Influences

SB 1 SB 3 SB 4Most mornings when being in Los Angeles I go for a run or a walk. Not as much for the exercise as for the love of looking at all the houses and gardens and all of their different looks and souls. As much as I love Scandinavian design and working as an interior stylist mostly featuring those influences, I´m sometimes a bit bored with the trends making all homes look almost the same (and before anyone says anything, I know I´m a part of creating those trends so it´s partly my fault too). The trend right now in Sweden is so beautiful, classic and with the perfect natural color tones in combination with beautiful wood and art pieces. And I love it. And I´m tired of it too…I´ve never been one of wanting just one thing in terms of decor and styling. I like mixing and it often starts with the love for one specific object and then creating a story from that specific piece.

Anyhow – the bedroom featured here I found on American lifestyle site The Effortless Chic and I think it very well captures what I in addition to Scandinavian style love too (along with several other things of course). It´s the warmth, the colors, the personal touch and the effortless cosiness. What I fell in love with at first sight was the beautiful vintage rug that seems to have angled corners. It´s nice with a little variation, right?

Photo by Katie Jameson. The bedroom is one of The Effortless Chic contributor´s, Sara Malek Barney. 

Kitchen thinking

nk 1 nk 2 nk 3 nk 4 nk 5I want to do something about our kitchen. It´s a Poggenpohl kitchen with Gaggenau stove, micro etc (from when moving in). Without wanting to do be a live add for those specific brands I have to say, well done! With sustainability in mind I can´t really just throw our kitchen out as it´s still very well functioning but seeing kitchens and cooperations that my blog colleagues do or several other kitchens with more details of my taste, I´m really up for setting dreams to reality. Major inspiration here from Sundling Kickén, with photo by Osman Tahir . Very similar to my kitchen dream pins since way back. Sure this kind of kitchen is a peaking trend right now, but it was there the whole time & I personally never got tired of it and probably never will…But.. ps. The actual choice is far from done….Ds.

Obsessed with

Keep coming back to Walden 7 by Ricardo Bofill. You can read more about the project here. I´ve shown you more of their amazing work before but just in case you missed it, click here. 

Pics via Salva Lopez with thanks. 

Workspace

workspace 1 workspace 2 workspace 4 workspace 3 workspace 5I´m personally not a fan of having my desk in our bedroom (I used to have it that way and had trouble relaxing while seeing the piles of work when going to bed at night). But if I where to have a work space in the bedroom again these images felt very inspiring. Also great for a smaller space.

Pics via The Design Chaser with thanks. Styling by Walles & Walles / Photography by Adam Helbaoui  (@kronfoto) for Alexander White 

 

At home with

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No surprise there is a stylist living in this apartment. This is the home of interior stylist Elin Kickén , 1/2 of very talented stylist duo SundlingKickén with impeccable taste. Don´t miss out on their blog either, it´s a daily read for me. Inspiring interviews, monochrome deco in featured color scheme, products to wish for and images from their work. You can find it here. 

Photo by Mikael Lundblad.