Celebration time…

italyFinally time to head off to Italy for some late celebrations! I turned 40 already in February but for various reasons we decided to make the big celebration in May and almost dream like we are having it in Italy. Joined by family and friends we will celebrate with a long weekend topping if off with the actual birthday party on Saturday. So excited for this one! I won´t be blogging from there but will make sure to update Insta & Insta Stories whenever I can so that you can come along. I promise to give you all the details of this lovely place as soon as we are back home again. Off we go!

Stories

Absolutely beautiful caption by photographer duo Cerruti Draime of the Greenwich Hotel Penthouse by Axel Vervoordt. See more of their amazing stories here. 

Garden dreams

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You might already follow these two but if not I´m going to give you some proper garden inspiration. I just love what they have done and wouldn’t mind at all spending mornings, days and nights in these spots. First three out, Daniella Witte´s amazing terrace and then the garden of Kristin Lagerqvist of Krickelin, also with her unique touch.

Let there be light

Pinterest inspiration mood on the bright side this morning.

Desert style in Venice, LA

phil 1 phil 2 venice 2phil 4 phil 5 phil 6 phil 8venice 5 venice 4venice 13venice 6venice 17venice 11 venice 16I´ve seen this place in my Instagram feed + campaigns so many times it almost feels like    I´ve been there. It´s been called the most Instagrammed house in LA and is most often used as a location. I can see why…

Via Architectural Digest & Apartment Therapy with thanks. Photo by Jason Radspinner for Image Locations, Inc & via Apartment Therapy.

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.