Sunday, 15 November 2009

Approaching christmas

Photos: Courtesy of Homes and Gardens

With christmas just a few weeks away, I.m now more than ever browsing for inspiration for the upcoming holiday. I like the earthy yet cozy tones of the pictures above and think they would suit my home perfectly. Do you have any thoughts yet on how you will decorate this year, any theme or color scheme? I'm thinking of decorating my christmas tree in glass and silver this year, but I'm not quite sure yet. Do you think it will look too cold? I want the tree to look inviting but with a fresh color scheme. I've also thought about including some elements of taupe.Which idea do you like best?

Monday, 9 November 2009

Grange inspiration

Photos Courtesy

I've been a fan of Grange for some time now, but I've always thought that their collections could use a few pieces deviating from the overall french theme. Imagine my surprise when I found these inspirational photos from their collection, aren't they just gorgeous? Stone walls, industrial feel, yet cozy and warm, I love it!

I'd like to take the chance to thank those of you who often frequent this blog, you are my foremost inspiration! 

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Maisons du Monde

Photos Courtesy of Maisons du Monde

Due to my long absence I decided to make several posts today. One of my favourite stores (please change your shipping destinations to include Sweden) is Maisons du Monde. I love their affordable yet stylish furniture and there are many things I'd love to get my hands on... The things above are just a few of the highlights from their collection. The industrial collection as well as the marine and colonial collections are my absolute favourites and I think the environmental images are a great source of inspiration.

Christmas feelings

Photos Courtesy of HM Home

After weeks of problems with my internet connection I'm finally back. It seems winter is now here, we got our first snow yesterday.  I for one could'nt be happier. As you probably know by now I love christmas and look forward to it a great deal in advance. This year's christmas collection from HM Home brings out the right christmas spirit and the things above are a few things I hope to be able to buy. Have you found any christmas favourites this year yet?

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Living with a cold sore

Photos courtesy Contry Living

Please forgive my absence the last week. I got a cold sore about a week ago and shallow as I am (apparently) it made me a bit depressed. Nothing seemed to cheer me up, not even some glossy new magazines made the trick, I just went home after work and basically went to bed. It's silly, I know, but I guess the self confidence isn't what it should be. Finally I can see signs of healing, so I guess I don't have to worry too much about becoming an agoraphobic ;).

I got a beautiful present from my beloved boyfriend for my birthday, which I hoped to show you. Unfortunately I need new batteries for my camera again (the last ones I bought were said to last longer than other kinds, which apparently meant 1,5 days), but as soon as I get them I promise to show you. In the meantime these pictures will have to do.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Pottery barn holiday decoration

Photos courtesy Pottery Barn

It's been a while since my last confession, or wait a minute I mean post. In my defence I've celebrated my birthday a few days in advance. Obviously I have to get a grip of myself and spend more time working on the blog, so I'll make another promise and this time I'm intending to keep it. I can't let all my eager readers down now, can I? No, seriously I really appreciate all visitors and am very thankfull for every kind word I get.

I recently found some inspiring pictures at Pottery barn of holiday decoration and I thought I'd share them with you. Those of you with a keen eye will probably notice that not all of them fall within the category but I'm afraid you'll have to overlook that fact.

Good evening!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Lonesome night

Photos courtesy House Beautiful

Once again my boyfriend is away on a business trip, hence my bad sleeping habits the last few days. I can't wait to see him again tomorrow afternoon (I love you, hunny!). So I guess I'll be up a while searching the net for further inspiration before I buckle up for a new episode of CSI Miami.

Sleep tight!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Cabin fever

Photo courtesy My home

As you might have noticed from previous posts I have a thing for cozy cottages, especially the closer to winter it gets. I guess I have fallen for the image of a snug timber house in the woods, you know the one you see in christmas movies with families in front of a roaring fire and a christmas tree while the snow is falling outside. A bit romanticized I admit, but I still dream of going to the austrian alps during the christmas holidays to experience something similar.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

The world of Rebecca Thuss

Photo Courtesy Rebecca Thuss

I've recently found my way to the beautiful world of Rebecca Thuss. I'm really impressed with her skills. She's a photo-stylist, creative director, wedding designer AND crafter and seems it seems she has excelled in all those areas. My dream wedding would definitely be designed by Rebecca Thuss and Amy Atlas.That would definitely be a ceremony and reception to remeber.

Monday, 7 September 2009


Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart
It might seem early to some, but my focus is already shifting from the lazy days of summer to.... Halloween. Sure, I enjoy the long bright days of summer, but when the vacation is over and you go back to work it feels good in some way to see a change in the season as well. Darker nights where you can light up candles and of course after a while you can begin the preparations for the holidays to come. I love christmas but in september it feels like an awful long wait until then, which has to be the reason I'm already gathering inspiration for Halloween. I really like the colors and quite honestly why don't we use pumpkins in the decor more often, they're lovely.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Autumn Colors and Inspiration

Photos courtesy of New England Home

I found these beautiful pictures at New England Home. The old rustic cabin and the warm colors appeal to me even more when the summer is about to end and colder seasons are approaching. The view is lovely and interior cozy, the perfect combination for those cold and dark winter days.

For those of you, who like Eichholtz, I've just found out that their catalogue is now available online for private induals. Hurry to check it out, lots of inspiration and things to die for, look HERE.

If you still need a bit more inspiration I would recommend you to take a look at the australian company COCO Republic. Click on "Catalogue" to browse through their beautiful selection.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Fantastic news!

Photo Courtesy of Riviera Maison
I've had the best of awakenings this morning, breakfast in bed with my sweetheart while discovering... guess what? One of my favourite stores, Riviera Maison, has opened a webshop and finally they offer delivery to Sweden! Some of the items may be in the upper end of my budget, but even if I can't make the purchases right away, I'm sure I'll be able save up for the things I want the most. The items above are just a few of the things I could imagine in my home. What do you think, aren't they gorgeous?
Keep your eyes open, shortly they'll also publish the new catalogue for 2009/2010 on their website. I know I at least am looking forward to it.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Restoration Hardware Part 2

Photo Courtesy of Restoration Hardware

As promised, here comes the second batch of images from the never ending source of inspiration, Restoration Hardware. I think they've managed to find a good balance in the decor, it looks great without feeling too over worked. The colors, textures, scale everything is very much to my liking. I find Swedes in general a bit too held back when it comes to decorating their homes. This suits me much better with a special theme, a bit of drama or interesting pieces the home becomes more unique and magical.

Good evening everyone!
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