Happy New Year to all of you! I´ve been away for a while for various reasons but I´m not going to disappear completely. Just needed a break and am now on a holiday where I hope not to be too much online so bare with me. Surely 2018 will offer lots of inspiration that I hope to share with you as usual. Before then, you can always see more on Instagram @annagillar.
Above a little hello from our current home in Malibu that we arrived to today after 5 lovely days with friends in Culver City. We have been dreaming of living at the beach in Malibu for a long time and now that dream is coming through. So grateful and excited and I can´t wait to wake up tomorrow to experience the first morning in this lovely place.
Take care everyone and best wishes for the new year! Anna xx
Pic, Instagram @annagillar
Sorry for the long pause but what has happened here in Stockholm and what has been happening all around the world has made everything else seem non important. I´m not very good at dealing with all the hatred and violence that keeps many of us on our toes so having and continuing with since before scheduled plans is not as clear as one would have hoped. But like a friend of mine so wisely said today – there is no way of constantly protecting yourself and since life is so fragile and precious – we should without doubt still make the most out of it. With that in mind I´ll try to put all of the anxiety aside and enjoy what is coming. For those of you who read the monthly list for March you know my husband had planned a surprise trip for me and tomorrow it´s happening. I wasn´t suppose to know the destination but in a brief moment he accidentally talked about Paris and then I knew. Paris really has a special place in my heart since I lived there for a year and I´ll do my very best to make the next date as special as ever xx
Will not bring my computer so please feel free to join on Instagram instead.
Pic via This Is Glamorous with thanks.
I work with some really good people assisting me on and around my projects but I´m currently in need of finding an additional person to help out. I work as an interior stylist on commercial and editorial shoots, decorate both private homes and offices and have several other up coming projects too.
Are you a freelancing interior styling/decorator assistant or want to become one (or even looking for an internship), please send me an email with a few words about yourself and a CV. It is not a full time position, it could be hours here or days there. Most of my jobs are in the Stockholm area so it will definitely help if you are nearby. You need to be handy, organized, solution oriented, flexible & always up for new challenges as you never know what is coming next in this job. A driver´s license and access to a car is definitely a plus. And hopefully you are at least close to having similar taste and aesthetics as me since I will trust you in helping me finding beautiful things for photo shoots and other projects. Most importantly – it should be fun going to work so hopefully you are a very positive one too.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
You can find me here firstname.lastname@example.org
Pic via Yellowtrace & GamFratesi with thanks.
It´s time for this year´s nominations to interior blogger of the year and of course I would be super happy if you wanted to put your vote in for me (or any other favorite you might have). The blog with most votes end up among the top 10. It´s crazy competition for this one as we really do have so many strong and great interior bloggers in Sweden so to even get there would almost take miracles…but one should at least always aim for success, right? Only takes a few seconds and can be found here. It´s unfortunately written in Swedish though and as I have many international readers, please let me know if you need translation and I will be more than happy to provide you with one . Axx
Update: Since I´ve already have had questions about translation on the voting page, please see the comments for this note where you can find everything from Swedish to English. Thank you for voting!
So much beauty in this…
Photo by Pia Ulin, styling Cilla Ramnek.
Back after a long break from the blog and the first thing I want to do is of course to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope you´ve had a nice time off and that you are ready for 2016. I´m not one for making new year´s resolutions as I´m hoping that every day is a chance to make changes and fulfill whatever is on your wishlist. But of course the start of a new year always is at least a reminder of reflection and taking time to evaluate what you have and what you want for yourself.
When it comes to this blog I have to be honest and say that I´ve struggled a bit lately to find the inspiration to continue and that is completely new to me. But what I´ve decided is that it is too important to me to quit, I love sharing what inspires me and most of all I love when you guys respond and leave comments. Because I can see that there are a lot of you out there and I´m so thankful for having you here. So one what we could call a new year´s resolution is that I´ll keep on sharing what inspires me the most and I´m going to try to make it as interesting and fun for you as possible. I´ve also considered starting to write in Swedish instead but I don´t know, I can see that there are a lot of international followers out there too and I don´t want to exclude anyone in any way. If you have ideas or thoughts, please don´t hesitate to share.
Ok – Sunday night before heading off for a rush start to the new work year. Let´s make it a good one xx
October to me means starting fresh. As the days get darker you get more tired and the count for endless colds is just about to start. So from now (started already on Monday but if you would like to join what day is better than the first day of the month?):
Exercise minimum three times/week, no alcohol, no sugar, no shopping, as much clean eating as possible, spend as much time as I possibly can outside and to me probably most importantly – making sure to go to bed earlier. Set your own goals or maybe join mine. Welcome October! xx
Ps. Why I´m writing this is because I´m the worst at keeping longer promises like this, I tend to go all in during the first two weeks and then slowly go back to old habits…But I´m hoping that if I put this down in words with you as witnesses I´ll hopefully feel even more motivated Ds.