Monday, 27 July 2009

Back to Work

Photo: Atlanta Homes

Today was my first day back at work. No more late mornings and various road trips... Well, it was ok I guess, even though most of the employees were still on vacation. I look forward to next week when most of them are back.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

A vision of a life on a boat

Photo: Coastal Living

It's been a wonderfully childish day at one of Sweden's theme parks. I have to say when ordinary life becomes full of chores and musts it feels good to just get away sometimes and do something really childish. With one day left of the weekend we'll see what's in store for tomorrow. Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend so far and that tomorrow will be even better.
When I was younger I used to sail every summer with my parents and dreamt about having a boat as my home. I guess some part of me still want it, because every time I see pictures from a home resembling the interior of a boat I fall in love with it. Can anyone recommend a good psychologist? :)

Friday, 24 July 2009

Colonial Exterior

Photo: Better Homes and Gardens

If I ever get the possibility to build my own house I'm already sure of the style of the exterior. It would definitely have to be a colonial house in white with dark shutters and doors. I fell in love with these houses at a young age and since the love has only grown. Pleaselet me win/find/earn lots of money...

Thursday, 23 July 2009


The weather is starting to resemble early fall, with grey skies and rain all day long. Luckily we recently bought some new films and took the chance to watch some of them today. I also got a little time to surf the web for inspiration and found these wonderful pictures from Atlanta Homes Magazine. I think I'll surf the web to see if I can find more inspiration, but who knows maybe there'll be another post later this evening. Until then, hav a great evening!

Shaping up

Photo: Coastal Living

After days of road trips, I have absolutely nothing on the schedule today. Well.. ok then, I have promised my boyfriend to join him at the gym today. How I dread it... Let's face it, after weeks of relaxation and enjoying my vacation I'm nothing more than a lazy bum. I guess it's about time to wake my body up from the coma I've left it in, but how do I find the motivation?

Tin signs

Photo: Country Living

I've thought a long time about getting some tin signs to put up in my home for decoration. I think it looks great and makes a room look more interesting. My only concern is how it would affect the wall. I don't want to ruin the wallpaper. Do any of you have any experiences of this or maybe ideas of how to put a sign up with minimal damage to the wall behind it?

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Good night

Photo: Coastal Living

Good evening, fellow bloggers! This is what I'll be dreaming about tonight, a tropical porch bathing in sunlight. I can really see myself zipping on a fruity drink in one of those chairs before a long day at a beutiful beach with palm trees swaying in the wind. Sweet dreams.

Belgian home with a twist

Photo: Beatiful Home

I like the rustic feel of this belgian home, infused by the old double doors. While keeping the colors earthy and harmonic the doors really become the obvious focal point of the room. The idea of bringing in unexpected and striking pieces in the interior really appeals to me. I'd like to do that in one of the rooms in my home, I just need to figure out how. When I do I promise to let you know. Do any of you have any great ideas of the subject, please let me know.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

A New England Home

Photo: Architectural Digest
This New England dream was recently featured in Architectural Digest. Once again I fall for the harmonic and natural colors and the contrast between the white and the dark wood. I really like the lighting in the living room and kitchen and only wish there were more dealers of similar lighting in Sweden.
In an attempt to make the most of my last days on vacation, I'll be taking my boyfriend to a Swedish amusement park. Despite the horror of some rides there's something that still keeps you going back for more and that something is what I'm looking for today.
Have a great one!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Summer Bath

Photo: Coastal Living

Sometimes I can miss not owning a house. If I did it would be tempting to arrange a summer bath such as this one.

Sunny greetings from Örebro, Sweden

Beautiful Kitchens

Photo: House Beautiful

Photo: Coastal Living

Photo: Coastal Living

Just one week left of my vacation but for some reason it feels like it should have been a month... Anyhow, I guess I'll just have to make the most of the time left, such as working on my blog :)

The colors in my home are mostly naural and that appeals to me in general. The same can be said about my kitchen, which is in white and champaigne teamed with an oak floor. However certain dashes of color can be beautiful, no matter if it is the fabric of the curtains or rug, flowers, paintings or cabinets. For the moment red and blue are my favourite colors.What do you think?

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Weekend greetings

Photo: Coastal Living

The rain is pouring down here today, hopefully your skies are clearer. I wish you all a fantastic and relaxing sunday!

Blue and White Theme

Photo: Coastal Living
Photo: Coastal Living

Photo: House Beautiful

Each summer I always experience a longing for clothes with a nautical theme. The more the colors and design resemble the clothes of a sea captain the happier I seem to get. The same I guess can be said about my current preferences of interior design. The pictures above make me dream about a coastal home where I can spend the summer walking on the beach while overlooking the sea.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Plaid dreams

Photo: Lexington

Photo: La Redoute

Summer is indeed a lovely season and I really appreciate it. Even so I can't help but being inspired by the winter/fall collections of several companies. Every year when the fall is closing in, I find myself strangely drawn to plaid fabrics. The pictures above makes me want to cozy up in front of a fire with warm chocolate, a blanket and lit candles.

Friday, 10 July 2009

The beauty of industrial design

Photo: Les Noveaux Brocanteurs

Another one of those days when the rain keeps pouring. So, as usual I find myself surfing the net for some inspiration. I found this wonderful site, a dream for those of us who like industrial elements in the home decor. Which livingroom wouldn't look gorgeous with the cabinets above? On the picture below you can really see what an edge a room can get with some raw industrial pieces. If you happen to know of a place in Sweden where I can find something similar, I'd really appreciate your help.

Photo: Country Living

Hope you all get a fantastic evening!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Back from vacation

After some well deserved vacation, I'm back home again. Together with my boyfriend, I've been to a few music festivals (Peace & Love in Borlänge Sweden and Roskilde in Denmark), both times with the main objective to see Faith no More. I can recommend anyone who likes their music to get tickets to one of their shows immediately, they were absolutely amazing and gave quite a show. After our visit to Denmark we managed to squeeze in a visit to my parents in law and a trip to Gothenburg (Göteborg).

I'm happy to see that the number of foreign visitors on this blog are increasing, I welcome you all. I've therefore chosen to shift the written language to english so that more people are able to understand the contributions to the blog.

I'm still having problems with my digital camera, it keeps insisting that the batteries needs reloading (even if they are new) :( This means that you'll have to wait a while for pictures taken of our home. It still looks quite empty, though. Since we moved in here I decided I wouldn't put up any things I didn't like and I've promised myself not to buy anything unless I really want it. In the meantime I'd like to show you room by room how I intend to decorate them. You are all very welcome to make suggestions if you have an idea you think would suit me.

Below you'll see a collection of pictures presenting various items I wish to acquire for the livingroom:

Photo: Broarne

There are three large windows in the room, all situated on the same wall. In the window in the middle I'd like to use a box such as this one as a flower pot, in which I can grow an olive tree or maybe an orange tree.

Source: Unknown

In the other two windows I´d like some stylish lamps, such as this one. Since the room is very bright I'd like the lamp shades to be darker to contrast and make the room cosier.


I like this cabinet made of bamboo in which I could store our huge film collection (all films are still kept in moving boxes waiting for appropriate storage). In my dreams I would also get two old leather suitcases of different sizes to put on top of the cabinet. I think it gives a room such a romantic feel.

Photo: Maisons du Monde

I love Maisons du Monde and this huge wall clock (1 m in diameter) is a favourite. We've actually already bought this one and I can assure you that it looks just as faboulous in real life. Neither of us are handy, so it lays on the floor at the moment until we get some assistance and can mount it on the wall.

Photo: Maisons du Monde

Theese are the ceiling lamps I've chosen for the living room. I like the raw industrial feel, still they have a classic design which is easy to incorporate with the rest of the decor.


Newport must be my favourite store in Sweden. This tripod lamp is one of the lamps I like the most. Actually, to be honest I've really fallen for most things on three legs (no pun intended), especially floor lamps.


This is a slightly more expensive lamp than the one above, but with a little more edge. If I don't consider the price this is the lamp of my choise for the room. However, I think I prefer it in copper and brown instead of black and chrome...

Source: Unknown

We've already got a loveseat, but since I can't show you a picture of it I thought I'd show you a similar model. It looks almost like the one with stripes above, except without the stripes and in a mocca brown color.


Lastly, I've shown this picture before. This is our sofa (even though it looks grey on the picture, it's actually more of a sand beige tone). It's really big and comfy and with a few cushions who wouldn't want to take a nap in this beauty?

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