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Villa style town homes in Stockholm's Husarviken Bay

3.29.2017



Husarviken is near the Stockholm Royal Seaport, where newly constructed townhouses have been built to resemble authentic villas. Zenhusen, as the homes are called, consists of three floors, large windows, terraces and private entrances next to residences own garages.
Open, bright surfaces needs only simple decor and the large windows let in the most of the daylight and view of nature.

Brands like Kvanum, Gaggenau and Vola were used throughout along with a natural color palette.











Photography by Henning Peinerud for the interior and Linus Flodin for the exterior
Styling by Maria Kingsley / Erik Wallin for Alexander White

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Rethinking light switches and outlets covers

3.27.2017



Light switches, dimmers and outlets are those parts of a home easily overlooked yet relied on everyday. How many times during the day do you plug in an item or flip a switch without giving much (if any at all) consideration to the covers themselves? adorne is rethinking what these necessary features of of homes can look like and perform. adorne has created a collection of designs that are more attractive and more clever than you might imagine. They have made it simple and fast to switch out a cover and replace it with a different color or finish, maybe one to match your wall color or another feature in the room. They also have some very unique customizations for outlets that pop out to allow you to plug in a cord then when you're finished, discreetly push the box back into the frame or wif-fi ready outlets. Why shouldn't our outlets progress with the rest of technology?

We have tried these out at home and have several Push Switches which, different than the traditional switch, turn lights on or off with just a quick push. I thought it might take some getting used to as all our old switches had these rocker switches on them and for the last 7+ years we've lived here I've become automatic with my flip up or down to control the lights. To my surprise though it feels just as intuitive to push for on and off so for the change in lighting.

We opted for Powder White Wall Plates from the Beyond Beige collection for most rooms as the majority of the house is still white and with as many outlets and light switches as are in the house, I prefer a tonal look. In Elin's room however and in the dining room we have colored plates, greige and grey covers than coordinate subtly in those rooms. My husband has done the install himself and has been able to change out plates within about 5 minutes, so it doesn't necessarily require a big time commitment to install adorne by Legrand!

If you're building or renovating a home, or maybe even just making very minor changes, the collection of adorne smart devices and wall plates are a great quick and easy way to bring those contractor light switches up to date with the rest of your house.








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Weekend inspiration from &Tradition

3.24.2017



The concept and styling for this shoot by &Traditon looks like it came from at the pages of a fashion magazine rather than from a furniture company but that's exactly what I love about it. The contrast from the bright camera lights and the outlining shadows it casts feels very modern and crisp.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!










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An apartment in teak and grey, Eastmansvägen 8B

3.23.2017



Dark teak colored wood and a strong presence of greys make up this peaceful apartment styled by Josefin Hååg and photographed by Emily Laye for Per Jansson . I would go on and on about all that I love but I've got to run so take your pick, what is your favorite feature of this place? Leave a comment, I'd love to hear.













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Tone Cabinets make an acoustically balanced environment

3.21.2017



Regularly I share news from Norm Architects but usually the designs and styling are so good I can't won't resist sharing them. Also look, more yellow!
One of Norm's newer projects are these sound absorbing cabinets for Zilenzio called Tone Cabinets. Designed in a variety of sizes and available in many color ways, Tone balances out the acoustics at home or work to allow all who use it more of an ability to focus and concentrate without distraction. This would be partially useful in spaces with hard floors where sound easily bounces off of and amplifies noises.

Photography by Enok Holsegaard
Styling by Sofie Brünner








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A new place to relax in the bedroom, Neva chair

3.16.2017



Our bedroom now has a nice, comfortable place to sit. I'd like to call it my reading corner but we all know it's really just my laptop/blogging corner. This Neva chair from Sixpenny is filled with down and covered in a natural linen, finished with french seams, crinkled surface and its generous size just begs to be sat in. It also adds another function to our room besides sleeping or working at the desk, a lounge chair also invites quiet activity and the perfect place to sit tea when my daughter naps. I guess I'm also saying it's like a personal refuge from the chaos around the rest of the house's laundry, dirty dishes and haphazardly strewn toys.





Take a closer look at Neva and the coordinating ottoman (also the sofa version in velvet!) or try out different looks with an array of fabric swatches including leather.







Sponsored by our friends at Sixpenny, however all words, opinions and photographs are my own.
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Using yellow in interiors

3.14.2017



In the past I have been opposed to yellow in general, speaking out against it and then only mildly in favor of it in posts past. Generally speaking I'm not one to get excited about bright colors, but what's the point of an opinion if you can't change it? Lately I've seen more golden mustard yellows and I am really warming up to the look, especially when paired with another warm neutral like a pale brown or taupe.

Above is pictured a project by Claude Missir and features Synapse pendant lights from Apparatus Studio.




Gubi's Nagasaki chairs with yellow seat cushions.


A collage of interior pieces in mustard yellow including:





A bathroom with an amazing yellow sink and toilet.









I've also gathered a few more favorites in this golden yellow shade below, including a non-interior piece, a dress by Lauren Manoogian that is just the perfect warm color for Spring.



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