15.12.14

new String styling





New work for String by Magnus Ingerstedt, styled by Lotta Agaton and photogrpahed by Marcus Lawett.

A bit about the pieces featured above:


String system | "The base in our history. Just as modern now as 1949 when designed. The flexibility and easiness with the system makes it a Scandinavian classic."


String plex | "Is this a new design? we often hear. But no, the clear Perspex panels was designed in the 5o’s as a complement to the ladder shelf."


String pocket | "The smallest member in our family. So small it fits in almost every space. Now in two new colors, green and cobalt blue."


String works | "The newcomer. Designed by Björn Dahlström and Anna von Schewen it fits at home as well as in the office.
The height adjustable table and the free standing shelf makes it easy to create a flexible working space."

11.12.14

small space Christmas







Christmas is coming, you may have heard, and it's coming quickly! Somehow every year I find myself surprised at how little time there is to prepare to Christmas.
Why? Why does it have to be a big stressful event I constantly feel unprepared for? I'm here to tell you (and me) that it doesn't need to be. You can do a few simple things to make your environment feel festive without feeling like you have to go all out or spend a lot of time doing so.
I've collaborated with Target to share a small space sort of Christmas setting. Firstly, I love these table top trees. Some might buy one of these in addition to a large tree but if you have a small house or apartment it works just as well for your main tree. One of the great things is you can stick it in a nice vase or large pot and elevate it on a table, step stool/ladder or on a fireplace like I did. Giving a little height makes your tree seem larger and gives plenty of room for gifts underneath.
I made a small collage from magazine clippings of wintry images and draped a twine garland to give it a casual look. A hammered bowl (or in gold if you prefer) holds cinnamon scented pine cones and pillar candle holders in a silvery finish with sphere shaped candles can work just as well beyond the holidays. I also really like this wooden star, it adds some softness to the silver, white and green. I also found some chalkboard paper in the holiday entertaining section that I used to wrap gifts. A cozy fur throw can also be used as a rug, a warm place to wrap gifts or soft place to sit by the fire.

I love Christmas decor that is subtle, it still works well with your existing space but offers just enough change to get you in that holiday mood!






This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy.

10.12.14

Dinesen showroom




A new showroom for Danish brand Dinesen was recently debuted in Copenhagen. Designed by studio OeO using classic Scandinvian pieces, you can read about Dinesen's ideals towards sustainability from owner Thomas Dinesen himself here.

8.12.14

Flack



Details from Flack Studio.

2.12.14

kuu



A bit more of my styling for HEM, of their Kuu lamp.

färgfabriken



Found here.

green need




You've probably noticed how trendy colored walls have become. I for one am a fan of this, when done correctly. This green wall is a nice example of added wall color done right. Paired with black textures and in a deep shade of green, it's still muted and not overwhelming. See the entire place here and notice that this is a single green wall, not an entire house or room. In that sense I think it works really well and not high commitment, it can easily be painted over again to change the color. Major green love here!


styling | Pella Hedeby & Marie Ramse
photography | Sara Danielsson

Furuhusen




"Twelve townhouses called “Furuhusen” are being built in the heart of the suburb 'Bagarmossen' and along a nature reserve called 'Nackareservatet' in Stockholm, Sweden. This one of a kind location brings you closer to nature, without leaving the city. In other words – you don’t have to choose anymore between the city and the rural."



An idyllic interesting new housing concept in Stockholm bridging the gap between rural & urban life, expected to be ready for occupancy Spring '16.

26.11.14

jewelry box





















Soft minimalism and rounded edges, a sleek jewelry box from Menu designed by Theresa Arns.

mood



Usually I'm drawn to simpler scenes, open spaces and minimal accessories when it comes to interiors but this recent work by Pella Hedeby for Livet Hemma (Ikea's blog) is really attractive to me. I think she did a great job elevating Ikea pieces into something natural and organic.
I'm also really liking that little paper lamp!

19.11.14

ambiguous bathroom



Simply put, I like this bathroom view. It doesn't bother me one bit that the monochrome space has no other color and I especially like the ambiguity of the bottles.



image from Fantastic Frank

sunday suppers



A little while ago I hosted a small gathering with friends (you may have seen on Instagram) in collaboration with Sunday Suppers and the release of Karen's new book! It's a lovely book with several thoughtful meals in 3 and 4 courses.
I wasn't able to get the photos I had hoped for of the actual dinner as it was quite dark, however I can say it was delicious.

Check out the book here, you won't soon regret it. Plus, your tummy will thank you!

14.11.14

kanelbullar recipe





The holidays are already fast approaching. Somehow November is almost half gone (or half "full" if you prefer) which means here in the states Thanksgiving in right around the corner. In our home the day after Thanksgiving is game time for Christmas everything! In fact my husband refuses to even look at eggnog until the end of Thanksgiving-even though the stores have been selling it now for over a month.

With that in mind I'm sharing one of my favorite Christmas recipes, you know...to bake after November 27th.

When we were in Stockholm we ate cinnamon buns every chance we got. Since then we've incorporated these into Christmas baking and everyone is a fan.
To make this a bit more festive I've collaborated with Target to bring you my favorite Kanelbullar recipe, served on their brass hammered tray. Stack some faceted dessert sized mercury plates, these votive holders (which can be found in store) to hold coconut topping for chokladbollar and gold flatware - you've got yourself a delicious holiday Fika/coffee break.

In case you've never made Swedish cinnamon buns, below is the recipe to try yourself. The batch makes quite a few buns and is completely worth the prep time!








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