My Instagram | August

August 31, 2015

 
Monochrome Scandinavian style living room

All white String shelf styling

Monochrome workspace inspiration

Oh baby it's a wild world

Monochrome with green. Lovatt candle holder.

 
These are some of my Instagram shots from August. I can’t believe it’s already September – a true autumn month! It seems to me like the summer has just started and basically it is true since August brought us finally those long awaited warmer summer days. I really hope for long and warm Indian summer this year, I’m just not ready for cold, wind and rain yet.

 

// photos from my Instagram feed //
 
 

Picture wall inspiration

August 30, 2015

 
With fall slowly but surely approaching I have started to come out from my summer hibernation mode and thinking about what things I’d like to change at home. One project that has been on my to do list already for too long time now is our living room picture wall. Right now we have only one big frame on the wall behind the sofa and for some time I liked it like that way, but now I feel like wanting to add some more pieces there.

When starting to plan a picture wall there are many decisions to be made. First, it’s definitely what to display. At the moment I have A Rose is a rose is a rose print from One Must Dash on our living room wall and I like how it stands out on a white wall. One Must Dash has added two new graphic floral prints (here and here) to their collection recently which I really like. I think they would be perfect to complement the rose print, if only we had more wall space for many bigger prints… (We have sloped ceilings in living room and this means not much space for picture wall.) Also, I have thought to add some beautiful minimalist black and white photo art, for example something like the prints of fine art photography by talented Nicolas Bell. He has some really nice pieces in his collection like The Abyss Fisher or Velvet Sunrise to name a few of my favourites. Photo art is timeless and I like the idea of mixing it with more abstract graphic prints. I haven’t decided yet if I’d like to keep my picture wall completely monochrome or add some subtle color. For example some lighter shades of pink would be nice. Australian online prints store Yorkelee Prints has some nice abstract prints with dusty pink details in their collection, for example this one. They offer affordable wall art prints also for kids rooms.

For me, the hardest part is definitely deciding the layout. I don’t know why, but I’m afraid of making holes into walls. So I want to make it right. Currently I’m more towards asymmetrical and effortless arrangement of frames, but haven’t made the final decision yet. And when where’s a question of whether to choose similar frames or combine different ones… So there is a lot to think about and therefore don’t expect to see the result too early. I have very little time for thinking lately :)

Below are some of my favourite picture walls from my Pinterest board where I collect gallery wall inspiration. I hope you like them too!

Monochrome picture wall with black frames fro Elisabeth Heier

Picture wall in Josefin Håågs apartment

Picture wall inspiration from J. Levau blog

Picture wall in living room corner

Picture wall inspiraion from A Merry Mishap

Gallery wall from Stylizimo blog

living room details and picture wall from Trendenser
 
// Photo credits 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 //

 

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Vintage meets modern in a Danish apartment

August 19, 2015

 

Nordic living room, Flos wall lamp

Scandinavian style living room

Living room

Simple bracket shelves in a living room

Small kitchen with a dining nook

A display shelf in a kitchen

Bedroom with a petrol blue wall

Scandinavian kids room with IKEA Malm drawer

 

Here’s one lovely renovated Danish family home. The style is vintage-inspired with modern setting. Simple living room has white painted floor, different hues of grey, warm wood and a Flos wall lamp that adds instantly so much character to the space. The simple shelving system is an affordable way to display things and it’s also very easy to customise and change. (I have written the whole post about simple adjustable bracket shelves in living rooms here.) In the original article the owners of this apartment share some good decorating tips to achieve their home’s style:

– Go for Danish 60’s and 70’s style, use drift shops or online auctions to find vintage furniture.

– Decorate mainly with black and white and dusty colours, let a single powerful colour stand out in one room.

– Use your walls, whenever for shelving to display nice things or for artwork.

– Choose natural materials like wood, leather, clay and add simple industrial elements like stainless steel shelves or some old lamps.

  
// Photos from Bolig Magasinet //

 
 

Lovely Scandinavian family home

August 10, 2015

 
White kitchen with square tiles Nordic style white kitchen, round dining table Scandinavian interior, living room + dining room Scandinavian dining room. Studio Esinam, Pia Wallen, House Doctor Styling and photo by Daniella Witte Bedroom Light and airy bedroom Hall. Muuto dots. Kids room with a teepee
 
Today I wanted to share with you this lovely family home styled and photographed by talented Daniella Witte. The whole home feels really light and fresh with lots of white and soft colors used throughout the house.

 

// photos from Elle Decoration, styling and photos by Daniella Witte //
 
 

Styling inspiration and S2 20 shop

August 7, 2015

 
workspace styling. monochrome with wood.

styling for S2 20 by Bianca from (my)unfinishedhome

white workspace. styling by (my)unfinishedhome

styling for S220 by Bianca from (my)unfinishedhome

styling by Bianca Wippe
 
Today I want to show you some beautiful photos styled by Bianca from (my) unfinished home for a gorgeous new webshop S2 20. S2 20 is run by Hege Morris from interior design blog Hege in France and it features carefully selected range of products from designers and artists around the world. I really love the collection there and the overall look and feel of this shop. Take a look yourself here!

 

// styling and photos by Bianca Wippe from (my) unfinished home //
 
 

My Instagram | July

August 3, 2015

 

White Scandinavian style kitchen blueberries, house doctor striped bowl

kitchen details, kitchen styling

black and white and green plants. IKEA Risatorp basket

monochrome inspiration, lovatt candle holder

 

It’s a new month again and as a tradition I start it here with a flashback to the previous month in my Instagram feed. This time, instead of posting a collage, I share some of the photos from July in full size. Those of you who follow me on Instagram have probably seen these already, but I hope you don’t mind seeing the selection again – after all they look much bigger here too :)

 

// photos from my Instagram feed //
 
 

Stylish monochrome apartment in Helsinki

July 30, 2015

 
nordic apartment, dark grey. styling laura seppänen, photo by suvi kesäläinen

living room in black, white and dark grey tones. styling laura seppänen, photo by suvi kesäläinen

dining room. Menu POV candle holders, Eames chairs. styling laura seppänen, photo by suvi kesäläinen

Scandinavian apartmen. styling laura seppänen, photo by suvi kesäläinen

on the cupboard. styling laura seppänen, photo by suvi kesäläinen

Simple nordic bedroom with charcoal bedding. styling laura seppänen, photo by suvi kesäläinen

windowsill still life. styling laura seppänen, photo by suvi kesäläinen

house doctor mirror. styling laura seppänen, photo by suvi kesäläinen

 

This stylish two room apartment in the center of Helsinki  is the latest design project of interior designer and stylist Laura Seppänen. The apartment is decorated in minimalist Scandinavian style and monochrome color scheme. Wooden flooring and some dark brown furniture pieces add some interest and warmth to the interior. Most of the furniture used is either handmade in Finland or from Finnish furniture brands such as Adea & Valanti. All posters are from The Poster Club.

You can see Laura’s own home and an interview with her here. To see more of her latest work and design projects visit her Instagram account or Facebook page.

 

// Interior design + styling Laura Seppänen, photography Suvi Kesäläinen //
 
 

IKEA Sinnerlig collection

July 28, 2015

 
IKEA Sinnerlig collection

IKEA x Ilse Crawford
 
IKEA Sinnerlig collection by Ilse Crawford
 
August is just around the corner and it will be a really good month for IKEA fans looking for products with great timeless design. Namely new Sinnerlig collection which is a collaboration between IKEA and renowned British designer Ilse Crawford will hit the stores. Sinnerlig collection consists of approximately 30 new items embracing natural materials (such as cork, glass, ceramic, seagrass and bamboo), simple forms and timeless affordable design.  Deciding on sneak peek photos it’s going to be quite fabulous and I’ve already spotted some things I’d like to bring to home with me.

 

// photos from IKEA //

 

White peonies

July 9, 2015

 
Monochrome Scandinavian style living room, white peonies

White peonies on a coffee table. Black and white Nordic living room

 

A good thing about summer is that there are so many beautiful flowers in the garden and on the fields to bring inside, sometimes it even feels difficult to decide what to take and what to leave. Peonies (especially white ones!) are definitely one of my favourites for decorating – they look beautiful and smell heavenly…

 
 

Monochrome Scandinavian style kids room

July 3, 2015

 
In the baby news post earlier this week I promised to show you our nursery and here it is. Actually it is the room of our 2 year old son Tobias (baby Oskar is currently sharing a bedroom with us) and I don’t know if it’s right to call it a nursery – it’s something in between a nursery and a big boy’s room. It’s still work in progress, for example we are looking for a bigger bed right now and a reading corner is still waiting decorating. But this is how it looks right now. (Ok, I have to admit, it’s not looking quite the same at the moment, I did some styling before taking photos and with a two year old playing and using his room it won’t look that way for long…)
 
Scandinavian style monochrome nursery for a baby boy

Monochrome nursery details, bedding from Frankie and Frenchie

 

For these photos I styled the room to look more monochrome than it actually is as I love monochrome Scandinavian style kids rooms, but I know that in reality it’s quite hard to keep it that way. To be honest, I don’t think a kids room should be that monochrome and organised at all – some mismatching colours and details are actually quite cute if they represent that little human who lives there with all of his interests and preferences and toys :)

However, I like to keep the background simple and light so that the overall look of the room won’t be too busy for the eye. That’s why I have chosen black and white textiles for the room. This cute and fun bedding is a Zero to Hero duvet set from Frankie and Frenchie (who I introduced you here). I love it and so does Tobias! It’s really soft material, it has quirky design and as a bonus it’s made from organic cotton!
 
Black and white kids room details

Scandinavian style monochrome kids room details
 
Another detail that Tobias love’s in his room is a Miniwilla Mr. Agent poster from The Poster Club. I chose it mainly because I liked it, but as soon as it arrived and we had it unpacked his face turned into a big smile :)

There are also some of my own designs – for example the little house pillow and the “T” cushion. I had so much fun sewing those, if only I had more time for making things for kids with my own hands… !

 

Scandinavian style kids room details._

Modern black and white nursery textiles. Zero to hero bedding and DIY cushions
 
So this was a little nursery/kids room tour, I hope you liked it. I’d be happy to hear your thoughts about monochrome kids rooms versus colourful ones – it has been an inner battle for me for long time as I’m a huge fan of simple interiors decorated in monochrome or using subtle muted hues, but I’m not sure my kids won’t prefer more colourful room. And after all it’s their room and they have to like it :)

 

// photos and styling by me //
 
 

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