This hot and sunny new week starts with a beautiful home tour of Katerina Dima’s bright and white home in Norway. Katerina is an extraordinarily lovely lady behind the always inspiring Only Deco Love blog which has been among my daily reads ever since I discovered it. And her Instagram feed… well, you have to see it yourself and you’ll definitely fall in love with it!
Enough said, I think you are impatiently waiting to start reading Katerina’s answers to the questions to learn more about her thoughts and plans for decorating her home.
Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Minimal, scandinavian, cozy, light and happy.
What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
Definitely my living room. It has gone through a complete transformation (if anyone is curious you can take a peak here) and I couldn’t be happier by the way it already looks. That said it has still some way to go before it is finished and I already know what I want to do but unfortunately I will need to budget for a while before my plans can come true. For now I love how it looks and how cozy it feels at the same time!
What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
Now you opened pandoras online box. Here in Norway you can virtually shop anything online and the majority of people take happily full advantage of that. While it’s great to go to Oslo Hay store unfortunately it is 5 hours away from where I live so I just order online. I love shopping directly from Hay, Muuto, Normann-Copenhagen, Ferm Living andTradition, but also from some online retailers that carry a lot of my favorite scandinavian designers and more such as www.room21.no, www.hviit.no, www.ruthogrudolf.no
What is currently on your wish list for your home?
Too many things! But I would love if I was able to get some of Muuto stacked shelves to compose a unit for the living room and while in the shop definitely one of their Leaf lamps (the floor version). For the bedroom I have my eye on the new marble sheets from H&M home and if I could keep spending I would also try to get a set of 6 Eames DSW chairs for the dining room. I know they are overused but I love them.
What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
I think starting fresh is the way to go. If you have walls with different colors, mismatching furniture or too many contradicting details remove everything and start anew. There is no need to throw away your old things of course but it is very important to empty your room in order to see its potential and what you want to do with it. Paint your walls with a neutral color, either white or any tone of gray will be great but also some pastel colors would fit very nicely with my space as well! When it comes to your old furniture and decoration try to avoid too many colorful details, repaint and reupholster things you might love to keep to match the minimalistic Scandinavian look!
Thank you, Katerina, for your precious time taken to answer these questions and it was such a pleasure to share your home here! xx
Before I go, today is the day to announce the winner of two Mathilda Clahr leather Strap hangers and Le Sac en Papier paper bag from my lovely blog friend Norsu. First of all, I want to thank all of you for your lovely wishes and nice words, it was such a pleasure to go through all these entries. The winner was chosen via random.org and congratulations to Johanne Dueholm – you are the lucky winner this time!