// from Ligne Studio //
I hope your weekend has had a great start! Mine definitely does, it was sunny (although chilli) day today and I finally managed to do some organizing in my wardrobe what I had planned for so long.
This cozy home in Norway belongs to a graphic design student Mari Kristin Olsen and her family. I have seen black walls in more and more homes lately and although I think they aren’t quite for me (just love bright and light walls too much for this) they look stunning in this home, especially the one in the kitchen.
// images from Femina //
According to Jonas Pettersson of Form Us With Love:
“JANINGE are chairs that works equally well around a dining table in the home as a restaurant. The chairs are sleek, extremely durable and we have put a lot of care that they’ll look good from every angle – even from below. If I summarize JANINGE it’s chairs made to last long. They are durable even for the eye.”
I especially love the shape and clean lines of the armchair, I think it would fit perfectly into a Nordic style home office! Available in white, yellow and grey from mid October.
//photos from IKEA Livet Hemma //
Today’s At home with series features a gorgeous minimalist and modern home in Finland. It belongs to an art director Maja who shares the process of building and decorating their new home in her lovely blog Musta ovi. This home is not even finished yet, but the photos of different corners from it have always caught my eye whenever I see them online.
Here are Maja’s answers to 5 decorating related questions:
Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Scandinavian with a touch of loft-style, light, modern and cosy
What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
My favourite spot is definitely our hallway. There you can see at the glance the whole house: huge concrete wall, the fireplace and the kitchen.
What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
The best webshop is Finnish Design Shop. Other favourite shops are for example Menu, Hay, Ferm Living and House Doctor.
What is currently on your wish list for your home?
I need four armchairs to our living room. On my wish list are Hay’s ”About a Chair Lounges”.
What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
Mix some Scandinavian design with a industrial style, flea market finds and DIYs.
Thank you, Maja, for your time and for the inspiration you share!
// photos from Musta ovi //
It’s time to say hello to a new month again and goodbye to September! As a tradition I love to do it with a collage of my favorite Instagram shots from the last month. Such a busy month with a blissful and relaxing week in lovely Côte d’Azur… Let’s hope for a sunny and colorful October! :)
Today I want to introduce you one really lovely online shop THE POSTER CLUB. It’s Copenhagen-based webshop offering a carefully curated selection of posters fitting perfectly into every Scandinavian style interior. They ship internationally and that’s even better – shipping will be completely free if you order 2 or more posters! Their collection includes many of my old and new favorite prints, from example the ones from My Deer, Playtype, Kristina Krogh and Kristina Dam.
To get to know a bit more about THE POSTER CLUB I asked its founder Thomas Nissen some questions which he kindly agreed to answer.
Tell us a little bit of your background.
Before launching THE POSTER CLUB I have worked a couple of years in different marketing related positions and prior to that, owned a clothing store for five years in Copenhagen, selling menswear from high end fashion brands. But design and interiors has always been a passion to me, so when the opportunity came to open up my webshop I had little doubt, that it was the right thing for me to do.
How you came to the idea to launch THE POSTER CLUB?
The idea behind THE POSTER CLUB actually came when I was searching for some posters to our home a year ago. I really had a hard time finding something that I liked and the selection in the different webshops were often either very limited or on the contrary huge with posters of various standards, making it almost impossible to know where to begin. I felt like what I needed, was a shop that brought all the good stuff together for me in one place. And that’s really what I’m trying to do with THE POSTER CLUB.
What are your plans for THE POSTER CLUB?
Well, since we launched, only three months ago, everything has been quite hectic and busy – but in a good way. Coming out on the other side, it is now time to look at some of the many ideas we have to make our shop even better and we expect to implement some really unique features within the next couple of months. Besides that, we continue to add new posters to our selection on a weekly basis, and have a lot of exciting new stuff on its way – especially photo art, which is a trend that is really booming right now. So expect to see much more of that in the near future.
What inspires you?
I spend hours every day browsing interior blogs and magazines, Instagram and Pinterest in search for new posters to the shop and to keep up with the trends. That is by far the biggest source of inspiration to me and it never gets boring. Its simply amazing how many talented people are out there. On a personal level, me being from Denmark, I’m definitely inspired by the minimalistic design that Scandinavia is so well known for, which I guess also shows in the simplicity and “look-and-feel” of my webshop.
What is your advice to someone thinking about launching an (online) business but still in doubt?
If you think you have a good idea, I say go for it. And don’t be afraid if some else is already doing the same. Just do it your own way and try doing it better. There is nothing more satisfying than building something up from the bottom and seeing it grow. But remember to be realistic about it, it takes time for people to get to know you. The good thing about doing business online however, is that you can actually often start out by doing it a long side your normal full time job, just to see the potential of your idea/concept before going all in.
Thank you Thomas for your time, it was so interesting to get to know a bit more about you and THE POSTER CLUB!