Once again food heaven by Local Milk. Perfect weekend morning inspiration.
Full recipe here.
It´s been a hectic and so lovely month with lots of fun at both work and at home. I can´t say that I´m sad to say good bye to this busy month though because now we are heading of for July and the holiday that comes with it. But before that, let´s summarize the list for June!
Travel: I´ve always wanted to go to the Amalfi coast but still haven´t gotten there. Definitely something to look into for next year´s summer holiday.
Flower: I love the scent of Jasmine and luckily we have a big one in our garden. The rain did some major damage to it but there are still a few days left of one of the best smells.
Outfit: Every summer I´m chasing the perfect kaftan to live in during the holiday and I even though I´ve searched like crazy I haven´t found the right one yet. Bought a black one but am hoping to at least for summer use a little bit of color for a change. Maybe not orange but with some summer lovelyness to it you know?
Outdoor space: Leaving the traditional bedroom category for an outdoor space this month and what could be more suitable than a garden setting with a view, a space in the shadow to have breakfast, lunch and dinner. And yes – if you find my inspiration mostly comes from warmer places that is true. I adore what we have here in Sweden and that is where my heart is but inspiration often comes from what you don´t see and experience all the time so here it is. In just a few weeks this is where I´ll spend most of my meals.
Office: The kids actually had their last day at school and daycare yesterday so Summer break is on! It feels absolutely lovely and we are now at the country house but to be honest even though I hoped my holiday would start now I´m not quite done yet so there will be some hours…days of work still. But with a proper view and family around me I don’t´feel sorry for myself but will enjoy the inspiration this environment gives.
Words: So true I think. It´s probably because we experience the changes of seasons that we appreciate summer so much and it feels as if every summer has it´s story. This one has already started and I´m excited to learn the rest.
Food: Love googling beautiful and delicious food and recipes and I think when ordering a salad you far too often get something not very interesting. This one is so simple yet so pretty to look at and probably a perfect side or lunch. Will definitely try it soon. For more inspo on salads – check here.
Series: I watched all of the episodes of HBO series ”Casual” in just a few days last week. I wasn´t convinced until after a few ones but then I started really liking it. Great casting and with a lots of personality.
Sustainable pick: One of summer´s best treats, flea market shopping! The market suddenly explodes and there are flea markets and car sales everywhere. The perfect way of reusing and making special finds. Look at my friend Maria´s guide here.
Music: Singer Adam Olenius of Swedish band Shout Out Louds has just released a solo EP called ”Looking forward to the new me”. Sounds very promising and ”News are saying” is probably the perfect car track for this summer going through the roads with the summer green around you.
So many details I like about this house, Toorak2 by Australian Robson Rak Architects & Interior Designers. The layered dining room table, the office with the blue velvet chairs, the leather bench in the hallway, the open doors to the garden from the living room, the surface of the sofa table, the massive stove and much more.
Last hours of work and then of to the summer house to celebrate Midsummer with the family, can´t wait! We have been talking about what two eat for two weeks now and will make all the traditionals plus all the games and other crazy stuff us Swedes are doing on this specific holiday. Here are some of my Midsummer plans:
Lots of good food and a table and setting filled with fresh summer flowers…
Making a strawberry cake that this year will be extra interesting as the kids are picking the filling….
Going almost all in with the romantic theme but am hopefully still safe with black base wearing this…
Swimming in the sea as much as possible after a warming sauna.
Happy Midsummer everybody!
Pics: 1-2 via Kinfolk with thanks. 3. By Babes in Boyland with thanks. 4. Via Honestly Yum with thanks. 5. Dress from Zara. 6. Styling and pic by Daniella Witte with thanks. 7. By Donal Shehan with thanks.
The ranch of fashion designer Tom Ford. I once read an interview where he tells he gets up at 4.30 every morning to have his first (!) bath and somehow the aesthetics of that matches this architecture well. Very clean.
The view from the next apartment I´m decorating for JM (from my Instagram). Not bad, not bad at all. #wishlist
Decorating in a completely new space with no history in the walls to lean back on is both challenging but also very fun as it really takes a lot to make it feel cosy and to show the full potential of what you can actually do in a space like that. It´s a clean start and you have all opportunities to make something starting with colors and going through the whole space with the idea you have created. I´ve had the pleasure of decorating two apartments for JM before (you can see them here and here) and am just about to start my third project. The apartment in these pictures is decorated by Marie Ramse who I have had the pleasure to work with when working for JM. If you only new how many apartments she has decorated and how many similar projects she has got going at the same time, it´s very impressive! And with that task to still find new ideas and a personality to every single project, it´s really so well done and very inspiring. You can see more of Marie´s work here.
I´m going to send off the weekend with another ”holiday ready” inspiration bonanza. I´ve been solo home this weekend as my family is away on a weekend trip so have had plenty of time to among other things surf the web for inspiration and loveliness. Apparently I´m ready for holiday as most of the searching goes to blue skies and water, houses to die for and views to fill all your senses. Two more weeks of work and then, holiday!
Pics via L´échappée Belle with thanks
Hats on display are most often best in a summer house or in an environment that breathes holiday (if they are straw hats at least) and I really like when putting things you use into something to look at even when not being worn or used. A couple of years ago we where visiting friends in their house in France and this view was what we were welcomed by (from my Instagram). Just loved it. So sweet and the arrangement was simply beautiful and in this case supernatural.
Pics via Pinterest search.