Christmas time

 Really looking forward to spend Christmas and the rest of the
 happy holidays together with my family and friends...
Great days that will be filled with with cosy moments,  lot's of fun and
some time to relax and charche energy for new plans and adventures...

wish you all a Merry Christmas dear friends, 
hope you and your loved ones will have a wonderful time!


Wednesdaymood - home office

Always loved minimalist and stylish planners, notebooks and diaries
So when the mailman brought a special surprise delivery this afternoon, 
with the new personal calender twentyeighteen and the
 2018 weekly planner by Danish brand Designletters,  it really made me smile...

just perfect for a brand new year where I look forward to many new plans and adventures!
Do you already have a planner? 

                                                                           special thanks to Designletters for this sweet gift 
                                                                                                                                                       photos: elvs


workspace love

My week couldn't start better than with this inviting workspace 

Love the simple and warm atmosphere created by the soft and 
neutral tones and the use of the light colored wooden accessories... 
Beautiful simplicity as I love it so much!

Find more images of this stunning apartment here and
have a happy new week!

                                                                                                      found via Pella Hedeby with thanks!


a perfect mix of old and new

Love visiting and being inspired by the creative styling team of Livet Hemma
Today I was pleasantly surprised again by the inspiring work of
 Linnea Salmen with a special attention for the stylish 
Cikada armchair from the early 60's.

Just love the way the discreet color scale has been mixed with graphic elements,
 a little bit messy wallet and objects to create a personal atmosphere and 
have you seen the black and white mosaic table? 
 just loved that DIY project from a while ago by Pella Hedeby!

a perfect mix of the new and the old and guess what...
 Ikea is having a vintage competition at instagram (@ikeasverigefrom this Saturday
where you will have the chance to win the amazing chair designed by

                                                                                                                      Styling: Linnéa Salmén | photos: Ragnar Òmarsson


magazinelove - This Orient

"As we try to explore what the origins of all creative energy are, it is essential to face up to our own roots, and a lot of people already do. Our magazine is called 'THIS ORIENT. The name implies the idea that what we want to share already exists, yet is still waiting to be explored." © 'THIS ORIENT

I'm  a real magazine enthusiast and I love discovering and admiring new magazines!
This weekend I was so lucky to receive the stunning new (and second)  issue of
 this Orient  called "Sirens" .  This issue is dedicated to -  and filled with
 inspiring stories about female creatives that are working in different areas... 

The magazine is all about architecture, its residents and their art in a 
very pretty aesthetic style and I must say the magazine felt great in my hands,  
I really liked it! Besides the beautiful cover (I have this thing with magazinecovers) and
the great stories  I was pleasantly surprised by their amazing photos...
Very inspiring! 

This Orient is a nice addition to the world of magazines in my opion
you will find all about this issue here

                                                                           photos elvs (photo 2,4 via This Orient with thanks!)


a magical Christmas - Artilleriet

"The memories from our childhood have inspired us, 
a Christmas filled with play and warmth, 
taste of candied apples and smell of citrus.
The colors are dull, candles lights up the home.
Grandmother's voice in another room.
The world is getting smaller, we close our doors and 
care a little extra about ourselves and each other."

Love the beautiful magical stylingwork, the dark moody inviting atmosphere
and the perfect ornaments and decorations...

see more here and be inspired just like me


Pivot cabinet

In addition to all the Christmas inspiration and gift ideas in my mailbox today,  
the pressmail of Dutch table specialist Arco,  about the stunning Pivot cabinet
 (designed in 2008 by Shay Alkalay and his London-based Raw Edges studio)
 caught my attention immediately due to its beautiful timeless minimalist design

"Pivot  is a solid wood cabinet which is built on tall legs and features two drawers. 
The innovative aspect of this cabinet is the fact that the drawers can hinge, 
making it possible to open both drawers at the same time, which is impossible 
with a conventional set of drawers and just perfect  for storing 
small items and everyday necessities" 

Besides my favorites in oak, natural walnut and black,  Arco has launched
 the Pivot in a new palette of 12 urban colours  ranging from a rich petrol and stunning red 
to emerald green! Really love its beautiful and inventive design that will be a real 
eyecatchter for each room, dont you think so?



After a very busy week Sundays are just perfect for 
quiet mornings with my family, 
lazy afternoons on the couch with a nice cup of tea, music and 
magazines and slowly preparing for Christmas...

Hope you all had a nice Sunday and I wish you a happy new week!

Wire plant pot and base by Menu.as via fonQ cage table by Menu.as |
sideboard by Domodesign | table accessories by Designletters | vase by Lyndby porcelain |
linen cushion byMolle | festive decorations by COS | natureprints ViaMartine.nl


50 years of IVAR

The best way to celebrate something is to show the subject at its best and in
 different ways dont you think so?  Just love the amazing stylingwork that Pella Hedeby did 
for the press campagne for this special occasion!

the successfull shelf that survived for five decades in public service. 

"In 1968, a nameless barrels storage shelf is placed in the furniture exhibition at IKEA Kungens Kurva in Stockholm. It has previously lived an unmatched existence in the "Market" department together with various other products outside the regular range. Over the years, IVAR has changed, developed and had many names. But the base of light and renewable pine woods, where even smaller pieces of play are taken, are equal.

IVAR flourished in the 70's, had a dip in the late 80's and hit new sales records in the 90's. Over the years, IVAR has changed, developed and had many names, ranging from BOSSE, INGO and UFFE. But the base of light and renewable pine woods, where even smaller pieces of play are taken, are equal. IVAR Series today consists of 29 different parts that can be combined in countless ways."

IKEA has announced that in February 2018, the range of cabinets and accessories will
 be expaned in white painted metal... Can't wait to admire it!

 styling Pella Hedeby Ikea pressimages photographer Ragnar Òmarsson  


green in my bedroom - OGREEN -

Inspired by my new Platformtray by Muuto, a few weeks ago I've updated
my bedroom (see here) and I still love the cosy and warm atmosphere
but I was missing something... By now you all know that I really love plants and

During the colder days when the heater is on all day, unfortunately the waste air can
not leave very easy because all homes are so well insulated nowadays.
The kind offer of fonQ.nl to try the beautiful greens of Ogreen came just at
the right moment! With the 'Clean Machines' (the plants) these waste
products absorb and give oxygen back.

For me personally plants are beautiful and refresh and brighten up any room.
But plants can do far more than just that. Ogreen plants provide a healthier living
environment where people feel better, are more creative and achieve better results.
Just perfect because in my case my workspace is situated in our bedroom!

Because of our new family member, cat Sofie, I've choosen the
"animal friendly" plantset... Sofie loves to investigate plants and this ensures
that she wil not get sick from eating them!
My other favorite new accessories; The Tillandsia Xerographica plants
are special in every way. They can be used as a hanging or table plant,
because this airplant does not need a pot. He gets his food from the air himself.
They are really special and just perfect if you are having difficulties to
take care of plants in time !

The nice feeling started at the receiving because the plants have been
delivered in beautiful stylish boxes (a perfect gift!) and the plant container
has all the needed care information. It's so funny because every container indicates
how much m2 of fresh air it will create in a space. The available biological plant fuel
 can help growing the plant as nature intended.

Accompanied by Sofie I've changed the (not waterproof) containers for some of my all time favourites... the Flowerpots by Hay... don't they fit just perfect?

Ogreen only works with growers who use the most organic methods of production possible.
"Just like the trees outside, plants operate as air-purifying machines. They convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and also filter the air, removing toxic substances. This has been proven by scientific research. Ogreen plants are scientifically tested for their air-purifying properties. The unique air-purifying properties of each plant have been measured and recorded."

this post is made in collaboration with FonQ.nl and Ogreen.eu
styling/photos/text by elvs

flowerpots - Hay | Platformtray Muuto | via fonQ
Afteroom chair - Menu.as | print - Via Martine