Paris kind of mood

Paris mood board by Anna Mårselius

I booked a trip to Paris yesterday and I´m so excited about going. It turns out that both my husband and I had planned a surprise trip for each other for both our birthdays and even though the original plan was to go to the Amalfi coast as we haven´t been, we ended up deciding on Paris. I lived there for a year when I was younger, studying French at La Sorbonne. An amazing time but longer ago than I would like to admit so please please if you have any advice on restaurants and nice interior shops I would love to get some (big thanks to Josefin who has already been kind to point me in the right direction).

Believe it or not but I´ve already looked at over a 1000 (!!) apartments…..I know that is probably not normal but I really enjoy it so much… Without doubt we will end up somewhere around Marais. See you in May, Paris!

Mood board by me. Pics via parisian lovely J´ADR with thanks 

Spring for sale

for sale 1 for sale 2 for sale 3 for sale 4 for sale 5You can really feel Spring in the air at the moment and this apartment currently for sale in Stockholm (Bromma) really underlines that feeling. Love the styling of Sanna Fischer Nordström as she always has great attention to detail, still lives, wall art, patterns and soft colors. You can see more of Sanna on Instagram here or on here blog here.

For more pictures see ESNY. 

One more round

mixed love 3 mixed love 4 mixed love 5 mixed love 6mixed love 8mixed love 9 mixed love 10Another thing that is probably going to last for at least a little bit longer (and I really thought I would have been tired of these by now) – are the Beni Ourain & Boucherouite rugs. Even though these are often expensive they still seem to be part of many Swedish homes. A nice and soft contrast to the often more strict interior.

Pics via Pinterest

Still going strong

neutrals 1 neutrals 2 neutrals 3 neutrals 4 neutrals 5 neutrals 6hans 1 hans 2 hans 3 hans 4Hope you all have had a great start to the year! Just now I´m sitting in bed after a good night´s sleep with both my children having a very slow and cozy morning. Them with iPads and me with the computor, probably one moment away from breakfast time.

With the new year there is a lot of fun expectations and wishes of what to come and I also really like looking back at the year that passed and what that year was about and what will probably stay with us for some time still. One of the things that I´m sure we will keep on seeing more of are the neutral colors in different shades and tones. Brown, creme and grey with the allowance of darker wood instead of the often very fair Scandi versions. All accompanied with branches  of different  seasons. The first example (pic 1-6) of this is perfectly captured by photographer Pia Ulin & stylist Lotta Agaton. And the second one (pic 7-10) by photographer Marcus Lawett & stylist Hans Blomquist. Neutral, natural & simply lovely.

 

Inspiration

ji 1 ji 2 ji 3 ji 4 ji 6While just having woken up here in LA most family and friends back in Sweden are getting their New Years outfits on and are probably just now having their first glass of champagne. The time difference is nine hours and I miss them all very much on this specific day. Luckily enough some of our very best friends are here too so in a few hours we are going to get ready for the new year to come. But before that a slow morning with some nice inspiration on the screen. One of the most beautiful homes I´ve seen in some time captured by amazing Jonas Ingerstedt and styled by Sasa Antic for Elle Decoration.

For more pics, see here. 

Instant love

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I really really should not be blogging at the moment as the plane is leaving in 7 hours and I should probably try to get at least some sleep before that and finish packing would make sense too. But I found some really nice pics and I just had to share it with you, a mix of really nice spaces.

Via Aestate with thanks