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!

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Restoration Hardware

Photo Courtesy of Restoration Harware
Like many others I've found that this season's collection at Restoration Hardware  has hit a soft spot. It's rapidly become my favourite source of inspiration and I'm only onlu discouraged about one thing, like many other fantastic companies they don't ship to Europe. I agree some of the things aren't the cheapest on the market, but I would've been prepared to save up. My guess is that use one of my favourite suppliers, Eichholtz, a company I've made posts about before. I think I can recognize the fantastic lighting...
Another favourite would have to be the framed destination blinds. If you've read my previous posts, you know that I've been wanting these for some time.
I love the pictures so much, I'll make several posts on the collection just to show you what I'm missing out on. Did you get the bitter tone? I thought so...

Friday, 28 August 2009


Photos: Private

After a few days in Scotland (Edinburgh) we're back at home again. We had a wonderful trip and I fell absolutely head over heels in love with this wonderful place. The surroundings are beautiful with green mountains and castles and the city centre is really picturesque. The gothic feel of the architecture, the people and the charming dialect... if I could I wouldn't hesitate to give up my life in Sweden to go live there instead. This is without a doubt a place I´ll visit as many times as I can in the future. Who knows, maybe next time I'll be able to persuade my boyfriend to wear a kilt :).

Just before the trip I went through all the cabinets at home and finally found my long lost camera (yippie!). During our stay in Edinburgh we went to the Edge Festival to see our favourites, Faith no More. It was a night to remember, they were absolutely great and I can't describe it as anything less than fantastic. Good music and fantastic entertainment (the only minus would be the heat which was horrible).

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


My guy went away on a business trip yesterday morning and will not be back until late thursday evening. I know it's only been a day but I'm already missing him terribly. I don't feel comfortable sleeping in the bed alone and stay awake most part of the night. Obviously the sleep deprivation makes me more tired and dizzy than usual, which I over compensate with tons of sweets and junk food. I've decided to really try to pull myself together and drag myself to the gym next week AND stop eating sweets from every day of the week... Ambitious I know, but I'll give it a go, hopfully for more than just one day.
I'm a big fan of loft apartments, so I thought i'd show you this beautiful home feautered in Marie Claire Maison. I love the raw stone walls and the industrial elements of the decoration. What do you think?

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


Photo Lombok

My boyfriend is working over time and has left me at home alone with my three little girls (our three absolutely adorable cats). Tuesdays are often a bit boring and this one I'm afraid is no exception. My mind is an absolute blank and I can't think of anything fun to do at all. I'm just waiting for my honey to come home, so we can cozy up and watch a film together. On that positive note I wish you all a wonderful happy tuesday evening!

Sweet dreams

Photo: Amy Atlas

I found something I can always rely on to make the day better, sweets. In all honesty, anyone who knows me knows what a cookie monster I am. The only way to be sure I won't devour all sweets in a mile's radius would be to make it as beautiful as those above, in which case I'd probably rather look at them... for a while...

Monday, 10 August 2009


Photos: Private

For a few days now I've been looking for my camera. Someone must have eaten it because it's totally lost. I've practically torn the place apart looking for it, but I can't find it. So I decided to show you some old pictures taken by this vanished camera when me and my boyfriend went to London last christmas. It was magical, I can recommend anyone who has ever thought of going there to do so, especially around christmas. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the boutiques have lots to offer.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the evening!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Destination blinds

Photo: Printdolls

Photo: Martha Stewart

From time to time I find new things I fall in love with (materialist as I am). My most recent obsession? Destination blinds. I think they're absolutely gorgeous and in my fantasies I decorate my home with numerous framed destination blinds. They look good everywhere with the white letters against the black background and I find that the impact is just as great as that of a big piece of furniture. For the moment they're a bit out of my price range but whenever I have a little money to spend you can bet this is what I'll spend it on. Many blinds are over 15 metres in length so I'd probably cut it up into smaller pieces and frame them separately. That's what I call value for your money.

The other one...

Dream homes

Photo: Martha Stewart

The weather changes rapidly and the last few days the sun has been up constantly and I find the heat a bit overwhelming. So, instead of being outside enjoying the last days of summer I stay indoors. I really hope the heat will cool down a bit next week, otherwise I'm afraid my brain will fry.
I was clicking around on Martha Stewart's page when I found two beatiful homes. Above you can see the pictures from one of the homes. I'll post the pictures of the other later today.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Balinese luxurious hut

A hut may not seem as an ideal place to live. However if it's big, luxurious, beautifully decorated and situated above the surface of turqoise ocean water I think I just might change my mind...

Celebrity Homes

Photo: Architectural Digest

I know, why this fascination of celebrities right? I still can't help but get interested whenever some star chooses to display their home in a magazine or on tv. Does the home and their taste reflect their personalities? Some homes have the feel of a museum, do they really lead their everyday life there?What do you think?
The pictures above are taken at Ryan Seacrest´s home for Architectural Digest.

Monday, 3 August 2009

This little light of mine

Finally the co-workers are back! The day suddenly seemed to tick away three times faster than last week. :) Can you imagine that I was so inpired when I came home, that I without hesitation jumped right into doing the boring daily chores (washing, dishes, cleaning etc.)?

Who knows what I'd be able to do tonight with this energy?

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Lovely garden

Saturday just flew by and suddenly it's sunday again. Every sunday before another week at work is about to begin seems the same. I can never relax completely beacuse I keep obsessing about making the most of the the weekend. So today I'll just try to relax and don't do more than I have to, that's what the rest of the week is for. :)

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Weekend finally

Photo: Atlanta Homes

My first week back at work is finally over. Sitting in my office all alone on the 3rd floor was a bit depressing. More people will be back next week which I'm really looking forward to. Right now I'll just enjoy the weekend while it lasts.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy these gorgeous pictures from Atlanta Homes.
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