Somehow I forgot to post this sooner to the blog, some styling I did with Carl Hansen & Søn's CH88 chair for this campaign. Our pair of these chairs are happily "at home" in our dining room still, their thin line frame and curved back makes it light and also comfortable.
Read more about the campaign right here!
I sometimes tell my husband that after having mostly white, painted kitchen our next one will be totally different. This stained wood kitchen with floating cabinets it's quite warm and timeless. I'd love to do something more along these lines just for a change, by Garde Hvalsoe.
I visited my sister in law recently who lives on an old farm house, it's the perfect place for kids its with horses and chickens on a large lawn with grass and old shade trees. She has a large patio and the ideal place for lounging on Summer afternoons.
I've partnered with Target Style to show you how to easily create an herb garden space to enjoy all Summer.
I used some small clay pots as homes for different basil, oregano and thyme. Use chalk markers to keep your variations sorted. The group of herbs can also double as table decor for a cafe table like the one I used, with matching chairs. Both fold up and moved easily.
A watering can is a good idea when the herbs are still small and you don't want to flood the pots, though I like this coil hose for saving space as well. You can store it in this metal tub, hung from a wall by one of the jute handles.
There's also this great citrus tree I planted in large basket, easy to do and adds a varying texture.
After your herbs fill in and you have amble sprigs you can also trim away mature branches for drying. I hung mine with jute rope (Target sometimes has a spool in their One Spot section) from a wall hook near my kitchen. Keep in a cool, dry place and remove lower leaves before tying each small bundle. After 2-3 weeks and once the herbs are dry and crumble easily, remove leaves and store in a sealed jar. From here you can decide whether to leave the herbs whole or crush them, depending on their intended use.
Today feels like Monday, I cannot shake it. Hopefully this doesn't throw my whole week.
It's currently a drizzly outside and I want to be enveloped by a large throw with a big cup of lemon tea while both kids nap. This will not be happening today but there is unmistakably a slower pace to the day. Elin is feeling sick, again, unfortunately as well.
I'm still hopeful that soon the sun will come out and I can finish up a fun little project I have to share with you, some kid relate posts that I think you'll like. First though, a bit of painting will need to get done.
For now, enjoy these inspiring images from Andy Liffner / Fotograf.
As promised, part II of the styling I did in collaboration with Ferm Living and their S/S '15 line. One of my favorite pieces is actually a set, a set of vases that next into each other but can also be used individually or the round dorm that hangs with a leather strap from a small notched dowel. Ferm's quality is obvious in each product and I appreciate the thought put into their longevity.
Find all the items used above here and see part I of this project in case you missed it.
brass measurement cup
organic waffle hand towel
the round dorm
brass measurement spoons
round jute rug / sticks
A few weeks ago I welcomed a new piece of furniture into our home, the Safari daybed designed by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen from La Maison d'Anna G. who was so kind to ship this from France (and fast!). Ideally I had wanted our original sofa under the windows and the daybed directly facing this, however that would put the daybed directly in front of the tv. This means when the kids watch cartoons they climb and jump all over it. At first I covered it with a long sheepskin but their sticky hands were all over it and finally I decided if I wanted this to last any length of time, I'd switch them. They're just as happy on the "big" sofa and I can hopefully keep the daybed for years to come.
I was honored to be able to work with Danish brand Ferm Living, styling some of their Spring/Summer '15 line of products in my own home.
Ferm Living is such a strong brand with a broad product line and thoughtfully designed pieces that feel really friendly to anyone's home and style, it was such a privilege and so fun to be able to show some of their pieces in different scenarios.
Normally I am drawn to monochromatic scenes but since it's Spring and Ferm has a wide selection of both black and white as well as coordinated colors like petrol greens, I wanted to challenge myself to do something off the beaten path from what I typically do. It's always fun to change things up and try a slightly different perspective.
There are still several more images I want to share but I'm going to break this up into 2 parts for you, below are links to the items used in part 1 of the series.
small neu bowl
large neu bowl
maple wooden frame
large neu plate