Thank you so much everyone for sending me to the finals of Interior Blogger of the Year 2017 in the Elle Decoration Swedish Design Awards. Super happy and proud to be among these great 9 interior bloggers in Sweden. I really do put a lot of work and love into this page so it really warms my heart that so many of you appreciate that. It´s definitely a win just to be a finalist. I´m laughing a bit when seeing all the photos of us nominees as my daughter asked me ”why are you the only one looking so angry, Mom?” Ha ha, I will work on that but trust me, I´m really not, just super uncomfortable in front of a camera.
- This made me laugh out loud. So well written and oh how I can relate. Nina Campioni´s top 10 of the most annoying things. You can read it here.
- An honest and well needed post from one of my favorites, Emma Elwin. We should never be ashamed of our bodies and hopefully with something like this we can be reminded that there is beauty in everything. You can read about it here.
- Today Ikea´s collection Fullviktig is released and I can really recommend the ceramics of this serie. I had the pleasure of doing some short films and stills for this collection a few weeks ago (not the picture above but I think you can see it on the big screens outside of the warehouses and other places). The colours and shapes are so pretty and the story behind it inspirational. Read more about it and see the full collection here.
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!
Today has probably been the worst day of this year and I can´t tell you how relieved I am that it´s evening and getting closer to a new day to come. All of us have days like that and we need a bit of comfort when that happens. To me it was hugging the kids for a really long time after school and now just to take deep breaths safe and sound at home. The view and scenery of these amazing pictures is what I will try to focus on when falling as sleep tonight. So glad to have found the Instagram account of @lucylaucht just now. And as always – tomorrow is a new day.
All pics via @lucylaucht with big thanks.
Slow summer tempo here and not very much blogging. More on Instagram if you would like to follow but I´ll probably be here every now and then too. Still reading my favorite blogs before going to sleep or while being awake during super light summer nights. I know using your phone is not supposed to be good when in or before bed but sometimes when it´s difficult to sleep this occupation is a very good friend. One of the pages I never miss is the one of Krickelin. I can´t believe I discovered her blog so late, probably just about a year ago. If you haven´t read it I can highly recommend it. Great photography and the way she writes is just with so much flow and with lots of personality. Currently Kristin (writer of Krickelin) and her family are working on a greenhouse in their garden and it looks just like the perfect summer spot. Green inspiration to dream about when finally falling asleep…
Pics and inspiration by Krickelin with thanks.
As you probably know in addition to interior my love also reaches widely for food. One of the perks of working from home is that you can make your own lunch and as today sit in the sun for a while in between working. Today I was so inspired with a simple yet so lovely recipe by Sofia Wood and just had to make myself an omelette. Instead of only Briex de meaux I also added blue cheese to empty the fridge and it was so good! Far from as good looking as Sofia´s version (you can see mine on my Instagram) but super delicious. I will definitely try more of her recipes soon, they all look great.
All pics by and via Sofia Wood of Chez Wood with thanks
Used cupcakes for a shoot today and just now found this recipe so I´m taking that as a sign that I have to make some of these ”buttermilk + roasted banana cupcakes with lindt truffle filling & marshmallow frosting” for this week´s long weekend. Looks absolutely amazing….
Just wanted to say a big and humble thanks to all the nice things that has been written the past days on the work I did for JM. It really means so much to me as there is a lot of work behind a project like that and of course getting this kind of feedback afterwards is really something special and definitely heartwarming. I really hope I don´t miss anyone but in addition to all nice comments and reposts on Instagram also warm thanks to Husligheter, Trendenser, Ems Designblogg, Daniella Witte, Stil Inspiration, Fixa & Dona , Inredningshjälpen, Creadomi & By Emma for featuring.
I´ve been meaning to do this for a long time. First of all I should definitely have a permanent blog roll – I love that feature but am just to technically unwilling to proceed – and second of all, I started this list a while ago when all discussions of more fellow blog love started. In addition to the category that I´ve always had called simply ”Blog love” or ”Instagram favorites of the week” (categorized under ”Insta moments”), I just want to remind you or give you some new ideas on where to find inspiration.
To limit myself at least a little bit this time these are my Swedish daily scrolls but of course there are many other super inspirational pages out there as well. Let me get back to those. Both outside of Sweden and within. Unfortunately I have to say that my list might not cover many things you haven´t seen before….most of the blogs on there are blogs that you see and hear about all the time. But the reason for already having discovered them is probably because they are so good…. Nevertheless, this is my daily list and hopefully you will find something you like and most of all – please fill in if not! I would love to find new blogs, tumblr´s or other.
Before we hit the road on this one – I just want to say thank you for sticking with me. Even if I´m not very personal with sharing things, not showing and telling that much about my life, not telling trends because others do it so well and you don´t need me for that, not using very much of my personal library of pictures and not even use a lot of words when posting things (this might be the record….)
But for the ones who have been here for a while and know what this is all about for me – it´s about sharing inspiration. Feelings. Yes, that´s what it´s about. I want you to feel something when you scroll through my blog. And that´s what my work is all about too. Like it, hate it – but feel something. I could definitely have a much more important job in so many ways but as long as I can inspire or move someone to feel something that is an achievement too. Because in the world we live in (and believe me, this is something that I struggle with every single day. Especially the balance of doing something that could easily be described as superficial) – – in the world we live in we need a little bit of inspiration. If we even have the privilige of having those thoughts. But we need dreams. We need something. I´m not offering something for everyone but only what inspires me or makes me smile.
With that said – these are some of my (Swedish) scrolls throughout the day. Enjoy! Axx
Lotta Agaton – assisting Lotta in Autumn 2011, my change of career into an interior stylist started and she had always been a huge source of inspiration before that, during my time with her and after. The queen of styling and inspiration with amazing taste and eye.
Hanna Wessman– I just love this blog and Hanna is one of the sweetest and most inspirational people I know. Even half of that energy and style she has would be enough to provide a whole country. The perfect combination of interior and fashion. Also, don´t miss out on the other blogs under the umbrella of Hanna´s Room, you can find them here.
Trendenser – I´ve always like´d Frida´s blog but I have to say that this one even get´s better and better all the time. Such great knowledge and a perfect way to keep up dated on interior news and design. Love seeing people with a clear vision making dream after dream come true and if would pic one to follow if you are interested in what is going on within the Swedish border´s of design – Trendenser is without doubt the one to follow.
Husligheter – my dear friend Maria Soxbo, the woman who with a pen can turn anything into magic. News, ideas and great coverage of what is going on in the blogosphere. And lately also the one with the most inspiring ideas and thoughts on how to make your interior choices sustainable.
Daniella Witte – love Daniella´s style and how she just seem to produce one more inspirational picture after another. Her choice of colors are always impeccable too. In addition she has got her own webshop with many great things. I´m hoping for the beautiful sheep skins to get back in stock again so that I can shop some more…
Johanna Bradford – always true to her style and has always been a really cool entrepreneur with lots of ideas. When going to Beckman´s College of Design together with Johanna (as well as with Pella, in the class tutored by Lotta Agaton – yes, it´s a small pond here) she once said that her dream was to start a platform of several interior blogs and I don´t think it was more than a year after that she started the very well known Lovely Life. A great example of that dreams can come true if you just have the energy to run for it. Johanna has recently passed on Lovely Life to other inspirational people but is still going strong with the blog sharing her own name, Johanna Bradford.
Seventeen Doors – really like to scroll through Ulrika´s blog (also a former Lovely Life executive member) as we often have the same taste and she features homes that are not only within one style. Like myself it seems Ulrika even though true to her own taste likes to be inspired by even what is not what you would pick for your own home but feel joy to see anyhow. In addition she has a weekly column often on an interesting interior related topic.
Josefin Hååg – impeccable style and a great eye for what makes a picture perfect. Her own home and instagram account are great examples of this. Real estate agent Fantastic Frank are most likely also thankful for her making magic of many objects for sale.
Sanna Fisher Nordström – you can see that Sanna & Hanna Wessman are friends, they are both crazy good with both interior and fashion. I love scrolling through Sanna´s blog as well as Instagram and always find things that I like. The fact that she has now bought a summer house in Mallorca and we get to tag along on the renovations is a lovely bonus. She is making my dream come true while I (still) can´t afford it and I love to be inspired.
Stil Inspiration – Pella has got a very clear signature style and never fails to inspire. Extra plus also to all of these blogs that keeps on up dating on a regular basis, it really makes a big difference and more fun to follow. She is now also a part of the My Home team with their recently launched My Home magazine.
Jennie Hammar – not 100% interior maybe but who can resist longing for sunnier days with your own prodigious garden. And I can tell you, her house and garden is to die for and you can see some glimpses here and there. And yes, I´ve tried to convince her to show the whole thing but no….at least not yet.
Karin Bastin – one more of my LA friends. Karin´s blog is exactly as she describes it ”More is More” and sometimes that is just what we need. And speaking of houses – her house is really extraordinary. We might not share taste at first sight but I just love all the personality and effort that goes into every single piece of her home. You can really feel when someone puts a soul into a house.
Anine Bing – it´s almost crazy how fast things has grown into a super industry for this woman – I think it´s only in 3 years – but how I´ve enjoyed the journey and in addition she has probably got the office dream. Big open space with industrial windows and lots of light. I´ll make sure to post some pics just in case you´ve missed it.
Sofi Fahrman – might actually have been the first blog I ever started to follow. Travels, fashion and lifestyle in a never ending inspirational mix. Extra plus for the endless up dates no matter if she is on a holiday or not. An inspirational woman for sure and with a lifestyle that can make anyone wish for more.
Emma Elwin & Make It Last – one of the pioneers within the area of sustainability and such a sweet and inspirational person. Also with a lot of nice and beautiful images and editorial pieces. All of the surfing featured also makes me want to try very soon. One woman to be certain of making more big things in the future.
Hitta Hem – a little bit biased of course since one of my current projects is working for the absolutely lovely Marie Ramse of the blog Hitta Hem & JM (the building developer). The blog features all of JM´s new projects and Marie always has great taste and new inspiring ideas to explore.
Petra Tungården – without ever having met her she strikes me as a very funny and outspoken person who seems to have an ever ending energy. She and Sanna Fisher Nordström (mentioned above) have made Metro Mode into more than just fashion and are covering the field of interior in a very inspirational way. The fact that Petra currently is decorating her new apartment and sharing all of that on the blog is an extra plus.
Amelia Widell – a great selection of images and inspiration and like for example Seventeen Doors I find her taste is refreshing because of the fact that it is not only seeing the same things over and over again. Amelia has also just started her own sofa brand MeliMeli that makes you crave for a new sofa right away.
Cecilia Blankens – another LA inspiration with pics and stories of her daily life with three kids and her own shoe brand. There is just something about LA that I love and looking through the lense of inspiring people is always fun.
All is pretty – beautiful esthetics by Annie who is also very true to her style and share crisp and minimalistic inspiration with attention to lovely details.
Ems Designblogg – last but surely not the least, one of the blogs that have been around for a very long time and that was one of the first interior blogs I ever started to read. Often minimalistic with a love for Scandinavian features, Em is still one of my favorites.
Pics via lovely BarSan with thanks