DIY

DIY splatter Easter eggs

March 24, 2016

 
Simple black and white DIY Easter eggs

Monochrome Easter decoration idea, splatter eggs

DIY splatter eggs. Easter decoration inspiration

 

These monochrome splatter eggs are my favorite Easter decoration this year. Simple DIY project, although quite messy :) I made these eggs for decoration purposes only and used ink for splattering them, but I think one can do it with food colorings too so that they can be eaten afterwards.

Wishing you all Happy Easter!

 

 

IKEA hack | VITTSJÖ table

October 30, 2015

 
IKEA hack Vittsjö tables

IKEA Vittsjö tables hack

IKEA Vittsjö table with a tile top as a bedsode table
 
I love good IKEA hacks and this is certainly one of them! Two sets of IKEA VITTSJÖ nesting tables have turned into a minimalist storage shelf for living room and two bedside tables for bedroom. To change the look tables glass panel tops have been changes for tile ones – easy and affordable way to add some trendy marble or concrete looking materials into your space. New table tops are attached to place with adhesive pads that come with VITTSJÖ tables. Really easy!

 

// photos from IKEA Livet Hemma; styling Pella Hedeby, photography Sara Medina Lind //

 

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 //
 
 

Happy Easter!

April 3, 2015

 
Scandinavian style Easter inspiration

 

This year the Easter came so quickly and to be honest I haven’t prepared for the holidays that much … I just enjoy this extra time when family is together and take it easy and slow. Today morning we had a very nice walk in our home town’s empty streets and we arrived home with a bunch of beautiful branches (seen on the photo above), some fresh cake from local bakery store and some organic oranges. Right now I’m enjoying a cup of tea and delicious cake while our little one is taking his nap :)

Wishing you all Happy Easter!
 
 

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 //

DIY inspiration | Two cool IKEA hacks

July 10, 2014

Scandinavian living room. IKEA TRENDIG side table hack. from AMM

IKEA TRENDIG side table painted white, Muuto Leaf lamp. from AMM

IKEA Vindalsö garden trolley hack from Valkoinen Harmaja

IKEA Vindalsö garden trolley hack from Valkoinen Harm

 

If you’d like to have a trolley-like side table in your living room and don’t want to spend too much,  you can always go for IKEA pieces and customise them the way you like. This way you’ll get a piece of furniture that is in perfect fit with your interior and aesthetics without spending a fortune and without too much hands on time.

Jennifer from A Merry Mishap blog has painted a TRENDIG side table with bright white to give it even more minimalist and modern feel. Since we don’t have this table available in nearby IKEA stores I didn’t recognise it at first and wouldn’t have thought that it’s from IKEA – looked more like some expensive designer piece to me!

The second example is by Suvi from Valkoinen Harmaja blog who turned IKEA VINDALSÖ garden trolley into a beautiful white side table for her living room by simply changing the boards into plain white ones. Looks beautiful, doesn’t it? :)

 

Before I go, I want to introduce you a new sponsor on the blog! Norsu interiors is an online boutique selling a carefully curated collection of Scandinavian design delights. Their selection includes many things high on my wish list, for example Gran cushion coverPia Wallen Cross blanket and leather strap hangers from Matilda Clahr, which I wrote about here. The good news is that although based in Australia they offer also international shipping!

I wish you all a great weekend! :)

Happy Easter!

April 17, 2014

Easter eggs, black and white

Black and white Easter inspiration

 

Easter decor. White eggs, branches

 

Undyed all white eggs can be as pretty as dyed ones, right? :)

Wishing you all happy Easter! Hope that the weather will be sunny and warm!

 

Now I’m going to do something with these white eggs…

DIY washi tape Christmas tree

December 12, 2013

DIY washi tape Christmas tree and fairy lights from decordots.com

DIY washi tape Christmas tree in picture frame, red and white from decordots.comLately I have seen many really cool washi tape Christmas trees on blogs and magazines (like here and here) and of course I wanted one for myself! Usually these are taped on the wall, but since our living room has sloped ceiling and there is really little wall space, I decided to scale my tree down so that it could fit a picture frame :)

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Sel aastal on mulle erinevatest blogidest ja ajakirjadest silma jäänud washi teibiga joonistatud jõulukuused (nagu näiteks see ja see) ja muidugi tahtsin sellist kohe ka endale! Tavaliselt on need teibitud seintele, kuid meie katusekorteri elutoas on vaba seinapinda väga napilt ja seetõttu olin veidi tagasihoidlikum ja mahutasin oma kuuse pildiraami :)

DIY washi tape tea light candles

September 6, 2012

Little bit of DIY decorating for today – washi tape tea light candles, which I saw in Trendenser. This is such a great idea! It’s easy, quick and cheap way to customize tea light candles to match your table setting. And a good excuse to buy some new washi tapes ;)

 

// Photo by Frida Ramstedt, from Trendenser.se //

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