for as long as I remember reading blogs. She is living in the US but when first starting to read her blog I thought she was Scandinavian, she has  great taste in decorating and photography in that typical minimalistic and Scandinavian style. These pictures are from a photo shoot she did at home for the latest Kinfolk issue, quite an honour if you ask me.

Pictures © AMM
November 13, 2014

A white Danish kitchen | Dreamy 3d images


At Pinterest I came across the picture above and if I like a kitchen or home on Pinterest, I love to click on the picture that most of the times brings me to the original source (one of the reasons why I love Pinterest) When I had a closer look at the pictures and the online catalogue for Danish design company Designa, I found out they are actually 3d generated images, great pictures of a beautiful kitchen if you are on the look for something new. 








pictures via Designa 

November 12, 2014

A light home in Australia | via Est magazine




I fell in love with the picture above, a basic home in Bondi, Sidney with the cutest little tiles I have seen in some time. It is the latest renovation project of Australian based C+M Studio's.

Local designers, artists and retailers filled the apartment with home wares, furniture and artwork… t
he home is for sale... with or without all furniture.. or just buy a single piece if you like it a lot! More info on the lovely EST Magazine website 





pictures ©Caroline McCredie via EST Magazine with thanks
November 10, 2014

Inspiration for your home | White curtains and a chair



Just back from blogtour I think I kinda missed last months IKEA news about the release of 'Janinga' a new chair designed by the makers of Form us with love, who luckily sent me an email the other day. Available in different colours such as white, grey and a striking yellow. The idea was to design some affordable chairs that would work just as well around the dining table in the home or a restaurant. I am in love with the styling in the picture above, and the curtains hanging on the floor....  Beautiful! 


pictures via Livet Hemma