Inspiration

Christmas wishes from me to you

December 23, 2015

 
Christmas wrapping

christmas wrap details

 

Christmas is just around the corner. Tree is decorated and presents are wrapped. There’s also a tiny-tiny Christmas feeling rising its head inside me – mostly thanks to my older boy who is already old enough to decorate Christmas tree, bake gingerbreads and wait for Christmas Eve and all the presents he is to get then :)

The most valuable gift you can give to your loved ones is your time. Keeping that in mind I will sign off for holidays and give all my attention to my family. They deserve it and I deserve it :)

I wish you all magical Christmas time and see you again in the beginning of 2016! Take time for your loved ones and make some beautiful memories – not for Instagram or Facebook, but just for yourself! xxx

 

// photos by me //
 
 

Christmas preparations

December 15, 2015

 
Christmas preparations

Nordic Christmas inspiration

Christmas styling

Natural Christmas inspiration

Simple Christmas inspiration
 
Finally I have started to decorate for Christmas. I was waiting for the first snow to get that right spirit for Christmas preparations, but I can’t wait any longer… For me decorating our home for Christmas means bringing some green branches inside, adding some extra candles and of course Christmas tree, which will be brought home some days before Christmas. Baking gingerbread cookies, listening to Christmas carols and wrapping those carefully chosen presents for the dearest are definitely also in my Christmas list.
 
 
// photos and styling by me //
 
 

Slow weekend mornings

December 6, 2015

 
cozy Scandinavian style monochrome living room styling

slow weekend morning inspiration

on the coffee table

The Kinfolk home book

cozy moments with book and coffee
 

I really love these slow weekend mornings when you don’t have to go anywhere and have plenty of time to enjoy morning coffee and time together with family. Last night and a night after that have been really windy here where I live and many households are now without electricity. So it can be considered a little luxury to wake up and have electricity to make breakfast and fresh coffee.

Weekend mornings are perfect time to catch up some reading which I haven’t had time for during busy weeks. This time it was a long-awaited The Kinfolk Home book. Nowadays, when we spend so much time online and often read something from iPad or phone it is a real pleasure to open a book, flip pages and smell that special smell only new books  have. I spent some really inspiring moments with this book and a cup of coffee while the rain was pouring outside… Perfect start for a good day!

 

// styling and photos by me //

 

 

 

Christmas inspiration from Broste Copenhagen

November 27, 2015

 
Christmas decor ideas from Broste Copenhagen

Christmas decorations from Broste Copenhagen

Christmas inspiration from Broste Copenhagen

 

Love this subtle and natural Christmas mood from Broste Copenhagen.

In early October I planned to start decorating for Christmas earlier this year, but it’s already almost the first advent and I don’t have nothing planned yet. The only thing I know is that I want to take it easy and make only a few subtle decorations and definitely bring a little tree inside when getting closer to Christmas.

 

// Images from Broste Copenhagen, photography Line T. Klein, styling Marie Gravnbøl //
 

 

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 //

 

My Instagram | September

October 1, 2015

 
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watermelon and grapes

 

Moments from my Instagram feed this September. Welcome October, crisp mornings and lots of colourful leaves!

 

// photos from my Instagram //

 

Black and white with natural materials

September 7, 2015

 
Black steel framed indoor windows. IKEA Sinnerlig pendant and coffee table

Workspace, black steel framed indoor wndoes

Scandinavian + Japanese styles in a bedroom

Small bedroom wth a roof window

Kitchen. Teal cabinets, subway tles

Kitchen details

Bathroom styling

 

Swedish housing company Blooc has released a new project called Patio and I really like the styling of these interiors. Large industrial indoor windows with black steel frames give so much character to the whole space and match perfectly with slim black legs of some furniture there. I spotted many thngs from IKEA Sinnerlig collection in this space, for example the cork coffee table, bamboo pendant lamps and also some smaller accessories.

I have shared another beautifully styled project of the same company previously here.

 

// Styling Alexandra Ogonowski, photos Kristofer Johnsson via Ems Designblogg //

 
 

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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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 //
 
 

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