All week it seems everyone has been talking Christmas decor & I've been feeling like a bad blogger for not joining in. My mind is on this kitchen renovation though & we have been packing up dishes and purging unnecessary things we've accumulated over the years. It always feels so good to get rid of stuff we don't need, I think I actually sleep better at night! Seriously.
These images by interior stylist Johanna Pilfalk have me in a cozy, wintry mood. We start tearing up the old kitchen on Monday so I haven't really bothered decorating except for the tree & extra candles. I'll see if I can get a few pictures in this weekend before the kitchen chaos begins!
It's Thursday and I'm not sure how I feel about that. The week went by quickly and I need more time! Maybe it's just slow pregnant me or the lethargic Winter days setting in. Either way here is a cheery introduction to my newest sponsor Nordic Design Collective and curated market for independent designers in Scandinavia. They recently launched their site for international shipping (always good news).
Above are a few of my favorites, candle holders by Maria Axelqvist, Geranium wall hanging by Konstig Design, Tribus grey rug by Lina Johansson, white leaf hooks by Lagstromwiktorsson, and The Soap No. 1 by Dry Things.
And for you lucky AMM readers there is a special 10% discount code 'amerrymishap' that you can enter at checkout, expires December 8th!
You saw a peek on Israel's room from this post but here's a few more. I recently did some organizing because, well I'm nesting, and have this overwhelming desire to get the house clean and neat.
Though I'm really proud of him because he's become very good about cleaning up quickly. Even though it's usually a mess with toys everywhere, it's nice to have him put everything back in its place before bedtime.
This will be a big help come end of January!
My favorite Christmas decorating is sparse and subtle. Changing too much just feels chaotic and I don't want the work involved with taking out lots of things and putting them away again a month later.
This is especially true this year because we just recently bought the house we've been renting!
Yes, it's true. Which means all the gross rental things I've complained about over the years can finally be changed. We've already made some changes to our closet, just waiting to pour concrete floors. Once it's finished I'll show you. Top of the list now though is the kitchen! We convinced our landlord to let us change floors, light fixtures and paint color but outside of that we couldn't/wouldn't do much more.
With kitchen renovations beginning in about a week, our house will be torn to pieces for a bit-refrigerator in the dining room, microwave on the table, I'm hoping it goes by fast.
So you can see why my feelings about a simple Christmas are so strong. Above are some images from Norm for Menu (I know, I blog about them a lot because they are my current favorite) and the styling feels warm and festive but not overdone, juuuuust right.
Happy Friday all! I am happy to announce this little project to you. I was asked by Steve & Michelle from Twig Creative to help design a new child's rocker and here they are. I really wanted to use colors that parents wouldn't mind having mixed in with their own furniture and textures that were timeless. I'm pleased with the outcome and hope you are too!
A simple design with either walnut stained wood or white washed wood and industrial grey wool felt, these well constructed (and handmade) rockers are comfortable as well as stylish. My son immediately claimed the dark one, the boy knows what he likes.
And lucky for you we are giving one of these dark wood rockers and a black/gold camera away to celebrate their new release!
Please be sure to follow @AMERRYMISHAP and @Twig_Creative on Instagram.
Then repost the giveaway photo posted to our streams with the hashtag #rockinholiday to enter.
(open internationally) Hurry, ends Monday December 2nd.
*Twig is also offering 20% off any camera in their store with discount code ROCKINHOLIDAY
Do you ever have those weeks when you have high hopes for the things you will accomplish and then a few days in it feels like you've been busy all day long without accomplishing anything? Maybe it's just me but this week, so far, has been just that. Still I had to take some time to share a quick post with you.
A little corner of our living room. In the evenings when its dark we light up candles all over the house and just try to relax (ok, but really work) in the dim light.
Candle holders from Iittala, Kollekt, and Holmegaard.
A new little piece from Tom Dixon has made its home in our bedroom. The offcut bench has long been on my wishlist but I (almost) waited too long. In my head I had imagined putting a bench along this wall, something imperfect or vintage or worn looking to hold books and magazines. When I finally decided this was indeed for us I found that no one carried it any more and it was now discontinued. Dang, I thought, this is what I get for dragging my feet and going back and forth about something.
But I didn't stop there. After days of internet searches, emails and even a few phone calls I received a message from a little shop in Texas who told me the TD warehouse had 1 left. ONE!
Looks like it was meant to be after all and we're so glad because it is exactly what we wanted.
I saw this place late last night so by now I bet it's made its way around the blogosphere, but you know what, who cares? When you find a place that resonates so deeply with you like this, you post it anyways!
This could easily be in my top favorite of homes, filled with lovely things from Asplund and styled by Lilja Löwenjielm. Some of my favorite elements are the soft, light wood floors, the bit so of pink on the cabinet and chair and girls' room and the living room with its bare, matte walls. And hey, that's our coffee table too! (except mine is a bit smaller)
It has been quite a while since I posted one of these (not for baby at least) so it is definitely time for a new one!
Iris Hantverk concrete bowl from Ode to Things | Twins wooden blocks from Stilleben | Yvonne Kone key hanger | &Traditon Mayor sofa from A+R store | marble mortar & pestle from Vuela Boutique | "Le Bouquet" by Carl Eric Persson from Wonderwall | latest issue of Acne Paper | Rodin lip balm from Need Supply | Almoco black flatware from DWR
I've been slowly collecting things for baby these past months. A few of my favorites are these knit pieces. I'm anxious to see her wearing and playing with some of these. Her hat is from this Etsy shop, and I simply asked the owner to make it in a custom color for me. The rattle cloud rattle was a gift from Bacabuche and the kitten tights are from the Gap.
Also in the stack are footed pants and little cardigan from Zara, a vintage sweater (that used to be mine as a baby!) and some thicker knit pants from Toto Knits.