Decorating in a completely new space with no history in the walls to lean back on is both challenging but also very fun as it really takes a lot to make it feel cosy and to show the full potential of what you can actually do in a space like that. It´s a clean start and you have all opportunities to make something starting with colors and going through the whole space with the idea you have created. I´ve had the pleasure of decorating two apartments for JM before (you can see them here and here) and am just about to start my third project. The apartment in these pictures is decorated by Marie Ramse who I have had the pleasure to work with when working for JM. If you only new how many apartments she has decorated and how many similar projects she has got going at the same time, it´s very impressive! And with that task to still find new ideas and a personality to every single project, it´s really so well done and very inspiring. You can see more of Marie´s work here.
I´m going to send off the weekend with another ”holiday ready” inspiration bonanza. I´ve been solo home this weekend as my family is away on a weekend trip so have had plenty of time to among other things surf the web for inspiration and loveliness. Apparently I´m ready for holiday as most of the searching goes to blue skies and water, houses to die for and views to fill all your senses. Two more weeks of work and then, holiday!
Pics via L´échappée Belle with thanks
Hats on display are most often best in a summer house or in an environment that breathes holiday (if they are straw hats at least) and I really like when putting things you use into something to look at even when not being worn or used. A couple of years ago we where visiting friends in their house in France and this view was what we were welcomed by (from my Instagram). Just loved it. So sweet and the arrangement was simply beautiful and in this case supernatural.
Pics via Pinterest search.
These pictures are not new but I don´t think I´ve ever shown them and was reminded of Swedes in NY when Director Johan Renck is now selling his flat (see pics here). This is (or at least was) the home of singer Nina Persson in Harlem, NY, and I still find it very inspiring.
The rain is pouring down outside but I don´t mind today as I´m planning on staying in bed for a long time without deadlines and work. How about some holiday dreaming? I just love these images and am pinning like mad.
All pics via perfect holiday inspiration Chanelbagsandcigarettes with thanks.
A pink summer mood is just what we need right now. Happy Monday everyone!
Mood by me, all pics via Pinterest here.
I haven´t disappeared completely, it´s just super busy at the moment so unfortunately haven´t had that time that I really enjoy so much to update the blog. Like for most people the weeks just before holiday are crazy and there is just not enough time for all the fun. This home has been out there for a while but can´t not show it as it is so lovely and also the home of the owner´s of one of my absolute favorite interior stores, Artilleriet. Inspiration deluxe.
Two more days of one of my absolute favorite months to go and here is the list for lovely May.
Travel: Right now I don´t want to go anywhere but to our house in the archipelago to enjoy what I love the most – Swedish Spring and summer with nature exploding in all it´s force to the most beautiful green and blooming thing.
Shoes: Would like to find something similar to these, preferably hairy too. Perfect to make a jeans and t-shirt outfit a little more exciting.
Flowers: Without doubt white lilacs right now. Love the purple ones too and we are lucky to have both in our garden so everyday the house is filled with their amazing smell. Reminds me of the feeling being younger just before finishing school for summer and still gives me that sense of excitement and expectations for the summer to come.
Outfit: I´m very into everything from Totême and would love to have a summer dress from that brand right now. Classical clothing with no fuzz and details to love.
Bedroom: Like I said, I don´t want to travel anywhere right now but to our summer house and the view is not far from this one. There is nothing like waking up to a calm like this. We are currently re-decorating a bit in the guest house as well and I´m really looking forward to getting my hands of that properly when we get there.
Office: A dream! A glass studio in the backyard. Yes please, anytime.
Words: That´s literally what I´m doing all the time know. I LOVE spring and feel unstoppable, ridiculously excited and positive. The light, the smells, the freckles, the people coming out from their homes looking happy and equally excited, fun events, long mild evenings and holiday plans just around the corner. What´s not to like? Well, that would be that I´m sick in bed in addition to a crazy hay fever but can´t stop smiling anyway.
Food: I make watermelon and feta cheese salad almost everyday now and the great thing is that the kids love it too. Adding avocado, mint, lime and red onions looks lovely too so will have to try that tonight.
Book: One of the most inspirational things I find is to look at hotel design and this book would probably be a nice addition to that. You can find it here.
Sustainable pick: Want new towels for the summer house and even though I´ve used these for several photo shoots I still haven´t bought any. Ecological cotton from Craft Collective with the cutest fringes.
Music: The ”Docks” record of Amanda Bergman has been on repeat since released and recently the new single ”Taxis” came out. Just in case you still haven´t discovered this woman´s incredible voice, don´t miss out. Start with the most amazing track ”Falcons”. You won’t be disappointed.