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PK61 by Poul Kjærholm

2.21.2017

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Such admiration for Poul Kjærholm's marble table called PK61, for Fritz Hansen.
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New additions to the SHOP




Some new items I added to the SHOP page this month, with an adorable giraffe basket for kids, a chair favorite called The Tired Man, Muuto's tray version of their basket (we have two of these for the kids' toys), slit cutout sweatshirt, FLOS Taccia lamp in nickel, Byredo's Suede soap, Friends & Founders knockout side table that has such a perfect silhouette, Sophie Bille Brahe for Ganni bracelet and a new book I just ordered over the weekend called Architecture of Truth. To find more curated good for home, to wear and for kids check out the shop page which is updated weekly.
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The difference textiles can make / new rug & sofa cover

2.20.2017



Earlier in the month I talked about getting a new sofa look without buying a whole new sofa. I'm glad to share our own IKEA sofa that got a new look with a linen cover from Bemz. Possibly you may remember when we did the same for a, now discontinued, Karlstad chair. It had an entirely different look.



For the sofa we went for linen again, though I originally wanted velvet, ultimately I chose a light colored natural linen because the sofa, though near windows, sits just in the shady spot so that a dark color just gets lost. I know because we've tried it.
Our cover before this was sort of an ivory and while I liked that one too, the linen Bemz cover gives the sofa a much more unique look and very causal too. I also chose matching covers for our throw cushions, a feature I really love as well. Many times I've wanted to match the cushions to the sofa fabric and with Bemz it's completely doable.



The rug that was here before was also nice however this natural fibered rug from Armadillo & Co seems to work much better with the natural linen and the paler color makes this corner feel even brighter. It's also large enough to anchor our table, pouf and daybed together with more purpose. One of my favorite features of this rug is it's surprising texture. Most natural fiber rugs I've felt are rough and course, shedding fibers, especially when I think of jute and sometimes wool. Even though it might not look it, this one is very soft and perfect for walking on bare foot!


The difference a new sofa cover and rug make are subtle yet impactful. I like the natural materials together and also think it will carry us easily into Summer when sometimes heavy fabrics feel uncomfortable. Be sure to check out Bemz's wide range of covers, the looks you can create are nearly endless and they will cost you much less than buying a new sofa altogether.






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Blackened timber cabin in Norway



A high altitude cabin created by Lund Hagem in Geilo Valley with blackened timber and concrete elevations which protect it from harsh, Norwegian winter weather.







Photographed by Marc Goodwin.
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Poster Club X Atelier CPH

2.19.2017



New print designs as a collaboration between Danish print store The Poster Club and design studio Atelier CPH.

Stay tuned for a great giveaway you'll want to be a part of, where you can win a print from the new collection! More details coming soon.










Photos by Morten Bentzon.
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Christophe Delcourt

2.18.2017

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Interior inspiration for the weekend, courtesy of Christophe Delcourt.
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In love with this Form ring set

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Back in my high school days (early 2000's) I collected silver rings. They were an eclectic mixture of rings my mother made in her metalwork class during college, some given to me for birthdays/Christmas and a couple I could afford with the money I earned working retail part time. I went through a phase of wearing this wide silver band on my thumb and stacking the others together on most fingers of both hands. My dad used to tease me that I looked like a gypsy, but I loved those rings for a long time. After all these years I'm not sure where most of them went, lost and probably give back to my mom. The fond memories of those rings, worn daily for years, making funny tan lines on my hands during the summer and always having to take them off during pottery class, these memories though are still found.

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Now in my early 30's I still like rings but it's impractical for me at home, with two kids, to wearing a metal band on every finger, neither do I want to if it were practical to do. However I still like to have one, or two bands (sans jewels) to add a bit of shine and motivate me to keep my nails manicured.
J.Hannah makes a set of two rings called Form that absolute is PERFECTION. You know I'm sincere about this because how often do I write here in all caps? Next to never. Reminds me of my high school days but much more sophisticated and fitting for me now.

Wishlist? No. NEEDlist.
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Luxury apartment living in Stockholm

2.15.2017

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Scenic city views and luxurious furnishings, this KLARA VÄSTRA KYRKOGATA 17 apartment decor accessories like the Georg Jensen fluid pitcher, vintage velvet sofa, tables from Friends & Founders, Flos Snoopy lamp, Serge Mouille's floor lamp, sculptural desk from NEB and Byredo in the bathroom.


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My tiny ballerina / Tutu du Monde

2.14.2017



Elin is wearing another beautiful garment form the wonderful Tutu du Monde, who makes some of the most extraordinary garments, capes and accessories for little girls. For her birthday last month we had a ballerina themed party and she began ballet classes the following week. She doesn't wear this to practice but at home she likes to dress up and this little romper makes her feel very special.

I try to savor these times because I know they are fleeting. Times when she freely twirls around the house singing and dancing and wearing things that are as beautiful as her imagination!


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Crown Easy Chair form Mass Productions




Chair love, from Swedish Mass Productions.
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A Winter Salad & Pumpkin Soup

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An enticing winter meal to make using root vegetables, lentils and feta. The full recipe is form Artilleriet and is written out in Swedish, although I tried to translate it, I don't want to be responsible for mistaking something incorrectly. So check out the details yourself and use google translate if you need it. ;)


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My bedroom redo / darker floors revealed

2.13.2017


The best renovation projects for me are the ones that yield quick results. Tasked with painting a room or removing then replacing floors can feel daunting to approach but gratefully this renovation in our bedroom was fast and painless. Within one day's time we went from bright and white to dark and handsome with rich brown Dominion Steele Chestnut laminate floors by Quick•Step.


Last week I shared our plan with the new floors, inspiration and thoughts about how meaningful and impactful flooring can be, today I share finished images with detailed images of the new flooring from Quick•Step. We're very pleased with the outcome and the way it's changed the whole feeling and look in our bedroom. Want to see even more images including "before & after"? Head over to Quick•Step Style where you can see even more photos of the new finished room. As part of the RoomUP Blogger Challenge you can also check out other blogger makeovers using different finishes and flooring colors.


Don't forget to enter the RoomUP Sweepstakes where you can win new flooring for yourself!


Get more inspiration from Quick•Step on Facebook and Pinterest. You can also download their Style My Floor app to see how their floors would look in your home.
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Norm Architects Create Curve Tables for Shaker Inspired Brand, Furnishing Utopia



Debuted at last week's Stockholm Furniture Fair, Norm Architects have designed these tables to look different depending on the angle at which you observe them. The tables were created for Furnishing Utopia, who reimagines old time Shaker furniture into more modern styles that are relevant to today.



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Current Mantle

2.11.2017




At home with a bit of sun and a collection of things including a watering can and books on our mantle.
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My bedroom redo / going darker

2.08.2017



Several years ago, before we purchased this house, we convinced the landlord to let us put new floors in. Looking back it was sort of a bold move but I was desperate to get away from carpet. Our son was sensitive to dust and no amount of vacuuming ever made it look very nice. At first the answer was no but after a few months of persistence he agreed. We chose a very inexpensive white washed floor, assuming in a couple short years we would be living somewhere else so this wasn't supposed to be an investment project. Fast forward almost 4 years and we are still in the same home, with the low budget floors we thought would only need to last us a year or two. While the floor we installed has done so much for reflecting light and making the space feel clean, if I could redo it I would go for a higher quality and a bit darker color.

When Quick•Step approached me about trying out their laminate wood flooring as part of their RoomUP Blogger Challenge, I enthusiastically said yes! While it would be fun to redo every room we were not about to embark on a project of that size. Our bedroom seemed like the ideal place to give new floors a try. A space that I sometimes use for work and a personal space for my husband and I to read and relax when the kids are asleep, the bedroom needs to be a space that is distinct from the rest of the house.

Choosing the right color was quite easy and after reviewing several samples I chose Quick•Step’s Dominion Steele Chestnut flooring after observing it in different lighting and against some of our stuff. I knew in my mind that I wanted to find something not only darker than our white wash but in a greyed out brown. Considering our bedroom's natural light along with bedding, lighting and furniture, I wanted to choose something that would work well with what we already had as well as a few things we had on our wishlist. You can see from the moodboard some new pieces were blended with existing pieces in natural tones that would complement the new chestnut floors.

Rather than a very warm or orange brown I was quickly drawn to browns with a faded, almost ash hue. Quick•Step has a large range of finishes and species, different thicknesses and surfaces so you're certainly not limited by lack of options.  




You can read in more detail about my process and here on Quick•Step Style and enter to win free Quick•Step flooring for yourself in the RoomUP Sweepstakes. Who doesn't want FREE flooring?! Come on.  

Get more inspiration from Quick•Step on Facebook and Pinterest. You can also download their Style My Floor app to see how their floors would look in your home.







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