13.4.18

actually - Milan Design Week preps




  
Today some snapshots that I made last Wednesday.
After a busy period at work these past weeks I finally had the time to
check out some things and enjoy some free time at home.

I´m so excited,   this week I am leaving for Milan for a few days!
It has been on my wishlist for a long time to visit the Milan Design Week 
so I´m really looking forward to it! 

Because we only stay for a short time and because there's so much to see 
I´m trying to collect as much information as possible about inspiring must see and 
must go places so tips are more than welcome! 

 happy Friday everyone :)

8.4.18

Springmood











Just admired this beautiful courtyard at Livet Hemma that made me long
 for many more beautiful warm Springdays with family and friends

The inviting Ikea Havsten sofa series, designed by Andres Frederikson,
was designed to be easy to move and furnish you garden in different ways. 
In my opinion just perfect to create a simple but stylish look outside and 
have long cosy Spring- or Summer evenings...

This weekend  was a great foretaste dont you think so? 
Hope you all had a happy one!



2.4.18

The wire series - Table Top by Menu











After spending some nice days off with my family and enjoying a cosy Easter 
with my sister and her family I realised that I havent shared some of the 
latest changes in my livingroom. 

When you have been following me you´ll know that my livingroom is one of 
the most redecorated rooms in our home,  I just love it when it all comes together 
just by changing a few details... Mixing and matching with different accessories is such fun! 

In my opinion the decorative wire series of Danish design brand Menu is just 
perfect for this occasion... I already knew the wire base could be combined with
the flowerpot (I even used it as a standard for our Christmas tree) and 
turned into a stand for the Disc Oil lamp but a little while ago I discovered
 the latest addition of the Wire series!

Because we do not have a very large living room, we decided not to take a coffee table
so instead of this I'm always looking for small tables. I admit; I have this "thing" 
for nice stylish sidetables (already have a few of them) and I'm always changing and
 rearranging them around the house...  So yes, when I discoverd the new Menu
 Wire table top at online departmentstore fonQ  it really made me smile!

The tabletop is made of Marquina marble (available in black and white) ,
 a particularly beautiful natural product and its such a nice fact that 
every piece of marble is unique! All the wire series products can be used
both indoors and outdoors, that makes it extra special!

The inspiration for this charming and decorative wirevseries came while Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen 
(Norm Architects) were visiting a Japanese-inspired garden in L.A. The garden had custom-made standing and
 hanging displays with flowers and light. Together with Japanese trees and small fountains it transformed
 the garden into a beautiful new kind of Art Deco style.

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


27.3.18

Coco Lapine - printlove




 
Already said it before many times but I'm always inspired by
 the very creative work of  Sarah van Peteghem 
 (designer and blogger at Coco Lapine Design )

This week Sarah has launched a beautiful new collection 
(printed on a heavy weight grey luxury paper) and my favorite of 
the SS18 collection is definitely "La Feuille" which is created out of 
hundreds of small watercolor shapes and looks so pretty!
which is your favorite?

You can find more of her beautiful work here

26.3.18

Eastermood - Artilleriet




FOR US, Easter is a convivial feast with very few demands.
The flavours are in focus, with the touch of decoration
as an extra spice. Enrich traditional or innovative, much, little or nothing at all. 
This year we want it soft, slow and sober. Somehow classical, but still with a twist. 
Do Easter in your mood, at your pace.  - Arilleriet  -

 Always love the amazing campaigns of Swedish company Artilleriet 
So when they announced their Eastermood campaign yesterday,
of course I visited the site straight away...

I´m never really exuberant with Easter decoration but this beautiful decoration is
 very inviting and subtle dont you think so?
Just the perfect inspiration to do Easter in my own mood!

19.3.18

harmonious and timeless - apartmentlove





 
Soft shades, materials and textures in bright color shades and in neutral tones 
like gray and beige, such a harmonious, calm and timeless style 

Recently we could already see some sneek peeks of this fantastic apartment
(a showflat for JM Sverige) at ig, but when I saw more photos from this interior
for Borätt Söderterassen this weekend everything fell into place... 
furniture and perfect stylingwork, such an inspiring space!

There's new work out from Marie Ramse and Pella Hedeby 
for Lotta Agaton interiors and I just love everything!
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                        photos Kristofer_Johnsson

18.3.18

workspacelove



Natural materials and a color scale in earthy tones 
give a warm and harmoniously relaxed feeling....

After a very cold weekend this beautiful stylish workspace,  
at the sneekpeek of Ikea´s springnews at Livet Hemma
really made me smile!

Love the warm inviting atmosphere that makes me long for more 
rays of sunshine and cosy afterwork evenings in the garden!

Perfect inspiration to start a whole new week... Wish you all a happy one!


13.3.18

stylish and harmonious - apartmentlove








My rainy Tuesday morning started with the discovery of this stunning apartment 
while visiting some of my favorite Swedish brokerage sites

I was attracted by the harmonious atmosphere 
created by the mix of warm natural tones, the uesed combination of furniture, 
and the inspiring stylingwork with the stylish accessories, 
beautiful and simple as I love it so much...

I think it´s just another perfect exemple on how to give a small apartment a
 spacious look, don't you think so?


7.3.18

new plans - new chair









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Na een paar hectische dagen op het werk had ik vandaag heerlijk een dag vrij. 
Eindelijk weer eens de tijd om eens rustig om mij heen te kijken en verder na te denken
  over wat ik zou willen aanpakken en aanpassen in onze woonkamer, want ondanks alle veranderingen die er regelmatig plaatsvinden in ons huis is er, 
naast het opfrissen van het plafond en de muren, één belangrijke plek die ik op 
korte termijn echt zou willen veranderen... de eethoek!

We hebben eigenlijk al jarenlang dezelfde langwerpige houten tafel met 6 identieke stoelen en vandaag leek mij een mooi moment om een aantal eettafels uit te kiezen die als favoriet gelden.
Op de site van woonwinkel Flinders vond ik handige tips bij het maken van een keuze en 
daardoor had ik al snel 4 verschillende soortgelijke eettafels gevonden van mooie
Scandinavische design merken!

1.Menu | 2.Muuto | 3.Hay | 4. &Tradition

Om een begin te maken van deze verandering, heb ik een tijdje geleden onze eetkamerstoelen verkocht en ben ik begonnen met het maken van een wishlist van de stoelen die we graag willen hebben.  Omdat er zoveel keuze is en we verschillende stoelen mooi vinden (en er ook al 2 hebben) besloten we voor een diverse verzameling van zwarte design stoelen te gaan.

Twee weken geleden was het zover en kregen we één van de stoelen die al heel lang op mijn lijstje staat, De Normann Copenhagen Form Armchair stoel met stalen onderstel (ontworpen door Simon Legald) Ik mocht van woonwinkel Flinders een blogpost maken over deze stoel en laten zien hoe bijzonder deze kuipstoel eigenlijk is en eigenlijk zeggen de foto's genoeg... 
hij past perfect in ons interieur! 

Misschien heb ik het al eerder verteld en als je mij op instagram volgt, heb je vast wel eens gezien dat de eettafel een belangrijke rol in ons gezins- en sociale leven speelt. Urenlang zitten we aan deze tafel, of het nu om te eten is, spelletjes te spelen, gezellig te borrelen of huiswerk te maken. 
Het was dus voor ons heel belangrijk om een prettig zittende stoel aan te schaffen! En bij de form chair zie je dit meteen:  Het doel van Normann Copenhagen was een comfortabele kuipstoel ontwerpen waarbij zitting en poten een geheel vormen. Je hoeft maar een keer naar deze stoel te kijken om te zien dat dat goed gelukt is. Het stevige onderstel gaat naadloos over in de zitting, zodat je heerlijk zit en de stoel er door zijn mooie vormen ook nog eens heel stijlvol uitziet!

De zitting van onze stoel is gemaakt van zwart plastic en het onderstel is van zwart gelakt staal maar zowel de zitting als het onderstel zijn leverbaar in verschillende kleuren. Je kunt dus eindeloos combineren!  Om het nog eens extra comfortabel te maken kozen we er een bijpassend form zitkussen bij waardoor de stoel een extra uitnodigende uitstraling krijgt!

Wat ik zelf zo fijn vind is dat deze stoel geschikt is voor aan de eettafel, maar bijvoorbeeld ook op kantoor of als extra stoel in je woonkamer... heel comfortabel en tijdloos mooi!


After a few hectic days at work, I had a nice day off today. Finally the time to take a look around me and to think further about what I would like to change and adjust in our living room. Despite all the changes that take place regularly in our house, there is, apart from the refreshing of the ceiling and the walls, one important place that I would really want to change in the short term ... the dining area!

We've actually had the same elongated wooden table with 6 identical chairs for years now and today it seemed like a good time to choose a number of dining tables that are the favorites. On the site of store Flinders I found useful tips when making a choice and because of that I quickly found 4 different similar dining tables of beautiful Scandinavian design brands! 

To make a start on this change, I sold our dining room chairs a while ago and I started making a wish list of the chairs we would like to have. Because there is so much choice and we like different chairs (and also have 2) we decided to go for a diverse collection of black designer chairs. Two weeks ago we got one of the chairs that has been on my list for a long time, The Normann Copenhagen Form Armchair chair with steel frame (designed by Simon Legald) I was allowed to make a blog post about this chair from dutch interior store Flinders. See how special this bucket seat actually is and actually the pictures say enough ... it fits perfectly in our interior!


this post is made in collaboration with Flinders 
styling/photos/opinion by elvs

5.3.18

styling inspiration






My new week couldn´t start better than with the images of 
the latest work of stylist duo Sundling Kicken

In cooperation with 15 Scandinavian designers and retailers team Sundling and Kicken 
was asked to create press images where they should give the accessories as
 posters, frames, lighting, hand-picked ceramics and home textiles 
a stylish an inspiring podium with a spotlight on every single detail... 
they did such a great job, just love it all!