Easter inspiration from IKEA

March 30, 2015

Scandinavian Easter inspiration from IKEA


This week is an Easter week and that else would suit better to start it as a beautiful Scandinavian style Easter inspiration from IKEA. Branches with little green buds are decorated with eggs, feathers, photos and paper wheels, all in neutral colour palette, simple and beautiful.

Reminder: depends where you live, but for those living in areas with colder climate these are the last days to bring some branches indoors to give them plenty of time to grow little green buds or leaves for Easter weekend :)


// photo from IKEA Livet Hemma //

Blue trend in home decor | Blue tableware

March 25, 2015

Blue is a real big trend in interior design right now and tableware is no exception. We can see deep indigo tones and inky shades of blue both as patterns and as a solid colours on dinnerware from various brands. Updating your tableware collection with only just some pieces of new ceramics is a easy and affordable way to bring blue trend also to your kitchen and dining room. Here are some of my finds.
Broste Copenhagen tableware. Blue trend

Beautiful tableware Nordic Sea from Broste Copenhagen. It’s soft shades of greyish blue with organic patterns and texture are just divine!


Feeling for Serax tableware Blue trend in tableware - Feeling for Serax


Feeling for Serax – a new set of tableware from Serax SS15 collection.


Rörstrand ceramics designed by Monica Förster

Rörstrand Carisma collection

Two of my favourite series of blue themed tableware from one of the most famous Swedish porcelain manufacturers Röstrand  – Inblue (above) and Carisma.


Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted tableware

Blue trend in tableware. Blue Fluted Mega from Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen definitely has some gorgeous blue dinnerware, for example elegant matte glaze Blue Fluted series (above) and Blue Fluted Mega with gorgeous blue floral pattern.


Below are some of my picks among blue tableware.
Blue trend in home decor. Blue tableware


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Ideas for a small Scandinavian style apartment

March 19, 2015

Scandinavian style living room in black and white and grey

Monochrome living room + bedroom. Scandinavian, cozy

monochrome living room

living room styling, stacks of books

nordic style bedroom

workspace ideas

workspace details, monochrome, cardboard, cork

kitchen, Thonet chairs

bathroom details, LA Bruket

entry with black stained wooden wall


This little 36m2 one room (+ kitchen) apartment in Stockholm is a perfect example of how to fit living room, bedroom and home office into one room without the result looking too crowded. The key here is to keep consistent style and colour palette in all zones of the room, so that the entire space feels harmonious, cozy and stylish. There is also a built-in wardrobe in this apartment that helps to keep all things organised so that it would be easier to keep the clutter away – really important with such a small living. Decorated with a clever mix of IKEA finds and designer pieces (for example white Menu Afteroom chair in office corner and Hay DLM coffee table), this little apartment is a beautiful representation of modern Scandinavian style.


// photos via Stadshem, styled by Charlotte Ryding//

All white living

March 18, 2015


All white kitchen with a kitchen island

all white kitchen, kitchen island, marble worktop

white kitchen, marble worktop

Scandinavian apartment. monochrome interior

monochrome interior, concrete side table

workspace. Bestlite lamp


As a contrast to the previous post of black kitchen, here is one gorgeous apartment in Gothenburg with all white kitchen. Typing it while the low and bright spring sun is pouring in from my windows I can only imagine how bright this space feels when the sun is shining – white walls, white cabinets, white painted floors and big windows! Maybe not the most practical choices for everyday life, but definitely looks fabulous on the photos. This apartment has a nice round built-in office corner with a iconic Jacobsen Series 7 swivel chair and Bestlite table lamp.

// photos from Alvhem, styled by Sarah Widman //

Black kitchen with a view

March 16, 2015


black kitchen with big windows


Love that black minimalist kitchen with huge windows. The great view from the windows and green plants on the kitchen counter diminish the border between outdoors and indoors. The window seat in the corner and the fireplace are also nice additions in this kitchen space.


//photo from Femina //



It’s all in details

March 13, 2015

vintage finds, brass pendant

Borastapeter wallpaper, brass and black details
Lovely combination of materials, textures and colours! Wishing you all a happy weekend!


// photos from Stadshem //


Currently in our living room

March 10, 2015

Nordic style living room. String shelf, green plants, cushions. from Decordots blog

monochrome Scandinavian living room, String shelf, One Must Dash print, navy blue.  from Decordots blog

String shelf styling inspiration from Decordots blog-3

A few days ago I had time to rearrange the String shelf in our living room and I thought it was a good time to document how our sofa corner currently looks like. I don’t know if it’s because this shelf is almost the only surface in the living room our little one can’t reach, but it tends to clutter up very quickly…

As I thought, the new print from One Must Dash, which was in our bedroom a few weeks ago looks gorgeous also on the living room wall. I plan to add some more prints above the sofa as well to create a picture wall, but knowing myself it will take some time to choose the pieces to display and decide the layout.


P.S. I tend to get a lot of questions about our wall shelving unit through my Instagram account, so for those of you wondering the same thing right now – it’s the String shelf and I got mine from Finnish Design Shop. There are still some days left to the end of their campaign where they offer -15% off from all white String shelving units. I’m tempted to extend our shelf to the floor, but at the same time I know that this free space under the shelf is a really good spot for an occasional side table or stack of IKEA stools as seen on the photos above.

Calligrapher Ylva Skarp’s home

March 6, 2015

Ylva Skarp's living room.

Ylva Skarp's home, living room

Ylva Skarp's home. Raw wooden walls

Ylva Skarp's home. monochrome and wood

Ylva Skarp's home. Dining room, rice paper lamps

Ylva Skarp's home. White kitchen with black walls


Some really nice shots from the home of Swedish calligrapher Ylva Skarp. This place is a perfect mix of different styles (Scandinavian, rustic, industrial, modern), textures and materials, brought beautifully together by monochrome color palette of black, white and grey with lots of raw wood. What makes this home really personal is her artwork that can be seen throughout the interior. For me it’s a perfect example of how to incorporate lots of art into the decor without it feeling too much.

If you want to see how her home looked like two years ago during Christmas time take a look here.


// photography Kristofer Johnsson, featured in Residence magazine //

Slow living coffee moment

March 4, 2015

Slow morning. Hario V60 dripper and Buono kettle

Coffee moment. Hario V60 coffee dripper with glass server and Hario Buono kettle

coffee moment styling


Love everything about these photos styled by Gitte Christensen and captured by Pia Winther. Light, colours, mood, styling – everything is perfect! And of course this good looking Hario V60 ceramic coffee dripper with glass coffee server and stylish Hario Buono kettle currently seen on so many interior and lifestyle photos (and no wonder, it does look pretty!).

Now take some time and enjoy your slow coffee moment… :)


// photography by Pia Winther, styling by Gitte Christensen //

My Instagram | February

March 3, 2015

decordotsblog Instagram feed from February
Here are some of my favorite Instagram snapshots from the last month. March is here and let’s hope it will bring lots of sun and the first warm spring days!


// photos from my Instagram feed //

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