A home of concrete, travertine, plaster and oak by David Chipperfield.
One of my favorite stores, Nest, sent over this gorgeous Pulpo Oda lamp for my desk area. For now the desk is white but I've been testing out muddy grey colors all week and have decided on one that will compliment the slight green hue in the glass orb of the lamp.
For now thought I love shape of the stand and the glass that seems to elevate my otherwise modest work space. Now to gather up enough motivation to get to painting!
Also, make sure to check out Nest's other collections because they carry such a nice selection and some of my favorite brands as well. I am also writing up some room edit posts for them soon so keep a look out for those as well.
A little bit ago we moved Elin to her own room. She had been sleeping in our room (my husband and I's) since she was born. Our bedroom had enough space for our own bed, her crib and a wardrobe but actually she slept in bed with me so the crib was never used. I can't say that I minded though, I loved having her in my bed but now at 2 I felt she was big enough to move across the hall to her own room.
This isn't a full room tour or anything, we still have to build some storage on one of the walls of her room and paint it however her bed and rug have been in place for a couple weeks. I wanted a subtle vintage, French look but still minimal and not overdone.
We chose Oeuf's perch toddler bed and I painted it a very dark blue/grey. The rug has a Beni Ourain feel with dark brown and ivory wool pile and braided ends that works well with the other soft greys and taupes on her bed. It's a plus soft space for reading books and playing with her dolls.
I'll try to get better pictures of more of her room as it is finished
Menu debuted a bunch of new items and new color options at North Modern and also at Maison et Objet, from which the bulk of these photos are from. I'm really liking the deep greens and blues together, a pair of colors I've always been fond of together. Photos from Menu, with thanks.
Top image credits:
Photographer: Mikkel, Yellows Photography Yellows
Styling: Sofie Brunner
Also, watch out later this week as I have a collaborative post of my own with Menu to share. ;)
I hope you've all seen the giveaway I'm hosting, it's always nice to win something isn't it? I'm not very lucky and rarely win drawings but my husband seems to have that winning streak, so I make him enter things for me.
This warm kitchen caught my eye yesterday, with it's deep wood door frames and glass fronts, shiny taupe bottom door with little brass pulls. Lately I have been craving shades of brown as they look so nice and soften a monochrome palette.
Photography by Heidi Lerkenfeldt.
Taking a quick break from talking about interiors to host this giveaway in collaboration with MZ Wallace who designs handbags that are stylish & functional. I am asked to do giveaways more than often than you might think but often times they are for items that I don't personally like or that I think won't resonate with my audience, however as a mom I am always looking for multifunctional items like this.
The Sutton collection comes in this taupe color, among others, in 3 sizes ranging from small to large. For the giveaway I chose this large size, big enough to hold kids' things or gym stuff or a stack of sketchbooks in a soft, warm neutral.
Head over to my Instagram to enter & win.
I wanted to share this news from String 2016,
"We continue our outstanding collaborations with Lotta Agaton (styling), Magnus Ingerstedt (AD) and Marcus Lawett (photography). The end of 2015 was marked by the making and taking of new, fantastic images with focus on showing how the String system can be utilized in the best possible way. Our aim with this year’s catalogue was to display examples of different rooms showing how String fits in everywhere; in the hallway, the bathroom, the bedroom, the living room, in the home office and, last but not least, in the kitchen."
I am very drawn to these warm colors, they feel so inviting and peaceful.
From the wonderful creators at Sunday Suppers comes this thoughtfully designed and sourced collection of oils, syrups and spices. I have followed Karen for some time and have watched as this ILA collection has materialized and I have so much respect for the careful consideration for every aspect. Also, the olive oil is damn good! I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I had never thought olive oil could have such rich flavor or that I could look forward to cooking with it as much as I do with this version. It's sort of ruined me for all other oils now!
Tonight I'm going to roast some broccolini and garlic in this oil for dinner and even though I've yet to have lunch, am already anticipating dinner the most!
Also pictured is Menu's Phold and their pepper mill.
For some of you it might be a very solemn Monday, hearing that David Bowie passed yesterday definitely set in a quieter and sad mood. Certainly it is a great loss.
Changing directions a bit, this showed up in my inbox this morning. This being &Tradition's release of Arne Jacobsen's Bellevue lamp in four new and contemporary colors.
Today has been so quiet and the sky is dark, it has me feeling like I'm in a bit of a fog . These days can be a drag but they can also be a much needed mental break from the fast paced week. Catching up on some reading or flipping through that magazine you haven't opened yet, sipping tea and wearing wool socks and a large sweater is what Sundays should be about anyway.
Elin and I played in her room this morning and I just had to take some photos. She's so beautiful and such a happy girl and turns two in just a few days. It's really mind blowing how fast two years go by, I remember well the anxious feeling of wanting to meet her and find out what life as a mother of two would be like. Now it's our norm.
Hope your Sunday was filled with slow gratitude of who/what is around you and simple pleasures.
dress from this really sweet brand, Bene Bene.