Not only is this the start of a 7 week long holiday on my end but it´s also Swedish Midsummer today. I´m spending mine at our summer house in the archipelago with family and friends and am so looking forward to all traditional food and games ending it with a sauna and swimming in the ocean. Wishing you all a really good day, happy Midsummer!
Happy Valentine´s Day dear friends and readers! I´m not much for putting a specific day on showing love (we should do that all the time right?) – but let it serve as a reminder to actually do so. Just like New Years could be a reminder of evaluating your life and what might need to change.
I really want to thank you all for being here with me. Makes it all so much more fun. Also, I want to thank you big time for your generous and heartwarming support with votes for the Interior Blogger of the Year Award on Elle Decoration Swedish Design Awards that took place last Monday. I did not win but am equally happy anyway for being nominated by you guys – thank you so much for that!! And big congrats to the winner – Jannice of Add Simplicity! So go ahead and spread some love today! And hopefully get some in return xx
Green Pinterest love.
I just stumbled upon this beautiful space and view via Finnish interior stylist and designer Minna Jones Instagram. I think it belongs to Elina Helenius of Studio Elina Helenius if I have not misunderstood completely (my Finnish is non existing). A perfect place to let your mind wonder off to if you need some time to just breathe today.
Via Minna Jones with thanks.
Pic via Privé de Sommeil with thanks.
Some cravings right now….1. Luna Star Necklace by Pernille Corydon. You can find it here. 2. Knockout table by Ida Linea Hildebrand, Friends & Founders. This one would be perfect in our hallway and I´m hoping for a piece to one of my clients as well. You can find it here. 3. Candra pillowcase. I can see these as well in my bed as in my sofa or on outdoor furniture in the summer. You can find them here. 4. I have no idea where to find this dress (just a pinterest find) but I love the whole look madly and in my next life I will look like that 5. Singolo bedset from Mille Notti. I used this one for a job that you can see soon and fell in love with the quality and elegant hotel look. I´m sure we will see even more of bedsets like these in interior stylings in the future. You can find them here. 6. Next to me while working almost every day, I´m addicted to it´s fresh scent. Meraki scented candle sandalwood and jasmine. And a major bonus, it has a very reasonable price for being a scented candle. You can find it here.
It´s been a hectic and so lovely month with lots of fun at both work and at home. I can´t say that I´m sad to say good bye to this busy month though because now we are heading of for July and the holiday that comes with it. But before that, let´s summarize the list for June!
Travel: I´ve always wanted to go to the Amalfi coast but still haven´t gotten there. Definitely something to look into for next year´s summer holiday.
Flower: I love the scent of Jasmine and luckily we have a big one in our garden. The rain did some major damage to it but there are still a few days left of one of the best smells.
Outfit: Every summer I´m chasing the perfect kaftan to live in during the holiday and I even though I´ve searched like crazy I haven´t found the right one yet. Bought a black one but am hoping to at least for summer use a little bit of color for a change. Maybe not orange but with some summer lovelyness to it you know?
Outdoor space: Leaving the traditional bedroom category for an outdoor space this month and what could be more suitable than a garden setting with a view, a space in the shadow to have breakfast, lunch and dinner. And yes – if you find my inspiration mostly comes from warmer places that is true. I adore what we have here in Sweden and that is where my heart is but inspiration often comes from what you don´t see and experience all the time so here it is. In just a few weeks this is where I´ll spend most of my meals.
Office: The kids actually had their last day at school and daycare yesterday so Summer break is on! It feels absolutely lovely and we are now at the country house but to be honest even though I hoped my holiday would start now I´m not quite done yet so there will be some hours…days of work still. But with a proper view and family around me I don’t´feel sorry for myself but will enjoy the inspiration this environment gives.
Words: So true I think. It´s probably because we experience the changes of seasons that we appreciate summer so much and it feels as if every summer has it´s story. This one has already started and I´m excited to learn the rest.
Food: Love googling beautiful and delicious food and recipes and I think when ordering a salad you far too often get something not very interesting. This one is so simple yet so pretty to look at and probably a perfect side or lunch. Will definitely try it soon. For more inspo on salads – check here.
Series: I watched all of the episodes of HBO series ”Casual” in just a few days last week. I wasn´t convinced until after a few ones but then I started really liking it. Great casting and with a lots of personality.
Sustainable pick: One of summer´s best treats, flea market shopping! The market suddenly explodes and there are flea markets and car sales everywhere. The perfect way of reusing and making special finds. Look at my friend Maria´s guide here.
Music: Singer Adam Olenius of Swedish band Shout Out Louds has just released a solo EP called ”Looking forward to the new me”. Sounds very promising and ”News are saying” is probably the perfect car track for this summer going through the roads with the summer green around you.
I wish I could give you a full guide to Berlin but once there (without kids) and no weather to fully enjoy we just kept it all about good food, sleep and seeing friends. This weekend was a gift from some friends to my husband when he turned 40 last year and a big part of the trip was for him to run the Big25. Me and our friends cheered along when not having massive amounts of food and taking pictures of this from above. Here are bits and pieces of what we did and I can highly recommend all the places we went to (we unfortunately missed Lode & Stijn that is supposed to be really good but will definitely try it next time. Also not in the pictures – we went to Grill Royal and had amazing sweet potato fries and the best meat I´ve had in a long time).
1: We where staying in Soho House Berlin and if I could just show you the complete loveliness of this inspiring interior. However there is a strict no-cameras-aloud in some of the best areas, so follow the link above if you wish to see more. Here a pic of our bed, like sleeping on clouds. Blue velvet and the biggest thing ever. 2 & 7: Breakfast in bed, luxury. 3 & 12: walking around Berlin finding hidden gems in every corner. 4 & 9: found many pictures in my phone of incredible ceiling action, no 4 from restaurant Cecconi´s and no 9 from Pauly Saal. 5, 6, 13 & 15: great food and atmosphere at Cecconi´s. Don´t forget to get a reservation. 8, 10, 11: Picked restaurant Pauly Saal mostly because I was hoping for a lunch outside on their lovely terrace but it turned out it was closed. No disappointment at all nevertheless as the food in this place is just incredible. 14: Product heaven in our bathroom with products from Cowshed.
All pics via my Instagram.
Last day of March and time for my second monthly list. Here we go!
Travel: When I was about 12 my parents and their friends rented a big boat – pram style – and went through the canals of France. It was quite an interesting experience going through the locks and seeing France from a different perspective. My favorite memory is jumping of the boat, running to a strawberry field picking your own basket and running back to sit on front of the boat eating those sun warm berries. I probably won´t do the exact trip again but seeing this image made me think back.
Shoes: This month is all about comfortable shoes as I (eh…) dropped a very heavy lamp on my foot and it went twice it´s size causing to say the least a little bit of pain. Already have too many Adidas but this pair could easily fit into the collection too. The love for details is constant.
Flower: The ”snow drop” without doubt. Finally signs of Sping all over are garden and everywhere else and it´s gives me the greatest feeling every year.
Outfit: Even though Spring is getting there I´m still into big and chunky knits a while longer. But soon, very soon, there will be an end to that too…
Pic via. Bedroom: I just want it simple at the moment. White crispy sheets, fresh air from an open window and not too many distracting details. And a Paris-view added to that wouldn´t be a problem.
Office: An office with a view. Always preferred comparing to facing a wall in my book. I´m sure most people could come up with great ideas by this desk.
Words: I´m slowly dreaming and working on something that is hopefully becoming reality within not too far ahead. Meanwhile I´m telling myself it´s ok to daydream, that is often how the most fun things come to life. Now I just have to pick the brains of some smart friends to make this daydream come through.
Pic via. Food: After having eaten everything but healthy throughout this Spring break all I dream about is a simple and delicious salad.
Pic via. Series: Last month this category was a book but I´ve decided I´ll keep it open and since I unfortunately don´t have time to read as much as I like I still watch a lot of series tucked in bed at night. Hopefully you´ll find something you haven´t seen or we can at least share the love for something here. This time ”Togetherness” on HBO. Described and ”some people have it figured out, these people don´t”. Perfect cast and caption of what life can be like.
Sustainable pick: H&M initiates World Recycle Week between 18th-24th of April. Any textiles in any condition from any brand will be accepted for drop-off for hopefully another ”reclaimed” collection. M.I.A is an ambassador for the project and the official video to highlight it will be released on April 11h.
Via Make It Last with thanks.
Music: The song ”Egoist” by Kent. Last tour and last album, end of an era. I know I will be there in December for sure. Unfortunately no video available yet, but their good bye message is a piece of art itself directed by my friend Adam Berg. You can see it here.