Black kitchen with a view

March 16, 2015


black kitchen with big windows


Love that black minimalist kitchen with huge windows. The great view from the windows and green plants on the kitchen counter diminish the border between outdoors and indoors. The window seat in the corner and the fireplace are also nice additions in this kitchen space.


//photo from Femina //



It’s all in details

March 13, 2015

vintage finds, brass pendant

Borastapeter wallpaper, brass and black details
Lovely combination of materials, textures and colours! Wishing you all a happy weekend!


// photos from Stadshem //


Slow living coffee moment

March 4, 2015

Slow morning. Hario V60 dripper and Buono kettle

Coffee moment. Hario V60 coffee dripper with glass server and Hario Buono kettle

coffee moment styling


Love everything about these photos styled by Gitte Christensen and captured by Pia Winther. Light, colours, mood, styling – everything is perfect! And of course this good looking Hario V60 ceramic coffee dripper with glass coffee server and stylish Hario Buono kettle currently seen on so many interior and lifestyle photos (and no wonder, it does look pretty!).

Now take some time and enjoy your slow coffee moment… :)


// photography by Pia Winther, styling by Gitte Christensen //

Kitchen inspiration | White tiles + black grout

February 9, 2015

kitchen. white tiles, black grout

white Scandinavian kitchen with an industrial touch. white tiles, black grout

white subway tiles, black grout in Nordic kitchen

Scandinavian kitchen with industrial touch. black cabinets, white tiles and black grout

black kitchen, white tiles, black grout

Kitchen details, white tiles, black grout
There’s something charming in the combination of white tiles and black grout used in these kitchens. It gives the kitchen instantly more graphic and industrial look. Goes well with both white kitchen cabinets and also with black ones. Definitely a bit bolder choice than classic look with white tiles combined with white grout, but at least based on these examples it has paid off well!


photos // 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5  / 6 //

My home | The kitchen island

February 4, 2015

white kitchen with a kitchen island

white nordic kitchen with a sloped ceiling

nordic kitchen inspiration, simple kitchen shelves


I have shared some snapshots of my kitchen before in Instagram, but I think it’s the first time I show you my kitchen island here. So this is probably the right time to give you also a little bit background information about our kitchen.

As you can already see from the photos, our kitchen is quite small and it has a sloped ceiling. It’s an open kitchen – it’s in one end of elongated room with sloped ceilings (so it’s high in the center of the room, but quite low towards the ends). Not the ideal setting for a kitchen, but trust me, the version how it was planned when we first saw the project of our future apartment was even worse: the kitchen was in a separate room and it was only 8 square meters… not my idea of a dream kitchen either. Fortunately we bought our apartment in the state where it was possible to make changes in the project, so we moved the kitchen out from this tiny cubicle. The quite low sloped ceiling made planning of the kitchen more difficult and at the beginning we weren’t quite sure how to fit everything in. The kitchen island  was a good solution here and with that we have everything in frequent use in this part of the kitchen where the height of the ceiling is enough even for a taller person than me.

We have lived in our apartment for 4 years now and I can say that the choices we made when planning our kitchen were right as it’s really comfortable to cook in here and everything is within a good reach. I must admit that my visual taste has evolved over these years and there are things I’d to differently if I’d start fresh, but taken all together I’m pretty happy with our kitchen!




From my kitchen | Nicolas Vahé products

September 29, 2014

Nicolas Vahe in my kitchen. from decordots blog


Kitchen stuff from Nicolas Vahe. from decordots blog

Kitchen details, Nicolas Vahe. from Decordots blog


I must have probably said it before that I have a huge crush on Nicolas Vahé products – despite being good their package looks stunning in it’s simple black and white design. These here are some of the new additions to my kitchen stuff. I’m so happy that we have now Nicolas Vahé products available also here in Estonia and I don’t have to order them from far away anymore – thank you lovely Strössel shop for that!

News from Iittala

August 28, 2014

Iittala Aitio shelves by Varpunen Iittala Aitio shelves on kitchen wall. by Varpunen

Iittala new storage system


Aitio storage boxes and Kerros shelf from Iittala


Iittala has launched a series of small home accessories. The designs include a Kerros shelf, that transforms into a table or a two storey tray and a playful and functional storage system for walls, Aitio. Designed by Cecilie Manz, Aitio boxes can be mounted on the wall where needed, for example next to the door for your keys or on the kitchen wall. Besides walls, the Aitio storage looks good also on table-tops. Kerros shelf, designed by Matti Klenell, on the other hand  creates some extra surface space. 


// photos 1., 2. from Varpunen 3., 4. Iittala //


Scandinavian apartment with a romantic touch

August 26, 2014

Nordic living room

Living room + dining room. Round mirror and stacks of magazines

home office corner

fireplace. little home office

Scandinavian style kitchen

small white square tiles with black grout.

romantic bedroom


Some nice interior styling ideas that caught my eye in this Scandinavian home with a romantic feel:

– the corner of stacked magazines and a round mirror in the living room

– the color palette used for the sitting area – shades of grey with some black and white and soft dusty pink… In love and feels so cozy!

– little white square tiles with black grouts together with steel shelves give this little kitchen nice industrial feeling and character

– the bedroom – it’s cozy and romantic, but not too romantic (if you know what I mean). And its concrete window sill is styled to perfection!


// photos from Stadshem //

Scandinavian apartment with sloped ceiling

August 25, 2014

Scandinavian apartment with sloped ceiling

Scandinavian apartment. White painted wooden floor

Nordic kitchen. White subway tiles with black grout, Flip clock

kitchen details. uashmama paper bad, LA Bruket dishwashing liquid

lovely Scandinavian style kitchen

Nordic living room

Scandinavian lounge corner. Playtype poster, Butterfly chair

sloped ceiling, storage solution. details.


This beautiful Scandinavianapartment caught my eye as soon as I saw it, I think mainly because we have also sloped ceilings in our home and it’s always interesting to see how others have made use of the space under descending ceiling. And this kitchen corner with white subway tiles and black grout together with open shelves is another eye catcher in this home.


// photos from Alvhem mäkleri //

Kitchen love

August 15, 2014

white Scandinavian kithcen opening to large balcony

white modern kitchen with an industrial touch

details on a windowsill


Sorry for the silence here on last days – we were on a little road-trip and although I hoped to find some time (and wifi!) for posting, the reality was something else! Tomorrow we are leaving again for another short trip around Estonia visiting friends living other parts of the country, so it’s a busy unpacking/packing day for me today. But fortunately I had some free minutes together with coffee and my favorite interior sites and look what I found – this beautiful kitchen! I love that it’s so airy and spacious and that it has so many windows letting sunlight in together with the door opening to a large balcony. Pure bliss!


//photos from Fantastic Frank //


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