Some time ago I posted a few pictures of my living room with a my photo of raindrops on a window hanging on the wall and got huge amount of emails asking where this photo is from and how it can be bought. Since I still get these emails I thought it would be more convenient to open my own little shop where anyone interested can get it quickly. Rainy Day comes in two different sizes, 50 x 70 cm or 30 x 40 cm and is printed on high quality photo paper. If you are interested in a different size please contact me directly. I am soon adding some more prints there, please be patient :)
I always find it very hard to post something new if the previous update here has been so long time ago.. I don’t know where this month went so fast, maybe I was too busy with real interior projects and therefore had less time to post on the blog.
Anyway, this moody and dark and stylish place found in this month’s Residence broke the silence here. It’s a new apartment of Swedish super-stylist Lotta Agaton who’s work is a constant inspiration for me. Her previous apartment, which I shared here, was decorated in much lighter colours. The shift from lighter tones to darker shades is really dominant in Scandinavian style right now and this place is an extreme example of it.
This dream house is located near Malmö, Sweden and it looks rather perfect to me if you ask.
Home owners wanted to create a calm oasis surrounded by nature giving the feeling of inner peace and harmony. Color scheme is calm and neutral and material choices are natural: massive wooden doors and built-in storage, plastered walls, polished terrazzo floors, linen textiles. Big windows blur the boundaries between inside and outside and help interior to look bigger.
I have received questions about what gear I use to shoot my photos for blog and Instagram and since I have had a new work companion for already a month now I thought it would be nice to introduce it properly and answer your questions about my equipment too. Before I proceed I’d like to highlight that this post isn’t sponsored in any way.
So, my new camera is Fujifilm X-T10. I had thought about updating my camera for a while (I used Canon 40D previously which had served me many years), but couldn’t decide whether to try mirrorless camera or continue with DSLR. I received this camera as a surprise birthday gift, so I didn’t have to go through that long and hard decision process I usually have when buying new things. I won’t write a long review about this camera here as you can read those from special photography sites (those that I read were singing praises to X-T10!). All I say is that my DSLR gear is now put on sale and I have bought two good lenses (Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 and XF 35mm f2) in addition to kit lenses that came together with the camera body, so I definitely will continue with it as my main camera. It looks beautiful and is extremely lightweight, even with lens attached. Third photo is the best one to show how little this camera actually is. When I have it side by side with my Canon camera it looks like a toy. I’m in love.
When Daniella Witte shared on her Instagram that her home is in the current issue of Swedish Elle Decoration I wanted to see it immediately. Unfortunately I didn’t have an access to the magazine so I had to wait until it was posted on their website and today was the day!
Daniella Witte lives in a renovated old horse farm near Malmö with her family. Their home is in constant change – I posted about her home over two years ago here and compared to that time the whole interior has got more darker look (which is so on trend in Scandinavian home decor right now). Beautifully balanced mix between old and new, designer pieces and vintage finds. Love it.
I had a birthday last week and I thought I’d share some photos of that day also with you. Whenever I have some beautiful fresh flowers at home I feel like I just have to photograph them.
I was fortunate to receive a beautiful bouquet for my birthday via Floraqueen who specialises in delivering fresh flowers worldwide. I think that possibility to send flowers to someone special wherever she lives is such a great idea and beautiful surprise for different occasions. Flowers are arranged by local florists and sent to the one you’d like to surprise on a selected date.
My bouquet was made of white roses and lilies and besides smelling divine it really made my dining table look more special than usual. Everyday, I like to bring flowers from fields or from my own garden, so this nicely arranged bouquet reminded me that it was a little more special day whenever I looked at it :)
City map prints are currently really trendy and I’ve updated the wall behind the sofa with two elegant map posters from Encyclopaedia Urbana.
Encyclopaedia Urbana is a collection of over 200 stunning city articles in print format. Every print features a beautiful map along with interesting information about the city and at the bottom of every print there’s also a seal, which makes the print unique. The prints are made of high-quality, durable paper and are shipped worldwide without any additional shipping costs.
This is the perfect gift for someone who’s especially fond of some of the cities in the collection (or some other city, they do take custom requests), or for yourself if you want to make your home or office a little bit more stylish and interesting.
I’m happy to say that Encyclopaedia Urbana has a special offer for Decordots readers – you’ll currently get 20% off the price when using the coupon code DECORDOTS at check out.
// posted in collaboration with Encyclopaedia Urbana
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