friday projects

At rainy greyish afternoons like today
a simple and stylish DIY project, some good music and beautiful 
accessories really make me smile... 

A little while ago (see here)  I told you about a quick and stylish decoration idea 
by creating some splashed (Easter) eggs. 
When I did some shopping this week I bought some pingpong balls and thought it
would be fun to do some splashing and ink painting again and to create some 
simple new styling accessories for my home! 

The opportunity came this afternoon, it was raining and
 at the same time it was a perfect moment to test my new night cable from
 Native union and to enjoy the latest summer hits while I was painting!
The cable was just perfect... it's 3 meters long and looks very stylish...
 I wasn't familiar with the products of Native Union but the quality and the looks are 
definately very attractive and a perfect styling partner
 to photograph todays little DIY project ;-)
The simple can be so beautiful... Wish you all a Happy Weekend!


creativity + love

An apartment bathed in light with windows in two directions, 
located in a unique factory building in industrial design from the early 1900s
filled with stunning still lifes, artwork and beautiful original details
 in natural and warm monochrome tones...

This small creative home inspired me from the very first moment that I 
saw it at Entrance and I hope this will happen to you too!


ceramic love - trunk vase and stump mug

beautiful unique pieces, 
pure and raw, 
made by hand in a very small scale...

Oh how I fell in love with these beautiful ceramics designed
 by Jinjin a Japanese ceramic artist when I visited the inspiring blog of 
Sonja Maria Rettensteiner a while ago and read her story about 
her discovery of this talented street artist in Paris. 

It's so great when talented people work together and 
create an amazing and inspiring story...
Definately on my wishlist: Trunk vase and stump mug
read all about the story here and be inspired!
                                                                                           styling:  Josefin Hååg   photos:  Emily Laye


monochrome harmony

let's start the weekend with this gorgeous appartement 
styled by team Sarah Widman for Alvhem

the amazing harmonious atmosphere at this apartment created by
 the mix of monochrome details (love the stunning stilllife on the shelf),  
natural tones and some cosy fresh green accents really made me smile :) 

Perfect weekend inspiration... Wish you all a happy one!


stylinglove - Lotta Agaton for Swoon

love her amazing styling
love her inspiring new work
 (AW2016/2017)  for Swedish bathroom 

just perfect...

In september Swoon will launch two new series bathroom furniture ( designed by Fredrik Wallner) 
that provides even more possibilities to create a personal style in the bathroom, just like in the rest of 
the home. Swoon want to transform the bathroom to every ones favourite room.
read all about it here

                                                                                                                                                 photos:  Kristofer Johnsson 


Workspacelove - Emmie Bjernvinge

This weekend I was really inspired by the beautiful 
creative workspace of Emmie Bjernvinge.
Emmie has a very inspiring instagramfeed and I also have admired 
some of her styling work before when she was working
 as the assistant of stylist Pella Hedeby.

but very stylish home and I really like her very creative decoration ideas. 
The wall of the workspace area filled with (personal) photos, accessories and art, 
 is a real eyecatcher and just perfect to start this whole new week...
Wish you all a great one!

                                                                                                                        photos:  Alicia Sjöström

The Copenhagen cityguide - Cereal

Cereal Magazine has celebrated the launch of their Copenhagen Guidebook
 in Muuto´s stunning showroom about two weeks ago and I can't stop looking 
at these inspiring photos. You might have seen them at other blogs but
I think they're to beautiful not to be shared on my blog... 

The Cereal guidebooks were showcased surrounded by a selection of
 Muuto furniture and products and a few fine art prints featuring photos
 from the guide were mounted on walls of the showroom that I really would 
love to admire before visiting all these selected favourite places 
that we can find in the cityguide... 

definitely on my wishlist... see more of the guide here!


Smoke and Toffee

a catalogue filled with this beautiful color scheme,
influenced and inspired by the pale colors found in 
flower bouquets and botanic plants and how
 the colors change as the flowers and foliage mature...

Even though Summer has not really started yet in the Netherlands,
 I love it when the new autumn/winter catalogues are presented...

 Inspired by the stunning Smoke and Toffee tones of the


Ikea x Hay - the movie

I was pleasantly surprised last month by the news about 
the exclusive collaboration of Ikea and Danish design company Hay. 

Ikea and Hay will work on a brand new collection of interiors
 that fits in small spaces and that can have various functions.

Last week I have admired this stunning teaser movie that has been released 
to show the materials to be used in their upcoming Ypperlig collection
 that will be released the second half of 2017. 
Can't wait to admire it!

                                                                          movie found via Dezeen with thanks! 


Outdoorinspiration - Meditteranean

Bamboo, rattan, sand- and earttones and a few green accents...

Already spotted the inspiring outdoor styling ideas to create 
Mediterranean atmosphere in the latest issue of VT wonen magazine,
but when the photos and ideas also came in my mailbox this week
 (at the last VT wonen newsletter),  I got sense to get started right away and
 create this amazing summerfeeling in my own garden! 

Find more of these garden styling ideas here and be inspired!

                                                                                                             styling Moniek Visser  photo Sjoerd Eickmans 


Notebook love

Who doesn't love a good notebook?
Well I admit I have a huge addiction for minimalistic and stylish ones!
I always have a notebook in my handbag but also a couple at home. 
Mostly to write little notes and ideas but also to use them in the stillifes
 that you can find in several corners of my home. 

So when I read the words "I just love notebooks" at the FB-site of
Triple Pink a few weeks ago my attention was caught immediately.
Triple Pink is a dutch brand founded by creative designer Stella Maye. 
In her shop you will find Leather bags, accessories, 
fine jewelry and stationary. Not all products are designed by Triple Pink 
and when it comes to products, as the notebooks, 
that Stella Mae really likes herself you will find it in her shop! 

So what do you think of my latest purchase? 
The cover of this treasure (by Backstage)
 can be used both sides:  one side is black, the other craft.
Inside you will find blanco paper alternated with some craft pages. 

Do you like beautiful notebooks as much as I do?
Triple Pink is giving away a notebook... So if you do,
just leave a message below or at my IG account to let us know!
The winner will be announced Wednesday...

Congratulations Ellen (roze.aapjes) :-) you won the beautiful notebook!
please let us now your adres by sending a mail to elvsblog@gmail.com

photos/styling elvs


a perfect loungecorner

an inviting lounge corner with a sofa as large as you want, 
a pool for a refreshing dip and amazing natural surroundings for this great view 

love the perfect summerfeeling that stylist Pella Hedeby
 has created for Ikea livet Hemma


Sunday Selection - bloglove

I have always admired and followed Annie's inspiring blogs and IG account.
I really love her moodboards and her amazing taste 
when it comes to  lifestyle, interior and fashion.

  I remember it all started with the rum for tva blog (her editors blog for livingby) 
and later her very own inspiration blog All is pretty
Today Swedish stylist Annie Lindgren has started her brand new blog Sunday Selection 
where I was welcomed by this amazing moodboard! 

                                                                                                                photos via Annie's pinterest


a perfect summerhouse

 I don't now if it was the amazing view, the nature-oriented design
the large patio with pool and roughcasted façade outside or
 the bright open spaces with its stunning raw walls, the color scale and 
original and creative details inside that cought my eye... 

Maybe it is my need for a holiday break to start this new week 
with this perfect Scandinavian home at the countryside of Gotland, 
but I do know that I totally crushed on this great home when I saw it 
at the always inspiring site of fantastic Frank!

Have a happy new week!