Friday, 31 August 2012

50 shades of grey in Copenhagen

It's Friday people! WOOHOO! And to top off a Danish week, here's a very cool Copenhagen penthouse. You may've seen it before on Bungalow 5. There are so many things I love about this home - the colour palette (black, white, all shades of grey and a dot of cognac), the original features such as the fireplace and french doors and the stairs lined with fabulous pairs of shoes. If I tried to do that here my 18 month year old would have a field time trying them all on and it would be a bit of a hazard! Still, you always want what you can't have right?!







Pia Møller's apartment, photos credit: Femina/Tina Stephansen Studio 55
What's your favourite thing about this lovely Danish apartment?

Have a wonderful weekend all, and see you Monday!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Bjorn Agertved's Danish retreat

A while ago I featured a post on the Danish artist Bjorn Agertved's stunning Copenhagen apartment. So you can imagine how excited I was when I spotted his family summer cottage over at Decordots today!  Featured in Femina, Bjorn's weekend retreat is full of treasured mid century designer items such as the Butterfly Chair (or BKF chair) and Borge Mogensen chairs as well as some wonderful vintage industrial lighting.

 





Photos: Pernille Kaalund for Femina via Decordots
This is turning into a bit of a Danish interior design week, and why not? The Danes really know what they're doing when it comes to fabulous home styling don't you think?

PS Thank you for all your encouragement with painting my kitchen wall with blackboard paint - just what I needed! I'll post some pics on it once I'm done!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Clear storage the Danish way

After a little surfing around today I came across these images from the fab Danish brand Nomess via Norwegian blog Stylizimo. I love perspex storage, so practical yet so smart. Not only can you find everything you're looking for but it's also a great way to show off your beloved shoes / jewellery / hats & scarves etc while keeping them neat and tidy. Oh, and the styling around them is pretty cool and inspirational too. Thanks Nomess!




Nomess via Stylizimo
On another note, there's something wrong with my man. He keeps saying yes to everything. I'm getting nervous. Yesterday he said I could paint one entire wall of the kitchen in blackboard paint. Now I'm too scared to do it.....what?!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A beautifully simple Danish home

Clean lines, fresh white, touches of black and some fabulous pieces, this is one lovely Danish home from interior magazine Bo Bedre.







Photography: Andreas Mikkel Hansen for Bo Bedre
And the lovely guys at Bo Bedre have given a great guide to where many of the items are from, in Danish mind you, but you can always google translate :) To save you looking - the outdoor Globe fireplace is from Swedish brand Vauni, how fab is that?!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Table for three

Hello Monday! Table for three anyone?! I mean, what a perfect set-up; the fab Eero Saarinen Tulip table, the mis-matched vintage dining chairs, IKEA's little black children's high chair (I think, although they don't seem to stock it anymore unfortunately), the white washed black board paint wall and the soft touch with the pretty pink flowers.  What a lovely space?! Note to self, must by flowers on my way home....or send man a small hint....

Covet Garden
A little erm, off the weather today as recovering from a friend's wedding in the beautiful fishing village of Öregrund, near Uppsala at the weekend. It was such a romantic day! I promise to be back tomorrow with lots of inspiration and a beautiful house tour (and a clear head hopefully!).

Friday, 24 August 2012

The home of a LA photographer

If some one works in the art world you can almost count on the fact that they will have a wonderful home. The home of LA photographer Amy Neusinger is definitely no exception! Mostly white with a romantic touch, Amy has added a spot of industrial to create a truly interesting and beautiful space. Vackert!





Amy Neusinger
Have a lovely weekend all and see you Monday! x

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Beautiful, light, loft space living

Thanks Anna G of wonderful blog La Maison D'Anna G for pointing out that yesterday's image was styled  by Nanna Lagerman and photographed by Philip Karlberg for Swedish Elle Interiör. And the good news? This meant I also found more images from the shoot.....




Philip Karlberg
Imagine having huge windows like this? Such wonderful light! And that bathroom......that bathroom?!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Sleeping style

Unfortunately I'm in a little bit of a rush today so there'll be no house tour (boooo!) but I felt I had to share this image I found on Pinterest....at first glance it looks like a pretty bedroom, but the more you look at it the more interesting it gets....


I'd love to write about the taped on rug, which is a fab idea....(imagine a white floor with a rug made of illuminous washi tape?! But my eyes keep getting drawn to the pillows on the ceiling.... And there's another unusual feature too....fascinated to hear your thoughts!

I can't find the stylist...would love to know where this picture came from (it links to Atlantis Home but I can't find the source).

Have a lovely relaxing evening!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Kristin Perers: interior portfolio

US born, with a Swedish Father, photographer Kristin Perers is a lady of many talents having trained and worked as a designer, stylist and painter. She now lives in East london with her husband, three children and Irish Terrier, Guv'. Kristin has kindly given me permission to show you a few pics from her wonderful photography portfolio. I love how her many talents shine through in each and every image.








Kristin Perers

Check out more of Kristin's fabulous photography here and her book The Seasonal Home.

Have a lovely evening!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Beautifully renovated workers cottage

Today it was 30 degrees in Southern Sweden - THIRTY! Which I think calls for inspiration from a cool, airy, home.  This 19th century workers cottage in Queensland, Australia, featured in Remodelista, is the fabulous home of photographer, stylist, buyer and seller Kara Rosenlund. Kara and her husband lovingly restored and renovated the home back to it's former glory adding a unique contemporary touch. Beautiful, and perfect for a lovely sunny day (just watch out for the pineapples.....)!









Photography, renovation and stylins: Kara Rosenlund, via Remodelista

For a great read about this home visit Remodelista (thank you so much to the guys at Remodelista for allowing me to publish these lovely images :)  

Have a nice evening!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Traditional meets modern in France

A rare weekend post but I simply couldn't resist sharing this absolutely beautiful home in Sante-Marie-de-Ré, featured in the equally beautiful and inspiring interior magazine; Marie Claire Maison. It's the home of painter Catherine Le Van and her husband, both of whom are passionate about design.  I love the perfect marriage of traditional and contemporary items.





Marie Claire Maison
Read more about it here (French only).

Have a wonderful weekend all!